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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