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The Ohio Bobcats (21-22) won both games of their doubleheader with Wright State on Thursday and broke their nine-game losing streak. Ohio’s pitching and hitting were on, and it helped to defeat the Raiders, 5-1 and 13-1. Chelsea Hortman and Alyssa Wolfe, two unexpected heroes, led the Ohio offense that had been struggling in the… Read More
For former Ohio University student track athlete Craig Leon and thousands of runners like him, the morning of April 15 was the perfect day to compete in a world-renowned race. "You couldn’t really ask for much better conditions as a runner," Leon said. "The sun’s out, there’s very little wind, the temperatures are good… Read More
The Ohio University Board of Trustees is expected to give final approval to five major capital improvement projects on the Athens campus Friday. The projects total more than $38 million dollars. The board is expected to approve a $20 million project as part of phase one of the Housing Development Plan for the South Green…. Read More
Ohio catcher Lauren Gellerman has gotten most of, if not all of, the attention as the Bobcats' best hitter this season. And probably for good reason. Her 17 home runs, batting average that sits around .400 and program records speak for themselves. Lost in her success, however, is the success of her teammate, Caitlin Colvin…. Read More
The Mid-American Conference announced Thursday the 2013 class that will be inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame. Former Ohio men’s basketball legend Gary Trent is among the seven that will be inducted on May 30, 2013. Trent had one of the greatest careers as a Bobcat, even though it was cut short by his… Read More
UPDATE 4/19/13, 6:32 PM: Ohio University trustees have approved an undergraduate tuition increase for the upcoming academic year. The Board of Trustees met Friday at Ohio University's Athens campus. The 1.6 percent increase to instructional and general fees means an additional $82 per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate student. The board also approved a… Read More
Ohio's two U.S. senators voted with their parties Wednesday on expanding gun background checks. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) says he voted against the measure because it wouldn't have made a difference in Newtown, the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school in December. "I spent the time to analyze it," Portman said, "and I do not… Read More
A Portsmouth man was taken into custody at the Los Angeles International Airport for suspected rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor. A proposal for pro-abstinence sex education is headed to the Ohio House today. A proposed gun-control plan was rejected by the Senate. More in your afternoon update.
A pro-abstinence sex education amendment inserted into Ohio's state budget is headed to a floor vote Thursday in the Ohio House. The proposal, sponsored by House Health Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, bars educators from promoting "gateway sexual activity" or distributing contraceptives on school property. It also requires instructors to endorse abstinence from sex as the only… Read More
Southeast Ohio's history, heritage and natural environment will be celebrated during "Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation," hosted by Stuart's Opera House on Friday, April 19.
The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia says there would have been 70 votes for the plan to expand background checks for gun buyers. But the NRA said it would include the gun vote on… Read More
This week, Ohio University celebrates its student diversity with International Week. In addition to the brightly colored world flags displayed around campus, the annual weeklong celebration also includes a foot tasting, an art display, and opportunities to meet people from different cultures. The various events are organized by several of OU's international groups including… Read More
UPDATE 5:33 p.m. The FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings and is asking for the public's help in identifying them. FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers said the photos came from surveillance cameras, photos and other evidence near the explosion sites. DesLauriers says one the suspects is believed to have planted the… Read More
A jury has ruled that a southeastern Ohio hospital and one of its emergency room physicians weren't negligent in the 2010 death of a college student from bacterial meningitis. Joseph Robinson of Cleveland Heights filed the lawsuit following the death of his daughter, Andrea. She was an Ohio University student who sought treatment at O'Bleness… Read More
The history of a once large Jewish community in Ashland is being gathered for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Spencer Simons and his sister are in town this week gathering oral histories from the few Jewish people who remain in the area. The recordings will be added to the institute's website. Simons said there… Read More
The Athens Mayor and Ohio University President remind people to be safe during the spring fest season. The history of a once large Jewish community in Ashland is being gathered for the Institute of Southern Jewish Life. Details in your morning update.
Officials at Los Angeles International Airport have arrested a man suspected of rape and unlawful sexual contact with a minor before he could board a plane to Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz said Wednesday that 21-year-old Tyler Ross Fitzgerald was wanted in Portsmouth, Ohio, where an arrest warrant was issued last… Read More
Ohio University alumni in the Boston area are going forward with plans to celebrate "OUr Day", a nationwide campaign aimed at recognizing Ohio University alumni, friends and family. The celebrations come just days after twin explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon killed three people and injured 170. But like the city of… Read More