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1) Trimble Tomcats (3-0) Trimble has yet to face a formidable test this season with its smallest margin of victory standing at 30 points in their season opener against Nelsonville-York. The Tomcats’ 40-12 win over South Gallia Friday moves them to a 3-0 overall record and a comfortable sitting at number one. 2) Wahama… Read More
It’s so-good so-far for the majority of the TVC-Ohio with all but Megis and Vinton County accumulating winning records through the first three weeks. While Athens has lived up to its preseason hype thus far, the middle and top of the conference standings are congested, but could begin to shake up with conference play beginning… Read More
63-year-old ex-deputy sheriff charged with 33-year old murder of colleague Mitchell Ruble – a former Washington County Sheriff’s deputy – was arrested on Tuesday for shooting and killing Deputy Lt. Ray Clark in 1981. Road salt more expensive for this winter The past harsh winter has exhausted salt sheds and mines in Ohio. The high… Read More
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Wahama and Trimble are atop the TVC-Hocking standings. The two powerhouses are set to collide in week six, but play across the conference has been competitive and several teams have their sights set on taking down the top dogs. Here are our power rankings going into… Read More
Ohio University Police are temporarily increasing security measures at the Student Senate meeting in light of a chaotic meeting at last week. In an announcement to the student body, the Senate said, "the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) will be in attendance at the meeting tonight specifically for safety purposes." Along with the police presence,… Read More
Ohio University announced plans Wednesday for a new “state-of-the-art” academic center that will be located behind the north end zone at Peden Stadium, as well as a fundraising campaign to finance the project. Perry and Sandy Sook, 1980 graduates of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, committed $2.25 million to initiate the projects… Read More
The NFL and NFL Players Association announced a new drug policy on Wednesday afternoon, and it has some implications on some former Bobcats. Wide receiver LaVon Brazill (2007-2011) and offensive lineman Eric Herman (2008-2012) were both suspended by the NFL during the offseason for violating the league’s old drug policy. Brazill was suspended for the… Read More
The cost of providing health insurance to Athens County government employees in 2015 will go up less than projected, but will still cost significantly more than this year. At their meeting Tuesday, the county commissioners formally accepted the rates issued by its insurer, the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio. Still to be decided is… Read More
A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill. Judge Ronald Pearson filed the order Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston. A U.S. District Court judge's approval is also needed. The proposal would rely on insurance proceeds from bankrupt Freedom… Read More
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of a new exhibit. The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop… Read More
photo: Joy Dickerson/Vinton County Courier Go Ohio Valley is a free app produced by Adams Publishing Group of Ohio and presents an avenue to explore numerous categories and activities in the region. This week’s feature listing the Vinton County Air Show held just north of McArthur on Route 93 this Sunday. Look! Up in the… Read More
The beeps of the register at the food store checkout tell part of the story – how many items in the shopping cart. But in the back pocket of this shopper’s jeans is a cell phone that might be limiting the amount she’ll be able to spend. Choosing what to spend your money on is… Read More
Brooklyn's Shilpa Ray brings her unique blend of blues and punk to The Union this Saturday, along with fellow New Yorkers She Keeps Bees as the opening act. If Ray's past Union shows are any indication, this should be a night to remember. Indeed, the event's Facebook page reads: "Shilpa Ray is a wailing, fire-breathing… Read More
Freshman walk-on AJ Ouellette burst onto the scene in the Ohio Bobcats' season opener at Kent State by leading the game-winning drive.
In 2011, young field hockey players in the United States saw a new regulation requiring athletes to wear goggles while competing. It's a wonder why the regulations haven't reached the collegiate game, where the skill set reaches new heights every year.
Whether it's a top-spin serve or a floater, it takes precision, planning and execution to become a good volleyball server.
A former southeast Ohio sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the previously unsolved slaying of a fellow deputy 33 years ago. The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Marietta says 63-year-old Mitchell Ruble was arrested Tuesday and charged in the February 1981 shotgun slaying of Deputy Lt. Ray "Joe" Clark. Clark was watching a… Read More
Some Bobcat fans will be able to consume alcohol at this weekend’s home football game against the University of Idaho as Ohio University has secured a liquor permit for both Peden Stadium and the Convocation Center. As The Messenger previously reported, the university’s concessionaire AVI Food Systems Inc. applied for two liquor permits from the… Read More
Relatives of a U.S. Naval reservist from Ohio say he was among the three troops killed when a suicide car bomber struck in Afghanistan. Family members of 39-year-old Stephen Byus tell The Columbus Dispatch that he was killed Tuesday in Kabul when a Taliban attacker set off a car bomb next to an international… Read More
It’s so good so far for the majority of the TVC-Ohio with all but its bottom two teams accumulating winning records through three weeks. While Athens has lived up to its preseason hype thus far, the middle and top of the conference standings are congested and with week four matchups pitting Nelsonville-York against River Valley,… Read More
The first quarter of the season is over and the race to the top of the MVL is a tight one. The defending league champion Tri-Valley Scotties sits atop of the conference for now but don’t blink just yet. After missing the playoffs in 2013, the Sheridan Generals enter Week 4 unscathed and sit at… Read More