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Two men from Athens County are helping victims of the recent deadly Oklahoma tornado. Carpet One sales associate, Eric Lucas and his friend Robert Jeffers have been collecting donations since Tuesday. "People have been dropping off supplies," Eric Lucas said. "dog food, cat food, things like I wouldn't even thought about, baby formula, soap, and… Read More
Democrats in the Ohio House are proposing a series of reforms they say will make Gov. John Kasich's private nonprofit job-creation office, JobsOhio, more accountable to the public. Legislation detailed Thursday would subject JobsOhio to state ethics and public records standards applied to traditional state government agencies, open the agency to public audits and state… Read More
Authorities have broken up an alleged heroin trafficking scheme involving 18 people, who are accused of delivering the drug from Dayton to Portsmouth in southern Ohio. A 29-count indictment unsealed in Cincinnati federal court on Thursday says the suspects conspired to deliver heroin over a two-year period, in which they distributed the drug out of… Read More
A man is dead after falling through the roof of an industrial building in Fairfield County. The call came in just after 11 a.m Thursday. Detective Sergeant Kirk Kern of the Fairfield County Sheriff's office said Michael Sway, 44, of Dublin fell 23 feet onto a concrete floor. The two men had climbed a ladder… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Carolyn Lewis and Sara Lorenz talk with David Newell, aka Mr. McFeely, of the classic PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In town to attend the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Newell talked with Lewis and Lorenz about the early days of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, how… Read More
A court has ordered Ohio's transportation department to pay $4 million to the family of a woman killed the day after Christmas in 2008 when a tree fell on her car while she was driving with her 5-year-old son The Ohio Court of Claims previously found that the Department of Transportation was negligent and liable… Read More
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from September 12, 2008.
Ohio University softball standout Lauren Gellerman has managed to pick up yet another honor even after she has finished her time with the program. It was announced Thursday that Gellerman was named to the second team Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America, one of 33 softball players in NCAA Division I to be so honored. Gellerman… Read More
Jeff Tweedy is a busy man. Besides being an in-demand record producer and a music fest organizer, the Wilco front man is hitting the road this summer with his band, which is scheduled to play the Nelsonville Music Festival on June 1. WOUB talked with Tweedy about his summer plans, his recent studio work and how fans can request a song to be played at NMF.
A rural A-frame lodge just outside Albany, Ohio has hosted more than 1,000 residential clients since it opened its doors as the Wellspring cult-deprogramming retreat in 1986. Now financial pressures may force Wellspring’s board to abandon the bucolic setting for a more convenient, less-expensive location in Athens. “We’re just looking at options for the future… Read More
The 2013 Mid-American Conference baseball tournament started Wednesday in Avon, Ohio. No. 4 seed Ball State, No. 6 seed Bowling Green, No. 7 seed Toledo and No. 1 seed Kent State all won their first games of the double-elimination tournament. Game No. 1: No. 4 Ball State 13 – No. 5 Miami (OH) 7 Ball… Read More
This weekend marks the second year for The Duck Creek Log Jam, two days and nights of music and camping near Lake Logan State Park. The festival was created to be low-key event where people can camp and relax in a family-friendly environment.
Records belonging to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office are missing, and County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn says he believes he knows what happened to them — they were taken to the dump when the sheriff’s office was getting rid of other records. Sheriff Patrick Kelly acknowledges that some records belonging to the sheriff’s office were taken… Read More
A new medical facility will be built in Meigs County. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to release findings on voter fraud from the 2012 election. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia extends support to tornado victims. More in your morning update.
Ohio's elections chief says he's wrapped up a review by county election boards across the swing state into allegations of voter fraud during the 2012 presidential election. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted plans on Thursday to release the probe's findings after a statewide look he ordered in January. He required all testimony to be… Read More
Current and former members of the U.S. military will get free admission to Kings Island amusement park in southwest Ohio over Memorial Day weekend. The park says a valid military ID must be presented at the Kings Island ticket window to take advantage of the free admission offer which runs Friday through Monday. The offer… Read More
A federal judge will allow the last of five bridge bomb-plotting suspects in northeast Ohio to represent himself at trial. Federal Judge David Dowd in Akron ruled Wednesday there's no reason to deny the request by 23-year-old Joshua Stafford of Cleveland, whose trial is scheduled June 10. Last month the judge ruled Stafford mentally fit… Read More
A man who admitted stealing rare pottery from Ohio State University and selling it to an antiques dealer has been sentenced to eight months in jail. A judge in Columbus sentenced 56-year-old Christopher Mark Skeen on Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property. Skeen told the judge he was "strung out on heroin"… Read More
New U.S. Census estimates show that most large and medium-sized cities in Ohio lost population over the past two years, as many cities elsewhere saw gains. The figures show that 14 out of 15 of Ohio cities with at least 50,000 people had slight population declines from 2010 to July 1, 2012. The Dayton Daily… Read More
A bill being proposed by two Ohio lawmakers would remove the 20-year statute of limitations for prosecuting rape and sexual battery cases. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said he supports the measure, which would allow cases to be filed against defendants 20 years or more after the alleged crime. But John Murphy of the Ohio… Read More
Residents of Meigs County have been without an emergency medical facility since Veterans Memorial Hospital closed more than a decade ago, but that will be changing. Holzer Health System announced this week that it will be opening an emergency care facility in Pomeroy in 2014. "It's a big deal," said Perry Varnadoe, executive director of… Read More
A chain-reaction crash overnight involving three tractor-trailer trucks and a pickup truck on Interstate 70 in central Ohio killed one man and was snarling morning traffic. A section of eastbound I-70 in Licking County, east of Columbus, was closed after the 12:30 a.m. crash Thursday, and the State Highway Patrol expected it to be shut… Read More
A 25-year-old man was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for pleading guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in Pickaway County Common Pleas Court. Joseph W. Crawford II, of Circleville, was given the maximum sentence for the third-degree felony and must register as a Tier I sex offender for 15 years. Assistant… Read More
A road was closed yesterday after a chemical spill was discovered at the Logan City Pool. The Logan Daily News reports Keynes Drive was shut down after a 55-gallon drum filled with muriatic acid, which is typically used as a cleaning agent, was accidentally placed on a nail that punctured the drum and led to… Read More