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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