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The Ohio volleyball team traveled to Europe for a series of exhibition games against European club and professional teams. Along the way, the team stopped in Italy, Slovenia and Austria and took in the sites.
Three Ohio student athletes earned NSCA All-America Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year honors. Ohio football player Beau Blankenship, field hockey player Cathryn Altdoerffer and softball player Alyssa Wolfe earned recognition for their performances on the field and in the weight room from the National Strength and Conditioning Association this week. 229 athletes from… Read More
A bill making the failure to buckle-up a primary offense in West Virginia is moving toward passage. The bill would let police pull drivers over and fine them $25 for not wearing a seat belt. It passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan, but non-unanimous voice vote on Thursday. Seat belt use is already… Read More
Second grader Claire Ingram and her classmates at Morrison Elementary in Athens are enjoying their first taste of sweet potato curry. "I can't wait to share it with my parents," said Ingram's classmate Abygale Pravin. That's exactly what Michelle Corrigan hopes to happen. Corrigan coordinates Live Healthy Appalachia's Food is Elementary program, a national program… Read More
Lawmakers are again seeking to remove pay tolls from the West Virginia Turnpike. The House of Delegates voted 97-1 Wednesday to a measure that aims to abolish them by mid-2020. The Turnpike's parent agency is scheduled to pay off bonds by then. The tolls have supplied revenues to pay off those financing debts. But critics… Read More
Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series returns with author Penelope Niven, who will discuss her latest work on the playwright Thornton Wilder, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 8. Niven’s lecture, which will be in the Alma McDonough Auditorium, is the fourth of five performances/talks scheduled for the 2012-13 Esbenshade Series. Niven’s book, Thornton Wilder: A Life, is… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said one person has been killed in a single-vehicle crash near Ironton Thursday morning. Dispatchers say the accident happened about one mile out of Ohio 650 at about 9:20 a.m. OSHP says the driver hit a utility pole. The name of the person killed has not been released.
In conjunction with the exhibit FANTASTIC! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett, the Kennedy Museum of Art will host "A Conversation with Sandy Plunkett" on April 11. In this Studio B interview, the Athens-based artist describes what it's like to draw iconic superheroes such as Spider Man and Black Panther.
The West Virginia Senate has heeded Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's call to cut $28 million from the current state budget. A bill passed unanimously to the House on Wednesday responds to faltering tax revenues and the governor's recent hiring freeze. The cuts include $4.3 million for local economic development aid. Another $3.5 million reflects Public… Read More
UPDATE 5:11 p.m. Police say witnesses told investigators that a West Virginia man was alone when he fatally shot a sheriff eating lunch in his patrol car. Mingo County Drug Task Force Commander and Williamson Chief of Police Dave Rockel says police still don't know why Tennis Melvin Maynard shot Sheriff Eugene Crum…. Read More
UPDATE 10:42 a.m. A self-styled street preacher who teamed up with a high school student in a deadly plot to lure men with bogus Craigslist job offers has been sentenced to death. A judge in Akron sentenced 53-year-old Richard Beasley on Thursday. The jury that convicted him recommended last week that he be executed. Beasley was… Read More
Authorities say one firefighter has been injured battling a blaze at a central Ohio warehouse, which is expected to continue burning overnight. About 60 firefighters from as many as 13 departments responded to the fire that broke out at an industrial park around 3 p.m. Wednesday near Chillicothe in Ross County. The injured firefighter suffered… Read More
A man is charged with arson for setting multiple fires in an Ohio University residence hall. There is a limit now imposed on camper and trailer sites in Moundsville, West Virginia. Details in your morning update.