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The Ohio Bobcats (4-19, 1-2) dropped their third game in a row, losing 4-1 to the Cincinnati Bearcats (8-13) at Marge Schott Field on Tuesday. Sophomore Tyler Wells and senior Dan Schmidt combined for four of the team’s six hits to lead the Bobcats offensively. Schmidt also extended his hitting streak to a season-high, 10… Read More
Something new is brewing at at a well-known Athens brewery. Jackie O's Local Pub & Brewery's new facility on Campbell Street in Athens is part of a plan to begin selling its beers in supermarkets across the state. "With this new facility, we're going to be able to really produce a lot more beer and… Read More
The West Virginia Senate will vote on a bill that would require certain school administrators to serve as substitute teachers. The bill would exempt county superintendents but would require any other administrator with a teaching certificate to substitute teach three days per year. The bill's sponsor Sen. Larry Edgell said that there are three purposes… Read More
A bill passed by the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee would take the licenses of drivers who refuse a blood test after an arrest. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin proposed the change to try to crack down on drugged driving in the state. Currently drivers can lose their licenses for refusing a breath test after being… Read More
UPDATE 4:16 PM A unanimous West Virginia Supreme Court has suspended a family court judge without pay for the rest of his term. Tuesday's ruling blocks Putnam County Family Court Judge William Watkins from returning to the bench through the end of his term in December 2016. The justices also censured Watkins for 24 separate… Read More
An Ohio judge has postponed sentencing of a self-styled street preacher in the murders of three down-and-out men lured by Craigslist job offers after a defense attorney fell ill. Judge Lynne Callahan in Akron rescheduled 53-year-old Richard Beasley's sentencing for April 4. Last week the jury that convicted Beasley voted that he should be executed…. Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Baseball Hall of Fame writer Paul Hagen. Hagen is to be honored at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend July 27–28 in Cooperstown, N.Y., for his tireless dedication to sports journalism. In December 2012, Hagen also… Read More
The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Ohio guard D.J. Cooper to the NABC Division I District 14 First Team. Cooper earned second team NABC honors following his junior season. He was one of 242 student-athletes from 24 districts selected for the honor. Buffalo’s Javon McCrea, Akron’s Zeke Marshall, Toledo’s Rian Pearson and Kent… Read More
Guitarist Tim Reynolds in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from March of 2009.
The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would give legislators a better sense of the economic impact of the bills they consider. The bill passed unanimously Tuesday authorizes the governor, the Senate president or the House speaker to request a jobs impact statement for any piece of proposed legislation. It would order the… Read More
Ohio University Campus Recycling has created a visual representation of how recyclable materials can add up over the course of just four weeks. The group is in the process of creating a giant sculpture at the former Howard Hall site comprised of four weeks' worth of recycled #1 and #2 plastics collected on campus. The… Read More
Beginning in July, Huntington residents will no longer be able to keep couches on their front porches. A new ordinance prohibits residents from storing upholstered furniture, mattresses and other items that aren't intended for outdoor use on porches or in front yards. Building materials also can't be stored outdoors unless they're for a permitted project… Read More
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis says an advisory group will be established regarding developments on The Ridges. The advisory committee will include representatives from the City of Athens, Athens County and Athens Township. City officials and President McDavis met Monday to discuss the new group. Attendees include Mayor Paul Wiehl, Athens City Council President Jim… Read More
An Athens resident says she hopes the U.S. Supreme Court heard the message of equality during the Court's first major examination of gay rights in 10 years. Ginny Blakely, local member of Parents, Friends & Families of Lesbians And Gays (P-FLAG), says marriage equality is a multifaceted issue. "This is what I'm talking about when… Read More
A Meigs County fiscal clerk is in trouble with the law. Ohio University President Roderick McDavis met with local leaders to discuss plans for The Ridges. Details in your morning update.