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There was a sense of urgency at Ohio Bobcats football practice this week, as up-tempo coaches used high-energy drills in an attempt to spark life into the players that have appeared unmotivated and disinterested ever since the second half of their 30-3 loss to the Buffalo Bulls. With a Mid-American Conference Championship now out of… Read More
Last week's best photos are here. Follow @WOUBVisuals on Twitter for daily updates and visit our Flickr page by clicking any of the photos below. Ohio State's Sam Thompson helped the Buckeyes beat Ohio in Columbus. Logan Riely captured the high-flying guard soaring for a first-half dunk. Maurice N'dour has been a welcome addition to the Bobcats in… Read More
Although the economy seems to be recovering there is still great need for basic necessities for many people in the Athens area. Housing, food and health are three of the most fundamental needs which have taken a big hit as the economy faltered. United Appeal has worked for more than 50 years to fill these… Read More
UPDATE 1:40 p.m.: At the peak of the storm Sunday at about 9 p.m., American Electric Power (AEP) reported to have 33,500 customers across Ohio without power, but by 10 a.m. Monday all but 7,800 had power restored, according to an AEP statement. “The hardest hit areas include Paulding and Lima in western Ohio and Canton… Read More
Ohio’s junior forward Maurice Ndour has been named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week. This is the first time Ndour has been rewarded this title. Fellow teammate and senior guard Nick Kellogg earned the title last week. Ndour averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game while shooting 56.5… Read More
During the 2009-10 season, the Reynoldsburg (Ohio) High School women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the state final four. The success of the Raiders was partially attributed to then freshmen Destini Cooper and Yamonie Jenkins. Four years later, Cooper and Jenkins find themselves in a green Ohio jersey and two games into their… Read More
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film follows activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage.
The Athena Cinema will host two free screenings, as well as panel discussions, Nov. 20-21.
Ohio has a heroin epidemic. That's according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine who announced Monday morning the formation of a statewide heroin unit meant to address the rising number of heroin overdoses in the state of Ohio. "Communities have to wake up. If you don't think there is a problem, you are probably wrong,"… Read More
Senior Juli Accurso has been named to the competitors list for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships based on her first place finish at the Great Lakes Regional event. On Nov. 15, Accurso won the Great Lakes Regional event with a school and personal record of 20:00.0 for a 6-kilometer event, putting her nine… Read More
Authorities are starting to assess the damage from storms that swept through Ohio. Strong winds near Toledo toppled a drive-in movie screen and crushed a gas station canopy Sunday night. Several buildings in a light industrial park also sustained damaged just south on the city. So far, there are no reports of significant injuries. State… Read More
Additional subpoenas relating to a special grand jury of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office have been issued to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Patrick Kelly confirmed Thursday that four grand jury subpoenas were received, but would not disclose their contents. Kelly said he has been informed that releasing the information could be considered obstruction… Read More
As of August, Ohio University’s Survivor Advocacy Program (OUSAP) has expanded to provide sexual assault survivor services for Meigs and Perry counties. Thanks to a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (VOCA) through the Ohio Attorney General’s office, the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program for Meigs and Perrycounties (OUSAP-OMP) was created. OUSAP-OMP will… Read More
Ohio's attorney general says heroin abuse has become a statewide epidemic. Attorney General Mike DeWine called a news conference Monday in Columbus with parents of a heroin overdose victim and a county coroner. DeWine says state statistics compiled by his office from coroners are incomplete but show hundreds of heroin-related deaths this year, with numbers… Read More
A lawsuit filed by a former mayor of Chauncey against the village has been set for trial on Feb. 25 in Athens County Common Pleas Court now that a judge has denied an attempt to get it dismissed. Former mayor Ginger Mender and some of her family members filed a lawsuit in 2009 against the… Read More