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It's been one month since Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri. Rather than voice their concerns about how the incident was handled, the Unitarian Universitalism Fellowship of Athens is peacefully urging others to move forward with respect. Co-President of UUFA Barb Harrison lead the event Tuesday evening at the Athens County Courthouse…. Read More
Bids for Community improvement projects in Athens County were opened at today's county commission meeting. Only one of the three proposed projects received a viable bid. A Rome Township project received one bid for roof repairs to the Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart. It was the only project that received bids within budget, and… Read More
Hosts Kim Valentour and Francis McFadden stop by the studio to talk about "puttin' up," preserving food to make it through the winter. Fran offers a lot of tips for preserving tomatoes (like sun drying), jams and jellies, and proper canning and pickling techniques.
One month after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri, the controversy surrounding his death remains. The focus, however, is now shifting from anger about how it was handled toward awareness about where to go from here. Co-President of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens Barb Harrison says this is a great opportunity… Read More
Drusilla Evarts talks with guests Patty Mercer and Sue Foster about the Athens Village, an online community of support that helps seniors stay in the homes as long as possible. This "virtual community" is the first independent group of this type in Ohio, founded by its members in 2008. Drusilla discusses all sorts of ways… Read More
Power is back on for thousands of Athens County residents left in the dark for a couple of hours Monday night. According to American Electric Power, there were three seperate outages in the county. The power company says more than one thousand customers didn't have electricity around eleven-thirty because of an equipment failure. 348 customers… Read More
Despite the fact that some members of Nelsonville City Council previously expressed opposition to the Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce’s proposal to allow alcohol to be consumed at events on the Public Square, the measure easily passed during Monday’s Council meeting. The proposal was originally brought forward by Nelsonville Chamber of Commerce board member Miki Brooks,… Read More
A group of lawmakers is calling on the Senate to pass a bill to keep sexual predators out of schools, saying the added security checks on teachers, coaches and bus drivers are needed immediately. Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey is co-sponsoring a bill that would require states that receive federal education money to conduct… Read More
Twenty-two West Virginia cities will find out next month whether they will participate in the state's home rule program. The cities are vying for 16 new slots in the program. Municipal Home Rule Board chairman Patsy Trescot tells the Charleston Daily Mail that the board will reveal the new home rule cities on October 6th… Read More
Democrats in the Ohio Senate say local boards of elections should have the flexibility to set their own early voting schedules following a federal court decision. Last week, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus temporarily blocked an Ohio law that trims early voting and ordered the swing state's election chief to set an expanded voting schedule…. Read More
The West Virginia Public Service Commission plans to increase commercial vehicle inspections on roads considered as high crash areas. The PSC said Tuesday that the one-year enforcement effort will be funded with a $180,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Commissioner Ryan Palmer says in a news release that… Read More
A residential psychiatric treatment facility for children is expected to open in Charleston early next year. Highland Hospital plans to open the 24-bed facility in its original building in Charleston's Kanawha City neighborhood. The hospital moved to an adjacent site in 2012. Media outlets report that Highland Hospital CEO Cynthia Persily outlined plans… Read More
Power has finally been restored to over 500 people who were left in the dark for hours. According to American Electiric Power, this took place near The Plains last night. The first outage occured at 9:22 p.m. and lasted over two hours affecting 25 customers on Vore Ridge Rd. Another outage occured at 11:56… Read More
Scams can target anyone — even local school districts — as has become evident over the past week. On Friday, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office set out an advisory warning schools in the state of phony invoices for books and materials that the districts had not purchased. “Schools are saying they’re receiving invoices for books… Read More
Several times a year, Stuart’s Opera House teams up with Ohio University’s Performing Arts Series, African Studies Program and Arts for Ohio to present performances by outstanding African artists. This Thursday, Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, the son of acclaimed afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, will perform at Stuart's with his late father’s band, Egypt 80.
The second annual Steampunk Spectacle kicked off its weekend-long activities last Friday at ARTS/West, featuring dance performances, vendors and an art exhibit. WOUB student Nicole Schneider files this report.
The federal government is awarding more than $2.6 million in grants to organizations that will help enroll Ohioans in the federal health insurance marketplace. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that those receiving the funding are the Midwest Asian Health Association, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks and HRS/Erase, Inc. … Read More
Ohio officials are seeking speedy work from a federal appeals court as they try to reverse a judge's order that affects the state's early voting schedule this fall. Last week, U.S. District Judge Peter Economus blocked an Ohio law that trims early voting and ordered the state's election chief to set an expanded voting… Read More