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The Athens Bulldogs (7-0, 3-0) have taken a liking to playing TVC-Ohio defense, having outscored conference foes 165-23. The Bulldogs’ defense shares a similar sentiment about the league’s offenses. Even after giving up 42 points to out-of-conference foe Steubenville, Athens was able to right the ship the following week against Meigs, shutting out the Marauders… Read More
1) Tri-Valley Scotties (7-0, 5-0) | Last week 1. The Scotties have been atop the MVL for three years in a row and show no signs of slowing up. They have outscored MVL opponents by a total of 225 points and feature a stable of athletes. The Scotties have also only allowed three touchdowns this season,… Read More
1) Point Pleasant Big Blacks (7-0)| Last Week: 1st Point Pleasant improved to 7-0 on Friday with yet another convincing win, this one coming over Oak Hill by a score of 56-7. The game saw running back Cody Mitchell tie the Big Blacks' single-season touchdown record of 27, and there is still a lot of football… Read More
1)Jackson Ironmen (7-0, 2-0) | Last week’s ranking: 1 A dominant 42-7 victory over Logan solidified Jackson as the top dog in the SEOAL. The Ironmen not only dismantled the Chieftains with 432 yards rushing, but also held Logan to just one touchdown. While the offense had a field day on the ground, Jackson’s defense… Read More
Democrat Incumbent Debbie Phillips and Republican Yolan Dennis debated in the race for the 94th District State Representative at the Athens Library on Monday. The 94th districts runs through Athens, Meigs, and parts of Vinton and Washington counties. Among topics such as abortion rights, climate change, and worker's rights, Dennis and Phillips touched on the… Read More
Sean Peoples makes unique films. They're not designed to entertain; instead they are created to put human faces on complex issues. And they're not feature-length; most average around 10 minutes each.
In Athens this week for the College Town Film Festival, Peoples stopped by WOUB to talk with Tom Hodson about his "conversation starter" films.
Mike Philipps is retiring as the president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation but he still has strong opinions about what makes good modern-day journalism education. He has been with the Foundation since 2007. Philipps heads a foundation that invests heavily in schools of journalism and communication colleges across the country – including the… Read More
Chip Mahaney has a big job. He leads digital strategies for the television stations owned by the E. W. Scripps Co. across the country. Currently, he has 14 stations under his purview but after his company’s merger with Journal Communications, Inc. there will be a total of 34 television stations and 35 radio stations within… Read More
Rob McCracken is one of the newest members of the E.W. Scripps’ team. He joined the company in April 2014 as the Director of Digital Solutions. He leads a small team that works with the company’s leadership to develop and implement new digital strategies. McCracken says that his group is an in-house research and development… Read More
Mizell Stewart III, vice president of the Newspaper Division of the E. W. Scripps Company, says newspapers are still the most utilized source for local news in the majority of communities. He acknowledges that digital news is faster and often leads in breaking stories but that newspapers follow with more in-depth stories and context. He… Read More
An Athens father has asked Athens City Council to consider banning tobacco usage in public parks — a measure that several Council members support. Thaden Brient told Council Monday evening that he has observed a lot of cigarette smoking while spending time with his 9-year-old daughter in city parks, particularly at the Southside Park on… Read More
An attorney for a Michigan man accused of raping an Ohio University student claims her client is innocent, a victim of circumstances and is only being charged due to pressure on law enforcement. Dedrick Peterson, 31, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded innocent Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court to a 10-count felony indictment charging… Read More
Shawnee’s National Register Historic District will come to life on Oct. 19 as Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day celebrates its 20th Anniversary. "20 Years as a Cultural District: Collecting and Sharing Our Nationally Significant Story" is this year’s theme, and will be celebrated with theater, exhibits, music, children’s activities and food. Activities will run… Read More
By Andres Munoz I was adopted from Dallas, Texas and brought to Idaho when I was three and a half years old, after going through a traumatic brain injury at the age of 10 months. The brain injury left me with memory problems, cerebral palsy on the left side of my body, and a lack… Read More
Update 5:51 p.m. Health officials say one person in Ohio has been voluntarily quarantined after having household contact with the Texas nurse who recently visited Ohio and was later diagnosed with Ebola. Summit County officials say the individual self-quarantined Tuesday after the family of 29-year-old nurse Amber Joy Vinson was notified that she had developed… Read More
The Ohio Women’s Golf team finished off the fall portion of their 2014-2015 season with a third-place finish at the Rocket Classic Tuesday in Port Clinton, Ohio. In a tournament loaded with MAC competition, the Bobcats finished behind MAC rivals Toledo and Western Michigan at the Catawba Island Golf Course. The ‘Cats showing was… Read More
An Athens photographer was among seven winners at the 70th Ohio Annual Exhibition, held at the Zanesville Museum of Art on Oct. 11.
Jim Shirey walked away with the First Place Photography Award, joined by six other artists specializing in watercolors, drawing, sculpture, metalsmithing, ceramics and art quilts. The museum received 175 entries from 40 cities and towns in Ohio.
A Glouster man who allegedly shot at police during a pursuit was indicted on seven felony charges Tuesday by an Athens County grand jury. Matthew Arno, 27, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault and one count each of discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited area, possession of a firearm while… Read More
A three-judge panel has ordered Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants' removal from office. The judges ruled that Plants neglected his office's duties and committed malfeasance in office. The order says Plants has been disqualified from performing a significant portion of the work he was elected to perform. Media outlets report that the judges… Read More