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Athens City Council voted Monday evening to move forward with plans to improve the Athens Wastewater Treatment Plant. Building Crafts Inc. was awarded the contract to complete renovations to the nearly 60-year-old facility. First Ward Representative Kent Butler said this is not the first time the plant has been renovated. "My understanding is that the… Read More
A boil order has been issued for several Athens citizens after a water main break on Columbus road. Residents of odd numbered houses on the 185 – 235 block of Columbus Road and units 201 and 203 of the Oakridge Apartments are advised to boil their water before use. Officials caution residents to… Read More
City council members voted Monday evening to move forward with plans to improve the Athens wastewater treatment plant. Members voted to award a construction contract to Building Crafts Inc. The company is expected to complete renovations to the nearly 60 year old plant. First Ward Representative Kent Butler says this is… Read More
The Bobcats lost their first Mid-American Conference matchup on the road to the Akron Zips, 86-72. The Bobcats’ big men got destroyed inside, being outrebounded, 39-21. Akron also received strong play from their trio of Zeke Marshall, Alex Abreu and Demetrius Treadwell. Marshall finished perfect from the field, hitting eight shots for 17 points and… Read More
Southeast Ohio politicians are reacting to a new state education funding plan that largely aims to level the playing field for Ohio school districts by boosting funding across the board. State Senator Troy Balderson (R-Zanesville) said his office is still absorbing many details of "Achievement Everywhere," the name of the plan unveiled by Gov. John… Read More
ESPN announced Monday that the Ohio men’s basketball team will be playing at Belmont in the 11th annual BracketBusters. The game will be televised on ESPN2 on Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. The Bruins are 19-4 on the season and are 10-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. They’re ranked 17th in the RPI and received… Read More
The road to The Convo for area high school girls basketball teams was paved Sunday afternoon with the announcement of seedings for sectional tournaments. In Division II, the Athens Lady Bulldogs received a No. 3 seed in the Meigs Sectional, where they will play the Sheridan Lady Generals on February 14 at 8 p.m. at… Read More
A judge in Ohio has rejected a renewed defense bid to move the aggravated murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the high school shooting deaths of three students. In a ruling filed last week, Judge David Fuhry in Chardon said many people having preconceived notions about the case against T.J. Lane doesn't mean an… Read More
The third of four alleged attackers of an 81-year old Coolville woman will be spending the next 15 years in prison. According to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office, Colin Wayne Stout was sentenced by Judge Michael Ward Monday after pleading guilty to a multiple count indictment. Stout changed his plea during his final pre-trial hearing…. Read More
UPDATE 4:04 P.M. Governor John Kasich unveiled his biennium budget Monday, focusing on areas he says will drive job creation in the Buckeye State. In an afternoon address to news media, Kasich discussed revisions in K-12 and higher education funding, tax cuts for small businesses and statewide income tax reduction, an expansion of Medicaid and harnessing… Read More
UPDATE 2/5/13 7:30 a.m. The parents of the woman whose body was dumped in a septic tank after being killed by her estranged husband and in-laws says life will go on for the sake of her three children. "This is just a phase of our life that we'll step through and continue on and take… Read More
Areas of central and southern Ohio have gotten more snow already this winter than all of last season. That's making a lot of kids and ski-resort operators happy, but not the folks who've had to drive around in it. The National Weather Service said Monday that the approximately two-and-a-half feet of snow in Columbus so… Read More
National Signing Day, the day when high school kids can make their verbal commitments official, is Wednesday, but that hasn’t stopped Ohio from still trying to add a few more last minute recruits. Scout.com is reporting that Cleon Aloese, a defensive tackle from Tafuna High School in American Samoa, has given Ohio his verbal commitment… Read More
After many years and a combined investment of about $10 billion, Ohio's three largest cities – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati – are enjoying downtown booms. All three cities have added residents, jobs, economic impact and vibrancy. Cleveland State University professor Edward Hill called it "an overnight sensation 30 years in the making." Even in the… Read More
A Nelsonville police officer is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday in Hocking County. Josh Braglin faces a felony charge of tampering with evidence. According to Hocking County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dave Valkinburg deputies were called to the residence of Braglin’s girlfriend, Sheena Bauer, after neighbors reported a verbal domestic disturbance on Jan. 13. Valkinburg… Read More
Scott Pfeiffer reviews Michael Haneke's Amour, a powerful film that explores the universal themes of love, aging and dying.
Amour has received several Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Leading Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film.
The case against the bridge-plotting bomb suspects in Akron is going back to court. U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller is proud of of his creation of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Details in your morning update.
Prices at Ohio gas pumps are higher this week. The average price for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was $3.52 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's 13 cents higher than a week ago. The state average mirrors the national… Read More
Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday in the Ohio trial of a man charged with aggravated murder and other crimes in the slaying of his daughter-in-law, who was strangled with a zip tie and dumped in a septic tank. The prosecution and defense spent last week presenting their arguments to the jury in the trial… Read More
Most counties in Southeast Ohio lifted their snow emergency levels Monday morning but many schools delayed the start of classes. Those counties closing schools Monday morning included: Athens City Schools Coshocton Cambridge City East Guernsey Morgan New Lexington Zanesville Vinton County had bumped up its snow emergency from a level-one to level-two during the weekend. … Read More