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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.