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Game one: Ohio 2, Ohio State 4 Ohio softball fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes in game one of a doubleheader, 4-2. The Bobcats lost despite stellar performances pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey and catcher Lauren Gellerman. Dorsey (9-6) allowed four runs and struck out nine in a complete game. Though the freshman pitcher allowed four… Read More
An environmental group says coal mining employment in 2011 and 2012 was the highest in 15 years, despite claims that President Barack Obama is waging war on the industry. Appalachian Voices said Tuesday that federal data show the average number of jobs was 15 percent higher under Obama than under George W. Bush. In a… Read More
Police officers are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Nelsonville pharmacy last week. The Nelsonville Police Department says the unknown suspect walked into the Fruth Pharmacy on Friday at around 6:49 p.m. and went directly to the pharmacy. Police say the suspect jumped the counter, showed the employees a firearm and demanded medication…. Read More
The Ohio House has preserved a portion of the statewide income-tax cut proposed by Gov. John Kasich in its version of the state operating budget, marking a partial victory for the Republican governor. House budget changes released Tuesday included a 7-percent income tax reduction over two years. That compares to a 20-percent reduction over three… Read More
Ohio freshman Savannah Jo Dorsey was named MAC East Pitcher of the Week by league offices Tuesday. It is the second time Dorsey has earned the honor this season. In three appearances over the weekend for Ohio, Dorsey pitched 10.2 innings of scoreless softball while striking out 13 batters. Dorsey began the weekend with a… Read More
Those looking to stay at Beech Fork State Park's campgrounds can now make reservations online. The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says many of the Wayne County parks 275 campground sites can be reserved online. The park near Barboursville and Huntington features the largest state park campground in the state park system. Official say… Read More
The Maryland medical examiner's office says two Navy divers who died in a test pond at Aberdeen Proving Ground in February accidentally drowned. Spokesman Bruce Goldfarb said Monday that the agency isn't authorized to release any other autopsy information about the three divers who perished earlier this year at the Army installation about 20 miles… Read More
“If I don’t lose my voice by the end of the weekend, I’m not doing my job.” This sentiment expressed by senior Biz Eyrise is quite indicative of how the Ohio softball team operates in the dugout and on the field at every single game. Attending a softball game at the Ohio University Women’s Softball… Read More
The West Virginia State Police officials are kicking off an enforcement initiative to cut down on distracted driving. Officials said Monday afternoon that Operation Chain Reaction is in full swing. Through the initiative funded by federal grants, troopers will be on the roadways in an attempt to identify distracted drivers. While most usually consider distracted… Read More
UPDATE: 3:05 PM Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies believe a suspect in the robbery of a Wheelersburg bank is also connected to the Monday robbery of a Proctorville bank. The Scioto County Sheriff's Office and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office have named Elvis Kerns, 34, of Wheelersburg as the suspect for the Friday robbery of the… Read More
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a former southeast Ohio mayor accused of raping a child has been found guilty of rape and other charges. DeWine says a Morgan County jury on Monday convicted former Stockport Mayor Michael Shane Shuster of 21 felony counts. There were six counts of rape, eight counts of gross sexual… Read More
A former Marietta City Schools employee could face jail time for stealing more than $145,000 from the school district. Former Assistant Treasurer Barbara Mincks changed her plea to guilty to one count of theft Monday. Prosecutors say she wrote herself checks and embezzled thousands of dollars. The court ordered her to pay full restitution and… Read More
Police say a body found along railroad tracks has been identified as that of a missing Huntington man. Family members reported 55-year-old Kenneth Nash missing on April 2. Huntington Police Sgt. John Williams said that a resident found Nash's truck in heavy brush on Saturday. Nash's body was found about 15 feet away from the… Read More
A central Ohio police chief says a 21-year-old woman was beaten to death in a neighborhood brawl last month when she jumped in after two teens had already started fighting in the street. Circleville Police Chief Wayne Gray says that the March 27 melee started after someone reported a break-in at a neighbor's home. Chief… Read More
Singer-songwriter Peter Case featured in performance at the Fur Peace Station concert hall at the ranch from 2009.
Tomorrow marks the 28th Ohio University Spring Literary Festival, and fest coordinator David Wanczyk says it’s not just for the bookworms. According to Wanczyk, the visiting authors, who are scheduled to speak on subjects ranging from animals to health and healing, will give appealing and entertaining lectures and readings.
The last of four men to be sentenced for brutally beating an elderly Athens County woman will serve 20 years in prison. Judge Michael Ward sentenced Brandon Baker, 20, yesterday. Baker pleaded guilty in February to a number of charges including aggravated robbery, felonious assault and attempted murder. In January of 2012, Baker and his… Read More
A former Marietta City Schools employee could face jail time for stealing money. The suspect in the killing of Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum is expected to survive his gunshot wound. Details in your morning update.