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More than two dozen people have been arrested as part of a two-day sweep to ensure that sex offenders in West Virginia and Kentucky are complying with registration laws. Federal and state authorities announced the results of the law enforcement blitz on Monday afternoon in Huntington. The news conference was led by U.S. Attorney Booth… Read More
An Athens County man accused of entering a Nelsonville apartment without permission in April has been admitted to a behavioral hospital until he is deemed competent to stand trial. Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly said deputies escorted Chad Kister, 42, of Nelsonville from his Common Pleas Court hearing to the Southeast Ohio Behavior Hospital following… Read More
UPDATE 2:55 P.M. Wirt County High School students are returning to classes at this hour following a lockdown. According to the emergency services director, K-9 units with the West Virginia Police checked out the school earlier Monday afternoon and cleared the building. Regularly scheduled activities will resume Monday evening. School officials are waiting for a… Read More
The drop-off area for students at The Plains Elementary School looked as it usually does Monday morning, but the rampage shooting last week prompted strong emotions and concern for parents. Cars rolled up and kids got out to go into school and mothers and fathers said their good-byes, knowing the scene was much different at… Read More
WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with Parkersburg, W.Va., singer-songwriter Todd Burge about his new album, Building Characters, and the inspiration for his unique songs.
A recent study says groundwater in West Virginia is generally of good quality. But iron, manganese and radon levels are potential concerns. The 10-year study by the U.S. Geological Survey analyzed raw, untreated water samples from 300 wells for metals, nutrients, volatile organic compounds, fecal indicator bacteria and radon. The study found that the majority… Read More
Chancellor Jim Petro, whose long career in public service has included 12 years as Ohio's auditor and attorney general, is retiring. The 64-year-old Petro on Monday announced he'll end his run in February after two years as state higher education chief. The Republican from outside Cleveland ran for governor in 2006 but lost the GOP… Read More
Police in southern Ohio say they've cracked a case involving two large nutcracker statues that were found smashed to pieces. Nelsonville police say they've arrested three young men in connection with the damage. Twenty-four-year-old Justin Huling of Cincinnati and 23-year-old Taylor Whitehill of Mason are facing felony vandalism charges, while 24-year-old James Degrace of West… Read More
2012 was quite a year, but I can’t say it was great for music (four words: Daniel Johnston, Space Ducks). However, I did discover a number of incredible albums, contemporary and otherwise: Michachu and The Shapes, Never: Mica Levi (stage name "Micachu") is a very strange, very androgynous British woman who has been making artsy,… Read More
UPDATE 2:35 P.M. The body of a Lawrence County jail inmate who died over the weekend is in Franklin County for an autopsy. Sheriff Jeff Lawless says 23-year-old Steven Conley, of Kitts Hill, died at St. Mary's Hospital after complaining of an illness Saturday morning. The Lawrence County coroner sent Conley's body to Franklin County… Read More
UPDATE 1:20 P.M. An Ohio University employee accused of making threatening remarks about bringing a gun to work will undergo a psychological evaluation. According to a court clerk, Stacy Gorham, 53, pleaded not guilty in Judge William Grim's courtroom in Athens Municipal Court Monday morning. Grim scheduled Gorham's next court date for January 7 at 8… Read More
A Meigs County man shoots two people and himself. Nelsonville Police crack the case of a pair of damaged nutcrakers. Details in your morning update.
UPDATE: 11:13 a.m. A Meigs County man shot and killed himself after shooting his ex-girlfriend and her daughter at their home in Chester. The Meigs County Sheriff's Office identified the shooter as Robert Hunt, 57. His two victims are identified as Keitha Whitlatch, 69 and Kathy Miller, 50. The ex-girlfriend, Whitlatch was reported in serious condition…. Read More
On Sunday morning redshirt freshman Cody Walters began the day with a 13-0 record. The Ohio 174-pounder finished the day with a still unblemished 18-0 record on his way to winning the 2012 Reno Tournament of Champions. After traveling out west, Ohio Wrestling will return home following a seventh place finish in a field of… Read More