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For the fourth consecutive season, the Ohio Bobcats’ volleyball team was awarded with an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award Wednesday for its efforts over the 2012-13 academic year. Ohio had a cumulative GPA of 3.36 for the year. It was one of 130 Division-I schools to receive the honor. After the season, three… Read More
The 15th annual Athens Community Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, featuring more than 30 local acts at six uptown venues.
Fest organizer Scott Winland talks about what it takes to put it all together and how area musicians will be rocking out for a good cause this weekend.
An increasing number of courts are implementing rules to control the use of new media like Facebook and Twitter in the courtroom, according to a survey released today by the Conference of Court Public Information Officers. The 2013 CCPIO New Media Survey contains the results of a national survey of judges and court personnel conducted… Read More
A federal judge says West Virginia's cap on contributions to political action committees is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Thomas Johnston cited the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found campaign contributions by corporations are protected speech under the First Amendment. Johnston's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by Stay the Course West Virginia and two of… Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for parts of the region until 10 p.m. Wednesday. According the NWS Belmont Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson and Tuscarawas counties are under the watch. The primary threat from the system are wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and large hail up to… Read More
Payday lenders targeted by Ohio legislation that banned short-term, high-cost loans five years ago are skirting that crackdown by offering high-interest loans under other laws. Some of the hundreds of storefront lending operations closed but others have exploited loopholes and provided loans under laws not written for such businesses. Payday lenders say their services are… Read More
A young girl was hit by a car on East State Street late this morning. Some eastern Kentuckians are opposed to having an addiction recovery center near their homes. West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin hopes to double last year's commitment in this year's "Day to Serve."
Officials in Boyd County are vowing to do everything they can to stop a planned addiction recover center. The Independent reports the action came Tuesday following an hour-long meeting in which residents near the proposed location vocally opposed the Recovery Kentucky center citing concerns about safety and property values. Officials proposing the Recovery Kentucky center… Read More
UPDATE 2:56 p.m. A three-year-old girl was killed Wednesday morning after she ran out into traffic on East State Street. Athens Police say Sophia Sheets was struck by a vehicle just before 11:30 a.m. when she ran into traffic from a grassy area along the road. Athens Police identified the driver of the vehicle as Linda… Read More
The Cleveland house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade has been demolished. The house was torn down as part of a plea deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years. One of the women imprisoned there, Michelle… Read More