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A man accused in a hit and run crash that killed three and injured another has been arrested. The Ohio Highway Patrol says Paul R. Riggs Jr., 30, of Waverly, Ohio, was arrested around 11 a.m. Wednesday on Germany Road in Pike County, Ohio. Riggs Jr. has been on the run since June 24 when… Read More
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.
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
The Family Roots Festival is exactly what it sounds like: an event to get together with family and friends and have good-natured fun. This past weekend, the festival ran for its third year at Smoke Rise Ranch. With a vibrant mix of music, art and friendly people, it went off without a hitch, at least… Read More
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.
Manchester Local Schools in Adams County will have a new superintendent by the end of July. The school board voted Monday to hire Craig Hockenberry to replace outgoing superintendent Robert Ralstin. Hockenberry has spent the past 13 years as principal at Oyler School in the Cincinnati Public School system. Hockenberry says he’s feels the district… Read More
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
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
The Ohio Department of Transportation encourages drivers to drive safely this holiday weekend. "Drivers have the responsibility to protect their life and the lives of others by choosing not to drink and drive" said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. "We want motorists to avoid becoming a statistic." Last year, 263 drivers were arrested for drug and… Read More
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.
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
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
The director of a documentary about drug addiction in southern West Virginia says he didn't try to verify some shocking statistics because he wasn't concerned whether they were accurate. "Oyxana" director Sean Dunne tells West Virginia Public Broadcasting he was concerned about immersing viewers in a drug culture that he says needs to be tackled…. Read More
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will premiere Mel Brooks' The Producers during the Lancaster Festival on July 21. The popular musical comedy will also be presented at OUL's Wagner Theatre Aug. 1-4.
On the beach at Burr Oak Lake, a handful of children splashed around in the water under the watchful eye of camp counselors. A few others built structures in the sand or went canoeing. On the far end of the beach, three girls scooped handfuls of muddy clay and rubbed the mess on their faces,… Read More
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
Sports television professional Evan Shaw is no stranger to late-night work hours, painstaking video editing and hovering deadlines — and he has the storytelling talent to show for it. Even though his high school sport playing days are over, Shaw, 29, said his position with Ohio Athletics, his work for the NFL and his latest… Read More
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
The West Virginia Humanities Council has selected six sites to host a traveling exhibit on the role of sports in American culture. The council says it is sponsoring a state tour of the new Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit "Hometown Teams" beginning February 2014. Officials selected museums and cultural and community organizations to hosting the exhibit… Read More
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
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