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UPDATE 6:40 p.m A severe line of thunderstorms moving through most of Ohio is leaving hundreds of thousands without power, damaging buildings and flooding roads. In Athens County there are multiple reports of trees down on Diamond Brook Rd. The following roads are also closed in the county because of high water. Truetown Road from State… Read More
A 700-megawatt paower plant will be powered by natural gas. The Ohio State University is building a $190,000 office for retired predisent, Gordon Gee. The National Rifle Association is mailing out letters to explain why is opposes U.S. Senator Joe Manchin's gun buyer background check proposal. Details in your audio update.
Athens County is one step closer to the creation of a records center for the county. Plus, an Ohio EPA test has turned up high levels of E.Coli in Goose Run Creek. These stories and more in this special Wednesday NewsWrap.
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of the WOUB Coverage area for Wednesday afternoon. Counties affected include Brooke and Ohio counties in West Virginia and the following counties in Ohio: Adams, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jefferson, Licking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto,… Read More
ARTS/West is turning up the volume this weekend. The west-side venue, which is hosting the annual Athens Rock Camp for Girls, will present a concert this Saturday featuring some of the area's newest rock stars.
As rainy weather continues throughout the day, more road closings have been announced. The Athens County Emergency Management Agency reports the following roads in Athens County have been closed due to flooding: State Route 13 north of Glouster State Route 13 at the intersection of State Route 329 in the Village of Trimble State Route… Read More
D.J. Cooper was officially named to the Golden State Summer League roster on Monday, which features 18 total players and three point guards. WOUB Sports first reported Cooper’s commitment to play for the Warriors on June 28, a day after the former Ohio guard went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft. Despite not having any… Read More
An eastern Ohio grand jury is taking another break in its investigation into whether more laws were broken in the rape of a 16-year-old girl. Ohio Attorney General's office spokesman Dan Tierney said Wednesday the panel has suspended work until Aug. 12 after meeting the first two days of this week. One of… Read More
Although it’s been talked about for awhile, official action was taken Tuesday toward establishing an Athens County records center. The county commissioners approved a job description for the records center clerk, and someone could be hired as early as next week. Records from various county offices will be moved to the Athens County Job and… Read More
West Virginia Board of Education is hiring an outside consulting form to conduct a nationwide search for a new state schools superintendant. A woman filed a lawsuit claiming a Charleston abortion provider ignored her wishes to stop the procedure. Details in your morning update.
Ohio EPA testing has found high levels of E. Coli in Goose Run. Goose Run is one of the tributaries that runs into the Muskingum River. It flows through town, right by the Marietta YMCA, McDonald's and through the Marietta College campus. The Ohio EPA tested for E. Coli and other bacteria last summer in… Read More
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present comedian Nick Offerman on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s critically acclaimed Parks & Recreation, Nick Offerman’s humor has made him a fixture in television culture. Offerman received the Television Critics Association… Read More
The city of Belpre has volunteer emergency medical technicians, but most aren't available during the day because they also have paying jobs. "Not just daddy works any more, but both parts of the couple, mom and dad, husband and wife, work now," says Mayor Michael Lorentz. "So the daylight hours is our problem." For two… Read More
A private company says a planned $800 million electric power plant in eastern Ohio will be powered by natural gas from shale drilling. Carroll County Energy plans to build the 700-megawatt plant on 77 acres near Carrollton, southeast of Canton. The company said it will be powered with the natural gas being extracted from Utica… Read More
The National Rifle Association is mailing 200,000 letters to West Virginians to explain why it opposes U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin's gun buyer background check proposal. The mail campaign launching this week follows up on TV ads exchanged by the NRA and the West Virginia Democrat over the measure. Manchin says the mailing seeks to score… Read More
Planned Parenthood is scheduled to begin airing a TV ad that criticizes Ohio Gov. John Kasich for signing a state budget last month that they say restricts the work of rape counselors. The Columbus Dispatch reports the ad will be broadcast in central Ohio starting Wednesday. Misha Barnes is the managing… Read More