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Junior swimmer Laurin Williams posted her second best 500 yard freestyle time of the year at the NCAA Championships Thursday. However, the 4:48.58 finish was not fast enough to put Williams in the finals, as she finished 51st. Amber McDermott, a sophomore from the University of Georgia, was the top qualifier with a time 4:36.26…. Read More
A bill setting in motion Gov. John Kasich's plan for a $1.5 billion Ohio Turnpike bond sale and increasing Ohio's speed limit to 70 mph on rural interstate highways has cleared the state Legislature. The Ohio House passed the two-year transportation budget 63-28 on Thursday. Kasich is expected to sign it. The measure allots more… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, George Eberts, Tom O’Grady and Bob Eichenberg of the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society discuss some recent astronomical events in the late winter night sky. Eberts, O'Grady and Eichenberg also dicuss the recent comet sighting in Chelyabinsk, Russia, among other topics. For more information on the Southeast Ohio… Read More
The Ohio Field Hockey team received a 2012 National Academic Team Award and some individual Bobcats earned individual academic honor as well. Ohio placed 10 student-athletes on the 2012 National Field Hockey Coach Association (NFHCA) Division One National Academic Squad. Caelyn Hartley earned an exclusive spot on the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA Division I of… Read More
The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court has appointed a special judge to oversee the work of a grand jury investigating possible new charges related to the rape of a 16-year-old girl last summer. Thursday's appointment follows a request by Jefferson County judge Frank Bruzzese for an outside judge because of ongoing local controversy… Read More
A group of self-identified Ohio conservatives says it's parting ways with the state Republican party because of recent events including U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's policy shift in favor of same-sex marriage. More than 80 signed an open letter sent Thursday, including former state legislators, tea party leaders and issue advocates. They cite Republican Gov. John… Read More
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's second major piece of legislation has passed the West Virginia Senate. Tomblin's prison reform bill passed the Senate Thursday on a 33-0 vote. Unlike his education bill, which passed only after significant changes, the prison bill passed without major amendments. The bill would ensure that all prisoners are under supervision immediately… Read More
West Virginia's House of Delegates wants gun control off the table as Congress considers responses to the latest mass shootings. A non-binding resolution adopted Thursday says millions of law-abiding gun owners should not be punished for the acts of evil people. The measure instead says the threat comes from dangerous criminals and the seriously mentally… Read More
SportsBeat's Pat Moore goes one on one with Ohio Baseball sophomore outfielder Tyler Wells, talking about initial thoughts on the baseball season, and the benefits of playing baseball in a basketball player's body.
WOUB's weekly sports radio show, SportsBeat, catches up with Ohio Baseball's new head coach Rob Smith on his thoughts regarding the young season.
The Ohio University School of Music will present the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo this Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have been described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the… Read More
An inmate at the Meigs County jail was found dead Wednesday morning says the Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood. Sheriff Wood says that all inmates were transported to surrounding facilities until the investigation is completed. The inmate's name and the cause of his death will not be released until the end of the investigation. The… Read More
Every spring across the nation thousands of pro-football hopefuls get the opportunity to work out in front of NFL scouts at their teams’ Pro Day. For 14 Ohio University seniors, that day was Wednesday afternoon – before a group of scouts from teams across the league. Despite the frigid temperatures and with wind gusts up… Read More
A central Ohio dog trainer is facing dozens of charges after authorities found dogs without water being held in filthy kennels. The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office said Cory Dewberry,39, turned himself in and pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday. His attorney said he did nothing wrong. The local humane society and deputies raided the… Read More
Accusations of inappropriate teacher behavior in Ohio are on the rise. Ohio Department of Education records say the number of accusations have tripled since 2007. Some experts attribute the increased cases of bad teacher behavior to social media and a better system for reporting the conduct. The problems have included lewd text messages, inappropriate Facebook… Read More
Five Scioto County residents are among 44 people named in a federal indictment in a broad case of health care fraud involving prescription painkillers and medical services that were illegitimate. William Ashley Smith, Robert Scott Dials, 25 and Nathan Reed, 31, are all from Portsmouth. Cherish Lewis, 26 and Josh Barnes, 33, are both from… Read More
The West Virginia House has delayed a bill that would expand the state's very successful drug court program. Wednesday marked the second time this week that the House Health Committee failed to vote on the proposal, requesting more study. The proposal would allow the state Supreme Court to shift about $1.4 million in drug treatment… Read More
Two Ashland, KY men face up to 30 years in prison after a federal jury convicted them on charges related to operating a motorcycle theft ring. After a three-week trial in London, a jury Tuesday convicted Richard Meade, 65, and 53-year-old Mark Justice. A third defendant, George Ferguson, 64, was acquitted. The U.S. Attorney's office… Read More
A state Department of Agriculture spokesman says a water buffalo and her calf were found abandoned in Jackson County could be headed to auction. Spokesman Buddy Davidson said the water buffaloes would be sold to the highest bidder. He says no date has been set for the auction, which would have to be publicized in… Read More
UPDATE 4:34 PM A new scholarship program is being launched to encourage Ohio students to become high-tech inventors and entrepreneurs. Believe in Ohio will be a youth commercialization and entrepreneurship program offering incentives for achievements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The new program was previewed Thursday at a breakfast reception in Columbus. Ohio has… Read More
A man is arrested in Athens for meth. A Gallia County teenager might face expulsion for bringing a pellet gun to school Details in your morning update.