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For the last two weeks, heavy rains have pelted Southeast Ohio, causing excessive ground saturation and flash flooding. Roads have seemingly turned into rivers, while parks have turned into lakes. The Sunday Creek spilled over its banks in the village of Trimble Tuesday, causing more than a foot of water to spill on to the… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, George Eberts, Tom O’Grady and Bob Eichenberg discuss a host of astronomical items and events. Eberts, O’Grady and Eichenberg discuss the history behind the constellations, the moons of Saturn and even some ancient Mythology.
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Milena Miller talks with Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses, Hospice and Health Services interns Corey Perez, Kiefer Gorton and Joel Glenn. Miller, Perez, Gorton and Glenn discuss Appalachian Community Visiting Nurses relationship with Ohio University, the diversity in disciplines among Appalachian Community interns and Appalachian Community’s Flower… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Joan Butcher talks with Paul Logue, Athens city planner, and Andy Stone, Athens city engineer and director of public works. Butcher, Logue and Stone discuss the Essence of Athens project and summer construction projects around the City of Athens, including renovations to the Ox Bow Bridge… Read More
Heavy rains have caused concerns in various parts of the region today. Plus, a Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department official says thest have found the West Nile virus in some mosquitoes in the area. These stories and more in this special Tuesday NewsWrap.
Heavy rain has caused some problems throughout the region today. City of Athens police have identified a person of interest in connection with yesterday's robbery of the Peoples Bank in the City of Athens. Details in your afternoon update.
Emergency officials in Perry County are shifting into recovery mode after flood waters forced some residents to evacuate their homes. The county declared an emergency Tuesday morning because of flooding in the villages of Corning and Crooksville, according to Perry County Emergency Management Agency Director Rita Spicer. Five buildings at the Village Green apartment complex… Read More
Thirty people have been arrested during a United Mine Workers of America protest against Patriot Coal in West Virginia. UMWA President Cecil Roberts and AFL-CIO Vice President Arlene Holt-Baker are among those arrested. The UMWA says 5,000 people attended Tuesday's protest in Fairmont. They came from Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West… Read More
E.W. Scripps Professor Mary Rogus steps onto the elevator at Court Yard Apartments in Athens carrying a load of supplies to one of four apartments upstairs. She's been washing towels and sheets all morning preparing for the arrival of a group of Journalism Professors from 16 different countries. The scholars are part of a State… Read More
The boy accused of striking Brittany Jeffers during the March riot that took her life pleaded to a misdemeanor rioting charge Monday in Pickaway County Juvenile Court. Prosecutor Matt Tootle told Judge Jan Michael Long that he had enough evidence to prove Brandon Bolin, 17, committed his original charge of aggravated rioting, but he offered… Read More
The 22nd annual LilyFest is scheduled to kick off Friday, July 12 at Bishop Educational Gardens in Rockbridge, Ohio. In addition to gardens full of daylilies, hostas, perennials and annuals, more than 60 artists and craftspeople will be selling their works, with many demonstrating their techniques. Visitors will see garden art, such as steel, stone,… Read More
Scioto County Sheriff deputies have charged a Portsmouth man with at least one count of rape. Investigators say 50-year-old Anselmo Soria could face more charges at a later date. Deputies say they started investigating Soria after allegations he had been sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl for several years. Investigators say Soria may have also sexually… Read More
Three years ago, Eva Tatman began the long and tedious process of compiling her book Memories of South Perry for the Hocking County Historical Society. Tatman has lived in South Perry for nearly 86 years, and now at the age of 90, has created one of the most knowledgeable accounts of South Perry from her… Read More
A Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department official says tests have found the West Nile virus in some mosquitoes in the area. Interim regional epidemiologist Jessica Woods says there have been no reported cases of West Nile cases or another mosquito-borne illness, La Crosse encephalitis. But Woods tells media outlets that residents should take steps to protect… Read More
Perry County is under a flood emergency. The United Mine Workers of America is holding its 14th protest in West Virginia over bankrupt Patriot Coal's plan to cut benefits. More in your morning update.
The Monomoy Theatre was abuzz for the Chatham, Mass., venue's 56th season opening weekend on June 28-30. The season opened with the Theatre's production of The King and I, performed by the Ohio University Players. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England hosted three receptions and one dinner throughout… Read More
UPDATE 7:54 a.m. Several counties in the region are without power after heavy rain and storms moved through the area Tuesday. According to American Electric Power's outage map, 231 customers in Athens County are without power. These include: Hocking: 610 Marshall, WV: 168 Ohio, WV: 114 Keep checking www.woub.org for your latest weather updates. UPDATE… Read More
At least one county has declared a flood emergency as days of rain have left some central Ohio roads under water and impassable. The emergency management director in Perry County declared the emergency Tuesday morning with high water in the rural villages of Corning and Crooksville. Rail traffic was shut down through Crooksville, too. Know,… Read More
The United Mine Workers of America is bringing thousands of coal miners and their families to West Virginia for what will be the union's 14th protest over bankrupt Patriot Coal's plan to cut benefits. President Cecil Roberts, United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt are scheduled to speak Tuesday at… Read More
Cabell Huntington Hospital's new burn unit has been completed. The hospital says its burn intensive care unit is the only one in West Virginia for the treatment of serious burn injuries. An expansion and relocation are complete and hospital officials will open the unit to visitors on Tuesday. A recent burn patient will also be… Read More