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Ohio University soccer head coach Aaron Rodgers added an early commitment on Friday. The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Mike Dyer reports that Madi Kah of Stephen T. Badin High School in Hamilton, Ohio, verbally committed to the Bobcats’ 2015 recruiting class. Kah is a 5-foot-8 midfielder and forward, and will be a junior in the upcoming 2013… Read More
D.J. Cooper completed his third NBA pre-draft workout Friday, June 21, this one with the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Wireless Center in Washington, D.C. Cooper had already completed workouts with the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors. “This is my third [workout],” Cooper said, “and they’ve all pretty much been the same workouts,… Read More
Rural Action and Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative successfully recycled 3 tons of material at the Nelsonville Music Festival. That's up 1,948 pounds from last year's event. According to an AOZWI press release, the organization used a different system of recycling at this year's festival. The team set up over two dozen resource recovery stations,… Read More
Ohio University may be taking on an additional $100 million in debt to pay for deffered maintenance projects. Plus, Jennifer Cochran has been selected to fill the vacancy created by Elahu Gosney's resignation from Athens City Council. These stories and more in your Friday NewsWrap.
Ohio University may be taking on an additional 100 million dollars in debt to pay for deffered maintenance projects. Jennifer Cochran has been selected to fill the vacancy created by Elahu Gosney's resignation from Athens City Council. These stories and more in your Friday NewsWrap.
Starting Wednesday, June 26, artists, musicians and art-enthusiasts will flood Court Street for the first-ever Athens Arts Hop. The four-day celebration, which is part of the Athens Area Homecoming, will feature work from dozens of talented local artists in the area and will happen concurrently with the 8th annual Ohio Brew Week. The Athens Area… Read More
Former Ohio Baseball standout Marc Krauss got the call of a lifetime Thursday. The 25-year-old first baseman and outfielder was called up to Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros as first reported by Mark Berman of Houston’s FOX affiliate Thursday evening. Krauss hit .277 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs in 65 games with the… Read More
The Ohio prison system has announced the privatization of food service operations in a move to save $14 million annually. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the contract with Philadelphia-based Aramark will help address a $60 million shortfall the agency is facing because of health insurance costs, medical expenses and other issues. Prisons spokeswoman… Read More
A man was shot yesterday after allegedly trying to rob a house in Glouster. Ohio's unemployment remained the same in May as in April. More in your morning update.
In our feature "Artist’s Studio," we highlight individuals who are active in the artistic community. This month, we’re featuring artist Terry Fortkamp of New Marshfield. What kind of art do you create? "I make paintings, drawings, etchings, murals and hand-made paper." How did you get interested in this medium? "I’ve drawn and painted since I… Read More
Two employees of an Athens-area scrap metal business have been subpoenaed by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to appear before a grand jury Friday, The Athens Messenger reports. State officials have not said what the grand jury, which also met June 6 and 7 in Athens, is considering, but have acknowledged that the Ohio Bureau… Read More
A West Virginia woman whose husband is accused of torturing her for years is accusing prosecutors of pushing the case against him over her objections. Stephanie Lizon accuses Jackson County prosecutors of threatening to take her son if she didn't cooperate in the case against her husband, Peter. Last July, Stephanie Lizon fled from her… Read More
Federal statistics show that Ohio is a top source for guns used in crimes in other states. The data released this week and reported by The Columbus Dispatch show 1,601 guns were first legally purchased in Ohio in 2012 and then linked to crimes such as robbery and murder in 36 other states. Another 5,375… Read More
Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7 percent for May. State officials released the new number Friday morning. The rate was the same as April, after falling from 7.1 percent the two previous months. The Ohio rate has consistently remained below the national level. The U.S. unemployment rate for May was 7.6 percent. The state's… Read More
A man was killed Thursday after what Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly is calling a botched burglary. No charges in the incident have been filed, however, County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn sent Kelly a letter Thursday recommending the shooter be charged with involuntary manslaughter or murder. At about 10:54 a.m., Keith "P.J." Rutter, 34, of Taylor… Read More
A Way with Words is a lively radio show about language. Author Martha Barnette and dictionary editor Grant Barrett take calls about slang, grammar, old sayings, word origins, regional dialects, family expressions, and speaking and writing well. A Way with Words can be heard each Friday at noon on WOUB 1340 AM, or with the… Read More