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All eyes are to the sky as severe weather is expected Wednesday and Thursday. Plus, Owners of exotic animals in Ohio would be required to meet new caging, safety and caretaking standards under proposed rules slated for review Wednesday by a legislative panel. These stories and more in your Wednesday NewsWrap.
UPDATE 3:18 p.m. Thousands of people are without electricity as thunderstorm move away from Southeast Ohio into West Virginia. The storms are also causing high water and flooding. Hardest hit are counties in West Virginia. According to AEP Ohio's outage map the following counties are reporting outages: Jackson: 879 Scioto: 639 Pike: 394 Ross: 125 Marshall:… Read More
With the possibility of a derecho and other severe weather, the Director of Athens County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Department is reminding residents to only call their offices to report an emergency. Dan Pfeiffer told WOUB News that no extra precautions were needed for his office in lieu of the storms expected to impact the region… Read More
As consumers, if we cannot pronounce the ingredients on the salad dressing label how can we expect our bodies to process it? Sometimes we snatch it off the shelf anyway because we want flavor…Pop! Zing!…and, we want convenience. We are offered so many alternatives to steer us away from the clutches of processed foods, and,… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson talks with Ian James, chief executive officer of The Strategy Network and a gay-rights advocate based in Columbus, Ohio. An Athens native, James received his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University, where he studied political science. Over the years, he has produced hundreds of direct-mail… Read More
The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team announced the singing of guard Aly Herren to the 2013 recruiting class Wednesday via RioRedStorm.com. Herren, a 5-foot-5 guard led the William Mason Comets to a 22-2 record this past season, falling to Kettering Fairmont 67-63 in overtime in the Division I regional semifinals. She averaged four… Read More
Glass Harp, featuring guitar great Phil Keaggy, in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch from May 11, 2013.
A new trial is underway for a man convicted in the drowning of his 3-year-old stepson and disappearance of the boy's 2-year-old brother during an eastern Ohio camping trip. A defense attorney tells the Zanesville Times Recorder he anticipates Richard Klein Jr. will testify in his own defense. The retrial started Tuesday. Klein and his… Read More
UPDATE 3:05 p.m. Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly says his department may have a person of interest related to the theft of copper wire from a American Electric Power Ohio's station in Nelsonville that left thousands of customers without electricity. Sheriff Kelly said investigators are waiting on AEP Ohio to positively identify some copper wire as… Read More
Businesses in West Virginia and Ohio are being surveyed to determine whether the Mid-Ohio Valley could support a proposed multipurpose ballpark. The surveys are being distributed by tourism agencies and chambers of commerce in Parkersburg, and in Belpre and Marietta in Ohio. Wood County Development Authority president Cam Huffman tells the Parkersburg News and Sentinel… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson talks with Geoffrey Dabelko, professor and director of Environmental Studies at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. Dabelko is also a senior advisor for the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington,… Read More
UPDATE 3:30 p.m. A flood watch has been extended for portions of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio in anticipation of severe weather forecasted to Wednesday into Thursday. The National Weather Service says the flood watch will be in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday evening until Thursday afternoon. A hazardous weather outlook for the region by the… Read More
West Virginia motorists will pay about 4 cents less for a gallon of gasoline this week. AAA East Central says the price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas averages $3.60 in the state. That's about a penny more than the same week a year ago. Prices range from $3.49 in Bridgeport to $3.74 in… Read More
Thousands of volunteers will gather along the banks of the Ohio River this weekend to collect trash and debris. The annual Ohio River Sweep is being held Saturday in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The cleanup is sponsored by the Cincinnati-based Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission. Volunteers are being provided with… Read More
A preliminary hearing is set for tomorrow for the man accused of robbing the Tuppers Plains branch of the Farmers Bank two-weeks ago. Chad Rennicker, 25, of Ripley, WV, was arrested three days after the robbery and waived extradition and was returned to Meigs County. Following the robbery, deputies say Rennicker took off with his… Read More
The body of a man murdered in his Orient home June 1 remains unclaimed at the Franklin County morgue because investigators have been unable to locate his next of kin, according to Robert Radcliff, Pickaway County Sheriff. Anyone with information on surviving family members of Harry K. Butler, 68, is urged to contact the detective… Read More
Owners of exotic animals in Ohio would be required to meet new caging, safety and caretaking standards under proposed rules slated for review Wednesday by a legislative panel. The regulations come as the state prepares to begin issuing new permits this fall to owners, who must obtain the permits by 2014 in order to keep… Read More
Deer hunters would see extended hunting hours and new limits on the number of deer they could kill statewide under proposed rules before an Ohio legislative panel. The statewide bag limit on deer would be cut to nine from 12 under the rules, which would set county limits instead of dividing the state into zones… Read More
Storms this afternoon following sunny skies; Athens Schools in deficit but paying bills; deer hunting limits proposed in Ohio legislature.
Even while Athens City Schools still experiences savings from closing Chauncey Elementary School last year, the district faces deficit spending. While that’s not ideal, the district is expected to have enough funds to cover the expenses for the next few years, said Treasurer Matt Bunting. “We’re not a business; we’re not expected to make a… Read More