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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions. The measure unanimously passed both chambers of the Legislature earlier this month. Kasich signed it on Monday. The legislation would not force schools and others to stock… Read More
Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has topped 250 cases. That's more than half of the nation's 438 reported cases last year. The total as of Monday was 253 cases of the contagious viral illness, with 153 of those linked to Ohio State University. That includes 109 students and 17 staff… Read More
No one is quite sure how long Bruce Dalzell has been managing Open Stage at Ohio University, including him. But it’s likely that no one has done more to encourage and nurture young musicians in Athens than Dalzell. His website states he is the "patriarch of the Athens music scene," and this could not be more true.
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Athens Police have identified the body as Samuel Wiater, the 21-year-old Athens man who went missing in March. UPDATE 8:40 a.m. Authorities were trying to determine if a body pulled from a river in southeast Ohio is that of a man missing for more than a month. Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle… Read More
Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties. The DEP tells WBOY-TV (http://bit.ly/1eXh5Wg ) that the company has submitted plans required to resume… Read More
A Marietta man accused of shooting at police has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. William Ransom was found to be mentally ill and sentenced to eleven years at the Athens Behavioral Healthcare Center. Prosecutor Kevin Rings says Ransom committed attempted murder of a police officer. However, through a statement of facts, Ransom… Read More
A female student is being investigated after a bomb threat was reported at Athens High School about 9 a.m. Monday. Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office responded along with the FBI and The Plains Volunteer Fire Department. "We received a call from the school that a student had located two letters in a girls… Read More
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $20,000 grant to bring live symphonic music to rural communities. The symphony said Monday that it's one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an Arts Work grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The grant will be used to support a statewide outreach tour… Read More
Students, community members and out-of-town visitors took over Court Street Saturday afternoon for the annual International Street Fair, the culmination of Ohio University's International Week. Photos by Jasmine Beaubien.
Two Democrats will square off in the upcoming primary election for the chance to unseat Republican Bill Johnson for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ohio 6th District. Campaigning to become the Democratic nominee are Jennifer Garrison, a former state representative from Marietta, and Greg Howard, an engineer who operates a farm in Meigs County. Garrison… Read More