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With the first overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, the Kansas City Chiefs selected Eric Fisher, an offensive lineman from Central Michigan. It was the first time in Mid-American Conference history that a player from the conference was chosen with the No. 1 overall selection. Fisher… Read More
Ohio University's interim associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students, will assume the position on a permanent basis, effective May 1 according to Ryan Lombardi, Vice President for Student Affairs. In a late Thursday news release, Lombardi said Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones, who has been serving in that role since June 11, 2012,… Read More
Attorney General Mike DeWine's office executed search warrants Thursday in connection with the Steubenville rape case investigation. In a Thursday afternoon news release, DeWine said the warrants were executed at: Steubenville Board of Education offices and other facilities Steubenville High School Vestage Ltd. in Medina County The release said the court signed orders sealing documents… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Carolyn Lewis, Robin Brigante and Steve Patterson of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities discuss issues of accessibility in the City of Athens. Lewis, Brigante and Patterson discuss the annual Challenged by Choice event, some strides being made by local Athens businesses to incorporate universal design and… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, George Eberts and Bob Eichenberg of the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society discuss some recent astronomical events in the early spring night sky. Eberts and Eichenberg also discuss a new comet passing by Earth, the best viewing conditions for stargazing, and some of the basic building blocks of… Read More
West Virginia has expanded the ranks of probation officers who deal exclusively with sex offenders. Media outlets report that Supreme Court Chief Justice Brent Benjamin swore in eight new officers on Wednesday. Called intensive supervision officers, they provide more stringent oversight to those convicted of sexual offenses. They work out of their vehicles instead of… Read More
A Washington County man was arrested Wednesday for having $9,000 worth of a prescription drug. Michael Slonaker, 55, is charged with two felony counts of possession of Oxycodone tablets. Agents from the Washington County Major Crimes Task Force also seized over $3,000 in cash and a small amount of marijuana at the home on Williamson… Read More
UPDATE 11:40 p.m. Initial tests by first responders determined the white powder contained in an envelope an Ohio University employee opened was not harmful. OU Police Chief Andrew Powers says the envelope containing the substance has been collected and is in his department's custody as evidence. It will be transported to a lab in Columbus… Read More
Federal regulators say mining deaths during the first quarter of this year totaled 11, with West Virginia claiming nearly half of those fatalities. The report issued Wednesday by the Mine Safety and Health Administration showed that eight fatalities occurred in coal mines, with the remainder reported in metal and nonmetal mines. Six coal miners died… Read More
Wiiliam Shakespeare's works have been altered and adapted countless times over the centuries, and the Mid-Ohio Valley Players are determined to put their own stamp on one of the Bard's most famous plays. The Marietta theater troupe is presenting Love's Labour's Lost April 26-May 11 at the Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre, located at 229 Putnam… Read More
The father of two Ohio University students is suing the university, claiming that his sons were wrongfully billed for student health insurance and legal services totaling $1,498. However, OU claims his sons simply missed the deadlines to opt out of the programs. According to a complaint filed with the Court of Claims of Ohio last… Read More
Police are investigating a sexual assault report at a fraternity house early Wednesday morning near Marshall University. The university sent an electronic message to students stating a 21-year-old male student is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old female student at the Alpha Tau Omega frat house. Huntington Police say the two students were together Tuesday night… Read More
A jury found a Gallia County man not guilty of murder yesterday. Semaki Corfias,52, was charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the stabbing death of Thomas Marr,29, in February of last year. The jury took four hours of deliberating to make its decision.
A Scioto County man is in custody in Texas for allegedly committing two bank robberies in southeast Ohio. Elvis Presley Kerns, 34, of Wheelersburg was arrested shortly after 5 p.m. yesterday in Seguin Texas. Scioto County Sheriff's Office Captain David Hall says detectives from the Seguin Police Department were watching a home where Kerns was… Read More
A Gallia County man is found not guilty of murder yesterday. Police are investigating a sexual assault report near Marshall University. Details in your morning update.