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WOUB's Ben Postlethwait sat down for a group interview on sexual violence with representatives of F**k Rape Culture, Ohio University's Women's Center, Survivor Advocacy Program, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department. The guests, in order of appearance are: Bill Arnold, Graduate Assistant for Bystander Intervention and Education and Acting Porgram Coordinator of Ohio University's… Read More
A Michigan man was indicted on 10 counts by an Athens County grand jury Tuesday, alleging rape, sexual battery and aggravated burglary. Dedrick Peterson, 31, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, was indicted on six counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery and one count of aggravated burglary, according to the indictment filed with the Athens… Read More
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) say Ohio is prepared for the unlikely event of an Ebola outbreak in the state. In a conference call on Tuesday, ODH officials said health care professionals are up-to-date on how to spot and treat the Ebola virus. The Department said a main component of their prepardness plan is… Read More
Flowers made out of recycled metal and animals made out of wrenches and pliers — Lonnie Jones can make artwork out of anything. Even a pile of “junk.” The Radcliff native’s signature piece, a red phoenix with wooden poles as legs and welded parts as feet, is meant to reflect his newfound hobby. Just like… Read More
For Chelsea Bilger, the last year has been nothing like she expected. Just weeks after being named a Preseason All-Mid-American Conference East selection the then-junior tore her ACL and both meniscus in the first set of Ohio’s first home match against the University of North Carolina on Sept. 6, 2013. The outside hitter has spent… Read More
A Columbus billboard advertising holy matrimony sparked a debate in the area with members of the LGBT community responding with a billboard of their own. The billboard located on Olentangy River Road reads "Holy Matrimony is one man and one woman." The sponsor[s]of the billboard remain anonymous. American Outdoor Advertising owns the billboard, but confirmed… Read More
Seven weeks into the 2014 season, the Athens Bulldogs are still the top team in the TVC-Ohio. Most of the Bulldogs’ spotlight gets shined on quarterback Joe Burrow and running back Trae Williams. However there are two 6-foot-4 receivers that are just integral to the Bulldogs success in twin brothers Adam and Ryan Luehrman. “There’s… Read More
Stuart's Opera House is set to deliver a one-two punch this weekend with shows featuring "America's sharpest musical storyteller" and one of Rolling Stone's "Top 20 guitarists of all time."
Todd Snider will perform on Friday, followed by Richard Thompson on Sunday, and seats are filling up fast.
Emergency services in Athens County are getting several upgrades. County Commissioners voted today to replace ambulances in Nelsonville and Albany. Horton Emergency Vehicles will replace the trucks for $515,748 per vehicle, but payment is not due until the stations receive their respective ambulances in July. They county replaces two ambulances a year, last year replacing… Read More
Following the Ohio's second consecutive Mid-American Conference loss to Bowling Green, Ohio head coach Frank Solich expressed that he thought his team accomplished most of its goals, but was disappointed in the final score. “Statistically, we did a lot of things we thought we needed to do in order to win the game,” Solich… Read More
After a recent police pursuit and another lengthy investigation, two cases may be presented to an Athens County grand jury on Tuesday. Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said the case of Dedrick Peterson will be on the list of cases to be presented to grand jury when it convenes Tuesday. Jurors may also see the… Read More
A Vinton man is in custody after an alleged shooting occurred in Salem Twp. Sunday. Harley Smallwood, 27, of Painter Ridge, is being held on a parole violation while he is questioned and charges are pending in connection with the allegation. Deputies responded to a report of a shooting at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday… Read More