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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate says his chamber is considering changes to the state’s two-year budget that would keep community colleges and universities from imposing any tuition or fee increases over the fiscal period. Senate President Keith Faber, a Celina Republican, told reporters Wednesday the proposed limits were still being… Read More
The Home Away From Home agency of Logan and the North Market Street House in McArthur have combined their efforts to create a variety of artwork that will be displayed at The Bowen House, Logan’s Cultural Arts Center and Educational Center, 196 N. Market St., Logan. The public is invited to attend the opening reception… Read More
A Lancaster man has pleaded guilty to robbing the Foodland store in The Plains two years ago and will spend the next several years behind bars. Michael James Fette, 48, entered a guilty plea on Monday to one count each of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, both first degree felonies, in connection with the July 2013… Read More
An Albany man will spend two years in prison after being found guilty of two felony charges. The Athens County Prosecutor’s office announced Wednesday that Steven Vance, 37, was convicted of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, a felony of the fourth degree, and one count of tampering with evidence, a felony of the… Read More
In this episode of “Conversations from Studio B” join Tom O’Grady and Bosha Green, from the Athens County Historical Society, in a discussion of upcoming Historical Society events. The 1st Athens Asylum Conference will be held in the historic Asylum Auditorium, Sunday, June 7, from 10-4:00 p.m. This day long conference is free and open… Read More
On this episode of Conversations from Studio B, hosts Wendy McVicker and Becca J.R. Lachman welcome Athens-area poet J. Allyn Rosser, who reads selections from her new book, Mimi’s Trapeze. Rosser is the author of three previous poetry collections: Foiled Again, Misery Prefigured and Bright Moves. She is the recipient of numerous awards, most recently the New Criterion Poetry… Read More
Former Athens resident Adam Torres was a fixture of the the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival. The Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter performed on every stage during the fest: Main Stage, Porch Stage, No-Fi Cabin and Gladden House. Here’s a clip of Torres’ Sunday Porch Stage set, produced by WOUB students Rob Kerr, AJ Minney and Derek Long.
Atlanta garage-rockers The Black Lips revved things up early Saturday night at the 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival. Here’s a clip of the band’s performance, produced by WOUB students Derek Long, Rob Kerr and AJ Minney.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Attorney General Mike DeWine says Ohio has reached an $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers who officials say conspired to drive up salt prices paid by the state and its local governments. The settlement announced Wednesday dismisses a lawsuit filed by the state in 2012 against Cargill Inc. and… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Parkersburg Mayor Robert Newell has retired ahead of a hearing on petitions to remove him from office. Newell announced his retirement at a news conference Wednesday in Parkersburg. In April the state Supreme Court appointed a three-judge panel to hear separate petitions by Wood County Republican Party chairman Rob Cornelius and… Read More
The Farmers Bank in Tuppers Plains has once again been hit by an armed robber. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood told The Messenger that at 3:56 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, a white female entered the bank brandishing what appeared to be a hand gun. The woman then ordered bank employees to keep their hands… Read More
Go Ohio Valley is a free app produced by Adams Publishing Group of Ohio and presents an avenue to explore numerous categories and activities in the region. This week’s featured listing features the Washboard Music Festival in Hocking County. The streets of downtown Logan, located in the heart of the Hocking Hills, will come alive… Read More
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery in Columbus is hosting the exhibit All Play, No Work through July 5. Curated by Massillon Museum Director Alex Coon, the exhibition displays artwork by 13 Ohio artists, exposing the nature of their private lives through an introspective look at time spent away from daily routines in various leisure… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Dispatch Printing Company has reached an agreement to sell its publishing operations to the New York-based New Media Investment Group. The sale includes the longtime family owned Columbus Dispatch. Chairman and publisher John F. Wolfe described the decision to sell the publication his family has owned for 110 years as… Read More
The Athens County Fair may not have one of its shows this year, as safety measures are taken by the state in regards to avian flu. The Ohio Department of Agriculture announced in a news release on Tuesday that all live bird exhibitions this year, which includes not only the Ohio State Fair, but also… Read More
New banners are being hung from the light poles in downtown Athens this week featuring children’s artwork with the theme “Live Healthy, Love Athens.” Barb Kostohryz of Live Healthy Appalachia approached Athens City Council and other organizations about the project to incorporate children’s artwork in the downtown area. After getting the thumbs up, a poster… Read More
The 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival wrapped up with great performances by Merle Haggard, Brandi Carlile, Greg Brown…and a bit of rain. Here are some shots of the fest’s final day, courtesy of Sarah Laubacher, Jasmine Beaubien, Robin Barnes, Joan Butcher and Andrea Gibson.