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OU Professor: Ricin Letters Not Effective At Spreading Substance

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An Ohio University forensic chemistry professor says the letters tainted with what preliminary tests indicate is ricin, does not pose a widespread threat to public safety. “I would say it really isn't cause for alarm,” Peter Harrington, professor of forensic chemistry said. “But I think it does get sensationalized in the news and scares a… Read More

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Three Ohio Wrestlers Named To Academic All-MAC Team


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Three Bobcats were honored on the 2013 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Wrestling team on Wednesday. Jeremy Johnson (285 lbs.), Phil Wellington (197 lbs.) and Sparty Chino (157 lbs.) are Ohio’s three representatives on the team of 11 student-athletes. All three wrestlers are first time nominees to the team. Johnson, Wellington and Chino have had great seasons… Read More

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Public Broadcasting In The Modern Age


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Neil Mahrer, president and CEO of the Mahrer Group. Mahrer served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at PBS during his 17-year tenure with the organization. Mahrer has also held positions at some of the nation's… Read More

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Teacher Reinstated After Suspension Over Harlem Shake Video

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A Parkersburg High School teacher suspended over a student dance video is being reinstated. Physical education teacher Jesse Young received a 30-day unpaid suspension on March 7. Wood County Schools Superintendent Pat Law had recommended that the Board of Education extend the suspension to May 3. Instead, Law withdrew the recommendation Tuesday following an executive… Read More