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In this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Bill Burke, Dean of Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Dublin campus about the creation of that campus.
On this episode, Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard shares stories and performs three songs: "The Messenger," "Charlie Musselwhite's Blues" and "Snake Farm."
Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot and killed while playing at his best friend's house in eastern Ohio. Family members have identified the victim in Tuesday's shooting in Frazeysburg as Lucas Templin. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office says it appears the other boy pulled the trigger as the two were playing inside the… Read More
A Department of Health and Human Resources official says the agency might need additional funding to implement new drinking water safety legislation. The law requires water systems across the state to craft plans to protect their water supplies. The DHHR's Bureau for Public Health is tasked with overseeing the plans' creation. The bureau's director of… Read More
Daniel Keyes, the author of the high-school staple "Flowers for Algernon," died on Sunday, according to his publisher. He was 86. Keyes' short story "Flowers for Algernon," which he eventually turned into a novel, is narrated by a mentally disabled adult named Charlie Gordon. Charlie, who has an IQ of 68, undergoes an experimental procedure… Read More
Freedom Industries is ousting the contractor responsible for spills last week at the site of a January leak into the state's biggest drinking water supply. Freedom Chief Restructuring Officer Mark Welch says the company is transitioning past Civil & Environmental Consultants. The change could take a few weeks. State Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Randy… Read More
Following one year of the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES), changes are being put in effect for the 2014-15 school year. The changes will effect the frequency of some evaluations and the structure with which the evaluations are comprised. The evaluation system, implemented for the first time during the 2013-14 school year, required that teachers… Read More
A contract with the Ohio Public Defender’s Office to provide legal services to indigent clients in Athens County was approved Tuesday by the county commissioners, but by a split vote. Commissioners Lenny Eliason and Chris Chmiel voted in favor of it, but Commissioner Charlie Adkins voted against it, saying he needed more information. The contract… Read More
A 24-year-old man from The Plains is headed to prison for the next eight years after pleading guilty to a number of burglaries that have taken place in Athens. Joseph Ryan McGee appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Monday and changed his plea to guilty on four counts of burglary. Each were second-degree… Read More
Go Ohio Valley is a free app produced by Adams Publishing Group of Ohio and presents an avenue to explore numerous categories and activities in the region. This week’s feature listing is the long-running outdoor drama, Tecumseh! in Chillicothe, which can be found by traveling west from Athens County on Route 50. Nestled away in… Read More
A decision by the Athens County Commissioners on whether to support a complaint regarding two injection wells near Torch won’t be made until the commissioners have an opportunity to tour the wells, Commission President Lenny Eliason said Tuesday. The well owners have extended an invitation for all three commissioners to tour the sites, but did… Read More
Members of Athens City Council met with Ohio University President Roderick McDavis and top members of his administration for lunch Tuesday to discuss a wide range of topics. Council and McDavis try to hold a lunch meeting twice a year. Councilman Steve Patterson asked McDavis about the possibility of OU contributing toward the purchase of… Read More