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The Ohio Bobcats volleyball team was unable to secure a win in front of their home fans as it dropped to the Texas A&M Aggies, 3-0 (25-23, 25-20, 26-24), in their opening game of the Baymont Inn & Suites Invitational at the Convocation Center. The Bobcats came out strong in the opening set, keeping pace… Read More
Ohio opened its three-game home stand at Chessa Field with a dramatic 3-2 double overtime loss to Xavier (2-3-0) on Friday, Sept. 5. The game looked settled as senior Nicole Amari prepared to take a free kick deep in their own half within the final 10 minutes of the game with Ohio (1-4-0) leading 2-1…. Read More
The Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on Thursday announced the distribution of more than $6 million to 226 Ohio charities. The money comes from a civil case heard by Judge John J. Russo, and is part of more than $11 million that has been distributed by The Honor Project to charities throughout the state. The… Read More
Ohio ranks as one of the worst states for food insecurity. As defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, food insecurity means the lack of access for enough food to live an active and healthy life. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 32% of all Athens County residents live below the Federal Poverty Level. One… Read More
As the annual Party in the Park festival enters its sixth year, there will be some noticeable changes to the three-day event along the Ohio River. Party in the Park is held the second weekend of September each year at Racine's Star Mill Park. This year's event will begin on Thursday, Sept. 11 and run… Read More
Ohio field hockey welcomed seven freshmen to Athens this fall. Carter Eckl takes a look at coach Neil Macmillan's newest group of players.
Ohio punter Mitch Bonnstetter shows Showcase football reporter Lucas Widman two different ways to punt the football — the standard "handshake" drop and the shorter "pooch" kick.
The Athens Public Tranist has seen an rise in ridership numbers since the launching of their new routes last year. According to Athens Public Transit's August City Ridership report, ridership has increased by 30 percent since August 2013. Athens Public Transit General Manager, Mary Daily, said this is when the bus system re-routed to reach… Read More
Jamie Kosiorek was introduced with Ohio’s starting lineup for her first slate of Division-1 college volleyball matches last weekend in Hawaii. “I shouldn’t have been as nervous as I was. It’s just volleyball, no one changed it,” the freshman outside hitter said. If she was nervous, she didn’t show it. Kosiorek had a standout opening… Read More
The former Chauncey police chief facing charges for his role in a Gloucester drug ring will face a bond cost three times higher than previously expected. Athens County Common Pleas Court set Charles Wachenschwanz's bond at $300,000. His bond was originally set at $100,000, which his attorney argued should be reduced in the first place…. Read More
The man charged with allegedly driving into and damaging an Athens bar will appear in court on traffic charges, according to Athens Municipal Court records. Logan Graber, 29, of Sidney, was charged after he allegedly went the wrong way on Court Street during a late-night ride in June. According to police reports, Graber's vehicle was… Read More
With a national conversation happening about sexual assault, Ohio University has implemented a new online course to educate students about consent, bystander intervention and sexual assault. The program, called Not Anymore, is now mandatory for all new undergrad students, including transfer students. According to OU Women’s Center Director Susanne Dietzel, offering the mandatory class is… Read More
A unique book project called Growing Up in Athens is being co-sponsored by the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department and the Athens County Historical Society and Museum. The book will be a collection of hometown memories of people who grew up in or near the city of Athens. The co-sponsors are currently soliciting stories from current and former residents.
The private vendor with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates says it will work with the corrections agency to address several recommendations to fix problems. Ideas raised by a legislative oversight committee include returning to a larger ladle size to scoop food, to moving dumpsters away from loading docks to prevent vermin from getting… Read More
It is no secret that the Southeastern Conference is known for its speed. Year-in and year-out the Alabamas, Auburns and Georgias of the college football world recruit some of the fastest players in the country, which is part of the reason why the SEC won nine of the 16 BCS Championship games, including a stretch… Read More
The Bowen House will welcome a new exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Men at Work event is a follow-up to the Women at Work exhibit that was displayed at The Bowen House in May. “It was very well received in the community,” said event coordinator Dani Bell. “It was the same concept, just showcasing… Read More
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed four members to a panel dedicated to reviewing a new law to protect drinking water supplies. Appointees include engineer Rick Roberts, hydrologist Ed Watson, public health expert Dr. Mike McCawley and citizen representative Pam Nixon. Top officials from state environmental and health agencies, Public Service Commission and… Read More