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A representative from Ohio University's Student Senate shared plans for the upcoming Athens Beautification Day at Monday's City Council meeting. Melinda Ruberg, who has been a part of the Beautification Day team for three years, presented accomplishments and goals of the upcoming project to Council Members. Ruberg, impressed with the accomplishments of the previous years'… Read More
The Federal Hocking Lady Lancers sprinted out of the gate and never let up finishing with a 60-34 victory over the Southern Tornadoes at McAfee Gymnasium in a sectional semifinal Monday night. The Lancers finished the game with a red hot shooting night that included 49 percent from the floor while hitting three of… Read More
Pat Chiesa sits down with the Ohio women's basketball play-by-play announcer Rob Schreier and color man Tyler Rosten to discuss what lies ahead for the Lady 'Cats.
More than 200 people were freezing for a reason Saturday, as they jumped into an Athens County lake to raise thousands of dollars for an Ohio charity. Representatives from businesses, Ohio University students and community members plunged into freezing water at Lake Snowden for the sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event, co-sponsored by the… Read More
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will pay a Columbus woman more than half a million dollars to settle a claim over an emergency tracheostomy. The Court of Claims of Ohio approved the settlement agreement of $550,000 on February 6. According to a June 13, 2011 complaint, Pamela F. Turner explained to OSU Medical… Read More
Ohioans interested in seeing the governor's State of the State speech next week can try for a limited number of tickets through an online lottery. Gov. John Kasich said Monday that potential attendees to his Feb. 19 speech in Lima can register for the lottery until 6 p.m. Thursday. The winners will be notified by… Read More
The Glouster man accused of sexually assaulting five young girls may not have the chance to face his accusers in court. Athens County Assistant Prosecutor Rob Driscoll moved Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to have the juvenile victims give their testimonies via closed-circuit televison rather than confront Thomas Shifflet, 75, face-to-face in the… Read More
For many Americans, Japanese food means sushi, which is now so familiar that it's available at many grocery store delis. But there's a lot more to Japanese cooking than spicy tuna rolls. At Cooking in Athens, a new series of kitchen courses hosted by Kim Jordan, you’ll learn to create dishes such as hijiki salad… Read More
This year the Trimble Lady Tomcats will be taking on Symmes Valley in the first round of the sectional playoffs. It will be an interesting match for Trimble as they have had to pull from the depths of their bench to be able to compete in their most recent matches. Unfortunately, they have been on… Read More
Ohio's top education official has apologized for an anti-gun-control Facebook posting using a photo of Adolf Hitler – but some state school board members say she must go further. Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar opened Monday's meeting saying she's sorry and understands anything she does may find its way into the public domain…. Read More
W. Milton Nuzum III, has been named director of Judicial & Court Services, a position he has held on an acting basis since May 2011, the Ohio Supreme Court announced Monday. As the division’s director, Nuzum oversees the Case Management Section, the Children, Families & the Court Section, the Dispute Resolution Section, the Domestic Violence… Read More
The chancellor of West Virginia's community college system says nearly two-thirds of the system's students are not ready for college level work and must take developmental courses. Chancellor James Skidmore told a joint interim meeting of the West Virginia House and Senate Education Committees on Monday that students who are forced to take developmental courses… Read More
Preliminary findings from the medical examiner and Parkersburg police confirm that Nick Blackburn, Jr., the man found along the Little Kanawha riverbank in South Parkersburg last week, died of exposure. They consider it an accidental death with no foul play. The department's criminal case is closed. It will be at least another week before toxicology… Read More
The head of local Roman Catholic churches in Athens says the sudden news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month does not necessarily come as a surprise. The Vatican announced Monday morning of Benedict's plan to step down on February 28. "I'm not that surprised that he decided to step… Read More
In his four-and-a-half decade-long career, Richard Thompson has never rested on his laurels.
Like Neil Young, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen or Bonnie Raitt, Thompson's output continues to stand comfortably alongside the hundreds of songs in his catalog, and most importantly, he continues to look forward and take chances.
UPDATE 1:30 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for parts of Southeast Ohio. Some of areas include Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum and Noble county The wind advisory is effect unti 3 a.m. Tuesday. Windy weather is expected to pick up though the region into the afternoon hours. Wind gusts of up to… Read More
UPDATE 5:16 PM The Ohio Department of Education says it's ready to release school districts' long-awaited report cards now that a review of attendance data practices has been released. The report cards for the 2011-2012 school year should have been published last summer but were delayed because of a state investigation into districts' enrollment policies…. Read More
Gas prices are still going up in Ohio. Marshall County, West Virginia extends its smoking ban. Details in your morning update.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on – the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his… Read More
While local girls teams begin on their playoff journeys Monday night, the boys teams now know thier playoff opponents following the reveal of sectional tournament brackets Sunday. Many Athens County teams are sitting pretty, as Athens, Nelsonville-York, Federal Hocking and Trimble all need only one win to appear in the Sectional Semifinals at the Convocation… Read More