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SportsBeat host Matthew Doyle talks with Ohio point guard Stevie Taylor and forward Treg Setty on the upcoming season for the Ohio men's basketball team, Setty's alter ego and the return of the headband for Taylor. Tune into WOUB 1340 AM and www.woub.org/listenlive every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. to listen to SportsBeat and follow the show on… Read More
Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle compared the Halloween Block Party to a NASCAR race. "There is always a bit of excitment, and then afterwards you are able to go home and you're glad its over with," Pyle said about his night on duty. With the thousands expected to come to Athens, the event is not… Read More
An attorney for fired Ohio State University band director Jonathan Waters says he plans to "aggressively attack" the school's new allegations. David Axelrod called the university's response Thursday to a federal lawsuit seeking Waters' reinstatement "salacious." University lawyers say Waters witnessed more sexually charged incidents than previously reported, once proposed punishing a band member who… Read More
Athens City-Council Health Department offically launched Project DAWN on Thursday. Ohio is facing an opiod overdose epidemic, and in the last 10 years in Athens county, there have been an average of about 10 deaths annually due to opiod overdose. Dr. James Gaskell, Athens city-county health commissioner spoke about Project DAWN which stands for "Deaths Avoided With… Read More
The Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Agency and O’Bleness Memorial Hospital have been listed by federal prosecutors in the Northern District of Ohio as losing nearly $500,000 in a health care scam. The Community Action Agency has been listed as losing $384,574 and O’Bleness Hospital $91,877. Robert Hartenstein, 61, has been charged Thursday with seven counts of… Read More
Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.
The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.
1.) Trimble Tomcats (8-0, 7-0) | Last week’s rank: 1 The Trimble Tomcats still reign as the top dog in the Hocking after toppling Eastern 65-6. No defenses have proven themselves worthy of containing Trimble’s explosive offense and barring heroic performances from Alexander and Federal Hocking, it will be another perfect season for the Tomcats…. Read More
Ohio author Michelle Houts defines herself as a "writer, school speech pathologist, a mom and a farmer." Her most recent book, Kammie on First: Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek, has just been released by Ohio University Press.
Kamenshek was the real life baseball hero that actor Geena Davis portrayed in the movie A League of Their Own. This is Houts' first biography aimed at young audiences.
State officials say there are now 164 people in Ohio being monitored for Ebola because they had contact or potential contact with the Texas nurse who visited the Akron area before being diagnosed with the virus. Amber Vinson's family said Wednesday that doctors no longer detect Ebola in her body. Officials have said… Read More
State officials have announced plans to revamp campsites and renovate cabins at a state park in southeast Ohio. The Department of Natural Resources says several capital projects are planned at Hocking Hills State Park in Hocking County. All 40 of the park’s cabins are expected to be renovated. Officials also want to add more full-service… Read More
Unemployment rates fell in all 55 of West Virginia's counties in September. WorkForce West Virginia says that at 11 percent, Mingo County was the only one with a jobless rate in the double digits. Counties with an unemployment rate below 5 percent included Harrison (4.9), Putnam (4.9), Preston (4.7), Jefferson (4.6), Pendleton (4.3)… Read More
State officials are warning Ohioans about an unclaimed funds scam. The Ohio Department of Commerce says a company is mailing postcards throughout the state asking residents to call and search for unclaimed funds. Callers are then prompted to give their Social Security number and visit the official website for the National Association of Unclaimed… Read More