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The discovery of fossils of two previously unknown species is revealing new information about the evolution primates, according to a study led by Ohio University scientists. The study was published online today in journal Nature. The fossils, found in the East African Rift Valley, are from two major groups of primates, one that includes apes… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Danielle Echols talks with Monisha Mukhija, Micia Clemmons, Lawrence R. Green and Sarah Indigo Goodson about topics of racial authenticity. Echols, Mukhija, Clemmons, Greene and Goodson discuss various ways identity is constructed in society, their experiences in Athens and abroad, and how their identity has shifted… Read More
Crews will begin construction of bridge replacement in Belmont County starting Monday. Work will begin to replace the bridge on State Route 800 in Barnesville. ODOT says during construction traffic will be reduced to one 11-foot lane. The project is expected to be finished in December.
This past weekend five former Bobcat football players took part in NFL rookie mini-camps with hopes of making a career in the NFL. Working alongside other rookies, free agents and select veterans, the former Bobcats were all vying for spots on crowded NFL rosters. Former Ohio lineman Eric Herman, who was selected in the seventh… Read More
An Alexander Twp. man has been indicted on 24 felony charges which carry a maximum total prison sentence of nearly 200 years. Franklin Green, 34, was indicted by an Athens County grand jury Monday on 11 felony counts of attempted murder, 11 felony counts of felonious assault, one felony count of having weapons while under… Read More
The Ohio Lottery is looking into ways to reward its most loyal players. The state lottery commission is seeking proposals from companies that would run a customer loyalty program. Players would accumulate points for playing lottery games. Then they'd be able to redeem the points for prizes, sweepstakes entries, instant-win games or second-chance drawings. It… Read More
The attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade say he will plead not guilty. Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jay Schlachet tell WKYC-TV that suspect Ariel Castro has been portrayed as a "monster" in the media, and after meeting with him Tuesday they don't see him that… Read More
A West Virginia man will be arraigned today for allegedly shooting a Mingo County Sheriff. Ohio law enforcers discuss arming teachers with guns. Details in your morning update.
A West Virginia man accused of gunning down Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum is heading to court. Tennis Melvin Maynard faces a Wednesday arraignment in Cabell County Circuit Court. Maynard is accused of fatally shooting Crum on April 3 as the sheriff ate lunch while parked in downtown Williamson. After a short vehicle chase, authorities… Read More
A decision by the 317 Board not to select an Athens-based drug treatment program for funding is raising objections from the Athens County Commissioners. At their meeting Tuesday, the commissioners voted to send a letter expressing their views to Earl Cecil, executive director of the Athens, Hocking and Vinton Counties Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental… Read More
Athens City Council is taking another stab at protecting the city from the possible effects of fracking by introducing legislation that would create a resource extraction and waste disposal monitoring and mitigation program. The legislation will officially be introduced by Athens City Councilwoman Chris Fahl next week. On Monday, Fahl outlined the legislation during a… Read More
Three suspects are in custody after being busted with chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine. The Vinton County Courier reports that the site of a routine traffic stop on Route 160 turned into a crime scene late Tuesday when a Highway Patrol trooper uncovered what appeared to be chemicals used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Vinton… Read More