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UPDATE 7/9/13 Authorities have identified the man they are calling a person of interest in connection with the robbery of the Peoples Bank on Monday. Police are looking for Emmanuel Arocho. Police say Arocho may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and people should use extreme caution when approaching him. Athens Police say a man walked… Read More
Although the amount of storms the Athens area has received has been far from normal, storms like the ones that occurred Sunday night are relatively common for this time of year, according to experts. The area received a total of 1.19 inches of rain Sunday night and Monday morning, as a result of multiple storms…. Read More
An eastern Ohio school district will allow some employees to carry guns on school property beginning this fall. Plus, the mayor of a city in Marshall County, West Virginia says roads around her city are taking a pounding from natural gas drilling-related truck traffic. These stories and more in this special Monday NewsWrap.
A fisherman stood in his boat Saturday, watching intently as a canoe maneuvered around the boat launch at Dow Lake near Athens. Normally not a sight worth noticing, but this was not your usual canoe — it was a hand-carved dugout with a large dragon head on one end. It's a good bet that the fisherman also… Read More
The California Guitar Trio recorded in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch June 8, 2013.
The Athens County Engineer’s Office announced Monday that County Road 48, in between New England Road between County Road 38, Sand Rock Road and County Road 18 Potter Road in Bern Township, is closed until further notice. According to a report, there are downed power lines and trees blocking the roadway. Officials are asking drivers… Read More
A prominent Ohio Republican says he supports an effort to overturn Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. A panel in Steubenville, Ohio, is meeting today to renew investigations into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl last fall. A medical official says West Virginia might not have too many patients and… Read More
A prominent Ohio Republican says he is supporting an effort to overturn Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage. Jim Petro is a former Ohio auditor, attorney general and state chancellor of higher education. At a news conference Monday, Petro joined FreedomOhio in formalizing its intent to seek a constitutional amendment in 2014. The amendment wouldn't require… Read More
The Maxwell Football Club announced its 2013 Maxwell Award Watch List with Ohio senior tailback Beau Blankenship earning recognition. The Maxwell Award, like the Heisman Trophy, is awarded to college football’s best player at the end of the season. Last season, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o brought home the award. After transferring from Iowa State… Read More
A coal industry group is asking a federal judge to allow it to get involved in a lawsuit related to the mining of coal beneath Burr Oak State Park. The Ohio Coal Association claims there would be “disastrous results” for coal mining in Ohio and across the country if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers… Read More
A new set of curriculum standards for math and English called the Common Core State Standards will be in place in all Ohio schools by the start of the next academic year. Local teachers who’ve seen it phased in or who’ve received training say it’ll be a learning curve for them, but it will ultimately… Read More
Director Joss Whedon (The Avengers, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) has reunited with several actors from his previous films and TV shows for a modern-day version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer has a review.
An eastern Ohio school district will allow some employees to carry guns on school property beginning this fall. The Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District board recently approved a policy authorizing employees designated by the board and superintendent to carry guns. The (Dover-New Philadelphia) Times-Reporter says the district released few details of the plan that will… Read More
Cameron, WV Mayor Julie Beresford says roads around her city are taking a pounding from natural gas drilling-related truck traffic. Both Beresford and Marshall County Delegate David Evans say they support the Marcellus Shale drilling boom. But they tell The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register that they're concerned about the effects of constant truck traffic on… Read More
UPDATE 10:23 a.m. Power crews have restored power to an estimated 441 Athens county customers left in the dark overnight after storms moved thought the area. According to a spokesperson for American Electric Power the outage occured around 1 a.m. Monday. Power was restored around 10 a.m. An estimated 441 Athens County residents were without power… Read More
An eastern Ohio grand jury is ready to renew its investigation into whether other laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl. One of the key issues before the panel set to meet Monday in Steubenville is whether adults who are required to report crimes knew early on of the rape last August… Read More