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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.