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Rooting for Germany in a Team USA newsroom


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My WOUB colleague Julia Rabe does not like the word “soccer.” “I believe it should be called “football,” just because what you call “football,” it’s just rarely played with the foot anyway,” she said emphatically. Rabe is a 22-year-old German exchange student at Ohio University. During today’s pivotal World Cup match between the United States… Read More

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Don’t Call It Soccer!


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My WOUB colleague Julia Rabe does not like the word “soccer.” “I believe it should be called “football,” just because what you call “football,” it’s just rarely played with the foot anyway,” she said emphatically. Rabe is a 22-year-old German exchange student at Ohio University. During today’s pivotal World Cup match between the United States… Read More

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Meigs County Man Arrested In Investigation Of Infant Son’s Injuries

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A Middleport man is charged with felonious assault in connection with serious injuries sustained by his 5-month-old son, who remains in critical condition, authorities reported. Thaddeus Bumgardner, 32, of Noble Summit Road, appeared in Meigs County Court on Wednesday. In County Court, a plea is not entered on felony charges.  The investigation began on Tuesday,… Read More

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Nelsonville Chamber Wants To Serve Beer During Special Events On Public Square

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The Nelsonville Area Chamber of Commerce has asked that the city make exceptions to the law that prohibits consuming alcohol on the Nelsonville Public Square during special events. On Monday, Chamber board member Miki Brooks approached Nelsonville City Council about the possibility of granting variances to the law on a case-by-case basis to be able… Read More

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Cleveland Is 1 Of 2 Finalists To Host 2016 Republican National Convention

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Cleveland has jumped another hurdle in the bid to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Ohio. The Republican Party named the city one of two finalists. The Republican National Committee dropped Kansas City and Denver from the list of contenders, leaving only Dallas and Cleveland. The GOP made the announcement on its website. It… Read More

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Ohio Designates Nearly $38 Million For Historic Project Credits

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The latest round of Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits are devoted largely to turning old factories into new office space and old office space into new retail and residential space. The nearly $38 million in credits are expected to generate $250 million in private investments in 13 communities around the state. Perhaps the most unusual… Read More

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FitzGerald Withdraws Nominee For Cuyahoga County Treasurer

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for Ohio Governor, has withdrawn his nominee for county treasurer after a local media outlet raised questions last week about properties she owned. Cuyahoga County Council was supposed to hold a confirmation hearing for Jeannet Wright. She’s acting treasurer, and FitzGerald had nominated her to take the… Read More

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Ohio Delays New Requirements For Jobless Benefits

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The state says it's delaying the enforcement of new regulations that require Ohioans to do more to get unemployment benefits. The rules require those seeking unemployment compensation to post their resumes on Ohio's job-search website, take three assessments and complete an unemployment questionnaire to continue receiving benefits. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Job… Read More

Supernobody at the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival

Supernobody Follows Up Debut with “Old Strange Power”

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When Supernobody performed their first show at the 2013 Nelsonville Music Festival, they attracted a lot of attention: a supergroup made up of Athens music veterans, fronted by one of the area's most respected songwriters. It also helped that they had a stunning debut album under their belts.

One year later, the band is back with another collection of '70s-inspired songs, called Old Strange Power.