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Everything seemed to click for the Bobcats (7-24) Wednesday night, as the team downed Eastern Kentucky, 10-3, on the night. Ohio’s offense exploded to the tune of 10 runs on 15 hits and the bullpen held the Colonels’ offense stagnant for most of the night. After giving up a combined 35 runs in the past… Read More
The Ohio University School of Music will present the annual Opera Theater Scenes concert this Friday, April 12, featuring a variety of operatic highlights and scenes from lyric theater. Titled "Songs of Travelers," the performance will take place at the Ridges Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Operatic highlights from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Massenet’s Cendrillon will… Read More
A rare floor debate broke out in the West Virginia Senate over how a state committee should mete out future grants to improve broadband access. The Senate adopted an amendment Wednesday that tells the state's broadband counsel to prioritize Internet access for everyone before considering upgrades for some communities. Sen. Robert Plymale said that access… Read More
Ohio University police officers are searching for a college-aged male who could be connected to a breaking and entering incident at an OU dorm early Wednesday morning. According to an crime alert issued by the OU Police Department on Wendesday, officers recieved a report at 9:20 a.m. from a female OU student who said an… Read More
Three members of the women’s indoor track & field team were recognized for their efforts in the classroom, being named to the Academic All-MAC team for the season on Wednesday. Senior Kiley Mathews (3.41 GPA) and juniors Juli Accurso (3.86 GPA) and Melissa Thompson (3.87 GPA) were chosen to represent Ohio on the annual list…. Read More
Three members of the women’s indoor track & field team were recognized for their efforts in the classroom, being named to the Academic All-MAC team for the season on Wednesday. Senior Kiley Mathews (3.41 GPA) and juniors Juli Accurso (3.86 GPA) and Melissa Thompson (3.87 GPA) were chosen to represent Ohio on the annual… Read More
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's attempt to improve West Virginia public schools is becoming law. The governor signed his wide-ranging education measure Wednesday. The Capitol ceremony attracted lawmakers from both parties as well as other supporters. The new law offers counties more leeway for setting school calendars and hiring educators. It offers to help teachers in… Read More
A bid to grant more local control to West Virginia cities and towns now targets some gun ordinances. The House of Delegates on Wednesday amended a proposal to continue an experiment with home rule. This pilot program has allowed four West Virginia cities to cut red tape, reduce blight and improve finances. The bill invites… Read More
The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses. But a statement Wednesday from agency's Board… Read More
This weekend The Union Bar & Grill will host the 18th annual Blackoutfest, a yearly celebration of underground punk/garage music, presented by Athens’ own Blackout Booking. “It’s a weekend that’s jam-packed with some great rock and roll music and awesome Athens bands, too. It’s always been that way,” said Brian Koscho, who will play a… Read More
Ohio is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters to launch a new initiative to help foster children who "age out" of the system. Ohio Job and Family Services and the nonprofit announced the project on Wednesday to help young adults from the foster-care system make a smoother transition to adulthood and independent living. The agency… Read More
This weekend, Ohio University School of Dance seniors will showcase their work during the annual Senior Dance Concert, taking place Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Shirley Wimmer Theater.
A Parkersburg man is sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. Terry David McVey,60, was sentenced Monday in Huntington. McVey admitted he collected at least 300 pictures of children having sex or performing sexual acts. He pleaded guilty to the federal charge in December.
Police say a missing Scioto County woman is believed to be in extreme danger. The Portsmouth Police Department says 25-year-old Megan Lancaster of New Boston has been missing since last Wednesday. Her parents say she has been living in Wheelersburg. Lancaster's car was found Friday abandoned at a fast food restaurant in Portsmouth.
Parkersburg city employees will be getting a pay raise. Parkersburg City Council members approved the raise in an 8-1 vote yesterday. Base pay will increase two dollars an hour for the police department and one dollar an hour for the fire department. All other full and part-time employees will receive a 70 cent raise.
Scioto County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two men that robbed a convenience store. A missing Scioto County woman is believed to be in extreme danger. Details in your morning update.
Jeffrey Matheny has been appointed to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the Parkersburg resident's appointment Tuesday. Matheny fills the seat vacated by Gregory K. Smith, who resigned last month. Matheny is president of Parkersburg-based Physician's Business Office, a medical billing and physician practice management company. He… Read More
The Huntington regional office for the Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting its fourth annual job fair. The VetSuccess Employment Expo is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mountwest Community & Technical College in Huntington. Officials say veterans and service members will have the opportunity to meet with potential… Read More