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UPDATE 3:53 P.M. Power is back on Tuesday afternoon for a significant majority of customers in SE Ohio that lost electricity after post tropical cyclone Sandy devestated the East Coast. Customers in Lawrence County, Ohio have experienced the slowest progress in repairs efforts. More than 1,500 customers are still without electricity. Other county numbers include:… Read More
Listen to Roy Book Binder in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch, recorded on Sept. 29, 2012. Plus, enjoy a set from Bill Kirchen and Spencer Bohren, recorded September 2010. Live from Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch airs Fridays at 7 p.m. on WOUB FM. To hear other programs in the series, visit this link.
With its season starting in just a few weeks, the Ohio Men’s Basketball team is looking to carry on the momentum from last year’s historic season, despite having an almost entirely new coaching staff this year. The roster that took the No. 13 seed ‘Cats to their first Sweet Sixteen since 1964 and had them… Read More
A nonprofit youth development organization in McArthur has received a $600,000 federal grant to fund an outreach program that helps homeless, runaway and street youth in Southeast Ohio find stable housing and services. Sojourners Care Network will use the grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families,… Read More
Senator Sherrod Brown stopped in Athens Monday and continued his focus on job creation during a rainy afternoon rally. "We've seen what's happened in the last two year," he said. "After we did the auto rescue in Washington, as it began to take hold the unemployment rate in Ohio went from 10.6 percent down… Read More
High winds haven't deterred early voters in central Ohio from casting their ballots in the presidential swing state. Two more meningitis cases bring Ohio's total to 13 illnesses linked to the outbreak. Details in your evening audio update.
Ohio head volleyball coach Ryan Theis talks to the media about the team's 11 game winning streak, the upcoming road trip and the mentality of the final stretch of MAC play.
The 2012 TVC-Ohio Championship was a rematch of last year's game, with the Athens Bulldogs taking on the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. The Bulldogs dominated from the start to take home the title with a 42-21 win. This was the second consecutive conference championship for Athens. Here are some of the sights from the exciting night. Photos… Read More
A newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals is slated to meet this week to discuss caging standards and requirements for dangerous wildlife. The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board plans to hold its first meeting Wednesday to set temporary housing rules for regulated animals, such as tigers, alligators and bears. The… Read More
Ohio student athletes show their talents on the field and on the court everyday at practice and during games on a weekly basis. But certain athletes played sports other than just football or volleyball before they arrived in Athens. And these sports aren't exactly ones that most Ohio fans would expect. The Bobcat Sports Showcase… Read More
Two days after suffering a heartbreaking last minute loss to Miami (OH), head coach Frank Solich spoke to the media in his weekly press conference. The Bobcats allowed a season-high six sacks against the RedHawks, including on the final play of the game. "We had a couple breakdowns…we scrambled a time or two when we… Read More
Two Athens County Red Cross workers are in New Jersey helping with preparations for Hurricane Sandy. According to the Red Cross of Athens County the pair arrived on Saturday and are well prepared to deal with the impact of the storm. Executive director Jane Patton said at the local level the organization is taking a… Read More
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has declared a state of emergency ahead of the full brunt of a storm. Tomblin on Monday opened a special communications center at the state Capitol in Charleston. Monday's declaration came as Tomblin coordinated resources with National Guard Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer and Jimmy Gianato, the state's homeland… Read More
Faith Robins hit .447 over the weekend and Meredith Ashy earned a match-high 25 digs against Miami, earning the Bobcats a sweep of the MAC East weekly awards. Robins claimed the offensive award and Ashy was awarded the defensive honor for their strong performances over the weekend. Robins is playing some of the best volleyball… Read More
A science panel says it has found probable links between high cholesterol in mid-Ohio Valley residents and their exposure to a chemical used by a DuPont plant in West Virginia. The C8 Science Panel released its final report Monday on studies of data collected from about 70,000 residents. The three-member science panel was formed in… Read More
The 2012 high school football regular season has come to an end, and what a year it was. In the MVL, Tri-Valley completed the first perfect regular season in school history and outlasted a surprising Maysville team to bring home another MVL title. The SEOAL featured a new champion, as the Gallia Academy Blue Devils… Read More
An Ohio jury has deliberated for a third day without reaching a verdict in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by phony Craigslist job offers. The 12-member jury in Akron deliberated again Monday and must return Tuesday. Prosecutors have portrayed defendant Brogan Rafferty as a willing… Read More
The Athens County Emergency Management Agency does not expect Athens County residents to be critically affected by the remains of Hurricane Sandy. Agency director Fred Davis says the storm should bring high speed wind gusts to the Athens area, but that current reports do not indicate that the impact will be severe. "We don't expect… Read More
Scott Pfeiffer reviews two current films that revolve around the Islamic Revolution: Ben Affleck's Argo and Bahman Gobadi's Rhino Season.
Party lines were sharply drawn Saturday as both Republicans and Democrats took credit for Ohio's economic comeback in Zanesville. At a Paul Ryan campaign rally at Zanesville High School, Republican Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor made it clear that she and Governor John Kasich are responsible for moving Ohio forward, not President Obama. "President Obama… Read More
Much of Southeast Ohio will be under a wind advisory Monday afternoon and all day Tuesday as Ohio is bracing for a superstorm threatening some 50 million people from the East Coast to the Great Lakes. The National Weather Service warned people living in low-lying areas and along… Read More
Gas prices have gone down again. Ohio police officers are being trained on mobile simulation units. Details in your morning update.