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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