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Concluding one of the worst Januarys under head coach Semeka Randall, in which the Bobcats won just one contest and went winless in MAC play, Ohio Women's Basketball fell to Toledo (18-2, 6-1 MAC) Thursday night, 61-42. Ohio (5-14, 0-7) struggled mightily on offense against arguably the best defense in the MAC, shooting 28 percent… Read More
Showcase reporter Carter Rodriguez and Akron Beacon Journal writer George Thomas talked Tuesday, January 29th to preview the Ohio Bobcats upcoming clash at Akron, Saturday, February 2nd. Topics discuss include the always-intense D.J. Cooper-Alex Abreu matchup, the Zips' hashtagged jerseys, and Akron's recent slow starts.
Republicans in the statewide offices of auditor, treasurer, attorney general and secretary of state say they hope to remain on the job after 2014. Auditor Dave Yost, Treasurer Josh Mandel, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Secretary of State Jon Husted say they will seek re-election for their offices next year. The leaders made their comments… Read More
The State Highway Patrol has charged the driver in a one-vehicle crash in southeast Ohio and the man accused of buying alcohol for her. The patrol says its investigation tracing the alcohol source was the first resulting in charges since the Ohio Investigative Unit and the patrol integrated operations. Authorities say 19-year-old driver Shelby Vore… Read More
Fatality rates in U.S. mines hit an all-time low last year, while the number of those killed is the second-lowest ever. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says 36 miners died in 2012 – 19 in coal mines and 17 in metal and nonmetal operations. West Virginia lost the most with seven, while Kentucky lost… Read More
Gov. John Kasich and state education leaders fielded online questions Thursday evening about the state's newly unveiled school funding formula at a town hall meeting in Columbus. Kasich revealed his new education plan Thursday afternoon, which largely aims to equalize funding for districts of economic difference across the state. He encouraged the public to submit… Read More
I am definitely fortunate that I have a husband and a son that aren’t fussy eaters. As much as I enjoy trying recipes, combining flavors and experimenting with foods and products new to me their ambitious appetites make my hobby exciting, not frustrating. Whether I’ve followed a recipe or created a dish on my own… Read More
The honors and accolades are piling up for Ohio senior guard D.J. Cooper. Fran Fraschilla, writer for ESPN Insider, released his midseason rankings on “the players with the most impact on their teams, conference races and college basketball in general,” according to the article on ESPN’s website. Cooper makes the list as the 25th best… Read More
UPDATE 2/1/13 @ 12:55 p.m. Voters in the upcoming May primary will have at least three new candidates for Athens City Council to consider. Far East Side resident and licensed massage therapist Jennifer Cochran announced she will be filing her petition with the Athens Board of Elections on Monday. Cochran will be seeking an At-Large seat… Read More
As part of a plan to maintain the beauty of Athens, the County Commissioners are seeking a grant to purchase 22-acres of land near East State Street. Commissioner Charlie Adkins said that he and the other Commissioners are currently drawing up papers to apply for the grant. Adkins said that while the land purchase is… Read More
Once upon a time, a woman working in sports broadcasting was only a dream. In a male-dominated career field, it wasn’t easy for women to break into the jobs men had held for years. Kimberly Kanner, BSC ‘08, is living this dream. Less than five years after graduating from Ohio University with a degree in… Read More
Firefighters had to pull a woman up from a well after she tried to rescue her dog in an area off old Route 33 in Athens County. The Richland area fire department received the call just after 11:30 yesterday morning. According to dispatchers the woman was lowered into the well with a rope around her waist… Read More
We've seen them rise from the grave. We've seen them hunt for brains.
Now a small film production team in Parkersburg, W.Va., is preparing to show us the mystical side of the undead with a remake of the cult classic White Zombie.
For years, Ohio University and Penn State had one of the bitterest rivalries in club hockey. After all, being the two winningest teams in ACHA history, some bad blood is bound to develop among tough competitors. The two programs would schedule home-and-home series annually, and those games would draw gigantic crowds in both Athens and… Read More
On a team with such youth, red shirt sophomore Harrison Hightower finds himself in a rather different role than many sophomores would be in – leadership. By now it is no secret that the freshmen on Ohio’s roster greatly outnumber upperclassmen. On a team with little experience, Hightower’s experiences are invaluable. “It’s pretty important (because)… Read More
The 2012 Academic All-MAC Football Team was announced earlier today, with two Bobcats receiving the nod for the honor, and another six taking an honorable mention spot. After calculating votes of athletic representatives from MAC schools, 38 MAC athletes were placed on the All-MAC team, based on two main criteria: a 3.20 GPA or higher… Read More
Reporting suspected child abuse in Ohio is now as simple as calling one number. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has set up 855-O-H-CHILD (855-642-4453) to link the caller to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their area. The new hotline is an automated telephone directory that directs callers to local… Read More
All 88 county's in Ohio now have an easier way to report suspected child abuse. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Serivices has set up one number to link the caller to a child welfare or law enforcement office in their area. Director Michael Colbert says how important it is for people to be… Read More
Female voices and medieval melodies will echo throughout the Union Hall Theater when the Calliope Feminist Choir joins forces with Silent Lion this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Athens-based choir will perform several songs that were composed or arranged by women, followed by Chesterhill residents John and Barbiel Saunders with their unique blend of medieval,… Read More
Some West Virginia sheriffs are opposing proposed federal gun control legislation. They said they won't enforce any laws that they believe violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Media outlets report that Boone County Sheriff Randall White sent a letter this week to President Barack Obama voicing his opposition. He said the government should… Read More
Police are searching for an armed robber in Putnam County. Attorneys for employers who won a ruling against the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation are asking the state to pay $860 million. Details in your morning update.
UPDATE 3:45 P.M. Ohio's superintendents heard Thursday they will not receive fewer state school funding dollars next year than they did this year, even in the midst of drastic changes to the state's school funding model. Governor John Kasich unveiled his new school funding plan called "Achievement Everywhere" in an afternoon gathering of the Buckeye… Read More