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Athens residents will be able to help feed the hungry while enjoying local foods at a brand new fundraiser this summer. City council member Steve Patterson announced the first annual "Bounty on the Bricks" festival at Monday night's council meeting. The event is being coordinated by the Athens Foundation. The fundraiser, which will be held… Read More
There has always been a connection between Nick and Nate Squires. The identical twins grew up doing everything together, with similar interests in nearly everything. They formed a passion for all sports. The boys didn’t care whether it was a basketball, baseball or football; just as long as there was a ball in their hands…. Read More
One day after completing a sweep of four weekend games, Ohio Softball swept the MAC East weekly awards, the league office announced Monday. Freshman pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey was named the MAC East Pitcher of the Week, and senior Chelsea Hortman earned MAC East Player of the Week. The Bobcats have now earned nine Pitcher/Player… Read More
The MAC league office announced Monday that Ohio University women’s basketball player Mariah Byard earned a spot on the 2012-13 Mid-American Conference Academic Team with a GPA of 3.843. This is the second season Byard, a sophomore, has been named to the Academic All-MAC team. She is one of 12 student-athletes from seven league schools… Read More
The Tony Rice Unit in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from April 4, 2009.
UPDATE 3:15 p.m. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was charged by federal prosecutors in his hospital room Monday with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill – a crime that carries a possible death sentence. Officials have said Tsarnaev, 19, and his older brother set off the two pressure-cooker bombs at last week's race… Read More
A man is dead after a shooting in Huntington. Cabell County 911 dispatchers say the shooting was called in a little before 11:30 Sunday night. Huntington Police say the case is being treated as a murder investigation. No other details have been released.
The Burning River Ramblers, a Cleveland-based rock/funk band with Ohio University roots, have steadily built a following since 2010. After making it through the first four rounds of the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands, the group is now representing Ohio in the nationwide voting round, which starts on April 22.
The Ohio Department of Health will no longer test mosquitoes for West Nile virus. A spokeswoman said the testing program had a yearly budget of about $265,000, but Ohio is stopping that work because of a federal funding cut. "They have been slowly diminishing the service available through the state health department," Charles Hammer, the… Read More
Lancaster area community members will have the chance to dispose of confidential documents and expired prescription pills. Community Disposal and Drug Drop off day will take place in the north parking lot on the campus of Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Community members can have their confidential documents… Read More
Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is preparing to open for the 2013 season. Late spring rains and the June derecho reduced attendance in 2012. But park superintendent Matt Baker says that the 2012 season was still a positive one. The park is scheduled to open May 1. It features a recreation of the mansion built… Read More
Police have charged two men after finding human remains in eastern Kentucky while investigating a report of a missing person. Police say Carlton Gallman, 36, is charged with murder and tampering with evidence and Aaron W. Gallion,35, was charged with tampering with evidence. Both men are from Ashland. The charges came while police were investigating… Read More
The West Virginia University law school is hosting a free conference on policies that could stimulate demand for natural gas and stabilize domestic prices. The event begins 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and features more than a dozen experts from the public and private sectors, including the president of the American Gas Association and state Commerce Secretary… Read More
A priest originally trained as a pharmacist and attorney has been appointed president of Franciscan University of Steubenville in eastern Ohio. Trustees announced the appointment of Rev. Sean Sheridan on Friday. He succeeds a fellow Franciscan, Rev. Terence Henry, who has been president since 2000. The transition will occur June 1. Sheridan has taught at… Read More
27 people were arrested during Palmer Fest in Athens on Saturday. Ohio gas prices have risen significantly in the last week. Details in your morning update.
A federal judge is hearing final motions from both sides before starting the trial of a Virginia woman charged with embezzling more than $1 million in horse racing funds from a West Virginia casino and racetrack. Anita Ambler of Reva, Va., faces 11 counts of mail fraud, 10 counts of wire fraud and four counts… Read More
Catholic Charities West Virginia is launching a new Mobile Outreach and Wellness Works Food Pantry this week to serve six eastern counties. Bishop Michael Bransfield is holding a dedication ceremony Thursday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission in Elizabeth. Catholic Charities director Mark Sliter-Hays says the mobile program will try to meet the needs of… Read More