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Friday night at Nelsonville-York, the band and student section roared as the senior boys for the Buckeyes came out. The Buckeyes were looking out for not only a senior night win, but also a revenge win after being topped during their last meeting. After an impressive first quarter, N-Y lost momentum in the third quarter…. Read More
The Ohio University Lancaster Cougars’ starting forward is undersized; at just 6-foot-3 and 175-pounds he certainly doesn’t look like a prototypical big man. Watch him play, though, and you begin to notice the junior has a lot of the skills that it takes to be successful in the paint, despite a genetic disorder that he’s… Read More
As millions around the country honored their loved ones on Facebook Thursday, an Athens couple who just celebrated their first Valentine's Day as a married couple is honoring the major role that Facebook played in shaping their love story. Mike and Deanna Straw met for the first time in 2010 at a novel writing club… Read More
Ohio University's Executive Vice President and Provost has been named one of five finalists for the position of chancellor at The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The chair of a 21-membered search committee, Rama Yelkur, said the committee recommended OU's Pam Benoit and four other finalists to UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the UW… Read More
No sport relies as heavily on traditions, customs and superstitions as baseball. From the way players wear their socks to the songs fans sing during the seventh inning stretch, practically everything in the more than 200-year-old sport has to do with some long standing tradition. The Ohio University baseball program is no stranger to tradition…. Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host George Eberts talks with Bob Eichenberg of the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society about constructing a backyard observatory, among other astronomical topics. For more information on the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society, visit www.athensastronomy.org
The last of four men accused of attacking and robbing an elderly Coolville woman in her home will be sentenced in early April after pleading guilty Wednesday. Brandon Baker, 20, changed his plea in Athens County Common Pleas Court to charges of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. Baker was part of a group of men… Read More
The Ohio soccer team announced Friday the hiring of former professional goalkeeper Allison Whitworth to their staff as an assistant coach. Whitworth was an assistant and goalkeeper coach at Middle Tennessee State University, where the Blue Raiders went a combined 24-14-1, including 14-5-1 last season to share the Sun Belt Conference regular-season title. Blue Raider… Read More
An agreement has been reached for the third largest area land lease in southeast Ohio for horizontal fracturing. Public affairs administrator for the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) Darrin Lautenschleger said that the lease is for more than 6,000 acres of land which stretches across Noble and Guernsey counties. While not required to, the MWCD… Read More
Former Washington Post Washington Bureau Chief Andy Alexander will serve as the commencement speaker for Ohio University's 2013 undergraduate ceremonies. "This is a great honor," Alexander said. "I also consider it a great privileged to talk to those graduating from an institution that has played such a pivotal role in my career." According to a… Read More
Ohio University’s Softball team is having travel complications and had to cancel a game as a result. The team canceled their game set for Friday against No. 7 Oregon and had to reschedule its game against No. 19 UCLA to Sunday at 4:30. The games on Saturday against Idaho State and UNLV will continue as… Read More
A new exhibit in Parkersburg takes a look at the origins of a modern convenience: indoor plumbing. The unusual show opened this month at the Blennerhassett Island Museum of Regional History. It's called "Behind Closed Doors – American Bathrooms Through the Ages." The exhibit features chamber pots, bedpans and early flush commodes and other pre-bathroom… Read More
A collection of essays is show-casing the positive effects Ohio University has had on individual lives. The 18 essays in the book “Appalachia Rising” tell the story of those impacted by university programs and their time spent living in Athens. Editor of Appalachia Rising Monica Chapman is pleased by outpouring of support for the project…. Read More
If recent trends are anything to go by, the vinyl LP–the large, sometimes crackly predecessor to the CD–is making a comeback.
Starting this weekend, local record store denizens will have one more piece of wax to add to their collections: Athens band Hex Net is releasing an LP version of its debut, Future Holds.
Out-of-work Ohioans collected almost $2.3 billion in state and federal unemployment compensation last year, though thousands of claims were over paid. Statewide, more than 110,000 claims saw over payments for a total of $87.3 million last year. Ohio also recovered $43 million in overpaid funds in 2012. An official with the Ohio Department of Job… Read More
West Virginia will launch a new program for hundreds of thousands of people at risk of developing diabetes, with a focus on intensive lifestyle coaching. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is a yearlong program for those at high risk and those diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Participants will work with a lifestyle coach in a group setting… Read More
The Huntington Fire Department will soon have a new chief. Mayor Steve Williams says Carl Eastham will take over on Monday as interim chief. Eastham is a member of the department and has been the Union President of the local Firefighter's Association for 17 years. Current chief Randy Ellis will return to his former role… Read More
An Athens County man and woman are charged with running a meth lab in the presence of two children and an elderly woman. Beverly Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a little girl. Details in your morning update.
Police in Washington County are searching for a man that tried to grab a little girl Thursday night. Beverly Police detective Ted Offenberger says a white male between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall tried to grab a little girl behind Fort Frye High School. Detectives say the man has a short beard… Read More
The No. 3 Lady Bulldogs picked up their 20th win of the season Saturday and their first playoff win in nine years, defeating No. 6 Sheridan, 55-38. The 2012-13 Athens Girls Basketball squad can add sectional tournament champions to its already impressive resume. “It’s been a long time coming for us,” Athens coach Wayne Horsley… Read More