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Officials working on the Nelsonville bypass say the state is spending more than $10 million. Plus, authorities in central Ohio say a 6-year-old boy was killed when he fell off the tractor and was run over. These stories and more in your special Monday NewsWrap.
Officials are working on a new bypass on U.S. 33. Ohio State Highway Patrol says drug arrests increased 18 percent from January through June this year compared to last year. Student research projects on obesity and other biomedical issues will be showcased during a symposium at Marshall University. Details in your audio update.
A solution has apparently been found to a problem with radio traffic from Kentucky interfering with a law enforcement frequency being used by villages in Athens County. Last week, the Athens County Commissioners approved contributing $800 toward that solution. As The Messenger reported earlier this year, radios used by village police offices in Athens County… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Carolyn Lewis, Robin Brigante and Steve Patterson talk with Heather Jolley. A new member of the Athens community, Jolley is a mother of three children with disabilities. Lewis, Brigante, Patterson and Jolley discuss Athens Beacon School, support groups for autistic children, as well as some resources Ohio… Read More
Former Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland has endorsed his party's challenger trying to face off against incumbent GOP Gov. John Kasich next year. Strickland calls fellow Democrat Ed FitzGerald a family man with a wonderful background as a public servant. Strickland said Monday that FitzGerald, a former FBI agent who prosecuted corruption, has helped restore… Read More
Members of a national commission studying the U.S. Air Force to see if structural changes are needed will visit Ohio military bases this week seeking information. The commission says members will visit Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton on Monday. They also plan to collect information at Air National Guard bases including Springfield, Rickenbacker and… Read More
Authorities in central Ohio say a 6-year-old boy was killed when he fell off the tractor he was riding on with his father and was run over. The Licking County Sheriff's Office said it happened Sunday afternoon in the village of St. Louisville, northeast of Columbus. The sheriff's office said 25-year-old Shawn Watson was hauling… Read More
A Vinton County woman wants her family's possessions back after a bank's employees mistakenly took them when they confused her home with a foreclosed property across the street. Homeowner Katie Barnett says her McArthur home was wrongly repossessed while she was away with her family last month. When they returned to the house, the locks… Read More
Student research projects on obesity and other biomedical issues will be showcased during a symposium at Marshall University. Other research topics include chronic back pain, infectious diseases and diabetes. The 12th annual West Virginia IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Summer Research Symposium will be held Monday at the Memorial Student Center. Dozens of undergraduate students… Read More
Property owners in Huntington have received more than 150 citations since July 1 for violating a new ordinance aimed at eliminating outdoor junk, trash, weeds and tall grass. The citations were issued on the spot. Previously, owners had 10 days to clean up their properties before citations were issued. The city issued 99 citations during… Read More
Authorities say a body found burning alongside a road in southeast Ohio last week has been tentatively identified and the death is being investigated as a homicide. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office in McConnelsville says the man was identified tentatively through a fingerprint match. But authorities are withholding the man's name until his family can… Read More
UPDATE 12:15 p.m. An entire community breathed a sigh of relief Friday when 6-year-old Macey Stewart was found, but area law enforcement agencies continue their investigation into exactly what happened on the evening of her disappearance. An update from the Jackson Police Department received Monday, July 29, at approximately 8:15 a.m., stated that Macey Stewart… Read More