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The Ohio men's golf team is in seventh place after two rounds of golf at the Kemper Invitational. The Bobcats shot a combined 604 in the two rounds, 301 in the first and 303 in the second. The team is 37 strokes behind first place Northwestern. Ohio's top golfer of the day was Connor Coldwater… Read More
A 2003 graduate of Ohio University says she was in a neighboring building when two bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. In an audio interview with WOUB, Anne Slusser describes the scene following the explosions.
Athens City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance Monday authorizing the mayor to apply for a Nature Works grant with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The $22,000 grant will be used to build a wheelchair access ramp at Sells Park off East State Street. Council member Steve Patterson, who sponsored the ordinance, said the construction… Read More
UPDATE 7:02 p.m. Two Ohio University staff members, a former OU men’s track student-athlete and the owner of a local Chinese restaurant were running in the Boston Marathon where spectators and runners described twin explosions that shook the finish line Monday. Michele Fiala, an OU Assistant Professor of Oboe, said she was in the family… Read More
UPDATE 6:21 p.m. President Obama vowed those responsible for the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon "will feel the full weight of justice." Obama made his remarks Monday evening from the White House about three hours after the blasts. At least two people were killed and 50 injured. Obama has been in touch… Read More
Despair. That’s what the country saw from Cleveland fans after Lebron James announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat in June 2010. Why would one player’s departure leave the entire city in such a tailspin? Ohio University and WOUB alumna Kirsten Browning investigates why fans felt such hopelessness with… Read More
At least one person was seriously injured walking back from the annual NumberFest music festival on Saturday. Athens County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) said the 19-year-old female victim reportedly fell from the bridge on State Route 56 near the event site. The woman was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and then transported by helicopter to… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats (19-20, 4-8) lost their seventh straight game on Sunday after they were defeated by the Ball State Cardinals, 8-4. The Bobcats could not overcome the big bats of the away team, and now own a losing record. “(Ball State) capitalized with runners on (base) in big ways and they’re a good hitting… Read More
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) recently demonstrated a new piece of technology aimed at reducing the number of crashes in construction zones. ODOT unveiled the new equipment, known as variable speed limit trailers, as part of its observance of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. According to an ODOT press release, the variable speed… Read More
A report from the Kentucky Drug Control Policy Office says the number of methamphetamine labs found in the state in 2012 has dropped after a peak year. The report lists 1,060 labs being discovered last year, a slight drop from the peak year of 1,233 found in 2011. Until last year, the number of meth… Read More
It's International Week at Ohio University and the Office of Education Abroad is hoping to draw many hungry visitors. The "Taste of Study Abroad" event will be held in the Grover Center atrium on Wednesday, April 17 from 5-7 p.m. The event will feature free food samples from around the world and representatives from several… Read More
Producing a film festival-quality documentary is no easy task, yet OU students planned, produced and edited a 20-minute film in just six weeks—all overseas, no less. Created as part of a study abroad program, Made in Donegal touches on Ireland's recent potential to boost its economy through its bountiful, yet neglected, local food industry.
A fire in Nelsonville destroyed an apartment building. Kentucky motorists will see a change when they register their vehicles next year. Details in your morning update.
Ohio's new license plate design is out. The state is phasing out its old license plate and offering the new design starting Monday. It's called "Ohio Pride" and its background features 46 slogans describing the Buckeye State. Ohio Gov. John Kasich went to the Columbus College of Art and Design to recruit students to help… Read More
Authorities have retrieved the body of a missing West Virginia man from the Ohio River. Carl Austin Travis, 22, of Parkersburg, W.Va., had disappeared while on leave from the U.S. Navy. He was declared missing after failing to return to the USS Halyburton in Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 22. His family reported losing contact Feb. 18…. Read More
The state says an Ohio worker has been killed while working on a bridge replacement project along Interstate 70 east of Columbus. Micah Montgomery,34, of Waverly died after being struck by a steel beam Friday. ODOT District 5 Deputy Director Joe Rutherford told the newspaper the accident occurred as a crane was being used to… Read More
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that an adult has died and a teenager has been hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 70. The two were in a pickup truck that had stopped in the right lane of westbound I-70 early Sunday when it was rear-ended by a charter bus in Etna Township. The bus… Read More
A worker has died from injuries suffered in an accident at a natural gas operation in Tyler County, WV. The Tyler County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that Bruce Phipps, 56, of Marietta died late Friday night. Two other workers were injured in Thursday's accident at a Eureka Hunter Pipeline operation near Wick. The sheriff's office… Read More