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Forget about "Throwback Thursday." The Athens Farmers Market is looking to the future with new evening hours starting this week. Farmers Market manager Kip Parker said the added hours are due to customer request. "Since we had a change in our time this year from 10-1 to 9-12, some people can't get here," Parker said…. Read More
An appeals court has upheld the sex offender classification given to an Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl. Ma'Lik Richmond was given the second-toughest sex offender classification – Tier II – last August. That means he will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next… Read More
When Berea College in Kentucky turned away groups planning to train volunteers to do voter registration in Mississippi, Western College for Women in Oxford, Ohio gladly stepped up. Some 800 college students converged on the campus for two weeks in June 1964 to learn non-violent techniques, how to teach in freedom schools and other skills… Read More
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Joan Butcher talks with Jenny Stotts, Tara Huffman, Judge Robert Stewart, Jennifer Kirksey Fialko and Erin Morgenstern about the importance of the Athens County CASA/GAL program. The Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem program is a local non-profit organization that advocates in Juvenile Court for children… Read More
Daniel Keyes, Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio University from 1966-90, passed away on June 15. Keyes arrived at Ellis Hall a year after his first novel—Flowers for Algernon—was published. His story of the mouse named Algernon, a man with an I.Q. of 68, and an experimental procedure to make them both geniuses became a… Read More
U.S. troops arrested Ahmed Abu Khattala this week. He is a suspected leader of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports.
This Friday, a family will see the product of more than 600 hours of their own labor, and the labor of numerous volunteers within Athens County, when they walk into their brand new home. The Bolin family, natives of Athens, will receive the keys to the home that was built by Habitat for Humanity and… Read More
President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity for government contractors. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports.
Changes are coming to Athens City Schools, but not quite yet. In a move approved by the Athens City SchoolBoard during Thursday’s regular meeting, current Supt. Carl Martin and Associate Supt. Tom Gibbs will swap roles effective on Aug. 1, 2015. Under the plan, Martin will step down as superintendent on July 31, 2015, as… Read More