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The No. 1 seed Eastern Eagles dominated from the outset and end the season of the No. 9 seed Federal Hocking Lancers 78-24 Thursday night. After leading 6-2 to start the game, Eastern went on a 20-0 run before a three by Fed Hock’s Whitney Gillian made it 26-5 at the end of the first… Read More
Students wouldn't be allowed to drop out of school before their 18th birthday under legislation that has passed the House. The vote was 87-10 Thursday afternoon. Gov. Steve Beshear, a two-term Democrat, has been promoting the legislation for years, most recently in his annual State of the Commonwealth speech. The proposal would increase the dropout… Read More
Ohio Athletics has enjoyed a great year of record-breaking seasons in several sports. Tyler Tettleton broke the football program’s all-time passing record in November, the men’s basketball team’s senior class is now the winningest in school history, and now another record is on the verge of being snapped at Ohio University. Senior and captain of… Read More
Coming off a four-game win streak, including an 8-0 victory in five innings against Rider, Ohio travels to Las Vegas this weekend to take on its toughest opponents on paper. A 4-1 Bobcat squad, whose only loss came against Towson, will play No. 9 Oregon and No. 18 UCLA on the same day this weekend,… Read More
Athens County is receiving help from neighboring counties in their plea to keep an Ohio Department County Job and Family Services office. Two Pike County men are in jail after being arrested for possessing pornographic materials involving minor children. Details in your afternoon update.
Athens County is receiving help from neighboring counties in their plea to keep an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services office in The Plains. Hocking County Commissioners decided to back Athens County in their plea Thursday morning with a letter. ODJFS plans to shut down the Athens County office, and relocate the… Read More
Two Pike County men are in jail after being arrested for possessing pornographic materials involving minor children. Sheriff Richard Henderson says Robert Sutton Jr and Marc Justice, both 52, are charged with 109 counts of pandering sexually-oriented obscenity. Officers arrested the pair Wednesday following an investigation by the Pike County sheriff's office and the United… Read More
The Ohio University Police Department will offer free training to the public on how to respond to active-shooter situations. The ALiCE training, which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Escape, is a national program that trains civlians. OUPD has presented the training to various groups in the past, but this is the first time… Read More
UPDATE 1:25 p.m. Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act after at least 20,000 gallons of gas-drilling waste was dumped into a river tributary. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the charge Thursday against 62-year-old Ben Lupo of Poland, near Youngstown. He pleaded not guilty. Lupo owns Hardrock Excavating LLC…. Read More
UPDATE 2:03 p.m. The committee reviewing Ohio's death penalty law is considering a proposal to require lawyers representing death penalty clients to extensively document the amount of time they spend on their cases. The proposal by prosecutors being debated Thursday also would require defense attorneys to include their reasons for calling or not calling particular witnesses,… Read More
The Wood County school board has upheld a teacher's suspension for putting a box labeled "bad kid fort" around a special-needs student. Media outlets report that Schools Superintendent Pat Law identified the teacher on Wednesday as Amanda Terrell. Administrators suspended Terrell without pay from Jan. 10 to Jan. 16. Board of Education members upheld the… Read More
Huntington Police are searching for a man in connection with a robbery at a CVS. Lieutenant John Williams says police are looking for Jeremy Johnson, 30, on a first-degree robbery charge. Williams says Johnson has a lengthy criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous. Johnson is described as 6 feet 5 inches tall… Read More
Three men are in custody after being arrested on felony drug charges in Vinton County. Vinton County Sheriff Shawn Justice says deputies arrested Roger Boyer, 27, Clay Morris, 28, of Dundas and Travis Howard, 25, of Columbus. They all were charged with several counts of drug trafficking, drug abuse and possession of drugs. Justice says… Read More
Three men are arrested on felony drug charges in Vinton County. A Wood County special education teacher's suspension is upheld. Details in your morning update.