You are viewing the March 19, 2013 daily archives
Final Ohio 57 – Denver 61 No. 6 Ohio D.J. Cooper: 16 points, 4 assists Reggie Keely: 12 points, 5-11 field goals No. 3 Denver Brett Olsen: 15 points, 5-9 field goals Cam Griffin: 14 points, 10 reboudns, 5-5 field goals First Half Ohio 32 – Denver 30 Never Far Behind Denver controlled the majority… Read More
In game two of a doubleheader, the Bobcats’ bats were silenced by Eastern Kentucky pitcher Leanna Pittsenbarger. She allowed just one hit to the away team in a complete game shutout, and aided the Colonels in dropping the ‘Cats, 7-0. Pittsenbarger’s spectacular performance came just three days after she threw a no-hitter on Saturday. She… Read More
Just days before the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships begins on Thursday, Ohio wrestling is making its final preparations before it sends off five Bobcats to Des Moines, Iowa. Leading the group into Iowa will be All-American heavyweight Jeremy Johnson. He will be his third straight trip to the national tournament. Cody Walters, the Mid-American Conference’s… Read More
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to require training and certification for a new group of professionals who will be available to guide consumers through the new health insurance market, known as the exchange. The Senate voted unanimously to pass the bill on Tuesday. The House has passed a similar bill. These so-called health… Read More
An eastern Ohio woman ousted as a Cub Scout den leader because she is a lesbian has joined the effort to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Leaders of pro-gay-marriage group FreedomOhio said Jennifer Tyrrell will help with its outreach efforts. Tyrrell, who lives in Bridgeport, was removed as den leader last April. She… Read More
UPDATE 4:00 PM A Glouster man accused of sexually molesting five young girls will be held at the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on a $500,000 cash bond while he awaits sentencing. Jurors found Thomas Shifflet, 76, guilty on one count of gross sexual imposition with a child under the age of 13 and not guilty… Read More
Marietta Police say a man admits to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. They say, now 32-year-old, Phillip Edward Aaron Pruden admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old. Pruden was 31 at that time. Investigators say it happened last summer but the information just recently came to them from children services. "The 15-year-old child did… Read More
A local urgent care doctor has been found guilty of failure to report child abuse. The verdict of the two-day jury trial for Dr. Anthony Zucco came yesterday. He was found guilty after failing to notify law enforcement or children's services after a minor victim reported she had been sexually assaulted by a family member. … Read More
Two teenage girls face charges for allegedly threatening the victim in the Steubenville rape trial. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said the two girls were arrested late Monday afternoon for making threats via Twitter. The Steubenville girls, ages 15 and 16 are in the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Center. The 16-year-old is charged with one… Read More
Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs says high risk drinking among its students is down by 15 percent over a period of six years. According to results of the Alcohol and Other Drug survey (AOD) released Tuesday high risk drinking behaviors dropped from 78 percent in 2007 to 63 percent in 2013. The survey was… Read More
Ohio University's Atrium Cafe has earned a "green" certification from the Green Restaurant Association. The nationally recognized association highlights restaurants that follow environmentally sustainable practices. The cafe is one of eight restaurants in the state to earn the certification. "Many restaurants have made positive changes, but we wanted to make a full commitment," said Fran… Read More
Wayne "The Train" Hancock, the king of juke-joint swing, will perform at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall this Thursday. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg has a preview.
The Athens City Council gave the green light to begin construction of a multimillion dollar project to improve the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The project which is estimated to cost $15.7 million will focus on improvements to water purification by replacing older water clarifiers with modernized versions. The plan also includes eliminating chlorine-based water treatment… Read More
Ohio travels to Denver on Tuesday night for the first round of the NIT, looking to bounce back from a disappointing MAC Tournament run to face the Pioneers (21-9, 16-2 WAC). Denver relies on their leading scorer Chris Udofia to do everything. The athletic forward averages 12.9 points per game on 50.7% field goal percentage…. Read More
Two award-winning journalists bestowed their career wisdom on students during a visit to the WOUB newsroom Monday afternoon. Replete with experience and expertise, CNN's Candy Crowley and Leon Harris, anchor at WJLA in Washington, D.C., talked all things journalism before kicking off Communications Week 2013 at the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium later that evening. Crowley, the… Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up a challenge to a reference to "Almighty God" in Kentucky's homeland security law. The high court on Monday rejected the case without comment. The order came seven months after the Kentucky Supreme Court made a similar decision in a lawsuit brought by the group American Athiests…. Read More
Cabell Huntington Hospital has a new helicopter for transporting patients. The hospital and HealthNet Aeromedical Services unveiled the EC-130 helicopter Monday. It includes more space for patient care and updated technology to aid flight nurses and crew members. Cabell Huntington Hospital has been using HealthNet helicopters for patient transport since 1987.
UPDATE 11:44 a.m. Ohio's private nonprofit job creation agency says it has turned over its private financial records to the state auditor to comply with a subpoena. JobsOhio spokeswoman Laura Jones said the records were delivered Tuesday ahead of a noon deadline. The agency complied despite continuing to maintain that Republican Auditor Dave Yost doesn't have… Read More
State officials say samples taken from Ohio's deer herd last year showed no evidence of chronic wasting disease for the 11th consecutive year. Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a degenerative brain disease that affects elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the state Department of Agriculture… Read More
The state fire marshal's office says three people died and two were hospitalized after a blaze at an apartment building in Bridgeport. It's not clear what caused the fire late Sunday morning at the building in Bridgeport, along the Ohio River in Belmont County. Relatives of the victims said that the three people who died… Read More
Two West Virginia residents are behind bars after being arrested in Athens for having a mobile meth lab. Deputies arrested Harley Mollohan and William Gunnoe of Saint Albans. Deputies say the car was pulled over on U.S. Route 33 and police found meth-making chemicals inside the car. Police say the car also had fake license… Read More
A man from Meigs County is facing charges after the Sheriff’s Office says he chased a man down in his car, rammed him and tried to run him off the road. The incident started with a domestic violence complaint against 31-year-old Budd J. Smith. The complaint arose after an incident in Pomeroy. The victim, Jody… Read More
After 12 hours of deliberations, the jury in the Thomas Shifflet trial is still deadlocked. A Huntington man is facing charges after a fatal crash Sunday. Details in your morning update.