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Fred Kittle, the Glouster man accused of having sexual contact with a minor in 2013, pleaded not guilty to all four counts of his indictment Monday in Athens County Common Pleas Court. Kittle, a 69-year-old man who is also a registered sex offender, registered the not guilty plea in response to a four-count indictment –… Read More
A well-known Athens attorney died suddenly Monday of unknown causes. Thomas Eslocker collapsed at his home was pronounced dead at 8:30 a.m. by doctors at the emergency room at O’Bleness Hospital. The Athens County Coroner will be conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death but it is not considered suspicious. Eslocker had been… Read More
From Silent Spring to Silent Night: A Tale of Toads and Men is the lecture Dr. Tyrone B. Hayes will be giving for Ohio University's Frontiers in Science Lecture Series. A renowned biologist from the University of California, Berkley, Dr. Hayes became well known when he became the target of persecution from chemical manufacturer Syngenta,… Read More
Last week's best photography is here. Follow @WOUBVisuals on Twitter or @WOUBSports on Instagram for daily updates and visit our Flickr page by clicking any of the photos below. The Eastern girls celebrated a state title Tuesday night in Reedsville in front of a packed gymnasium. (Kaleb Carter) Head coach John Burdette addressed the crowd behind the mountain of hardware that… Read More
UPDATE 3:45 p.m. Health officials say a mumps outbreak in the Columbus area has grown to 63 cases, including 45 linked to Ohio State University. Columbus Public Health said Monday that the people infected with the contagious viral illness range in age from 4 to 55. The cases span from early January to this… Read More
WOUB photographer and Ohio University freshman Tessa Brediger photographed High Fest, the second weekend of street fests in Athens. The number of arrests hasn't been released yet, but despite the mounted police presence, there were more people at the fest Saturday at least partly because of the nice weather. The visuals will continue throughout fest… Read More
Ohio University's annual Spring Literary Festival kicks off Wednesday, March 26, featuring fiction writer Andrea Barrett, poet Frank Bidart, essayist Sven Birkerts, fiction writer Ben Fountain and essayist Rebecca Solnit. Since 1986, the Lit Fest has featured some of the world's finest, most distinguished writers of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. This year's festival, which continues… Read More
SportsBeat host Pat Moore talks with Ohio offensive lineman Mike McQueen on the preseason in Walter Fieldhouse, expectations for next year and the transition to Derrius Vick as quarterback. Tune into WOUB 1340 AM and www.woub.org/listenlive every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. to listen to SportsBeat and follow the show on Twitter at @SportsBeatWOUB.
NiSource Inc. and two subsidiaries are being sued by two Sissonville property owners over a 2012 natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion. John Hampton Tinney and his sister, Elizabeth Tinney Garten, allege in their lawsuit that the explosion rendered their property "valueless" and ruined their chances to sell it. The lawsuit names as defendants NiSource,… Read More
The Athens County Commission is expected to formally consider the candidates to replace Sheriff Pat Kelly on April 1 should that be necessary. Commissioner Lenny Eliason said the body will likely hear from those who have expressed interest in the interim position on that date either in its regular commission meeting or in a special… Read More
Traditional Japanese drumming group TAO: Phoenix Rising performed for a captivated audience at Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on March 21.
We hope you enjoy these images by WOUB student photographer Jasmine Beaubien.
Two local men have been charged in a robbery case in which they are accused of using Craigslist to “entice” their victim. Jace K. Johnson, 19, and Michael Nowell, whose age was not listed, face charges of aggravated robbery, conspiracy and telecommunications fraud, all felonies, for an incident that took place in August. Nowell was… Read More
Host Jackie Wolfe and Dan Skinner talk about the biggest misconceptions from the GOP and the media about the Affordable Care Act. While the anxiety of change has induced some confusion, the unwarranted fears of a shrinking private market and not being able to keep unsuitable health care plans has taken precedence over what are… Read More
UPDATE 1:45 p.m. The Athens Farmers Market is looking at the possibility of changing its hours to remain at The Market on State while accommodating the new Texas Roadhouse restaurant, which opened to the public on Monday. The popular market has been looking for a new location since it was announced that the chain restaurant… Read More
The Community Literacy Day in Rio Grande brought the RedStorm (12-17) enough good karma to shutout West Virginia Tech (7-11) in a doubleheader. Chris Ford led the RedStorm with five total RBIs in the two games including 4 of 5 hitting and two runs. The RedStorm won the first game 7-0, with Anthony Knittel starting… Read More