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D.D. Joiner and the RedStorm can’t be stopped. Rio Grande proved why it deserved to be ranked among the best in NAIA Division I Thursday night after knocking off its third NAIA Division I ranked team and extending its win streak to five games with a 71-68 victory over the No. 14 St. Catharine Patriots…. Read More
The Rio Grande RedStorm women’s basketball team continued to showcase their offensive firepower Thursday night, defeating the St. Catharine College Patriots 95-71. The RedStorm entered the contest ranked No. 1 in scoring offense per game and showed the home fans at Newt Oliver Arena why they are the best offense in the NAIA Division I…. Read More
UPDATE 12:55 p.m. “I’m Greg Long, and I’m the president and (chief executive officer) of OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital,” Long said from a podium in the hospital’s cafe. The room full of physicians, associates, volunteers and community members, who gathered Thursday at WillowView Cafe to celebrate the hospital officially joining OhioHealth, immediately erupted in applause. “Doesn’t that… Read More
From Monday, January 20 – Friday, January 25 students, faculty, staff and community members in Athens will have the chance to honor the leader of the civil right movement. Ohio University's 2014 MLK committee offers a couple of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Junior. The celebration kicks off on… Read More
Ohio University field hockey head coach Neil Macmillan hired Tiffany Hubbard as the program’s associate head coach Thursday. Hubbard spent the past seven seasons as the head coach for Georgetown University’s field hockey team. As a collegiate player for the Maryland Terrapins (2002-05), Hubbard led her team to three NCAA Final Fours and to a… Read More
A pair of Republican state lawmakers is pushing for Ohio's shale-gas rich counties to get a portion of the money generated from a proposed tax hike on oil and gas drillers. State Reps. Jay Hottinger and Al Landis, respectively of Newark and Dover, said in a statement Thursday that local communities must be compensated for… Read More
When Ohio wrestling took on Central Michigan a year ago, five freshmen, four other underclassmen and just one upperclassman made up the Bobcats’ starting lineup. The Chippewas were ranked 12th in the nation, carried three ranked wrestlers and were winners of the last 11 Mid-American Conference Championships. Conversely, the Bobcats were an unseasoned team searching… Read More
Public water officials say samples show a West Virginia chemical spill is no longer detectable in the Ohio River in the Cincinnati area. The Greater Cincinnati Water Works shut down river intakes late Tuesday night in anticipation of tainted water arriving from the Elk River spill. Monitoring initially showed levels well below would have been… Read More
Ohio authorities have appealed a federal judge's ruling ordering them to recognize gay marriages on death certificates. The attorney general's office filed its notice of appeal Thursday in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. An appeal brief containing their arguments will be filed at a later date. They're appealing federal Judge Timothy Black's… Read More
A lawyer for the Ohio inmate who was executed today says his death was "a failed, agonizing experiment by the state of Ohio." Dennis McGuire was put to death with a combination of drugs that had never before been tried in the United States. He appeared to gasp several times, and it took him more… Read More
Dozens of Ohio University students returned from winter break to find their apartements burglarized. Athens Police are investigating break-ins that happened sometime between mid December and the last week when students returned. In addition to missing electronics and other items some of the apartments were ransacked. In one case an OU student said he believed… Read More
UPDATE 4:18 p.m. A Guysville man was killed and two Shade residents were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash on Old Route 33/Pomeroy Road Thursday morning. Emergency responders were called to a crash on the road near the former Rainbow Inn at about 10:20 a.m. Dispatchers said passengers were reportedly trapped and one person may have… Read More
For decades, Athens, Ohio, has been a hotspot for live music. But to limit the Athens music scene to just performance-based acts would be a mistake. For years, DJ culture has co-existed alongside local live bands, drawing huge crowds and providing an outlet for fans of electronic music.
WOUB's Bryan Gibson caught up with Dave Rave's Brandon Thompson and Dave Alexander to learn more about the Athens DJ/dance scene and how they became one of the most popular acts in town.
In a college town like Athens, Ohio, you can’t throw a stone without finding a unique food establishment, but O’Betty’s Red Hot! Dogs and Sausages stands out like a sore thumb – even if it’s located in one of the smallest buildings in town. Tucked away just steps from Court Street – Athens’ main drag… Read More
Jason A. Simms, 39, of Athens is headed to prison for 4.5 years for thefts and domestic violence felonies. Simms pleaded guilty to a previous indictment of theft from an elderly person and failure to appear and recently entered guilty pleas to grand theft and domestic violence. In addition to his prison sentence, Simms will… Read More
Ohio University will be commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by hosting a week full of activities beginning Monday with the annual silent march on campus. This year’s celebration is themed “OHIO’s Legacy: Living the Dream,” focusing on King’s service and legacy. The 14th annual MLK Jr. Silent March and Celebratory Brunch will begin on… Read More
WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer checks out the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, based on the early 1960s folk music scene in New York City.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has established uniform early voting hours for Ohio's 88 counties for the May 6 primary election. Voters can cast absentee ballots early by mail or in person without giving any reason. A look at the in-person absentee voting hours for the primary: Tuesday, April 1, through Friday, April 4:… Read More
West Virginia schools shuttered by a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply will remain closed Thursday. Students in Kanawha, Boone, Lincoln and Putnam counties, and some in Fayette County, won't have class again. Schools have been closed since Friday, the day after a chemical spill tainted a nine-county region's water supply for 300,000 people…. Read More
A third person arrested in the bust of 198 grams of cocaine has pleaded guilty to possession and trafficking charges. Kimari Anderson, 34, of North Carolina, changed her plea in Athens County Common Pleas Court, days after the two others charged in the case pleaded guilty and agreed to testify against Anderson. Anderson was sentenced… Read More
The Marietta Pioneers (8-6) (2-5) suffered their first loss inside Ban Johnson Arena on Wednesday night, falling to the Mount Union Purple Raiders (8-6)(2-5) by a score of 71-60. The Pioneers were undefeated in their previous six games at home and Wednesday’s loss was the second straight loss of 10-plus points for Marietta. “Mount Union… Read More
Despite a slow start for the Bobcats, Ohio improved to 12-4 (2-1) after defeating Ball State (3-11, 0-3) 71-51 at home Wednesday night. Ohio’s first half woes were evident once again Wednesday night against Ball State. The Bobcats turned the ball over nine times and only went 1-for-9 from 3-point range. Despite those ugly numbers… Read More