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Former Ohio basketball standout D.J. Cooper will spend his summer in Europe. The point guard was granted Bosnian citizenship, allowing him to compete with the Bosnian National Team. Cooper will be only the fourth American ever to play for the Bosnian National Team. The other Americans that have represented Bosnia are Zach Wright, who Cooper… Read More
Those in attendance at Wednesday’s public meeting with the architecture firm selected to aid Ohio University in The Ridges master plan appeared to be relieved as the firm announced that the main portion of the former Athens Mental Health Center is structurally sound. Last month, OU announced that it had selected Schooley Caldwell Associates, a… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed legislation to allow tolls on a new bridge over the Ohio River that will replace an overpass deemed "functionally obsolete." Kasich signed the bill Wednesday at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium. That's adjacent to the 51-year-old Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the river to northern Kentucky. The bridge carries about… Read More
Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted had directed the 88 county boards of elections to hold uniform voting hours – and they did not include the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before November’s gubernatorial election. Democrats challenged that, saying it disproportionately affects their voters, who dominate early-in person voting on those days. In… Read More
Ohio is leading a group of drilling states working with seismology experts at energy companies, government agencies and universities across the U.S. on how best to detect and regulate human-induced earthquakes. The initiative follows Ohio's discovery in April of a probable link between the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and five small tremors… Read More
On this episode of The Gladden House Sessions, Josh Antonuccio talks with Pomeroy, Ohio, singer-songwriter Ben Davis, Jr., who performs two original compositions: "Fine" and "The Day Before Payday."
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Local residents and tourists from across the nation will converge on Logan to celebrate all things washboard in the 14th Annual Washboard Music Festival this week, June 12–14. Streets will close and laundry will be strung between light posts. Artisans and food vendors will set up shop along Main and Market streets. Children will hop… Read More
A southwest Ohio city has been trying for several years to push out poor residents, threatening tenants with losing assistance if they have delinquent water bills and discussing putting some landlords of low-income housing through extra bureaucracy in hopes they’ll leave, according to an investigation by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Officials in Middletown, about halfway between… Read More
A boil water advisory is in effect for Marietta for customers from the intersection of Seventh Street and Greene Street going south on Route 7 to Wayne Street. WTAP reports, businesses affected include Bar-B-Cutie, Captain D's, Wendy's, East of Chicago Pizza and many other customers in that area who are experiencing loss of water or… Read More
A boil water advisory was lifted late Tuesday night for the nearly 3,000 customers impacted by a water outage since Monday, June 2. According to WSAZ, a news release from the city of Gallipolis says it is no longer necessary to boil your water. Samples have been taken, analyzed and are safe. The boil advisory… Read More