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The owner of a central Ohio grain company says at least one person suffered minor burns in a grain bin explosion. The blast was reported Wednesday afternoon in Coshocton. Sgt. Charlie George of the county sheriff's office said grain dust in the bin apparently triggered the explosion. Coshocton Grain Owner Larry Endsley says seven people… Read More
By Rebecca Darling You know that feeling you get when you have not seen someone in a long time? Yeah, that overpowering tingling sensation that moves rapidly from one foot to your fingernails. That is how I describe my anticipation of the 2014 National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation (NOAH) Conference. From July 10-13, 2014,… Read More
Toledo’s mayor has been busy writing, lately. Mayor D. Michael Collins has written President Obama and Governor Kasich among other lawmakers, imploring them to take whatever financial measures are needed to get his city through this year’s algae season without any more water issues, like when toxic algae growths contaminated the drinking water supply, prompting… Read More
Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist David Lindley in performance at the Fur Peace Ranch recorded May 24, 2014.
For the third time this year the Nelsonville-York Board of Education will be tasked with filling a vacancy on its own board. During Tuesday's regular meeting Board President Micah Covert read a letter of resignation from Board Member Tim Maiden effective that day. Maiden was not in attendance at the meeting. In the letter dated… Read More
West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is telling state agencies to keep their budgets on par with this year's spending plans. Revenue Secretary Bob Kiss last week sent instructions to agency heads on submitting 2016 budget requests. A new fiscal year started in July. After two years of 7.5 percent reductions, Kiss' correspondence said additional… Read More
Ohio State officials say there is no recent record of campus police attending an annual ritual where marching band members entered Ohio Stadium in their underwear. The Midnight Ramps were cited in an investigation into the band's "sexualized culture" that resulted in band director Jonathan Waters' July 24 firing. Waters has said the university's police… Read More
OhioHealth is firm in its decision not to have an emergency room in Nelsonville in the future, according to Athens County Commission President Lenny Eliason. “That decision is over with,” Eliason said Tuesday after meeting with OhioHealth officials. In June, OhioHealth announced it will be closing Doctors Hospital Nelsonville, but not before a new urgent… Read More
A northwest Ohio county is getting a $650,000 grant from the state's attorney general to help fund a pilot program for heroin addicts. Attorney General Mike DeWine says the funds will help a Lucas County program create two new victim advocate and clinical positions to assist addicts immediately after a heroin overdose. The grant money… Read More
The Athens arts community has lost one of its biggest supporters. Ohio University Professor Emeritus Robert Winters made an impact on thousands of students, friends and colleagues as an educator, artist, administrator, theater director, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts.
WOUB reached out to those whose lives were changed in some way by Bob Winters. Here are a few of their comments.