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Dentists warn patients to stay away from sodas, but people who live in southeast Ohio and West Virginia are some of the heaviest consumers of the drinks. "Mountain Dew mouth" is a term coined by dentists who say it causes tooth decay and toothlessness due to drinking excessive amounts of soda. Studies show that Appalachian… Read More
Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday at the age of 92. Back in June of 2001, I had the privilege to talk with him about his career and his new live recording, Full Circle: Carnegie Hall. On hearing the news today, I thought it fitting to search through our vaults and post the audio…. Read More
The Ridges' front man shares his top music picks of 2012, including releases from Andrew Bird, Kishi Bashi, Lord Huron and The Lumineers.
West Virginia has restored public school control in full for one county and in part for another. Lincoln County regained its nine schools with around 3,700 students with a Wednesday vote by the state Board of Education. The board also returned some powers to Grant County but kept oversight of personnel and finances. Grant has… Read More
Ohio has reached an agreement with the federal government on a plan aimed at better coordinating medical care for some of the state's sickest and most expensive patients. State officials want to streamline the way health care is delivered to Ohioans enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare. The two programs operate fairly independently of each… Read More
The Rev. Horton Heat will bring its high-octane, Texas-style rockabilly to Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Mark Hellenberg has a preview.
As we near Christmas, the team’s struggles have continued. We are currently 1-9 in our league and sitting at the bottom of the standings. Our lone win came against BBC Nyon at home by 13 points. Our defeats have been by close to 20 points each contest. We are generally able to compete with teams… Read More
An 18-year-old New Lexington man is in custody facing charges connected to an incident that forced the lockdown of a school district Tuesday. New Lexington police arrested Austin Brooks in the Roseville area early Wednesday morning with assistance from the Muskingum County and Perry County sheriff's offices. Brooks' grandfather had filed a report with police… Read More
UPDATE: 2:29 p.m. A portion of Western Avenue in Chillicothe remains closed after an active meth lab was discovered inside a home. Police were serving a search warrant at 52 Western Avenue just before 10 a.m. Wednesday. Western Avenue is closed between Main Street and Water Street. Police arrested Hope Mckenzie, 25, and Charles Bundy, 27,… Read More
Scubadog guitarist and 3 Elliott Studio owner/operator Josh Antonuccio shares his top music picks of the year, including releases by Grizzly Bear, JD McPherson, Dr. John and Jack White.
The Athens Public Works serves the most people, 22,854, in all of the six public works plants in Athens County and has had five violations since 2001, according to Safe Drinking Water data (SDWIS) from the EPA. These violations were for coliform, which is defined by the EPA as “bacteria that is naturally present in the environment… Read More
Ohio football placed seven players on the 2012 Phil Steele All-Mid American Conference team on Tuesday. Two of the Bobcats were selected to the First Team, another pair landed on the Second Team, and three of the 'Cats were placed on the Third Team. Eric Herman, senior offensive lineman, and Beau Blankenship, junior running back,… Read More
An exciting game took place tonight on the Trimble Tomcats' home court when they took on the Miller Falcons. It was a tight game until the very end, when Trimble went on an impressive run to pull out a 75-64 win. The top three players for Trimble tonight were Jake Kish, Jacob Koons and Cody… Read More
Donkey Coffee is offering something more than a cool atmosphere or hot drink to troubled youths at their Athens location. The Sojourners Care Network has designated Donkey Coffee a "Safe Place," meaning that employees are trained to offer assistance to young people who find themselves in need of help. Matt Yates, the street outreach coordinator… Read More
Nearly 15,000 miles of natural gas pipeline stretch across West Virginia, and as Sissonville residents now know, accidents can happen. Federal regulators say there have been 20 significant incidents involving deaths, injuries or major property damage in West Virginia in the last decade. The worst was in April 2006, when four men at a Canaan… Read More
An Ohio University custodian is charged with criminal damaging in connection with a fire on the roof of the Research and Technology building late last month. According to OU Police, Jason Brown, 32, of Chauncey, told investigators he had discarded a cigarette after smoking on the roof. The cigarette is believed to have caused the… Read More
A company that makes roof support systems for the mining industry is setting up shop in Lawrence County. West Virginia gas prices have gone down again. Details in your morning update.
The Ohio Tax Credit Authority is taking action against a Morgan County company which failed to live up to the promise it made in order to receive a tax incentive. The company is ABC Manufacturing. A news release from the governor's office says the "remedial action" demonstrates "the Administration's commitment to hold companies accountable for… Read More
A company that makes roof support systems for the mining industry is setting up shop in Lawrence County. Governor John Kasich announced the relocation of Minova USA Incorporated and approval of tax credits for the company. He says the move to South Point will create 75 fulltime jobs “generating two million dollars and retaining two-point-two… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a measure to crack down on high-volume dog breeding operations that critics call puppy mills. Kasich's office says he signed the bill Tuesday. The measure bolsters regulations on the care and treatment of animals housed in large-scale establishments and distinguishes the facilities from traditional dog kennels. Those… Read More
Former Ohio University linebacker Noah R. Keller turned himself into law enforcement officials Monday afternoon in his hometown of Kearney, Neb., in connection to charges of conspiracy to commit felony criminal mischief. Keller and two other men are accused of vandalizing Memorial Field and causing over $90,000 worth of damages during the early hours on… Read More