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Ohio softball will kick off the 2013 season on February 8 in Greenville, N.C. and start home play in Athens on March 23. The 'Cats have 54 total contests, 16 home games and four non-conference tournaments slated for this spring. The ECU Pirtate Classic in Greenville will be the first tournament of the year, followed… Read More
The forewoman of the jury that convicted an Ohio teenager of aggravated murder in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers says it was a difficult decision because of the boy's age. Juror Dana Nash of Akron also said jurors looked at all the evidence and arrived at… Read More
Ask Maurice Ndour where he’s going to play basketball next season and he just might respond to you in one of the five languages he speaks fluently. Ask him to respond in English and the Senegal native will tell you without hesitation, “Ohio University." Ndour, a native of Thies, Senegal, is currently playing basketball for… Read More
Ohio's top elections official wants a court to suspend a federal ruling expanding the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the battleground state. U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley ruled last week that provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct and in the wrong polling location altogether must still be counted in Ohio. Secretary… Read More
An Ohio jury has reached a verdict in the case of a teenager accused of participating in the slayings of three men lured by a phony Craigslist job offers. Authorities say a seven-hour police standoff with two armed suspects in eastern Ohio has ended with their arrests. Details in our evening audio update.
An Ohio jury has reached 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-person jury in Akron informed the judge Tuesday afternoon it had reached a decision in the case of 17-year-old defendant Brogan Rafferty. Prosecutors have portrayed him… Read More
An anti-fracking group met with Athens County Commissioners Tuesday to discuss the lack of a public hearing on an injection well in Rome Township. According to Roxanne Groff, with the Athens County Fracking Action Network, a number of people wrote letters to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources asking for a public hearing. Groff… Read More
The effects of Hurricane Sandy have finally reached Southeast Ohio, with winter-like temperatures lurking in Athens and surrounding areas. Even Ryan Fogt, who predicts the weather every day at Ohio University's Scalia Laboratory, said he didn't predict this. "I was surprised to see a little snow on the ground [Tuesday] morning. I didn't think we'd… Read More
Authorities say a seven-hour police standoff with two armed suspects in eastern Ohio has ended with their arrests. The Daily Jeffersonian reports that the standoff at a Cambridge residence came to an end at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Names of the males, who are suspects in a robbery earlier Tuesday, were not released pending… Read More
The Athens City School District has a renewal levy with an increase on the ballot next week that includes emergency requirements. This levy was passed in 2004 and renewed in 2008. Now it's back for a five-year renewal. Athens City Schools Superintendent Carl Martin says the levy will provide $3.7 million a year in general… Read More
A slew of upset wins through nine weeks of regular season play has helped the Mid-American Conference crack the top 5 in CBSSports.com's Conference Power Rankings. The MAC grabbed the fifth spot behind the likes of the SEC (T-1), Big 12 (T-1), Pac-12 (3) and Big Ten (4), but ahead of a pair of Automatic… Read More
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The American Institute for Cancer Research is reminding women of a little-known factor causing ten percent of breast cancer cases. Drinking alcohol, even in moderation, can harm more than just the liver. Doctors believe as little as one drink a day can significantly increase a… Read More
On the same day that his team was selected to win the MAC East title, Ohio point guard D.J. Cooper earned a little preseason recognition himself. Cooper was selected as a honorable mention pick for ESPN's "Best of the Best: The Top 10 Point Guards" by Jason King. Other names on the list include Isaiah… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Maureen Wagner talks with members of Clem House, a local recovery center, about the documentary Bill W.
The film, which spotlights A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson, will be screened Nov. 2 through Nov. 4 at The Athena Cinema.
Much of South-Central Ohio is still feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. Snow is still falling and much of the state is still under a wind advisory. The rain is creating slick roads and sludge-filled pavement. ODOT District 9 crews are out patrolling the surrounding roads, and bridges. The crews are focusing on treating spots that have… Read More
A retrial is underway Tuesday morning for a Noble County teacher accused of inappropriately touching students. Steven Wentworth of Pleasant City faces numerous charges including three felony counts of gross sexual imposition. A judge declared a mistrial on September 18th because there weren't enough potential jurors. Wentworth is pleading not guilty.
The Muskingum Valley Symphonic Winds will open its 20th season with a performance titled "European Traditions" on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Brown Chapel on the campus of Muskingum University. The concert's title reflects a celebration of the European tradition of wind band composition. The featured soloist is flutist Nicole Charles. Under the… Read More
Ohio men's basketball is coming off one of the best seasons in program history in 2011-12, so it is only fitting that the team receives some recognition before the first tip off of 2012-13. The Bobcats were picked to take the first spot in the East Division in the MAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll. Ohio… Read More
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is going ahead with a planned stop in the Dayton area, but the campaign says the focus will be on helping victims of Superstorm Sandy. The Tuesday event at Fairmont High School in Kettering is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. A Romney spokeswoman said the event will be… Read More
At least 268,000 customers are without power in West Virginia as superstorm Sandy buried parts of the state under more than a foot of snow. Appalachian Power's website says 154,000 customers are without service in 19 counties. That includes 50,000 in Kanawha County, 13,000 in Fayette County, 11,000 in Raleigh County and 10,000 in Boone… Read More
The Ohio Valley Summer Theatre used the upcoming presidential election as a way to raise money through a debate held Monday night. The fundraising event held at the Market On State Street presented two opposing views of who should be the next US president. WOUB's General Manager Tom Hodson moderated the event, which featured David… Read More
An 86-year-old Philo woman is dead after a fatal crash in Zanesville Monday morning. Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury says Leonabelle Bobb was a passenger in 45-year-old Betty Foraker's car when it was hit by a cement truck around 7 a.m. The vehicles collided at the intersection of State Route 719 and Moxahala Avenue. Bobb… Read More
An Ohio jury must deliberate for a fourth day 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 that began deliberating Thursday will resume deliberations Tuesday. Prosecutors have portrayed 17-year-old Brogan Rafferty as a willing… Read More
More than 250,000 Ohioans are without power. The Ironton-Russell Bridge is considered safe now. Details in your morning update.