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A large pile of empty bottles and containers might seem like trash to most people, but to a group of Ohio University students, a large mound of plastic that sits in the center of campus sends an important message. Over a four week period, OU students piled hundreds of bags filled with thousands of bottles… Read More
Athens Police Department is putting plans to implement a new cell phone search software on hold in light of recent privacy concerns expressed by Athens City Council members Monday. Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers said the OU Police Department and the Athens Police Department had discussed jointly purchasing a software upgrade, which would allow… Read More
The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill requiring that school administrators serve as substitute teachers for three days each year. The bill passed Wednesday gives exemptions to county superintendents and administrators who have never held a teaching or administrative certificate. Existing state law declares that West Virginia faces a critical shortage of substitute teachers,… Read More
Ohio University and Athens Police Departments plans to implement a new cell phone search software are put on hold. The cell phone search software would allow officers to search cell phones they have in their legal possesion. This software would specifically be used to aquire information about anyone who has been arrested for a crime. Ohio University… Read More
The University at Buffalo has hired former Duke guard Bobby Hurley as its new men's basketball head coach. He becomes the 12th men's basketball coach in Buffalo's history. "As we consider to foster our role as the flagship athletic department for the state of New York, the appointment of Coach Hurley sends a clear statement… Read More
The West Virginia Senate introduced an ambitious plan to give free school breakfasts and lunches to every child in the state, from kindergarten through 12th grade. The bill announced Wednesday would fund the expanded lunch programs through private donations and grants. The Department of Education and every county board of education would establish nonprofit funds… Read More
Not enough of Ohio's high school seniors are graduating says the state's new school superintendent. Dr. Richard Ross says Ohio ranks 23rd in the nation in the percentage of high school seniors that receive a diploma according to the US Department of Education. However, of the 80 percent of students that graduate, Ross says… Read More
Ohio high school students aren't graduating, says Ohio's new superintendent. Doctor Richard Ross, recently sworn in as the states 37th superintendent, says that the high school graduation rate for the state is far too low. The U.S Department of Education shows that in Ohio 80 percent of high school students receive a diploma… Read More
The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 2.5 magnitude earthquake in Gallia County. The agency reported the quake at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday. They say the epicenter is 9 miles south of Gallipolis along Cargo Road. That's in the Crown City area. The quake was reported at a depth of 9.3 miles.
Free tax preparation is available for West Virginia wage earners who meet certain income limits. The West Virginia State Law Library is offering the tax assistance for residents who earn less than $49,000. The program is limited to the preparation and electronic filing of simple tax returns. Appointments are necessary and can be made by… Read More
UPDATE 2:08 p.m. A spokeswoman with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation says the suspect shot by a Coshocton County deputy sheriff has died. The suspect was shot after a pursuit that started in Muskingum County Tuesday night. Coshocton County Sheriff Timothy Rogers said one of his deputies was injured in a crash during the pursuit…. Read More
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 conduct violations. The… Read More
The cost of gas is leveling off in West Virginia after months of rising fuel prices. The AAA's weekly fuel gauge reports a 3-cent decline in the price per gallon of gas. The statewide average is $3.72 a gallon, which remains higher than the national average of $3.65. While the U.S. average is down 12… Read More
A Parkersburg High School gym teacher will now have to wait an entire month to get his job back. The Wood County Board of Education decided Tuesday Jesse Young's suspension will be extended to 30 days for his role in a Harlem Shake video earlier this month. The video was posted online showing students dancing… Read More
A Parkersburg High School teacher's suspension has been extended. Huntington City Council passed a "junk" ordinance. Details in your morning update.