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Isphording Reportedly Hired As Ohio Co-Offensive Coordinator

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Ohio University has hired former Toledo Rockets offensive coordinator Scott Isphording according to the Toledo Blade and the coach's personal Twitter account. Isphording served as Ohio's recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach in 2009 before leaving to serve as Toledo's co-offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, and quarterbacks coach. Isphoring's hiring comes after former Ohio quarterbacks coach… Read More

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New Book Focuses On Historic African American Resort Town

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During two periods in the 20th century, Idlewild, Mich., was a popular resort community for the black middle class, attracting intellectuals such as W.E.B. Du Bois during the 1920s, and entertainers like Jackie Wilson, The Four Tops and Della Reese during the 1950s.

Today the Lake County town has become an "idle place," according to Ohio University Associate Professor Ronald Stephens, author of Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town.

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Ohio Attorney General Monitoring Propane Price Gouging Complaints

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Thursday that his office will be “actively monitoring” complaints about propane pricing and alleged shortages. DeWine has been receiving  complaints from Ohioans that propane suppliers have not been filing tanks with appropriate speed and have been charging higher than usual prices. It is estimated that about six percent of… Read More

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OSU Names Michael Drake New President

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UPDATE 4:35 p.m. Ohio State University's new president will earn about $1 million annually in total compensation, or about half of what his predecessor made. The contract for Michael Drake, former chancellor at the University of California-Irvine, includes $800,000 in base pay and $200,000 in deferred annual compensation. The agreement released Friday by Ohio State also… Read More

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Ohio Grapples With Unbeaten Northern Iowa


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The Ohio wrestling team will face its toughest match of the season this weekend when it travels to Northern Iowa’s home mat to take on the undefeated Panthers and South Dakota State. Ohio is in the midst of a three-game win streak after defeating rival Kent State and Buffalo last weekend. They are currently ranked… Read More

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OU Ready to Host Series of Black History Month Events

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The Ohio University Multicultural Center will celebrate Black History Month in February by offering a wide range of entertaining and educational events including guest speakers, film screenings, educational programs and student performances. The month-long celebration was created to recognize the significant achievements and contributions of African-Americans to the world. Scheduled events include: • Feb. 1:… Read More

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Woman Charged After Gagging Granddaughter With Soiled Underwear

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A 54-year-old New Straitsville woman is facing numerous charges in Hocking County Municipal Court after allegedly gagging a child relative with soiled underwear as punishment. Karen Sharpe is being held on a $1.1 million bond on charges of kidnapping, endangering children, assault and domestic violence. Hocking County Sheriff Lanny North said detectives received a complaint… Read More