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The Bobcats’ late-game rally fell just short as Ohio women’s basketball fell to the James Madison Dukes, 69-62. With 1:10 left in the game, Lexie Baldwin hit a layup to bring the Ohio Bobcats within one point at 63-62. The Dukes answered right back with a layup of their own. Ohio missed a 3-point attempt… Read More
A Columbus man has been indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide in Vinton County following a June car accident that left two Athens County women dead. On Monday, Vinton County Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown announced that Aaron Mans, 44, of Columbus, has been indicted in connection with the June 23 accident on Route… Read More
The state is looking for gardeners who want to tend to flower beds at the Capitol Complex in Charleston next year. The program assigns specific areas to nonprofit community and civic groups. At least 15 flower beds are available. The duties consist of preparing the bed and planting flowers, weekly weeding and flower care. Volunteers… Read More
Ohio back-to-school shoppers would get a three-day reprieve from Ohio's sales tax under a bill headed to Gov. John Kasich's desk. The measure cleared the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature last week. It exempts back-to-school clothing, school supplies and instructional materials from state sales tax for three days in August 2015. Backers estimate the tax holiday would… Read More
A fraternity that had some of its members suspended by the national organization has now been completely suspended, according to officials from Ohio University and the organization. The Ohio University Sorority and Fraternity Life assistant director sent a letter to the sorority and fraternity community announcing the suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity's… Read More
A West Virginia panel is suggesting a new tax credit, $12.2 million in extra funding and other tweaks to a law that responded to a January chemical spill. The Public Water Supply System Study Commission suggested changes in a 47-page report submitted Monday. The $12.2 million in recommended funding over three years would help utilities… Read More
Ohio is using a federal grant to help expand families' access to drug courts to address the impact of the state's addiction epidemic. At issue is state human services data that says more than 42 percent of parents who get involved with Ohio's child protective services have substance abuse issues. Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor of… Read More
New data shows that addiction to painkillers in Ohio is now on par with alcoholism. The data shows that 33 percent of more than 87,000 clients treated for addiction received care for alcoholism compared to 32 percent for painkiller addiction in 2013. The Media Network of Central Ohio reports Monday (http://cin.ci/1suCtsA) that painkiller… Read More
This is the fifth in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year’s lists at this link. The Men, Tomorrow’s Hits I feel pretty confident in saying The Men are the best rock and roll band around right now and that this is my album… Read More
A Nelsonville man currently incarcerated after pleading guilty to drug charges has been indicted on more drug charges, this time for allegedly trafficking heroin in a school zone. Larry Sheridan, 38, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court last week and pleaded innocent to four counts of trafficking in heroin. All four allege the… Read More
Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, Southeast Ohio’s professional theater company, is presenting An Appalachian Christmas Carol, Dec. 17-21 at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville.
Now in its third year, this spin on the traditional ghost story and tale of redemption honors Southeast Ohio’s rich coal mining and labor union heritage, while simultaneously celebrating the spirit of the season.