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On Thursday night the Trimble Lady Tomcats were hoping to pick up their first win of the season with the Wellston Lady Golden Rockets rolling into town. The Lady Tomcats will have to wait for that first victory, as they were defeated 43-24. Trimble dug themselves into a deep hole start the game off, falling… Read More
Looking to rebound after a three-game losing skid, Ohio could not capitalize on a 21 point, career-high game by freshman Kiyanna Black and fell the University of Massachusetts 65-61. The Minutewomen led most of the game, as the Bobcats only held the lead during the first three minutes of play. At the half, the… Read More
A group of about 20 Columbus police officers are holding a $1 million ticket sold during the Powerball drawing. Sandra Neal, Ohio Lottery Commission spokeswoman, said the winners have not yet come forward. Jim Gilbert, president of the local Fraternal Order of Police, Capital City Lodge No. 9, confirmed that a group of… Read More
Washington County residents and businesses are one step closer to having broadband access. Around 100 Athens County protesters were escorted from a public forum about injection wells. Details in your evening audio update.
A Hocking County brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and remediation by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The agency said Thursday that it has issued a covenant not to sue for the approximately 10.5 acre former General Clay Products property in Logan. The property was previously used as a commercial brick manufacturing plant… Read More
Residents and businesses in Washington County are one step closer to having broadband Internet access after a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday. The ceremony marks the first deployment of residential and commercial broadband Internet services for the county. About 6,000 homes and businesses in the area do not have access to high speed Internet. Governor's Office… Read More
A new federal report confirms what Appalachia coal producers already know: Coal will remain an important energy source, but its share of U.S. power generation will fall. West Virginia's U.S Sen. Jay Rockefeller requested the Government Accountability Office report, released this week. Rockefeller has long urged the industry to acknowledge the need for change. He… Read More
In the time span of just four days, a prescription drug drop off box at the Nelsonville Police department has taken hundreds of pills off the street. The new box became available for use on Monday. Police Chief Jason Wallace says like elsewhere, Nelsonville has a drug problem. Wallace says the department has… Read More
Ohio's governor says college and university presidents in the state have made headway on a plan to achieve better academic outcomes for students, though he's keeping tight-lipped on the details. Gov. John Kasich is scheduled to meet Friday with college leaders to unveil new higher education funding recommendations. The governor offered few specifics when asked… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Ayantu Tibeso and Belinda Glover from the Center for International Studies talk with Zulfia Zaher about her studies within the Communication and Development graduate program at Ohio University. Zaher discusses her experiences conducting research in Afghanistan this summer, as well as a host of other topics.
West Virginia's Board of Education has affirmed its firing of Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent. The board voted 6-2 Thursday after public comment sharply critical of Marple's ouster. Nineteen people stood to praise Marple, denounce her firing or call for her reinstatement. Thursday's vote followed a 90-minute closed door session by the board. Member… Read More
Ohio Department of Transportation officials are trying to figure out how to fill a gaping 125-foot wide opening that's swallowed up part of State Route 516 in Dover. The 30-foot deep hole is located near the Newton Asphalt Paving site. District Deputy Director Lloyd MacAdam says shifting land caused the damage. “Basically, the side of… Read More
Majestic Galleries will present the Members' Holiday Show, its final exhibition of 2012, on Nov. 30 as part of Nelsonville's Final Fridays. The artist-run co-op has 18 active members hailing from the Nelsonville, Athens, Logan, Lancaster, Marietta and Parkersburg areas. Since opening in 2003, the Majestic has had over 50 members and plans to increase… Read More
Ohio picked up right where it left off last season, starting this season 6-0. The Bobcats first six games were played in the comfort of their own home, the Convocation Center. Ohio's victories over Richmond and St. Bonaventure are signature wins that will help the team once tournament time rolls around. Those two games mark… Read More
An Ohio driver distracted by a text message when he caused a fatal crash has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison. A judge in Jackson County sentenced 31-year-old Christopher Haines Wednesday. He previously pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide. Prosecutors said 10-year-old Angel McGinnis died when Haines… Read More
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating its 40th anniversary and it is looking back on its accomplishments. Chief of the Southeast Ohio District Jim Sferra said in the past forty years they have made great improvements in air pollution, water quality and garbage control. Sferra said he believes the Ohio EPA is the best… Read More
Sponsors say a bill passed by the Ohio House would give school districts more flexibility in making up snow days and other lost time. The bill passed Wednesday would change state law regarding the time students must spend in school. It would require them to spend a minimum number of hours in school each year… Read More
Since a thrilling overtime win in an exhibition game against Wheeling Jesuit and a home win against Cleveland State, the lady Bobcats have failed to stay above .500 for the season, losing three straight games to Minnesota, UNLV, and Duquesne. Head Coach Semeka Randall sees the weaknesses the Bobcats have shown, especially the noticeable scoring… Read More
Athens residents were kicked out of an open house last night on fracking. A man is sentenced to nearly five years in jail for killing a 10-year-old girl in a car accident in 2010. Details in your morning update.