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Power Outages Reported After Severe Weather

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More than 1,000 American Electric Power customers are without power in Perry County after thunderstorms and showers rolled through the region Friday evening. According to AEP Ohio's outage map 1,366 customers are without power in the county.  In Athens County 325 customers are without power and 168 customers without power in Marshall County. Much of… Read More

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Locals Fume Over Synthetic Drugs

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On Tuesday, an 18-year-old man became unresponsive while smoking what Athens County Sheriff’s Deputies described as “synthetic marijuana.” The man allegedly purchased a good called “Deathgrip” at Twilight Boutique in Athens, OH before going to a home outside of town to consume it. Known as “synthetic marijuana,” “herbal incense” or “potpourri,” such substances can be… Read More

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The Shaw Festival: Behind The Curtain


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Friday, July 19 • 9 p.m. This documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the Shaw Festival, one of North America's longest running, most distinctive and exciting theater experiences. With unprecedented access, the program captures the Shaw's unique approach to theater and the amazing treasure of the Shaw's repertory acting company. In following the process of… Read More

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WOUB, Media Arts and Studies Audio Drama Internships Available


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Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Sciences and WOUB Public Media are offering internships to students interested in producing audio dramas. Students who have previous studio or sound design experience are encouraged to apply to join Professor Kyle Snyder, visiting assistant professor of Media Arts and Studies, in upcoming productions. Students will work independently… Read More

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Region Under Severe Thunderstorm Watch


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UPDATE 3:39 p.m.  The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Carroll County until 4:15 p.m. Friday. Much of the region is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Friday. UPDATE 2:09 p.m. The National Weather Service says strong thunderstorms will impact the region Friday afternoon into the evening. A special weather statement… Read More

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Leaders Discuss Ohio’s Approved Budget

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to gather at the governor's mansion to discuss the newly approved $62 billion, two-year state budget. Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and House Speaker William Batchelder will join Kasich at the meeting Friday. The Ohio Legislature on Thursday approved a budget that cuts personal income… Read More

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Civil Lawsuit Filed Against Glouster Man

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A Glouster man convicted of gross sexual imposition against children is being sued in Athens County Common Pleas Court by the parents of two children. In addition to suing 76-year-old Thomas Shifflet, the lawsuit names his daughter’s daycare center as a defendant. Earlier this year, an Athens County jury convicted Shifflet of gross sexual imposition… Read More