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UPDATE: A 19-month-old child and his father died as a result of an automobile accident Friday afternoon in Athens County. Tyler H. Young of Athens was restrained in his child safety seat when a 1999 Nissan pickup truck driven by his father, Darrell J. Young II, 24, also of Athens, crashed off Route 56 near… Read More
A summer youth arts and wellness program in Nelsonville has been announced as a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, which is awarded by First Lady Michelle Obama. On Wednesday, it was announced that Circle Round the Square, Paper Circle’s intensive summer youth program, had been chosen as one of the… Read More
Even Ohioans who cannot attend the Ohio Supreme Court’s next Forum on the Law Lecture Series will be able to participate by submitting questions via Twitter. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor will moderate the May 13 discussion on the topic “Marijuana Legalization and the Law of Unintended Consequences.” Just like past Forum on the Law lectures,… Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on ways to disclose information about the chemicals used in the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking. The EPA says in a Friday release that it is also seeking input on incentives and programs that could help develop safer fracking chemicals. The 90-day comment… Read More
About 34,000 West Virginians have voted early ahead of Tuesday's primary. The figure released by the Secretary of State's office Friday reflects in-person and absentee ballots cast. The early voting period opened April 30 and ends Saturday. The light turnout could reflect a relatively small number of contested races. The lone statewide race involves the… Read More
Ohio University graduate student, playwright and actress Bianca Sams is drawn to exploring social issues through what she calls "found stories."
Her work touches on such issues as race relations and the struggles of American servicemen and women. For her latest play, Rust on Bone, Sams interviewed survivors of military sexual assault and men and women suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Through the generosity of a private donation, the Logan City Pool will open this year for one last time. The pool and its equipment are more than 80 years old, and during the past few years, the pool and equipment have created multiple problems for those operating it, as well as headaches for the city… Read More
A Lucasville man was arrested on multiple charges of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. According to Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini, detectives and agents from the Attorney General's Crimes Against Children Unit, executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence on Inskeep Road in Lucasville. Chad Stump, 30, of Lucasville was… Read More
When U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black struck down Ohio’s ban on gay marriage last month, it stirred a national debate. Judge Black ruled that Ohio must recognize same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. He stayed his own ruling pending a review by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Alphonse Gerhardstein is lead counsel… Read More
WOUB Public Media is now featuring a cooking show with Ian Knauer titled, THE FARM. Ian gained a tremendous amount of experience by working for Gourmet Magazine for ten years. His position there enabled Ian to travel the world in search of the best food. He quickly realized that the way his family ate wasn’t… Read More
Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career. According to media reports, Tressel signed a three-year contract at the university's board of trustees meeting Monday night. The newspaper reports Tressel will earn $300,000 the first two… Read More
Motorists coming into Athens on West Union Street might have noticed something different — a pile of rubble where the state highway garage stood for more than 50 years. The garage was torn down recently to make way for a new garage, which is expected to get under construction by late spring or early summer,… Read More
The reinstatement of a fired deputy at the Athens County Sheriff’s Office has led to the termination of employment for a deputy who spent just under a year with the agency. Shannon Sheridan returned to work Monday, two years after appealing his employment’s termination by Sheriff Patrick Kelly. Unable to simply add another deputy to… Read More