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For the second time in six months, voters in the Trimble Local School District have rejected a proposed 5-mill permanent improvement levy. The levy failed by a mere 16 votes. Unofficial results from the Athens County Board of Elections show that 361 people voted for the levy and 377 voted against it. Trimble Local Schools… Read More
UPDATE 11:13 p.m. Athens City Council at-large incumbents Chris Knisely and Steve Patterson, as well as challenger Jennifer Cochran will move on to face independent candidate Troy Gregorino in the November general election. During Tuesday’s primary election, six Democratic candidates squared off for the chance to represent the city’s three at-large council seats. No Republicans filed… Read More
Ohio Baseball braved a 30-minute lightning delay in the ninth inning of a tie game, but could not capitalize on two late chances to score, losing at Dayton in extra innings, 2-1. Jared Broughton led off the home half 10th inning for the Flyers by getting hit with a pitch and was then sacrificed to… Read More
Athens Police Reserve Cmdr. Dave Malawista says most days he uses his knowledge of people and psychology to serve the public. Malawista, who thought he gave up a career in the police force after college, has been working with the Athens Police Department for decades. A former counselor, he now trains officers in behavioral services… Read More
Four projects have been selected by the Athens County Commissioners for Community Development Block Grant funding. The commissioners had some decisions to make because funding requests totaled $752,324, but the county will have only $108,000 in CDBG funding available for projects. The county is guaranteed the money, provided the commissioners submit projects that meet grant… Read More
Athens County sheriff's deputies will get 2 percent pay increases each year of a new three-year labor contract approved Tuesday by the county commissioners. The contract is retroactive to Jan. 1, according to Sheriff Patrick Kelly. Kelly said the contract includes a lower starting salary for deputies. According to sheriff's fiscal officer, the $17.14 per… Read More
Chelsea Hortman has settled into an important role for Ohio Softball this season. The senior has brought consistency to the designated player spot in a Bobcat offense that needed someone to fill the role effectively. And as MAC Tournament play begins, Hortman will likely have to be a big part of that offense for Ohio… Read More
For seventh year in a row, the Ohio Bobcats (26-27, 9-13) will be making their way to Akron for the Mid-American Conference Tournament. The sixth-seeded Bobcats will take on No. 7 Bowling Green Wednesday at 1:30 p.m Ohio struggled against elite teams from the MAC, recording 4-10 this season against the other seven teams in… Read More
On Tuesday, the Mid-American Conference released its softball regular season awards, and the Ohio Bobcats saw three of their own recognized. Senior catcher Lauren Gellerman was named First Team All-MAC, after an outstanding season for Ohio. Gellerman carried a .416 batting average, while hitting 24 home runs, 56 runs batted in, and posting 10 doubles… Read More
With the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival just days away, we thought it would be fun to look back at last year's fest.
Last May, WOUB's Alicia Cordell talked with several attendees who gave their $0.02 on the music, Stuart's Opera House and what is rapidly becoming a nationally renowned festival.