WOUB News Digest: Read And Be Informed

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Here's a summary of the stories making headlines this afternoon:

State Route 13 is Now Open

State Route 13 in the Millfield/Morristown area is now open after it was closed this morning due to a traffic accident. According to Athens County Emergency Management, first responders were on the scene and the roadway was opened sometime between 11am and 12pm. 

West Union Street Lane Closure in Preparation for Paving Activities

You may need to use another route today as the westbound lane of West Union Street is closed between Depot Street and S. High Street until 6pm. Parking on the street will be prohibited when curb-milling is completed.

Nelsonville Man Missing

Nelsonville Police are still looking for a Nelsonville man who has been missing since September 20. 21-year-old Charles Cane was last seen in Athens before reported missing. Check Newswatch episode today at 5:30pm for updates on the story.

Zanesville Shooting Under Investigation

Zanesville Police are investigating a shooting incident that took place this morning. One person was shot after 2:30 am at the intersection of Ball Street and Peters Alley and was taken to hospital.

Ohio Embarks on Largest-Ever Roadway Project

Ohio transportation officials are reviewing bid packages for the largest roadway construction project in the state. The new roadway will complete the missing Ohio link of the Appalachian Development Highway System, which runs through the eastern U.S. For the full story, click here.

Patient Exposed to Ebola Arrives in U.S.

An American doctor, who was volunteering at an Ebola treatment in Sierra Leone, has arrived yesterday at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland. No more details were made available, but the doctor will be kept in isolation for observation and research purposes.

U.S. Strikes Aren’t Effective says an ISIS Fighter

In an exclusive interview with CNN, a Syrian ISIS fighter said they have already been preparing for the “trivial” U.S. attacks. The fighter, using the pseudonym Abu Talha, said that the U.S.-led coalition might impede ISIS, but can never stop it. Meanwhile, President Obama admitted earlier that the rise of ISIS is Syria had been underestimated at first.