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Gridiron Glory is proud to introduce Keith Turner as its host for its upcoming 15th season. Keith Turner Jr. is a 2010 graduate of Reading High School in Cincinnati and a senior broadcast journalism major in Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Prior to this season, he has served two years as a TVC-Hocking… Read More
This Saturday, The Union Bar & Grill will host modern-day Americana legends The Handsome Family with special guest Danny Barnes. While both acts have performed in Athens on separate occasions, this pairing promises to be one of the best local shows of the summer.
Edgewood schools joins a handful of Ohio schools that have approved letting school personnel carry weapons. Ohio's insurance department says no marketing, advertising or outreach efforts are in the works by the state for the federal health care law. The West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Barboursville. Details in your audio update.
Randy Richmond was not legally justified in shooting Keith "P.J." Rutter. Plus, a former Mason County principal has been acquitted of charges that he assaulted a student. These stories and more in your special Wednesday NewsWrap.
A summer cultural series organized by an Ohio University visiting assistant professor is bringing Athens-area adults together to nourish their social and intellectual needs. Dubbed "Soul Biscuits," the series features musical performances, educational classes and discussion groups. It began in May with events scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 23 at… Read More
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present comedian Craig Robinson Thursday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Robinson is best known for playing Dunder-Mifflin employee Darryl Philbin on NBC’s Emmy-winning show The Office, which just wrapped up its seventh and final season. Over the past few years, Robinson has made… Read More
Looking for some good old-fashioned fun this summer? Look no further than Out of the Frying Pan, the latest production from Scene One Theater, being presented Aug. 1-2 and 9-10 at Alexander High School in Albany.
The Perry County Department of Job and Family Services is making flood disaster assistance available to low-income families who were hit hardest by the flood the week of July 8. Assistance is available to families who earn 200 percent of the federal poverty level or less, or about $47,000 for a family of four. These… Read More
More live music has just been added to the Uptown Athens menu, along with a side order of local art.
After more than a year of planning and hard work, Barb North-Moss and Eric Moss will open The Over Hang, a new restaurant and music/arts venue, on Monday, Aug. 5.
Jackson County Coroner Gregory Hawker has now received the autopsy results for Ryan N. Potter, and the results were somewhat unexpected. Hawker said the autopsy showed that Potter died of a ruptured aorta that was in no way connected to the electrical shock he received at the fairgrounds Friday evening. Potter, 38, of Oak Hill… Read More
Ohio officials are taking a hands-off approach when it comes to promoting the federal health care law. Ohio's insurance department says no marketing, advertising or outreach efforts are in the works by the state. That will mean it'll be left up to providers, health centers, and others to get the word out about the law… Read More
The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, a book edited last year by Ohio University Professor Dinty W. Moore, was honored in two categories in the ForeWord Review’s 15th annual Book of the Year Awards, announced June 28. Moore’s book took Honorable Mention in the Anthologies and Writing adult nonfiction categories. “ForeWord… Read More
The Cabell-Huntington Health Departments says the West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in Barboursville. Environmental health director Stan Mills tells The Herald-Dispatch that a pool of mosquitoes around a lake in Barboursville tested positive for the virus. He expects additional testing to find more infected mosquitoes in the coming weeks. Health department director… Read More
The future was the topic of choice Tuesday at Ford Field in Detroit as the Mid-American Conference hosted its annual MAC Media Day event. While the teams were there to talk about their upcoming seasons, the conference’s message took on a much more significant tone, often focusing on issues in regards to the future of… Read More
Ohio Football participated in the 2013 MAC Media Day at Ford Field on Tuesday, offering insights and previewing the upcoming season. Here are some quick hits from Media Day: The ‘Cats open up their season Week 1 on the road against the highly-touted Louisville Cardinals and their quarterback and Heisman favorite Teddy Bridgewater. Solich says… Read More
A new effort will focus on trying to improve Ohio's infant mortality rate, which is one of the worst in the nation. The national rate dropped by 11 percent from 2000 to 2010, but in Ohio it increased 3 percent. The state's infant-mortality rate of 7.7 per 1,000 births ranks 48th in the nation. The… Read More
Gridiron Glory, WOUB's award-winning Friday night television show covering high school football in Southeast Ohio and Western West Virginia, returns Friday, Aug. 23. The season premiere "Preview Show" will be broadcast on WOUB at 11:30 p.m. The show will then air live each subsequent Friday night until Nov. 22. Gridiron Glory is entering its 15th… Read More
Randy Richmond was not legally justified in shooting Keith “P.J.” Rutter, but also did not intend to kill him, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told a judge Tuesday. Richmond, 39, of Glouster, pleaded no contest in Athens County Common Pleas Court to a felony charge of reckless homicide and a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide… Read More
An Ohio University student took the stand Tuesday to testify that a Gallipolis man serving in the National Guard raped her while she was intoxicated. Levi Canterbury is charged in Athens County Common Pleas Court with rape, a charge that alleges he picked up the OU student in September 2011 after she left a party… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Kelee Riesbeck talks with James Petrik, an associate professor of philosophy at Ohio University. Petrik was twice honored with the University Professors award, once in academic year 2003 – 2004, and again in 2012 – 2013. Riesbeck and Petrik discuss Plato’s belief in the Truth of… Read More
The DuPont corporation is considering selling or spinning-off its performance chemicals division. The company made the announcement a day after reporting a twelve percent drop in its second quarter earnings. In a company statement, DuPont says it's considering ways to provide growth options for its shareholders. Robin Stemple, spokeswoman for DuPont Washington Works, says products… Read More
A former Mason County, West Virginia principal has been acquitted of charges that he assaulted a student. Mason County Circuit Court Judge David Nibert granted a defense motion for acquittal following a bench trial on Tuesday. A grand jury charged former Point Pleasant Intermediate School principal Cameron Moffett with child abuse causing injury following an… Read More