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A new drug clinic that uses medicine to treat painkiller addicts is raising concerns. New rules for street vendors in the city of Athens will go into effect January 1, 2013. Details in your evening audio update.
A Hocking County school board is trying to capture the attention of federal lawmakers to put an end to budget cuts that could affect their school district in the upcoming school year. The Logan-Hocking Local School Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution at a meeting Monday night that urges Congress and the Obama Administration… Read More
College students looking for experience can find it by working as interns. Companies who take on interns help themselves locate good employees. This win-win scenario is the reason behind the Ohio Third Frontier Internship Program. And it's why the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority signed on to participate in the program. With a state grant of… Read More
A Lancaster resident pleaded guilty to one count of attempted aggravated arson for trying to set her neighbors' home on fire. According to the Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Sherie Bomar attempted to set fire to the home while they were asleep inside on July 11th. Bomar was being monitored by the police at… Read More
Ohio men's golf kicks off the 2013 season with MAC Match play on Feb. 11-12, which will be played at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla. The Bobcats will take on DePaul at Hilton Head, S.C. on Feb. 16 before kicking of tournament competition at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate at Hilton… Read More
A new for-profit, cash-only drug clinic that uses medicine to treat painkiller addicts is raising concerns in a county known as an epicenter of Ohio's prescription painkiller epidemic. Kentucky-based SelfRefind opened the clinic this fall in Portsmouth. The clinic provides prescriptions to Suboxone, which treats withdrawal symptoms. Critics say Suboxone clinics keep people on the… Read More
UPDATE: 12/12/12 @ 9:00 a.m. Part of Interstate 77 in West Virginia has reopened after crews worked through the night to repair damage from a massive natural gas line explosion and fire. Tuesday's inferno destroyed four homes and damaged others. It melted guardrails and left a huge swath of the interstate in Sissonville impassible. Nobody was… Read More
Between the large number of bands and venues, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening in Athens.
Recently, local music aficionado Aaron Trout tried to simplify matters by starting the "Athens Music Scene" website and companion Facebook page.
Ohio University has issued a boil order that is in effect until 10 p.m. on Wednesday for the Athens campus, but it may not necessarily signal a cause for alarm. A boil order is a precautionary measure taken by the public water suppliers when the pressure in the water pipe system drops below 20 pounds… Read More
UPDATE 5:00 P.M. An alleged assault and verbal threat reported by a grandfather against his grandson forced the lockdown of New Lexington City Schools Tuesday morning. According to New Lexington police, the man filed the report around 9:30 a.m. and told officers he was concerned his grandson had access to firearms. The alleged incident took… Read More
Athens singer-songwriter Leah Nairn shares her top music picks of the year, including releases by Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes and Kathleen Edwards.
After 2013, ESPN will end its BracketBusters series in its current form. ESPN announced the news that is will discontinue its BracketBusters series going forward late Monday in a statement. "Given the evolving college landscape, we felt the event in its present form has run its course," said the statement, according to ESPN.com news services…. Read More
Ohio University students and local archaeologists are excavating the site of a 2,400 year-old tribal village. The village was recently discovered west of Athens and the outlines of the four structures found are believed to be Native American houses. Professor of Anthropology Elliot Abrams said this is a special type of site because it is… Read More
New rules for street vendors in the city of Athens will go into effect January 1. The Athens City Council unanimously passed the changes during Monday night’s meeting. Under the new rules all street vendors will be located on the south side of East Union Street. Ten parking spots will be provided for street vendors… Read More
State officials say a beetle that threatens walnut trees has been found in Ohio. Walnut tree products have been quarantined in southwest Ohio after the discovery of Walnut Twig Beetles. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the small insect carries an incurable fungus that kills walnut trees. The department said Monday that eight beetles… Read More
Athens City Council is taking additional steps to pay off the city's newest fire truck. On Monday, Council approved a plan to issue up to $300,000 in bonds to pay off the remaining portion of the $1.2 million price tag for the vehicle. The new truck, purchased last year, was recently used during a fire… Read More
A Lawrence County mayor has been charged with a DUI. Motorists in New Philadelphia may see a "jaraff" today. Details in your morning update.
Ironton police have charged a Lawrence County mayor with D-U-I. Police arrested 43-year-old Hanging Rock Mayor Christopher Davidson early Sunday morning. Authorities say they detected a strong odor of alcohol and his speech seemed to be slurred. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says they were called to help the Ironton Police check on a suspicious… Read More
In a game full of physical play and turnovers, the Nelsonville-York Lady Buckeyes overcame the Alexander Lady Spartans on Alexander’s home floor. A full team effort from Nelsonville-York, with four players scoring in double digit, paced the away team to a 71-41 victory. Shelby True and Madison Davis lead their team as each recorded double-doubles… Read More