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Ohio University softball coach Jodi Hermanek announced that Iyhia McMichael will be brought on as an assistant coach this season. McMichael comes to the softball coaching staff after working as the head coach of Central Heights High School in Nacogdoches, Texas for the past four years. While there, she coached the Blue Devils to the… Read More
A judge is being asked to hold off enforcement of a ruling he issued that cleared the way for a lawsuit to proceed against Hickory Creek Nursing Center in The Plains. An attorney who represents Hickory Creek and other defendants in the case argues the ruling should be put on hold while they appeal it… Read More
Social media is creating a stir in the repetitive violence of the Gaza War. For the first time in history, Israelis and Palestinians in the midst of the crisis can share their experiences. At the same time, U.S. media outlets are facing heat for presenting "biased" sides of the story. WOUB's Alyssa Pasicznyk reports.
Mary Kneier and Ginger Schmalenberg of The Gathering Place, Athens' community mental health wellness outreach house, stop by Studio B to talk with Robin Barnes about their attempt to break into the Guinness World Records with their creation of the worlds largest pom-pom. The Gathering Place hopes this event will help to recognize the importance… Read More
Sources tell WSAZ.com that Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington are in serious talks to merge, with an announcement expected this week. Cabell Huntington Hospital issued a statement to WSAZ.com Monday saying Cabell Huntington and St. Mary's "have had and are continuing discussions toward an affiliation." According to the statement, the… Read More
Artist Rajorshi Ghosh grew up as the child of two architects. He could read blueprints and identify the work of building luminaries such as Louis Kahn at an early age. Everyone told him that he, too, would become an architect. It was in the blood.
Of course, he says, this made him want to defy his presumed destiny. But as he began to mine his creative muse, a funny thing happened: The architecture background began to emerge a bit.
Ohio's kindergartners will be assessed this year under a system that state officials say will help teachers measure what the students know. They say the new system also will help teachers design lesson plans tailored to each child's strengths and weaknesses. The Mansfield News Journal reports that kindergarten students in the past were assessed on… Read More
Ohio health officials are partnering with a hospital association to focus on infant mortality and promote safe-sleeping habits. According to the state's Department of Health, Ohio's infant mortality rate was just under 8 per 1,000 live births in 2011. That's higher than the nation's rate of about 6. Ohio trails almost all other states. The… Read More
Federal statistics say Ohio now ranks fourth in the number of farmers markets, up from fifth place last year. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that numbers released Sunday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture say Ohio has 311 farmers markets. That's behind California (764), New York (638) and Michigan (339). Over the past six years,… Read More
The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, has lifted a water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing. Mayor D. Michael Collins says Monday that the Lake Erie drinking water is safe and that the warning has been lifted. The announcement comes after people in northwestern Ohio and… Read More
Whirlpool Corp. executives and government officials will break ground this week on the company's $40 million expansion of its southwestern Ohio manufacturing plant that is expected to lead to 400 new jobs by 2018. The Dayton Daily News reports that Greenville's mayor will join Whirlpool officials at the Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony. The company said in… Read More
Evan Shaw and Lynn Harter were recipients of an Emmy award this weekend for an excerpt of a new documentary series “The Courage of Creativity.” The award was received during the annual award ceremony at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The series focuses on the power of art programming to help individuals and organizations. The concept grew… Read More
Debate over Ohio's ban on gay marriage extends beyond its courts to libraries, community centers and city streets. Supporters of same-sex marriage are holding town hall meetings and house parties to try to sway more Ohioans to their side. Other backers have circulated petitions at festivals and parades in a push to get the issue… Read More
Ohio's attorney general says Ohioans have been reporting "spoofed" phone calls that appear to come from their own phone numbers or from similar numbers and that may be attempted scams. Attorney General Mike DeWine's statement says more than 30 consumers have reported such calls since last week. He says altering the number appearing on a… Read More
A bridge linking Parkersburg and Belpre, Ohio, is shutting down for repairs. Media outlets report that the Memorial Bridge will close Monday. Repairs are expected to be completed in two weeks. The $182,000 project includes replacing an expansion join and about 400 square feet of concrete deck. The bridge spanning the Ohio River opened in… Read More
There are a whole lot of reasons why the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium keeps earning the title of America’s Best Zoo: It’s enormous, offering a huge variety of experiences with animals; it's dedicated to conservation; and it’s just downright fun! We put together some insider tips to help you have the best day at the… Read More
The River City Players will bring the Tony Award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone to life this weekend, with shows on Aug. 8 and 9.
The show, under the direction of Amy Perrin and featuring area talent, will be performed at Meigs High School.