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Billy Milligan, believed to be the first person to use a multiple personality disorder in an insanity defense, has died at age 59. His sister says Milligan had cancer and died Friday at a Columbus, Ohio, hospital. In 1978, Milligan was acquitted of three rapes near Ohio State University. The judge sent him to get… Read More
State Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, announced Tuesday that the state Controlling Board approved funding for Ohio University and the city of Athens for advanced technology projects that will foster job creation and entrepreneurship in the region. “OU and our local high-tech businesses are leading the way when it comes to innovations that will create… Read More
Two Vinton County gaming businesses have been charged with hosting illegal gambling following a raid of their establishments by state and local officials. Police conducted search warrants in McArthur on Paradise Arcade, 31675 Overview Drive, and McArthur Lanes Skill Games, 645 W. Main St., last week on Dec. 11, and allegedly found dozens of… Read More
"Rise of the Phoenix," the latest in a series of benefits to aid fire-damaged businesses on West Union Street in Athens, is scheduled for Dec. 18, featuring 20 local acts at four uptown venues.
WOUB talked with organizer Hil Hackworth, who set up the event to assist The Union Bar & Grill's rebuilding efforts.
J. Richard Hamilton, Baker and Hostetler Professor of Humanities and Professor of Theater Bill Condee joins Kelee Riesbeck to talk about the seemingly disparate yet elegantly connected topics of Appalachian opera houses, race in 19th Century Ohio and shadow puppetry performance in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Jay Shubrook, DO '96, reflects on his years as a student, physician, professor, researcher and editor at Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as he heads to Touro University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in California. Shubrook also opens up about his years caring for patients in Appalachia who suffer from diabetes and about… Read More
Athens-based Ohio music and art collective Aquabear Legion will release a double LP compilation featuring 24 Ohio bands in spring 2015. The organization launched an Indiegogo page to fund the project through a pre-order, featuring not only the record release but also limited edition posters, colored vinyl and more. Aquabear 2015 will include music from… Read More
Bills legalizing consumer fireworks, providing confidentiality for lethal injection drug companies, and requiring parental permission for teen tanning are among those poised for final action as Ohio's two-year legislative session nears its end. The most significant bill still requiring action is a landmark redistricting compromise between Republicans and Democrats. It cleared the Senate last week… Read More
Each December, WOUB asks its staff, volunteers and contributors to share their year-end "best of" lists on woub.org.
Today, Athens singer-songwriter Liz Pahl singles out some of her favorite musical moments of 2014, including albums by Beck, Angel Olsen and Courtney Barnett.