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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