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D.J. Cooper, Walter Offutt, Reggie Keely, David McKinley, Ivo Baltic and Nick Goff will leave Ohio's program, after making a mark that will never be forgotten. The group will go down as one of the best classes in Ohio basketball history.
A proposal to increase Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways has cleared the state Senate. Wednesday's 27-6 vote comes after a legislative panel worked out differences between House and Senate versions of the transportation bill. Under the measure, Ohio's transportation department would set the maximum speed limit for interstate freeway outerbelts… Read More
The Mid-American Conference announced its Women’s Track Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, and Ohio runner Juli Accurso took home the hardware for the second time this season. On Friday, Accurso broke the Ohio school record at the Wake Forest Open with a first place time of 16:21.56. The second-place finisher crossed the finish line… Read More
Ohio Bobcat Softball (13-10) announced Wednesday that it will host a doubleheader on Thursday against the IPFW Mastodons. The first game of the two is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. IPFW’s record currently stands at 10-6, and they are a winner of two of its last three contests. The Mastodons are members of the… Read More
Troubled youth in southeast Ohio now have new places to go for help. Sojourners Care Network has expanded its Safe Place locations by eleven. Director of Communications Shelly Horvath says the purpose of Safe Place sites is to aid runaway youth. The new sites are located in Nelsonville, Gallipolis, Chillicothe and Ross County. There are… Read More
The second of three suspects has pleaded guilty in the killing of a woman found covered in burns and wailing on a rural Ohio roadside. Monica Washington, 25, of Canton pleaded guilty to aggravated murder Monday in Muskingum County. County prosecutor Michael Haddox said Washington agreed to testify and his office removed the possibility of… Read More
School officials from a northeast Ohio district say they're relieved that the case is over against a teen convicted of shooting and killing three students in a high school cafeteria in February 2012. The Chardon School District says in a statement Wednesday that the sentencing of 18-year-old T.J. Lane will allow families of the victims,… Read More
The first public performances in the Zanesville Museum of Art’s 2013 Musical Color program series will be on Saturday, April 6, and Saturday, May 4. The April 6 concerts will be titled "American Songbook," and consist of American classics and early 20th century songs by female composers. The May 4 concerts will feature a Classical… Read More
A man from Washington state accused of mailing LSD to a Roane County couple has been extradited to West Virginia. Chad Renzelman, 32, was booked into the Central Regional Jail early Wednesday morning. Renzelman is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Renee Honaker, who investigators say died after taking some of… Read More
The West Virginia Senate voted unanimously to allow online voting registration. Under the bill passed Wednesday, online registration would require the same information of prospective voters as in-person registration currently does. The big difference is that prospective voters would be able to electronically sign their forms, similar to what is done on electronic tax filings…. Read More
Ohio's attorney general says he'll provide grant money for new regional sexual assault coordinators to oversee direct and comprehensive services for victims of sexual assault. Attorney General Mike DeWine said Wednesday a recently completed survey found that 52 of Ohio's 88 counties do not offer such services. The attorney general says it is crucial that… Read More
Telephone scammers are preying on the unemployed in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services wants Ohioans to be aware of two telephone identity theft scams. One scam asks for a credit card number and other personal information to be hired for a job. The other requires a Social Security number in order… Read More
A former Gallia Academy Middle School band director will not spend time in jail for sending inappropriate pictures to a student. Last month, John Seals, 26, pleaded guilty to disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth-degree felony. Investigators said they found inappropriate photographs that Seals sent through text to a male student who was under… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith. Smith has been shooting portraits of celebrities, athletes and executives for numerous magazines and advertisers for over 30 years and currently serves as the president of Editorial Photographers. Hodson and Smith discuss some… Read More
Technology plays a huge role in our daily lives. Whether it's texting, running groceries through the checkout line or simply channel surfing while sitting on the couch, we're all tech-heads to some extent.
Our dependence–or infatuation–with technology will be examined this Thursday during a free screening of Small, Beautifully Moving Parts, the next film in the Athena Cinema's "Science on Screen" series.
The Athens County Board of Commissioners plans on making an offer in the next few weeks to purchase a piece of property that will be the new home of the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, Commissioner Lenny Eliason says. Plans are to remodel the former Southeast Import Superstore car dealership on Columbus Road. Eliason said the… Read More
Police have charged a Hurricane man with a string of thefts at motels in Cabell County. The stolen items include $21,000 worth of instruments belonging to the Lincoln County High School marching band. Media outlets report that 31-year-old Justin Brafford is charged with three counts of felony grand larceny and one… Read More
A Beverly toddler is dead after a household member left the boy unattended in a bathtub. The household member told police the toddler was taking a bath when he left him to make a snack. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two-year-old boy was found unresponsive in the bathtub by the family member on… Read More
A 21-year-old Marine from Ohio was among the seven who died after a mortar shell explosion during mountain warfare training in Nevada's high desert. Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Taylor's grandfather, Larry Stephens, confirmed Wednesday that he was killed in the training exercise Monday night. Stephens says his grandson fulfilled a nearly… Read More
West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in February to 7.3 percent. WorkForce West Virginia said Tuesday that the number of unemployed state residents decreased by 1,400 to 58,800. The goods-producing sector saw an employment gain of 1,600, while the service-providing sector gained 1,200 jobs. Within the goods-producing sector, job… 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
A Washington County fugitive has been arrested in West Virginia. A Washington County toddler died in a bathtub after being left unattended. Details in your morning update.
It's time to sign up for an annual trash pickup along West Virginia's roads. The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting registrations for the April 27 Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup. The deadline to register is April 12. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate. The cleanup can involve almost any road… Read More
The head of a Texas company planning a $500 million plastics plant near Wheeling is the keynote speaker at a gas industry conference in Charleston. The West Virginia Methane to Manufacturing Ethane Development Conference runs Wednesday and Thursday at the Civic Center. Chief Executive Officer James Cutler of Appalachian Resins is speaking Wednesday morning, along… Read More
The winningest class in Ohio men’s basketball history saw their careers come to an end Tuesday night, as the Bobcats lost in the first round of the NIT, 61-57, on the road to Denver. Ohio went to their seniors late in the game, looking for a piece of magic that they’ve had all throughout their… Read More