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The holidays are fast approaching, but the women's basketball team from Rio Grande is hitting the road one last time on Saturday before they transition into the holiday spirit. On Saturday, the RedStorm will look to once again defeat and complete the series sweep of the Alderson-Broaddus University Battlers. The RedStorm are headed into this… Read More
WOUB film reviewer Scott Pfeiffer shares his Top 10 of '13, including Before Midnight, 56 Up and 20 Feet From Stardom.
An ongoing investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement in Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio has led to the indictment of six people on federal drug trafficking and gun charges that are punishable by at least 15 years in prison. Eight others have been charged by a Jefferson County grand jury. Carter M. Stewart,… Read More
Arts and culture are very important to Dean and Cathie DeRolph. The couple believes that music, theatre and art are what makes Lancaster a special place to live. So, supporting the fundraising effort for the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre was something that they both knew was right for them. “You’re just not a well-rounded community… Read More
The state says Ohio's unemployment rate dropped in November to 7.4 percent, down slightly from the October rate of 7.5 percent. The rate was still well above the seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 6.8 percent in November of last year. The Department of Job and Family Services released the initial unemployment figure Friday, with fuller… Read More
WOUB Music Director and Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by The Wood Brothers, Bombino, Valerie June and Laura Marling.
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society of Marietta, Ohio, have announced their 22nd annual River City Blues Competition, the oldest and largest blues talent competition in the state of Ohio. The event will take place Feb. 14-15, 2014 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Past participants have come from New York, Ohio, West Virginia,… Read More
Adena Health System has been awarded a $13,567 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation's Prescription Drug Abuse and Misuse Prevention Grant Program. Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded more than $350,000 to 26 non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. that are dedicated in fighting prescription drug abuse. Adena’s Pharmacy Services Department is leading the “Adena Prescription Drug… Read More
A new poll released by FreedomOhio shows dramatic shifts over the past 10 years in Ohioans’ attitudes toward same sex marriage. In 2004, 62 percent, of those voting, supported a constitutional amendment in Ohio to ban same-sex marriage. The latest poll shows 56 percent of Ohioans support a new amendment that would allow same-sex marriages… Read More
Three of nine Southeastern Ohio Legal Services offices are closing as a result of state and federal funding cuts. Beginning January 6, people in Washington, Morgan and Noble Counties will be served out of the Athens office. People in Monroe County will be served by the Steubenville office. The Marietta office is among those shutting… Read More
Radio Free Athens DJ Michael Tedesco shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by David Bowie and Jimi Hendrix, and live performances by David Byrne/St. Vincent, Prince and The Word of Mouth Jazz Band.
A husband and wife from Jackson, Ohio face drug and counterfeiting-related charges following a raid at their home by the Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force Wednesday night. Sheriff Tedd Frazier says Michael G. Rowland, 27, and his wife, Jasmine Peterson Rowland were taken into custody following a search of their residence in the 100… Read More
The Trimble Board of Education recently adopted a new 100 percent tobacco-free school policy, based on the guidelines established by the Ohio Department of Health Tobacco Use & Prevention program. Alexander Local and Federal Hocking Local Schools are the other districts in Athens County that have adopted the policy, states a news release. The new policy… Read More
Curiosity is essential for an artist, for a writer, says Professor Dinty W. Moore, whose book The Accidental Buddhist was the result of his curiosity about Buddhism in America. Moore teaches "Creative Nonfiction" at Ohio University. The "creative" part of that equation involves not just curiosity, but also discovery. The "nonfiction" part grounds the writer… Read More