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The widow of a suicidal owner who released dozens of exotic animals in Ohio last year has registered the five surviving animals with the state. Marian Thompson submitted her state registration form for the two leopards, two primates and a bear that had been returned to her in May. Records show she also has two… Read More
Despite controversy and lawsuits that have surrounded the state's early voting practices, Ohio voters were allowed to vote over the weekend and on Monday. There were 526 people who voted at the Athens County Board of Elections on Monday, and there have at least 400 more absentee ballot requests in Athens this year than in… Read More
Efforts are continuing across West Virginia to provide food and shelter to storm victims, clean up debris and clear fallen trees from roads. The West Virginia National Guard says about 600 members remain on active duty to help with storm relief, including cleanup, road clearing and helping residents. The Guard also is deploying specialized tents… Read More
A ten-year-old boy is dead after being hit by a pickup truck in Mason County, West Virginia. Mason County Sheriff's deputies said it happened around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. They said Earnest McCarty ran in the street and was hit by a pickup truck. The truck was driven by James Richardson of Point Pleasant. … Read More
Three people are charged with theft for allegedly stealing political signs Saturday morning. The alleged thieves included a father who was driving the vehicle, his daughter, and another juvenile female of no relation. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly would not release the name of the man. The name of the girls were not released because… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Ayantu Tibeso and Belinda Glover from the Center for International Studies talk with Katty Alhayek, Priyanka Silmi, and Chikondi Khangamwa about their studies within the Communication and Development graduate program at Ohio University. Alhayek, Silmi, and Khangamwa discuss the differences between their home countries and Athens, the degrees they… Read More
Workers at a Jackson County Ohio coal mine still face potential layoffs at the end of the year. But the company that owns the mine said it will not have to shut down operations at the end of the year. Scott Morris, Rhino Resource Partners' Vice President of Investor Relations said the company is… Read More
It takes a group effort to create a sense of community in a city or a town. In Athens, one large effort that may go unnoticed is that of the Neighborhood Associations. There are a total of five neighborhood associations in Athens: the Far East, Near Eastside, Near North, South Side and Westside. Alan Swank,… Read More
Ohio head volleyball coach Ryan Theis addresses the media on Ohio's spilt of road games over the weekend, and the preparation for another road trip next weekend. The Bobcats will take on Buffalo on Friday night and take a trip to Akron on Saturday.
Thousands of people waited for hours in long lines during the last weekend of early voting in Ohio. Ohioans who own exotic animals face a Monday deadline to register their wildlife. Ohio's plan to regulate how educators seclude and physically restrain students is drawing criticism from schools that fear being overburdened. Details in your… Read More
Bowling Green comes to town Wednesday night for a showdown between two MAC East rivals. The Falcons (6-3, 4-1) are riding a five-game win streak and will be rested coming off their bye week. The Falcons have the nation’s ninth-ranked scoring defense, allowing just 15.2 points per game and will present a daunting challenge to Ohio’s… Read More
More than 1,000 voters cast their ballots early this past weekend in Athens County, according to elections officials at the county's Board of Elections office. They joined the more than 20,000 other voters around the state who participated in the last weekend of early voting. At some sites Sunday, lines snaked for several city blocks… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is doing what he can to help Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney win the battleground state, and that sometimes includes holding his tongue. The normally vocal Kasich has seen an uptick in his approval ratings since summer. The rise has coincided with his relative silence on… Read More
The Internet is playing a big role in education, but one in three Appalachian Ohio families doesn't have Internet access. A report recently issued by the group Connect Ohio outlines the benefit of the Internet on education, citing statistical studies that show Internet connectivity is increasingly the means by which individuals, especially young people, are… Read More
Last spring, the OU Wind Symphony gathered in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium to start recording its first-ever CD.
Now, after eight months of hard work, the group will reconvene in that same hall to celebrate the release of its album, titled Mothership.
UPDATE 11:17 A.M. Sentencing has been delayed for an Ohio teenager convicted in a plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers. The judge said sentencing will be held Friday but did not explain the reason for the delay. All parties in the case are under a gag order. The mother… Read More
In a final push for votes in Lancaster, Vice President Joe Biden said character is the quality that separates the two presidential candidates. “My guy, Barack Obama, your president, he's got character,” Biden said. “He's got the character of his convictions. He does not engage in deception. He does not mislead. He says what… Read More
Gas prices in Ohio are going down again. A ten-year-old boy has died in West Virginia after being hit by a truck. Details in your morning update.