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A new play by a local playwright will soon receive its world premiere with a community theater group.
The River City Players will present Shoelaces, an original play written and directed by Athens resident Nathan Jeffers, June 6-7 and at Middleport Village Hall.
Alabama soul group St. Paul and The Broken Bones was one of the standout acts at this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival. We hope you enjoy this clip, shot and produced by WOUB students Jason Chiappino and Merle Tilk.
Pat Lang retained a four-vote lead during an election recount Monday in the Democratic primary for Athens County Common Pleas Court judge. Lang edged out Todd Grace for the victory, 1,615-1,611. No Republican filed for the judgeship, currently held by L. Alan Goldsberry who will be retiring. "I am deeply honored by the results of… Read More
Three Representatives and three Senators on the two conference committees will have to work out the differences in two big parts of the governor’s budget update. On the big appropriations bill, the three Representatives and three Senators on the conference committee will have to deal with the Senate’s additions to the House bill an accelerated… Read More
A bill that puts the state’s renewable energy standards on hold for two years is headed to Ohio governor John Kasich’s desk. That comes just as the federal government has proposed new limits on emissions from power plants. The goal of both policies – the state and federal ones – is to make people less… Read More
President Barack Obama's administration unveiled a plan Monday to reduce carbon emissions nationally by 30 percent by 2030. The new rules hit West Virginia and Kentucky especially hard. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports.
A condemned inmate seeking to donate a kidney to his mother before his execution is requesting another reprieve after Ohio rejected his first organ donation request. Attorneys for 40-year-old Ronald Phillips want the execution delayed until 2016. They say by then, Phillips' 66-year-old mother either will achieve necessary weight loss to have transplant surgery or… Read More
According to Monday's survey from Auto Club AAA, the cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio is averaging $3.92. That's 23 cents higher than a month ago, and 30 cents higher than last year at this time. In Southeastern Ohio, the average is around $3.89 per gallon. Other Ohio averages range from $3.77… Read More
A grand jury in Cuyahoga County has indicted six members of the Cleveland police force in connection with a chase and fatal shooting incident in 2012. On the night of Nov. 29 of that year, Timothy Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, led dozens of police on a chase that lasted more than 20 minutes…. Read More
"I can't define it, but I know it when I see it." WOUB's Tom Hodson and Bev Jones discuss what exactly it means to have the innocuous "executive presence." Knowing whether or not you have it can make or break opportunity, and doing something as simple as "say what you mean" can be what sets… Read More
A federal rule would require West Virginia to cut power plants' carbon dioxide emissions by about 20 percent by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency rule announced Monday is part of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce pollution tied to global warming. West Virginia gets 96 percent of its electricity from coal, the highest ratio nationally…. Read More
Senior entrepreneurship is on the rise in the American economy. WOUB's Tom Hodson speaks with blogger Bev Jones about the retirement age today and how it has created opportunity for new career horizons, when job hiring and stability cannot be counted on. Jones shares tips on creating new business opportunity, such as "the Sugar Grain… Read More
A partnership between a Great Lakes advocacy group and local pharmacies to dispose of unused drugs has expanded to five states. The Yellow Jug Old Drugs Program started in Michigan and then spread to Illinois and Wisconsin. Indiana and Ohio are joining in June. It was started by the Great Lakes Clean Water Organization, which… Read More
WOUB’s 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival coverage continues with a video of Sunday headliners Shovels and Rope. The clip was produced by WOUB students Jason Chiappino and Merle Tilk. For more information on the Nelsonville Music Festival, visit www.nelsonvillefest.org.
Authorities say a missing 4-year-old boy has been found dead in a central Ohio river. The Licking County Sheriff's Office says Colton Angus wandered away from his house along the Licking River in Newtown Township on Sunday evening. Sheriff's deputies say search and rescue crews scoured the area for the missing boy. The Ohio State… Read More
Ohio motorists are seeing higher gas prices, with some stations around the state flirting with $4 a gallon. The cost for a gallon of regular gas in Ohio was averaging $3.93 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's a dime higher than a week ago. Monday's… Read More
Hocking County Common Pleas Court Judge John Wallace has overruled Karen Sharpe’s motion to suppress statements that she made to law enforcement officers in regards to the alleged crimes she is charged with involving two minor children. Sharpe, 54, of New Straitsville, alleges the statements were made in violation of her Fifth Amendment right to… Read More