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A hearing was held Wednesday on the request by McDonald's restaurant of Nelsonville for a reduction in property taxes because the Route 33 bypass has hurt business. However, the restaurant may have made the argument a year too soon. McDonald’s request for a reduction in taxable value was filed March 27 by local franchise owner… Read More
After hearing from the victim and apologizing to the court, an Albany woman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for raping a 10-year-old girl. Jennifer Davidson, 37, previously accepted a plea deal in Athens County Common Pleas Court and was sentenced on Thursday. She pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count… Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented Athens with $400,000 for environmental cleanup. The award was given to the Athens County Port Authority Wednesday with brownfield grants for new investments to study contaminated properties, increase local economies and generate jobs while protecting human health. EPA awarded a $200,000 assessment grant for hazardous substances and a $200,000… Read More
Maya Angelou, one of the most influential writers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died at age 86 on May 28. Pam Kaylor, a women's and gender studies professor at Ohio University's Lancaster campus, talked Thursday about Angelou's lasting influence on women now. "She is one of the most famous women in contemporary times," Kaylor… Read More
House Speaker Bill Batchelder says he’d like to see the voters of Ohio take on the issue of term limits as early as this year. Term limits require a legislator to leave a chamber after eight consecutive years. Batchelder was forced out of the Legislature when the term limits law passed in the 90s, and… Read More
An Ohio House committee has signed off on a bill clarifying that guns legally carried onto the grounds of a school must remain in a locked car. Ohio law currently says that a person with a concealed-carry license can carry a gun into a school safety zone while dropping off or picking up a student…. Read More
State health officials urging Ohioans to ensure they're vaccinated for measles and mumps say graduation celebrations and summer travel can be opportunities for such diseases to spread if people don't take preventative measures. At least 396 cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak of the contagious viral illness in central Ohio. The total… Read More
Kent State is looking for a specific group of students: those who have dropped out over the past two years, have above a 2.0 grade point average, haven’t graduated from another institution, and have completed at least 90 credits. Melody Tankersley, KSU’s Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, says the school wants to welcome back students… Read More
The state has a new tool to help the thousands of Ohioans who are looking for jobs, and the employers who need to hire workers. Gov. John Kasich says the Ohio Means Jobs website is a one-stop shop for new graduates, veterans and others who right now can search through more than 150,000 jobs. "When… Read More
The three defendants in a northeastern Ohio corruption case have pleaded not guilty and have been ordered not to leave the state without the court's permission. Youngstown Mayor John McNally and Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino were indicted in Cuyahoga County on charges that include racketeering and bribery. Unsuccessful Mahoning County prosecutor candidate Martin Yavorcik… Read More
President Barack Obama gave the commencement speech at West Point Military Academy on May 28, and in his speech he laid out a broad framework for how he views America's foreign policy. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports.
When Kurt Vile last played the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2012, he was an up-and-coming artist who was starting to build a following. Two years later, he's back, hot off the heels of a headlining performance at Coachella.
WOUB contributor Josh Antonuccio talks with Vile about his songwriting process, latest album and his goal of making "commercial '70s-style records."