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Ohio football announced the newest member of its coaching staff Wednesday with the signing of former University of Nevada defensive backs coach James Ward. Ward was signed just two days after former Ohio cornerbacks coach Fred Reed left to become the new defensive backs coach at Syracuse. The move, which was relatively quiet, was announced… Read More
Ohio University is recognizing International Women's History month by welcoming one of the country's most influential women's rights activists. Lilly Ledbetter is scheduled to speak in Athens Thursday evening about gender inequality in the workplace. The lecture is part of OU's annual Kennedy Lecture series. "I'm very excited about Lilly Ledbetter visiting our campus. I… Read More
Just hours after the cardinals elected a new pope, Ohio University Catholic students are reflecting on what the new leadership means for their generation. Sarah Nimeth is president of the Newman Community, a Catholic student organization in Athens. She said Wednesday's announcement was a surprise to her and many other Catholic students. "We're all very… Read More
Ohio University and Athens officials are stepping up safety and security measures as the first of several unsanctioned street festivals in Athens is expected to take place this weekend. Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle, OU Police Chief Andrew Powers and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl met with reporters Wednesday afternoon to discuss their enforcement procedures for… Read More
Local elections officials in Ohio are recommending expanded weekend hours during presidential and gubernatorial election years. The Ohio Association of Election Officials suggested the changes to legislative leaders and the state's elections chief in a letter on Wednesday. Ohioans can cast an early ballot in person or by mail without giving any reason. The bipartisan… Read More
The Jackson Middle School controversial Jesus portrait has been moved, but not too far. Jackson City Schools Superintendent Phil Howard confirmed Wednesday that the picture has been moved to the Jackson High School. The Hi-Y Club, owners of the portrait and religious-based high school club, are currently in a legal battle over having the picture… Read More
UPDATE 3:30 PM Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. After announcing "Habemus Papum" – "We have a pope!" – a cardinal standing on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica… Read More
For the second straight year, public radio will partner with South by Southwest to present the music festival's annual keynote address — this time featuring an exclusive speaking engagement from Dave Grohl.
Ohio University alum Leon Harris will lead a discussion about television journalism with CNN's Candy Crowley on Monday, March 18. This event kicks off Communication Week 2013, which is a celebration of Ohio University's Scripps College of Communications. Crowley is the award-winning host of "State of the Union with Candy Crowley." She is the chief… Read More
The prosecutor in the Ohio trial of two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party says the girl was "substantially impaired," unable to consent to sex and suffered humiliation and degradation. But a lawyer for one of the defendants, Trent Mays, says his client did not rape the… Read More
Three women face drug charges after Chillicothe Police raid a home on east Main Street. Police found drug paraphernalia and signs of heroin abuse and drug trafficking inside the home at 608 E. Main Street. Inside the home they arrested Margaret Bethel, 47. Officers also pulled over a vehicle seen leaving the home and found… Read More
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is sending representatives to Scioto and Gallia counties later this month as part of an effort to better connect Ohioans with his office in Columbus. The representatives will be giving voter registration forms and information about different initiatives from the Secretary of State's office to interested residents. Scioto County's… Read More
Ohio University’s Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics ranks fifth in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. The program secured its place in the Specialties section of the Master of Fine Arts category in national graduate school rankings that were released today. “The fact that our U.S. News & World Report program… Read More
The defense rested its case Wednesday morning without any character witness testimonies in the trial of a Glouster man accused of sexually molesting five girls. Thomas Shifflet, 76, is facing three counts of gross sexual imposition, one count of rape, and one count of sexual imposition. Defense attorney John Lavelle has continually expressed his disagreement… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with the syndicated “travel guru”, Rudy Maxa. Maxa is the host of Rudy Maxa’s World – the country’s most widely syndicated radio travel show – and The Savvy Traveler – the Emmy Award winning public television show. Maxa also… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Dr. Stacy VanDeVeer, associate professor of Political Science and co-director of the Masters Program of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire. Dr. VanDeVeer specializes in international environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, the role of expertise… Read More
The Mid-American Conference announced Wednesday that Ohio guard D.J. Cooper has been named the conference’s Player of the Year for the 2012-13 season. It is the senior’s first time receiving this conference accolade in his four-year career. Cooper shot career-highs in field goal percentage (.429) and three-point percentage (.359) and averaged 14.2 points and 7.2… Read More
Not able to make it to Austin for South by Southwest? Fear not, we can bring the sounds of SXSW to you with this NPR Music Live Event! The music starts tonight around 9 p.m. ET.
Gov. Steve Beshear is being pressured from both sides of a controversial bill that would strengthen legal protections for religious freedom in Kentucky. Civil rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, are urging Beshear to veto the measure. They say the law could allow someone claiming religious freedom to discriminate against… Read More
UPDATE 10:44 a.m. Two missing West Virginia girls allegedly abducted by a family member have been found safe and sound. An Amber Alert issued in West Virginia and Ohio was cancelled around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The two girls, Shainia Tenney, 16, and seven-month-old Grace Tenney were found along Interstate 79 in Lewis County, West Virginia. West… Read More
An Amber Alert has been issued in the state of Ohio. Gas prices dropped this week in West Virginia. Details in your morning update.