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VIDEO: WOUB NewsWrap 7/3/13


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Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle. Plus, Rick Edwards will serve as the inerim superintendent for Federal Hocking Local Schools this month. These stories and more in this special Wednesday NewsWrap.

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Dangerous Animal Response Team Members Appointed By Athens County Commission

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Members of Athens County's Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team were appointed Wednesday by the Athens County Commissioners. In response to a 2011 incident in Muskingum County in which several lions, tigers, bears and other wild animals were released, the state passed legislation requiring each county in Ohio to have a Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team…. Read More

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Becoming Challenged By Choice


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Carolyn Lewis and Steve Patterson talk with local-Athens radio personality Robin Barnes. Lewis, Patterson and Barnes discuss a host of topics, including their experiences participating in “Challenged by Choice”, the annual disabilities awareness event hosted by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities.

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U.F.O.s and Telescopes


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, George Eberts and Bob Eichenberg discuss a host of astronomical items and events. Eberts and Eichenberg bring listeners up to date on the recent movements of Venus, as well as some theories on U.F.O. sightings and how to properly look into a telescope. For more information on… Read More

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OVST’s “Willy Wonka” to Wrap Up this Weekend


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The Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) will host the final performances of Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka this weekend. The play is directed by Ohio University School of Theater Visiting Assistant Professor Rebecca VerNooy. Ohio Valley Summer Theater’s theatrical version is a combination of both Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and of the… Read More

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Afternoon Audio Update for July 3


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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is clearing a backlog of disability compensation claims for Ohio and national veterans. Six West Virginia sites will host a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit on the role of sports in American culture. Listen below for more details.

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Federal Sequester Cuts Into Local Schools’ Budgets, N-Y Hit The Hardest

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The automatic federal spending cuts from the financial sequester are expected to hit schools statewide at the start of the school year. While the impact won’t be as bad as expected, local school officials won’t know what this means until more data is released. On Monday, Ohio Department of Education officials said the state expects… Read More

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Family Claims Facebook Post By New Lexington Councilman Is Racially “Ignorant”

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A family pictured in a racially charged Internet posting by New Lexington Councilman Trent Thompson is asking for his removal from office. Thompson apparently posted a photograph of a mixed race couple walking with their back to the camera pushing two baby strollers with a caption saying “This seems to be an ever growing epidemic… Read More

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Parts Of Region Under Flash Flood Watch

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UPDATE 3:00 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Fairfield and Licking counties until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Additionally a flash flood watch remains in effect for Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Vinton, Perry, Morgan and Washington counties in Ohio until noon on July 4th. The watch also includes the following counties in… Read More

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Boy Dies In ATV Accident

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Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has died after an accident on an all-terrain vehicle in central Ohio. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Zackery Jungling was critically injured in the Monday night crash in Muskingum County and died later at a hospital. The patrol said it happened when the ATV ridden by Jungling, who lived… Read More

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Marshall University’s Pharmacy School Moves Forward With Accreditation

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Marshall University's pharmacy school has passed the second step in its national accreditation process. Officials say the program has earned "candidate" accreditation status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The next and final step in the process ends with the graduation of the first class and adherence to all the council's accreditation standards. An… Read More

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Reynolds Inks Deal With Reds

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Former Ohio catcher J.R. Reynolds signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds in mid-June, according to Ohio Athletics, becoming the latest Ohio player to join the professional ranks this season.  Reynolds was assigned to the Arizona Rookie League Reds, where he has appeared in four games, collecting four hits, as well as one… Read More