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The Ohio Bobcats (8-26) and Marshall Thundering Herd (13-22) tried to play a game Tuesday night at Bob Wren Stadium, but Mother Nature wasn’t having it. The teams managed to get through two and one-thirds innings before frightening lightning rained it out. Originally the delay was scheduled for half an hour, but an hour into… Read More
Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 82. Fox Sports spokesman Dan Bell confirmed the death, but could not immediately provide further details. Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game… Read More
More than 100 students gathered in the center of Ohio University's Athens campus Monday to protest changes that could soon be made to the way the university bills tuition. The protest, sponsored by the OU Student Union, took place near the Civil War monument in College Green. Protestors marched with signs and wore shirts reading… Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for much of Southeast Ohio. The watch is in effect until 11 p.m. Tuesday. Counties in the watch area include Athens, Hocking, Washington, Meigs, Vinton, and Licking counties. For a complete list of counties, visit the NWS advisory.
Roadwork will obstruct two U.S. routes in Athens County. According to a statement issued by the Ohio Department of Transportation, traffic on U.S. Route 33 will be reduced to one lane on the east side of Nelsonville. This project is expected to be completed by September 2013. Westbound motorists on U.S. Route 50 will… Read More
Numerous members of the Ohio swimming and diving team have been recognized for their performance outside of the pool. Kristen Capcik and Lauren Funk have been named to the Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Academic All-MAC Team. Alexa Gordish, MaryRose Hamilton, Michelle Gasior, Morgan Sprosty and Morgan Srail have all be selected as Honorable Mention… Read More
Rhonda Vincent, the “new Queen of Bluegrass,” returns to Stuart’s Opera House for a special Sunday matinee show on April 21 at 3 p.m. During a career that spans 24 albums, Vincent has worked with nearly everyone in the country music world, from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received over… Read More
The wife of Ohio's secratary of State shares her experience during the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Charleston may experience changes in gun control laws if a bill is passed by the Legislature. In respect of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, law enforcement vehicles will display a magnetic decal to show support. More in… Read More
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says his department needs a new deputy. Kelly approached commissioners with the request on Tuesday and said his department will be short-handed if they're unable to make a hire soon. Two current deputies are scheduled to retire within the next few months, and Kelly says he would like to fill… Read More
It will be easier for West Virginians to register to vote and the list of who can vote in West Virginia should be more accurate because of two bills recently passed at the behest of Secretary of State Natalie Tennant. West Virginians will be able to register online to vote if they already have a… Read More
UPDATE 5:52 p.m. A Massachusetts congressman says investigators still don't know whether the Boston Marathon bombs were the work of domestic or foreign attackers. Democratic Rep. William Keating says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told him Tuesday that there was no intelligence chatter before the attack Monday that killed three people and wounded more than… Read More
The sounds of Section 8, a men’s a cappella group from Ohio University, filled the Lancaster campus’ Wagner Theatre on Saturday, an evening where the past and present came together. A special fundraising event for the arts was called “Ohio University Lancaster Celebrates the Arts: A Reflection and A Glimpse.” Those in attendance toured several… Read More
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones says the city's ordinance limiting handgun buys would have to be revoked if a bill passed by the Legislature becomes law. Media outlets report that Jones criticized the bill on Monday during a meeting of the City Council's Finance Committee. Lawmakers voted Saturday to extend a home rule pilot program for… Read More
Huntington Police made nine arrests in a prostitution roundup Monday. The sting was part of an undercover investigation by the Special Empowerment Unit. Everyone arrested was charged with first, second or third offenses. Four of the people that were arrested were picked up for the third time, which means a felony charge.
A doctor at a hospital where victims of the Boston Marathon explosions were taken says an X-ray of one victim he saw showed what could be small ball bearings throughout the injury. Three people were killed and more than 140 injured by two explosions just seconds apart near the finish line Monday. Dr. Stephen Epstein… Read More
Actress Ashley Judd had purchased a house in the northeastern Kentucky city of Ashland when she was considering running for U.S. Senate. Boyd County Property Valuation Administrator Chuck Adkins said Monday that Judd paid $120,000 for the house that once belonged to her father, Michael Charles Ciminella. The deal was finalized in March, about a… Read More
A grand jury has been selected in eastern Ohio to investigate whether other laws were broken in the case of a 16-year-old girl raped by two high school football players last year. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has said nothing is off the table for the Jefferson County panel that was seated Monday in Steubenville…. Read More
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven people have been charged in an alleged home repair scam that mostly targeted central Ohioans in their 80s and 90s. DeWine said Monday that seven Circleville residents were indicted in Fairfield County. He says the door-to-door improvement scheme in Fairfield, Franklin, Pickaway and Ross counties cost at least… Read More
Athens City Council adopted a new ordinance last night. A public meeting will be held later this month to discuss West Virginia's water quality standards program. Details in your morning update.