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Lost jobs, increased fuel costs and reduced family time were just some of the fears discussed at a meeting aimed at preventing the relocation of some state offices outside Athens County. Employees of the Payment Analysis and Account Reconciliation Office (PAAR) in The Plains and area residents voiced their concern about a plan to move… Read More
Martinsburg (W. Va.) Bulldog receiver and Ohio commit Cedric Brown chats with the Showcase crew in the latest recruiting podcast. Brown was the third-ranked recruit from West Virginia according to 24/7 Sports.
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says he is pursuing a plan to require concealed carry firearms instructors in Ohio to be monitored by local sheriff's offices in the state. He said he's already written a Democratic state representative about his proposal. "I have contacted State Representative Debbie Phillips [D-Athens] about legislation that would require those… Read More
The Mid-American Conference announced the softball preseason poll and the Ohio Bobcats were selected second in the MAC East after receiving three first place votes. Ohio finished last season second behind Bowling Green. The 'Cats went just under .500 in 2012 and finished the season 28-29 and 14-8 in conference play. The Falcons were selected… Read More
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will vote on a resolution Friday that would allow the university to move forward with the $7.5 million design and site preparation phase of a resident housing rennovation and construction project on South Green of the Athens campus. Trustees met at OU's Chillicothe campus Thursday and continued their discussion… Read More
A Nelsonville police officer will appear in Hocking County Municipal Court Wednesday after pleading not guilty to a felony charge. Joshua Braglin, 35, appeared before a Hocking County judge Wednesday for an arraignment hearing. Braglin is accused of tampering with evidence after sheriff's deputies were called to his girlfriend's home on a domestic disturbance call…. Read More
A Glouster man who pleaded guilty to seven separate charges was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison. Timothy Orsborne, 34, previously changed his plea in Athens County Common Pleas Court to guilty for all charges. The charges included breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, burglary and aggravated robbery. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says… Read More
UPDATE 6:17 PM A Southeast Ohio school district is now facing a lawsuit over the district's refusal to remove a portrait of Jesus hanging in the city's middle school. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Freedom from Religion Foundation filed the suit in US District Court against the Jackson City School District… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Doug McCabe talks with Janet Carleton, the Digital Initiatives coordinator at Ohio University’s Alden Library. McCabe and Carleton discuss the life and times of Maggie Boyd, Ohio University’s first female undergraduate. Having graduated in 1873, Boyd kept a detailed diary of her day-to-day life in Athens and… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster will mark Black History Month with an evening of music and historical reflection. On Thursday, Feb. 28, jazz flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq and Civil War historian Dr. Leonne Hudson will bring African American history to life on the Wagner Theatre stage. The event is being put on by Ohio University Lancaster’s Diversity Committee… Read More
To help girls in the Ohio Valley who may not be able to afford expensive dresses for spring formals and proms, Wheeling Jesuit University is planning a gown resale event. Dresses in good condition and in various sizes and colors will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Troy Theater… Read More
An Athens County couple was arrested for allegedly transporting heroin with their baby. Police are investigating a dead body in Parkersburg found on a riverbank. Details in your morning update.
A couple is in custody after investigators say they were transporting heroin and brought their baby with them. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says 34-year-old David Barstow II and 29-year-old Shauntelle Barstow were taking the heroin back to their hometown of Albany when they were stopped. Kelly says the Narcotics Enforcement Team stopped the car… Read More
UPDATE 3:22 P.M. Parkersburg police have released the identity of the body of a man found on the Little Kanawha riverbank. According to Police Chief Joseph Martin, next-of-kin identified 29-year-old Nick Blackburn Jr. Blackburn was reported missing on Monday, but had not been seen since February 1. Martin says the body showed no signs of… Read More
The Athens Bulldogs handed the Golden Rockets their third-straight loss in convincing fashion Wednesday night, 86-51, as Athens was able to bounce back from a tough loss to Logan. The Bulldogs were led by Joe Burrow tonight as he totaled 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and shot 48 percent from… Read More