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Led by Freshman Katelyn Hughes and Sophomore Sierra Barker, the Belpre Lady Eagles topped Federal Hocking for the second time this year, beating the Lady Lancers 67-53. Barker and Hughes led the way for the home squad, both knocking in 19 points. Junior Lexus Cunningham had an impressive performance as well, netting nine points and… Read More
A new logo, routes, and bus are among changes proposed to the Athens Transit system. Athens Transit Transportation Services Manager Michael Lachman presented the plans during Monday night's committee session of the City Council. Lachman said they are looking for a new logo design as a way to modernize the service. "We'd like to give… Read More
Some doctors call this flu season an epidemic, as a result of a record high number of flu hospitalizations this year. Forty-eight states, including Ohio, have reported flu hospitalizations this year. According to the Ohio Department of Health, flu hospitalizations have increased this year, with 586 reported cases this week compared to only five reported… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Randy Longenecker, M.D., the Assistant Dean for Rural and Underserved Programs and a Professor of Family Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Wolf and Longenecker discuss training students in rural medicine, how to get students interested in rural… Read More
Deployed military service members who permanently reside in Ohio are eligible to receive free tax preparation assistance this tax season. Through the Ohio Society of CPAs' Operation CPA program, about 60 certified public accountants from around the state have signed up to prepare 2012 tax returns at no cost for military personnel who are currently… Read More
Jim Christian and the Ohio Bobcats Men’s Basketball team (15-5, 6-0 MAC) are having a great season thus far, and it is being noticed. The Mid-American Conference announced today that Christian’s second game against his former team, the Kent State Golden Flashes, will be broadcasted nationally by ESPNU on Feb. 16. The two teams will… Read More
Ohio's governor is planning an online "town hall" session Thursday evening on education. Gov. John Kasich says in social media messages that the 6 p.m. session will discuss shaping learning for opportunity and success. He says education leaders will be on the panel, and he encourages the public to submit questions on his Facebook page… Read More
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts will have a new dean beginning in May. OU Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced Monday Margaret Kennedy-Dygas will assume the role. Kennedy-Dygas will succeed Interim Dean Madeleine Scott, who replaced Charles McWeeny after he stepped down from the position to become a faculty member in… Read More
The Ohio Department of Agriculture is inviting the public to an open house information session in Nelsonville focusing on the growing gypsy moth problem in the state. Athens and Hocking counties are among 51 counties in the state currently under gypsy moth quarantine. Brett Gates, a spokesman for the department, encouraged residents in affected areas… Read More
A West Virginia woman feared the world was ending as she watched a gas explosion destroy her Sissonville neighborhood. Sue Bonham was the first witness at a Monday field hearing held by Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller. The West Virginia Democrat organized it after the Dec. 11 blast torched homes and damaged Interstate 77. Bonham… Read More
Opening statements for the trial of a Hocking County man charged with aggravated murder in the death of his daughter-in-law are underway in Ross County. The statements took place Monday morning in the trial of William Inman. The prosecutor told jurors it's reasonable to infer 48-year-old William Inman murdered his 25-year-old daughter-in-law, Summer. The… Read More
A new survey shows Parkersburg has almost twice as many homeless residents as it did a year ago. Westbrook Health Services conducted the "Point in Time" survey last week. Westbrook engagement specialist Tim Baer says volunteers found more than 100 homeless people at the Latrobe Street Mission and the Salvation Army's shelter. Seven others were… Read More
The successful season continues for D.J. Cooper, as the Mid-American Conference announced Monday that the Ohio guard was named the Co-MAC East Division Player of the Week with Akron’s Zeke Marshall. This marks the fourth time in six weeks that Cooper receives this conference honor. He is the only player in the conference to be… Read More
Imagine going back in time to be a part of the first audience to see the infamous shower scene at the Bates Motel, or to witness hundreds of crows chasing Tippi Hedren across the silver screen. The Athena Cinema aims to bring those experiences to modern-day Athenians with its latest film showcase, “The Hitchcock Retrospective.”… Read More
The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District labor dispute is over. District attorney Garry Hunter says the union has ratified a tentative contract agreement. It happened after two previous tentative agreements were rejected by the workers, who are represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Hunter says he’s in the process of setting… Read More
During these cold months everyone is bundled up to stay warm, but this February, students and Athens residents will be plunging into the icy waters of Lake Snowden in support of Ohioans with special needs. The sixth annual Ohio University Polar Bear plunge is being held on February 9th, to raise funds for Special Olympics… Read More
Zero Dark Thirty tells a "truth-based" story of a young CIA agent named Maya (Jessica Chastain) who stayed on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden throughout the "War on Terror."
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow and written by the journalist Mark Shoals, this is the new picture from the team that brought us that pulse-pounder, The Hurt Locker.
The state is eliminating 34 jobs staffing 11 information centers along Ohio's interstate highways and one on at the Statehouse in Columbus. Ohio Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Faulkner said the jobs are going because travelers can now access the same information on their smart phones and other web devices. But tourism professionals are lamenting… Read More
UPDATE 11:18 A.M. The Lawrence County sheriff is now releasing the name of a man who shot himself after firing at police officers Sunday afternoon. Sheriff Jeff Lawless says 43-year-old Roger Crisp, of Waterloo, had been in an argument for several days with his daughter prior to the shooting at her house at 2718 County Road… Read More
A Marietta woman died in a single-car crash Sunday morning. A new school construction project in West Virginia went way over budget. Details in your morning update.
A woman is dead after her car went off the road and into a creek. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Virginia Lockhart, 62, went off the left side of the road, hit a tree, and landed her car on its top in a creek. It happened a little before 11:30 a.m. Sunday on Hadley… Read More