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An unidentified Ohio University student has been transported to a Columbus hospital after reportedly jumping off the Richland Avenue bridge. The Athens Police Department responded to the area of Richland Avenue and Oxbow Trail in Athens shortly after 8 p.m on Monday, where the 19-year-old male was then transported to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital for unknown… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Doug McCabe talks with Laurel Lemke, the Chair of the Grave Concerns Association in Lakewood, Washington. Grave Concerns is a volunteer, non-profit organization that is “dedicated to the restoration of the historic Western State Hospital Cemetery located on the grounds of Fort Steilacoom Park”. Lemke and… Read More
Ohio Soccer head coach Stacy Strauss announced her resignation Monday, as she has chosen to pursue other professional opportunities. Strauss' resignation comes after a season where the Bobcats were eliminated from the Mid-American Conference Tournament in the first round by Miami. Ohio started the season strong, going through a stretch of six straight victories, but… Read More
Nearly one month after Election Day, politicians are still debating about the conditions under which provisional ballots are counted in the State of Ohio. State Representative Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) said she believes some Ohio citizens have not had their voices heard in this year's election and has cited several problems with the way provisional ballots… Read More
Mark Hellenberg reviews Late Last Summer, the first collaboration between legendary pianist/composer Dick Hyman and his daughter Judy, fiddler for the folk-rock band The Horse Flies.
A judge has ruled in favor of allowing the Humane Society of the United States to join the state in defending Ohio's new law regulating exotic animals. Four owners filed a lawsuit in Columbus federal court last month, contending the restrictions threaten their First Amendment and property rights. The Humane Society argued it has a… Read More
A local program is assisting families and households facing emergency situations this season to maintain or restore their electric and gas service. Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) began scheduling appointments for its Winter Crisis Program on Nov. 1, and has processed 1,320 applications since that date. "They seem to be seeing a lot of new… Read More
There is so much information about health and nutrition coming at us through social media, radio, television and print, it is difficult to decide what is the best for your health. To juice or not to juice? To detoxifying or not to detoxify? For optimal results, should you consume one-ingredient foods? Deciphering what is best… Read More
Ohio is beefing up its investigations into the source of drugs or alcohol when they're suspected of being the cause of serious or fatal wrecks. Ohio Public Safety Director Tom Charles said the state owes it to families who have lost a loved one to learn all the facts that led to the tragedy. While… Read More
With a standout All-American like Jeremy Johnson on the Ohio Wrestling squad, it is not uncommon that his accomplishments overshadow those of his fellow Bobcat wrestlers. Ohio has a very young roster – only five juniors make up the group of Ohio’s most experienced wrestlers. The fact is, several Bobcats are off to great starts… Read More
Southeast Ohio counties lead the pack with the highest number of deers checked in 2012, following the traditional week-long deer gun season that ended on Sunday. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife, the top three counties with the most deer checked were Coshocton County with 3,119, Muskingum County with 2,927… Read More
A Rio Grande pastor accused of sexual assault has until the end of the month to accept a plea bargain, although none has been offered to him. According to a clerk with the Gallia County Common Pleas Court, David A. Young appeared Monday for a status hearing. Young, who is still in jail, is charged… Read More
Balinese shadow puppetry is adding a new dimension to both the theater and Southeast Asia studies programs at Ohio University. OU theater professor Dr. William Condee has been researching the different forms of puppetry in Southeast Asia. Condee said Balinese puppetry is unlike anything found in American theater. "It's a very different form," Condee said…. Read More
A judge has sentenced the co-owner of a southern Ohio pill mill to more than 12 years in prison. Prosecutors pushing for the sentence argued that Lester Sadler enforced a rule that the clinic see at least 40 cash-only patients a day, got his elderly father involved in a prescription forging scheme and joined his… Read More
Former industrial property in Logan is now safe for redevelopment. A Cincinnati judge has sentenced the co-owoner of a Ohio pill-mill to prison. Details in your afternoon audio update.
An abandoned former Hocking County industrial site is safe for redevelopment. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency cleared the former site of General Clay Products in Logan after a remediation period. The Hocking Board of Commissioners oversaw the remediation process as part of the Ohio EPA's Voluntary Action Program. Remediation professionals examined the area for any… Read More
A network of 15 rural school districts in Southeast Ohio is in the running for millions of dollars in federal funding. The group is called the Ohio Appalachian Personalized Learning Network Collaborative and it includes Wolf Creek and Warren Local in Washington County. It's among 61 finalists in a national competition that will provide a… Read More
Natural gas drilling in Ohio hasn't met the initial expectations of state officials this year. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials had told state legislators in March that as many as 250 of the natural-gas and oil wells would be drilled in eastern Ohio Utica shale by the end of… Read More
Oak Hill police officers seize a record amount of cash Sunday night. Gas prices have dropped this week in Ohio. Details in your morning update.
Oak Hill police officers seized the largest amount of cash in the department's history after a routine traffic stop Sunday night. In a press release, Oak Hill Chief of Police Christopher Gruber said officers found more than $11,000 hidden in a secret compartment of the car. Officers pulled over a 2012 Toyota sedan on State… Read More