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Stuart’s Opera House closed out its Free Summer Concert Series on Sept. 26 with a show from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life. WOUB’s Marlena Scott caught up with Quiet Life front man Sean Spellman and filmed part of the band’s set.
It’s been one year since the launch of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 154,668 Ohioans selected a plan during the first enrollment period. Cathy Levine, Executive Director for Ohio’s Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN), said Obamacare has greatly improved the… Read More
30 homes have been evacuated after a gas line rupture in Jackson County, Ohio. Officials tell WSAZ.com the breach happened about 4:15 in the area of Keystone Furnace Road and Charles Lewis Road. Robert Czechlewski, Director of Jackson County Emergency Management, tells WSAZ.com a 24 inch line was breached by Columbia Gas crews who were… Read More
State environmental officials have tallied more than 45,000 aboveground storage tanks as a deadline passes to register them under a new West Virginia law. Officials expect to register thousands more, some after Wednesday's deadline. Wednesday in Charleston, tank owners questioned the state Department of Environmental Protection about upcoming steps. DEP's stakeholder meeting on Wednesday is… Read More
There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.
Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.
Tom Walker of National Alliance on Mental Illness: Athens sits down with Stephen Owens, psychologist with the Veterans Affairs clinic in Athens, to discuss his experiences with veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Dr. Owens talks about the physiology of our adaptive brain and his methods in treating veterans with PTSD. The Athens… Read More
Therese Larsson Hultin, a Swedish journalist, traveling across the United States on a 90-day fact-finding fellowship, is studying the role of religion in American life and American politics. Hultin was at Ohio University as a guest of the Institute for International Journalism and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During her visit, she talked with… Read More
The role of religion in American life and American politics is the research topic of Therese Larsson Hultin, a Swedish journalist traveling across the United States on a 90-day fact-finding fellowship. Hultin was at Ohio University as a guest of the Institute for International Journalism and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During her visit… Read More
Another piece of funding has fallen into place for Trimble’s proposed $1.86 million water distribution system replacement project. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown announced Tuesday that the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded the village $250,000 for the project. Michael Betts, project engineer with the firm Stantec in Logan, said the village has already been awarded $917,500… Read More
The second annual “Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread House Display and Competition” is now open for entries at www.athensgingerbread.com. Due to generous donations from the Athens Chamber of Commerce and the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, prize money has increased to a total of $2000 in seven different categories. Two grand prizes of $500… Read More
A 911 caller who reported a man carrying a gun in an Ohio Wal-Mart has told state investigators he heard an officer repeatedly say "put it down" about two seconds before police shot the man twice. An investigator's summary shows the caller, 24-year-old Ronald Ritchie, was interviewed the day after the Aug. 5 fatal shooting… Read More
Nelsonville Police Department Press Release – The Nelsonville Police Department is saddened to announce the death of Hocking College student Charles L. Cane missing since September 20, 2014. The Columbus Police Department found a body on September 23, 2014 near Lake Shore Drive in Columbus. Columbus detectives believe that the subject found is Mr. Cane. Since… Read More
1.) Trimble Tomcats (5-0, 4-0) After five weeks, Trimble continues to dominate the TVC-Hocking. The offense put up over 60 points in weeks four and five, bringing the season point total up to 263. The Tomcats have been beating their opponents by an average of 46.2 points per game, partially due to the Tomcat defense… Read More
One of the perks of living in a town like Athens is that, all of a sudden, there can be a last-minute announcement for an early Wednesday night show with a guitar legend. Tonight at 8 p.m., Aquabear Legion, Andrew Lampela and Tim Peacock will present Peter Walker with Dead Winds of Summer at The… Read More
Ohio officials say they're cracking down on companies that received tax incentives but have failed to create promised jobs. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority canceled or revised tax incentive contracts with 105 companies Monday that haven't followed through on creating jobs in the state. The Columbus Dispatch reports the contract cancelations and revisions are… Read More
West Virginia higher education officials are promoting a campaign to get students through college on time. As the campaign's name suggests, the "15 to Finish" initiative encourages students to take 15 credit hours each semester. That puts a student seeking a four-year degree on track to finish his or her studies in four years…. Read More
Ohio's private economic development agency is in good financial shape. That was the assessment of the JobsOhio president, John Minor Jr., who discussed the agency's financial audit released on Tuesday. JobsOhio ended its 2013-14 fiscal year with $261 million in cash and investments on hand that will be put to use to create… Read More
Octubafest, Ohio University's month-long celebration of the tuba and euphonium, is kicking off tonight at 8 p.m. in the School of Music Recital Hall.
Since 1974, the annual event has become a mainstay at hundreds of universities around the world. It's marking its 16th year at Ohio University, due to the efforts of Jason Smith, OU associate professor of Tuba, who will be performing tonight.
1.) Athens Bulldogs (5-0, 2-0) After five weeks, the Athens Bulldogs are showing no signs of slowing down, so long as Trae Williams, Joe Burrow and Ryan Luehrman continue to torch opposing defenses. The Bulldogs are blowing out their opponents by an average of 49 points per game and are clicking on all cylinders. 2.)… Read More