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The South Charleston Black Falcons, having an impressive game on both sides of the ball, defeated the Parkersburg Big Reds Friday night, 41-21. Parkersburg started off the game strong as the Black Falcon’s struggled with encroachment calls twice on their first drive. It was when Big Red’s quarterback Aaron Roberts tossed up a pass… Read More
The rivalry between Jackson and Gallia Academy lived up to the hype Friday night, coming down to the final minutes in a close 30-27 Blue Devil victory. With 6:40 remaining in the fourth quarter, Jackson took the lead for the first time all game. Their 27-23 lead was quickly erased when the Ironmen fumbled… Read More
The Athens Bulldogs defeated the Nelsonville-York Bulldogs 42-21 on the road Friday to earn their second-straight outright TVC-Ohio championship. With the win, Athens (9-1) secured a home playoff game for the second consecutive season as well. The Bulldogs were ranked fourth in OHSAA Division III, Region 12 entering Friday's game. Athens has won nine straight… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats extended their winning streak to 10 as they defeated the Miami Rehawks in four sets (25-21, 15-25, 25-15, 25-22). The Bobcats dominated early in the first set by going on a 7-0 run. Kelly Lamberti led this run as the server. Although it looked like Ohio was going cruise to easy set… Read More
Ohio University football has received an oral commitment from Baldwin High School (PA) running back Dorian Brown. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported earlier today that Brown made his decision to go with Ohio over other offers from Buffalo, Akron and Navy. “I liked the atmosphere, the campus is pretty nice,” Brown said in an interview with… Read More
Republicans in Ohio allege that Obama for America and State Democrats distributed free pizza at campus rallies to get students to vote for the president. In Kentucky, Republican Senate President David Williams will end his legislative career to take a judicial position offered to him. Details in your evening audio update.
An Ohio jury has concluded deliberations for the day in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers. Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes, while his defense attorney argues he was a scared child stuck in… Read More
Officials are asking the public to help fund repairs on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, a 20-mile rail trail that has connected Athens, The Plains and Nelsonville for more than 15 years. “We’ve had roots grow underneath the path and push up the pavement, cracks, drainage problems and erosion from the Hocking River. It’s slowly starting… Read More
Ohio lawmakers are again trying to require insurance coverage for autism. Dozens of bipartisan legislators are sponsoring bills in both chambers meant to ease the financial burden on parents who have children with autism. Ohio would be the 33rd state to require insurance coverage for the disorders in the autism spectrum. “There are a lot… Read More
The third annual Tombstone Travels festival this Saturday will bring the history of Logan to life in the town's oldest cemetery. One of the storytellers, Rick Webb assumes the character of an old oak tree who has seen more than 600 years of Logan's history. "I remember years ago, down in the valley, the strangest… Read More
The Athens County Emergency Management Agency is on the air in Athens this weekend. Working in cooperation with the City of Athens and the Athens County Public Information Officers Network, Emergency Management has fired-up Athens County's AM radio system. The AM radio station is owned and operated by the Athens County Emergency Management Agency and… Read More
Next week marks the anniversary of an historic area tragedy. An important Ohio ballot issue is getting considerable attention. Details in your afternoon update.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine honored more than 100 law enforcement officers, dispatchers, prosecutors, and clerks for their outstanding efforts to protect Ohioans and save lives in a ceremony Friday. Twenty-two of the awards went to those who responded to the call of wild animals let loose on a Muskingum County farm a year… Read More
Ohio was ranked 38th in the first AP Poll of the season Friday. The Bobcats are tied with Georgetown and New Mexico with nine points in the initial poll. Ohio did not receive a vote in the first USA Today Coaches' Poll of the season, dropping it from the No. 25 spot where it ended… Read More
The anniversary of the Millfield Mine disaster is quickly approaching, and the Athens County Historical Society and Museum will present a commemoration of the event in early November. That day in the year 1930 marked the loss of 82 lives in a mine explosion. Historical Society Executive Director Ron Luce says the program will educate… Read More
The annual Athens Halloween Block Party returns to Court Street this weekend, which means the usual live music and costumed revelers, as well as road closings, various safety issues and for some, a night in the local lockup. However, this year's event has a few new additions, including a social media presence, a low-power radio… Read More
Charges filed against Ohio offensive lineman Mike Lucas after his Oct. 14 arrest have been dismissed, according to the Athens County Municipal Court website. Lucas faced Felony 2 assault charges after he and four others allegedly attacked a student sitting on a bench on Ohio’s West Green around 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 14. According to… Read More
Nelsonville residents are advised to use caution following a major water line break at the city's water plant. According to a news release, crews are working on repairs. Areas of Nelsonville may experience a water outage in the meantime. The city has issued a boil order for all of Nelsonville and any area serviced by… Read More
Ohio volleyball (14-8, 9-1 MAC) will play its two most important matches to date when rival Miami and MAC leader Bowling Green visit Athens Friday and Saturday night. The Bobcats are playing their most consistent volleyball of the season, riding a nine-match win streak into the weekend. Ohio has dominated its opponents over the course… Read More
Ohio volleyball enters the sixth weekend of MAC play with Miami and Bowling Green coming to the Convo. The MAC race is heating up and the standings are getting interesting. Another interesting match-up will be Saturday with Bowling Green taking on the 'Cats in a battle for the MAC title.
Witches and Bats and Frankenstein…OH MY! Halloween parades, costume parties and trick-or-treat are hauntingly popping up and the Goblins are hungry! How in the fright do you feed them? I have an autumn recipe that I hope you’ll enjoy making for many moons to come. A few years ago I came across a recipe in… Read More
UPDATE 9:40 A.M. An Ohio jury has resumed deliberations in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers. Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a full accomplice in the crimes, while his defense attorney argues he was… Read More
The West Virginia Regional Jail Board approved a 55-cent reduction in the rate charged to counties for housing a prisoner in the state's regional jails. The rate changes was approved Thursday and drops from $48.80 a prisoner to $48.25. Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy, the board's chairman, says it will save the state's 55 counties… Read More
A Parkersburg police officer was charged with a DUI in August. A former superintendent is now sitting in as interim. Details in your morning update.