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Former Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to drug charges related to an early March arrest. His future with the school remains up in the air. Abreu was arrested on March 7 during the last week of Akron's basketball season after allegedly accepting a package containing five pounds of marijuana at a… Read More
Update, Aug. 28, 2:25 p.m.: The Ohio State men's basketball team released its 2013-14 schedule Wednesday. Ohio will officially be playing the Buckeyes on Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in the Schottenstein Center. Update, July 1, 9:16 a.m.: An official release from Ohio State University Monday announced the game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Ohio Bobcats will take place… Read More
Friday, June 28 • 10 p.m. From economically challenged rural areas to crime-ridden urban neighborhoods, SCHOOLS THAT CHANGE COMMUNITIES profiles a diverse range of K-12 public schools in five states – Massachusetts, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon and California – that are tackling educational reform at the local level. Principals, teachers, students, residents and others discuss… Read More
The Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office says the fire that destroyed an historic bridge in Vinton County was purposely set. Plus, the most recent state inspection reports show that the Fairfield County Jail doesn't meet minimum standards. These stories and more in your Monday NewsWrap.
Bluegrass/Americana artists Mountain Heart in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from April 6, 2013.
More than 400 sites across West Virginia will participate in a summer meal program for students. The federal Summer Food Service Program provides free meals in lower-income areas to school-age and preschool children who don't have access to federal school breakfast or lunch programs. Feeding sites announced Monday by the West Virginia Department of Education… Read More
Ground was broken for the first corporate-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house in Athens County on Saturday. One Athens County family will have a new affordable home located at 379 Elizabeth St., Nelsonville, thanks to the generosity of the Rocky Community Improvement Fund and employees of Rocky Brands. The improvement fund is compiled of donations from… Read More
An Albany woman was arrested Thursday for the alleged rape of a 10-year-old child. Jennifer Davidson, 36, was arrested by an Athens County sheriff’s detective on one count of rape involving a juvenile, a first-degree felony, according to reports. The investigation was assisted by Athens County Children Services, Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly said. The… Read More
The State Fire Marshal's Office announced Friday that the fire which destroyed the Humpback Bridge was incendiary in nature. In a statement, fire marshal spokesman Michael Duchesne said investigators determined the fire was set but stopped short of declaring the fire an arson. "This is definitely an incendiary (set) fire. We don’t have any information… Read More
The most recent state inspection reports show a central Ohio county jail system that often holds twice its maximum number of inmates doesn't meet minimum standards. According to the Columbus Dispatch overcrowding is the primary reason the Fairfield County jail hasn't passed a state inspection in 25 years. The newspaper says the problem worsens as… Read More
Robbins Crossing’s log cabins are well-known by Nelsonville Music Festival attendees. Now the charming buildings are gaining notoriety for a Hocking College music video series. This past semester, a group of students blended 19th Century surroundings with 21st Century media to create a five-part web series titled Robbins Crossing Sessions. (VIDEOS)
The state attorney general says Ohioans who lost homes to foreclosure and are eligible claimants under last year's national mortgage settlement will be sent payments during the next week. Attorney General Mike DeWine says the checks will be worth about $1,480 for each loan serviced and can help Ohioans facing financial hardship. More than 32,000… Read More
Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That's up 9 cents compared with the cost last Monday. Compared… Read More
Wet weather is in the forecast while the Athens Sheriff's Office sees storm clouds gathering. These stories in your morning audio update.
UPDATE 4:20 p.m. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly took to social media for a second time since state investigators served search warrants on his office and home on Friday, posting a statement that among other things defended his honor, disparaged a specific local media operation and commended the staff of his department. In a posting on… Read More