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On Friday, Sept. 20, Gridiron Glory sent photographers to games in Pomeroy, Athens and Parkersburg, W.Va. Trimble remained undefeated with a 16-0 defensive showing against Meigs. Parkersburg turned on the lights at Stadium Field for its home opener against Capital but fell, 55-20. And Athens proved its case as one of the top teams in… Read More
A Jackson County Grand Jury has returned 55 felony indictments and among those indictments are cases againist a convicted sex offender and a man accused of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney Justin Lovett announced that the latest Grand Jury met in the second week of September. “Securing justice for child… Read More
Two Circleville women were arrested following a SWAT raid on a South Washington Street home Friday afternoon. Rebekah L. Evans, 31, and Jacqueline N. Groves, 23, were both taken to jail around 2:30 p.m. on drug-related charges. The Circleville SWAT team, with the assistance of the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. 23 Major Crimes… Read More
A New Marshfield man pursued four alleged vandals after they took numerous mailboxes from his neighborhood Friday. The four suspects, Brandon Deputy, Colton Adams, Steven Caldwell and Skyler Flynn, all between the ages of 18 and 21, admitted to taking 16 mailboxes from various New Marshfield residences, most of them from Roundhouse Road. A few… Read More
West Virginia Espiscopal Diocese has approved same sex marriage. A 29-year-old man is released from the hospital after being shot. For the full story, listen to the afternoon update.
Follow @WOUBVisuals on Twitter for more photos and video every day Nic Tanner caught Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan mid-riff when the band performed at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville on Sept. 17. Here's the full gallery from the show. One of Ohio University's new tight ends, Anthony Talbert, flexes his muscle and his tattoos… Read More
Ohio University officials are urging patience as the university begins its annual transition from cooling to heating. In an email messege sent to the university community Mike Gebeke, executive director of Facilities Maintenance said the Athens campus is not on full heating mode. “Certain buildings only have systems that allow heating and cooling at one… Read More
Bobcat Sports Showcase reporter Tyler Rosten takes you inside the minds of the Ohio Women’s Soccer team’s goalkeepers.
This weekend, OU Libraries will present two events in honor of the upcoming Black Alumni Reunion: I Feel Good: A Soulful Stroll Down Memory Lane, a special archives display; and a talk with Carl H. Walker, author of Soulful Bobcats: Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University during the 1950s.
In this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Tom Hodson talks with Beverley Jones, blogger for WOUB and consultant at Clearways Consulting about careers and retirement for both the baby boomer generation and the current generation. Jones teaches us about the meaning of reciprocal mentoring, and how that helps develop better relationships in the workplace. … Read More
Bobcat Showcase Reporter Seth Austin meets up with Miles Chapman, Grant Venham and Josiah Yazdani to learn how the field goal unit operates.
A new state program provides financial incentives for agencies that move people from cash assistance to unsubsidized employment, and one northwest Ohio county is passing along that cash to the workers as long as they stick with their jobs. The Lima News reports the state is providing up to $150,000 to launch the Ohio Works… Read More
The leader of West Virginia's Episcopals says he has approved the opportunity for church blessings for same-sex couples starting later this year. Bishop Michie Klusmeyer tells The Charleston Gazette the ceremonies will start on December 1. Klusmeyer says the priest in charge and the congregations of the individual churches must decide whether the blessings can… Read More
The Athens County Sheriff's Office received word that it will be taking over the responsibilities of the Jacksonville Police Department, which is disbanding. Sheriff Patrick Kelly confirmed the move to The Messenger on Friday, saying he had received an official letter from Frank Lavelle, village solicitor. "I know villages are having a tough time with… Read More
Ohio University could be bidding adieu to the Clippinger Laboratories building in the next few years as the university looks to construct a new interdisciplinary science facility. During a conference call with media representatives Thursday, OU Associate Vice President for Facilities Harry Wyatt said there’s a strong possibility that Clippinger — located on South Green… Read More
Athens police say that an Athens man who was taken to the hospital earlier this week with a gunshot wound to the head has told investigators he was shot after a physical altercation with unknown individuals. However, police are still unclear as to the exact location where the incident took place. On Tuesday, the Athens… Read More
Athens City School Board has started a process that Supt. Carl Martin said he hopes will ultimately lead to major upgrades and renovations to all of the district’s school buildings. The board approved a resolution Thursday authorizing the district to apply for what’s called an “active planning process” with the Ohio School Facilities Commission. “This… Read More
Starting this year, Trimble High School students will have the opportunity to earn college credits without ever leaving their high school campus. Science teacher Amrik Brar is offering a more rigorous year-long anatomy and physiology class. Students who earn a C or higher will receive four college credits. Those who earn a D will still… Read More
This Thursday will be a homecoming of sorts for The Burning River Ramblers, a Cleveland-based rock/funk group with Ohio University roots. The band will host a release party for its sophomore album, To Color a Fool, at The Union with two local up-and-coming groups, The Whole Hearted Half Wits and Fathers of the Revolution. When… Read More
Donated items are being sought for a pediatric addiction recovery center scheduled to open soon in Huntington. Marshall's Office of Community Engagement is asking the community to drop off the items at the Memorial Student Center lobby between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday. Office director Elizabeth Appell Sheets says the items in need are… Read More
Many synthetic drugs advertise themselves as the “legal alternative” to their illegal counterparts, but that sales pitch may not last much longer. Local law enforcement officials are supportive of legislative efforts from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who has recently co-sponsored a bill to curb synthetic drug use nationwide. The bill, called the Protecting Our… Read More
A happy ending is in sight for John Potter, the 92-year-old World War II veteran who this year has been facing eviction by his own daughter. His granddaughter, Jaclyn Fraley, who has been helping Potter through the eviction process, has confirmed to The Courier that an agreement has been made to keep him living in… Read More
A West Virginia man accused of threatening President Barack Obama will be allowed to leave jail to visit his dying father. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Seibert had ordered Ryan Kirker, 21, in June to be detained until his trial. Kirker's attorneys asked Seibert earlier this month to grant Kirker a temporary release from jail. They… Read More
A newspaper analysis finds the gap between black and white students' scores on Ohio's standardized exams persists even when economic advantages are considered. The Columbus Dispatch review published Sunday found the scores of black students from affluent families and highly rated schools still lag far behind those of their white peers. The newspaper analyzed data… Read More
A consultant has been hired to assist in putting together a plan for correcting problems in getting vegetation established on some areas along the Nelsonville bypass. TranSystems was hired for the job, according to David Rose, spokesman for District 10 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. Rose said the company will work with ODOT and… Read More