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Delfin Bautista, director of the LGBT Center at Ohio University, shares their coming out story as part of WOUB’s “LGBT Perspectives” series. Bautista identifies as transgender. They explain that their mother experienced a journey of her own during their coming out process. For more “LGBT Perspectives,” subscribe to WOUB’s YouTube page.
The investigation into an alleged rape that took place on Court Street in Athens is still in its early stages, according to police. Included in the investigation are images of the incident that surfaced on various social media sites over the weekend. Lt. Jeff McCall, an investigator with the Athens Police Department, told The Messenger… Read More
A death row inmate who raped and killed his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter is citing a childhood of physical and sexual abuse as he asks the Ohio Parole Board for mercy. Attorneys for condemned killer Ronald Phillips were to make their case at a clemency hearing that began Wednesday morning. They say no judge or jury… Read More
UPDATE 1:18 p.m. The White House is urging quick congressional approval of a deal to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the deal reached by Senate leaders "achieves what's necessary" to reopen the government, remove the threat of default and move past brinksmanship. Carney says… Read More
Ohio First Lady Karen W. Kasich has announced the launch of "Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Ohio Governor's Residence," a new program celebrating the work of Ohio artists. In partnership with the Ohio Arts Council, this program will feature three works of one selected Ohio artist each quarter at the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage… Read More
An Athens man has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty last week to felonious assault and theft. Shannon Williams, 41, was indicted last year by an Athens County grand jury on charges of rape and theft. He was accused of raping a woman at an Athens apartment and taking her debit… Read More
The Ohio University women’s soccer team practices like a unit eager to be morphed into a high caliber team. The scrimmages are filled with constant communication between players with an exception for when head coach Aaron Rodgers halts play to contribute advice. Following Rodgers’ inserts, a seamless cross from an outside defender soars through the… Read More
George Eberts talks with astronomers Tom O'Grady and Bob Eichenberg to discuss the latest astroids to hit earth, comets to see, and the best time to observe the sky.
When a golfer approaches the next shot, he or she will take a moment to game-plan the next move. That person will likely take a couple practice swings, see what obstacles he or she is facing this time, square up to the tee, and take the shot. At that point, it’s nearly impossible to predict… Read More
A grand jury will consider the case against a northern Ohio daycare worker suspected of raping a baby. Heather Koon of Elyria waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday in municipal court, and her case will go to a county grand jury. The 25-year-old has pleaded not guilty to rape and denied the allegation. … Read More