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Typically when people think of safe towns, they do not imagine a college campus. However, Athens, Ohio, home to Ohio University, typically considered one of the biggest party schools in the nation, is being recognized as one of the safest cities in Ohio. In a recent study, Safewise, a security system broker, ranked Athens as… Read More
Two people who surfaced this week as candidates and filed at the Athens County Board of Elections by Wednesday's deadline were Democrat Kathy Hecht, a candidate for county auditor, and Republican Daniel Lantz, candidate for the Ohio House in the 94th District. Hecht, who is Athens city auditor, will have no competition on the May… Read More
Hocking County Prosecutor Laina Fetherolf-Rogers (D-Laurelville) announced Wednesday that she will run for Ohio State Representative, and declared her candidacy for the 78th Ohio House District in Southeastern Ohio. “As a prosecutor, I recognize the importance of local government, and I will fight to keep it effective and responsive once at the statehouse,” said Fetherolf-Rogers…. Read More
The son-in-law of a convicted rapist is asking for a summary judgment in a civil suit against him, his wife and his father-in-law. David Dearth filed an affidavit denying his knowledge of the crimes for which Thomas Shifflet was convicted, along with a motion to get a judgment from the Athens County Common Pleas Court… Read More
Students began moving into Bush Hall on East Green this semester following the $9.1 million renovations to the building. Funds for the project come from the Residential Housing Auxiliary Reserve which recycles leftover student housing money for upgrades. Jeneanne Hacker, the Associate Director of Student Housing, says the goal was to make Bush Hall feel… Read More
Off the mats Ohio wrestlers KeVon Powell, 125 pounds, and Jacob Rockoff, 141, have developed quite the friendship in their two years in Athens. The lightweights’ origins in wrestling are very different, but they each share a common bond. They each share the thrill of collecting. Rockoff possesses an assortment of more than 250 pieces… Read More
Due to inclement weather, both the Marietta men’s and women’s basketball games for Wednesday, Feb. 5 have been postponed. The Pioneers planned to take on Muskingum University, but due to a recent winter storm, Muskingum University closed down on Feb. 5 and both games have been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 6. The Pioneer women will… Read More
Ten Athens High School students are presenting original and adapted one-act plays Thursday, Feb. 6 through Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Students were selected in December for this honor. The plays include three scripts relating to high school conflicts. The first three plays are: The Recovery, written and directed by senior thespians Megan Myers… Read More
Two defensive schemes clashed in Alumni Arena on Thursday afternoon. Ohio’s tight man-to-man defense and vigilant ball pressure, combined with Buffalo’s stable and strong 2-3 zone made for a defensive battle. The margin was within single digits for most of the contest, but a late left-wing 3-pointer from Buffalo’s Mackenzie Loesing, with the outstretched arm… Read More
The Ohio soccer team announced the additions of seven new recruits to the program on Thursday. The group included four defenders, two forwards and one goalkeeper. Four of the players came out of the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of the top soccer academies in the Midwest. Five of the new recruits… Read More
The Ohio swimming and diving team will continue their midseason stretch on Feb. 7, as they travel to Cincinnati for a dual met against the Xavier Musketeers at 5 p.m. The Musketeers plan to bounce back after a close loss to Wright State, and Ohio swimming will have to combat the hungry Navy Blue and… Read More
WOUB's Caleigh Bourgeois talked to the Ohio EMA, which provided some helpful tips to avoid getting caught in bad winter weather, especially when ice is involved. This piece first aired on Newswatch, a fully student-produced nightly news show every weekday at 5:30 p.m. on WOUB-TV. You can watch full episodes here.
A judicial election will be the only contested race for Athens County office in the May primary election, and there will only be two in the November general election — assuming no write-in or independent candidates emerge. Wednesday was the filing deadline to be on the primary election ballot, and a last-day filer was Athens… Read More
The West Virginia State Police received a $30,000 grant to develop a sex offender mapping program. The agency said Wednesday that the project will provide troopers a quick method to identify all sex offenders within a given region by making inquiries to the mapping system. Currently, troopers have to manually search sex offender files on… Read More
Another school in Kanawha county is closing as a precaution after the smell of licorice that's been associated with the chemical MCHM was detected. According to WSAZ, a cook using the dishwasher at an elementary school told the superintendent she smelled the licorice scent and her eyes began to burn. As a precaution the county… Read More
The polar vortex that sent temperatures plummeting below-zero last month is now going to take a bite out of your wallet. Residential Columbia Gas of Ohio customers will pay about 20 percent more for natural gas in February than they did in January, and about 50 percent more than they did last year at this… Read More
When Athens resident Attila Horvath isn't busy with his landscaping business, writing songs or biking through the hills and hollows of Southeast Ohio, he can usually be found behind the camera lens. His latest photo exhibit, Rusted, Burned, Abandoned, is on display at the Athens Public Library throughout the month of February. The show is filled with striking images of junked vehicles, burned-out buildings and abandoned structures, all shot on Andros Island in The Bahamas.
Want to relive Ohio's thrilling 95-90 win in overtime against the Toledo Rockets? You're covered with a Bobcat Rewind. Maurice N'Dour led the way for the 'Cats with 28 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Stevie Taylor sealed the win for Ohio with a jumper in the lane with 24 seconds left in the game.
Parents and some students may be wondering if they'll ever return to school. Athens City, Federal Hocking, Nelsonville-York and Trimble Schools were closed once again Thursday as lingering icy conditions on streets and sidewalks made moving about dangerous. Athens City Schools is listed as closing the most of Athens County systems – 14 days during… Read More
A University of Akron official is proposing that the school eliminate 55 degree programs. Provost Mike Sherman said the action would come after years of review and is necessary to "correct institutional drift." The bachelor's programs include theater arts and geography, and students would no longer be able to get a master's degree in physics… Read More
River ice put the Blennerhasset Island's boat in a jam. It broke loose and went for a wild ride on the river. The Wood County 911 Center called island workers Wednesday morning, telling them their tugboat and barge were floating on the river. The Blennerhassett Island superintendent says they keep the boat and barge at… Read More
The Eastern Lady Eagles celebrated an 85-38 win on their senior night over their rivals, the Southern Lady Tornadoes on Wednesday night. The seniors of Eastern enjoyed their final win on their home court, receiving a standing ovation from fans as they left the court late in the fourth quarter. “Everybody here appreciates the girls,”… Read More
With the tournament looming, the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (10-7) are looking to be playing their best basketball at the end of the season. They took a step in that direction Wednesday night, defeating the Eastern Eagles (1-16) on the road 65-55. Senior Josh Fayette and juniors Jay Elliot and Colt Adams carried the load for the… Read More