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Athens City Council held a public hearing regarding the annexation of the former Columbia Gas property along East State Street at their meeting Monday evening. Mayor Paul Wiehl said the annexation was requested by the current owners so that they could invite potential developers to use the property. Once annexed into the city, the property… Read More
Most college football players begin their freshman careers in the summer after they graduate, but for a select group of football players who enroll early, spring is when it all begins for them. By starting earlier, the players get extra time to learn Ohio’s schemes and adjust to the college level of play. It’s an… Read More
The Society of Professional Journalists, Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards, has awarded two first place awards to WOUB student reporters. First place was awarded to Sandhya Kambhampati, Keara Vickers and Seaira Christian-Daniels in the Television General News Reporting for “Voice of the Voters: Ohio University.” The story was featured on Washington Week with Gwen… Read More
During last season’s 38-31 victory over the Buffalo Bulls in Peden Stadium, Ohio saw a passing of the torch, though not quite how they wanted it to happen. Jordan Thompson, a redshirt senior and arguably the greatest tight end in Ohio University history, suffered a season-ending ACL tear, effectively ending his career as Bobcat. The… Read More
Firefighters are putting out hotspots from one of two brush fires that shut down roads in Athens County Monday. The fire forced crews to close Ervin Road at Radford Road. Another fire caused Fisher Road to close for a period of time. According to firefighters no structures have been damaged. No word on how many… Read More
Ohio Volleyball announced Monday that the program will welcome two new student-athletes for the 2013 season. Alexis Pinson, a middle blocker, and Brooke Coleman, a setter, will sport the Green and White this fall. Pinson is a graduate student transfer from Arizona State, and Coleman is an incoming freshman from Plano West High School in… Read More
Deputies are searching for a man who held up a Lawrence County bank Monday afternoon. Sheriff Jeff Lawless said a man robbed the U.S. Bank on County Road 107 in Proctorville around 12:25 p.m. Monday and ran away on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Lawless said the man tried to cash a check… Read More
An Ohio lawmaker is pursing changes to a new state law that she says will help reduce the demand behind human trafficking. Victims of human trafficking often are prostituted or pushed to work against their will in sweatshop-type jobs. Some are girls as young as 11. State Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Toledo Democrat, said Monday… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Tom Hodson talks with Bob Deans, the associate director of communications and chief spokesperson for the National Resources Defense Council. Deans has served as White House correspondent for Cox Media, chief Asia correspondent for the Atlantic Journal Constitution, as well as the president of the White… Read More
A new report says Ohio should reduce the number of times a child enters and exits the foster care system and give foster parents more input into court proceedings involving the children in their care. The Ohio Foster Care Advisory Group also recommends improving the system governing court-appointed lawyers who look out for… Read More
A man wanted for a Cabell County murder is now behind bars. West Virginia State Police say Terry "Boots" Morton was arrested by the FBI in Redford, Mich. Saturday night. Police say Morton led police on a high-speed chase, crashed his car, and fled on foot before being caught. Morton is wanted in connection with… Read More
West Virginia health departments dealing with shrinking federal funding will not be able to charge for HIV testing. In the last two years, West Virginia has lost more than $600,000 of federal money for HIV-AIDS programs. A bill that passed the Senate unanimously would have let health departments charge people or insurers for HIV testing…. Read More
A Belmont County high school athlete is joining the Ohio Bobcats football team in the fall. St. Clairsville wide receiver/cornerback Jerrid Marhefka has accepted a walk-on position to play wide receiver for the Bobcats. Marhefka led his team to a 15-1 record in his senior season and an appearance in the Division IV state final…. Read More
Ohio Football defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow pays a visit to the SportsBeat booth to talk defensive line depth, returning players, and overall expectations for this year’s Bobcat defense.
SportsBeat host Pat Moore sits down with Ohio Wrestling’s Cody Walters and gets his thoughts on being a part of a young, talented team, winning a MAC title, and being an All-American.
The cost for the average gallon of gas in Ohio has dropped by 7.7 cents this past week, according to the website GasBuddy.com. Ohio motorists can now expect to pay an average of $3.52 per gallon. Prices across the nation also dropped by an average of four cents, down to $3.58 per gallon. This week's… Read More
We're not in Kansas–or The Plains, Ohio–anymore. At least not if the cast of Athens High School's The Wizard of Oz can help it. This weekend, audiences will be whisked away to a land of Munchkins, witches and ruby slippers, and Dorothy and the rest of the gang will be along for the ride.
Police in the Ohio town of Coshocton say a teenager was fatally stabbed outside a bar there over the weekend. Coshocton police said 18-year-old Matthew Gadfield was stabbed just after midnight Sunday. Witnesses reported hearing an argument outside the Cedar Street Inn just prior to Gadfield being found bleeding from chest wounds. He died at… Read More
The air traffic control towers at three West Virginia airports will remain open until mid-June under a move by federal officials. The Federal Aviation Administration is delaying the closing of 149 airport control towers until June 15 in order to deal with legal challenges. Those include the Mid Ohio Valley, Wheeling Ohio County and Greenbrier… Read More
Monday is the deadline for Ohioans to register to vote for the May 7 primary election. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says voters who have moved since the last election need to update their voting address at MyOhioVote.com by Monday if they plan to vote. Voter registration forms are available at that website or… Read More
Pleasant Valley Hospital has laid off 69 workers at its facilities in West Virginia and Ohio. Hospital officials tell media outlets that 32 workers voluntarily agreed to be laid off. All the affected workers received severance packages. Layoffs occurred at the hospital's main campus in Point Pleasant and at its offices in Jackson County and… Read More
Gas prices have gone down in the past week in Ohio. ODOT doesn't know where the highway speed increases will take place yet. Details in your morning update.