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New Lexington Focusing on Fundamentals Ahead of Fairfield Union Game

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Dog fights. That’s the word New Lexington head coach David Rupe used to describe the games between the Panthers and the Fairfield Union Falcons the past few years. He doesn’t expect Friday’s match up to be any different. “That team is big, it will go all the way down to the wire like last year… Read More

Ohio Volleyball Selected to Win MAC

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The Ohio volleyball team was selected to return as the Mid-American Conference regular season favorite and preferred tournament champions in the conference’s preseason coaches’ poll Thursday. After receiving ten first-place votes, the Bobcats are tabbed as the favorite to win the MAC East division. Miami followed, receiving two votes to win the division. The ‘Cats… Read More

Unioto Not Backing Down After 8-2 Season


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Even after a successful season Unioto wants more. Unioto’s team shirts read, “Toughness, technique, tempo, trust, and team.” First-year head coach Jeff Metzler harps on all five characteristics. “We’re trying to build off of last year’s 8-2 season,” Metzler said. As the team’s former defensive coordinator, Metzler said the transition to head coach went smoothly,… Read More

Ohio Prison System Announces Inmate Job Training Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio prison system is announcing a private sector partnership that will provide job training to inmates before and after release. The project to be unveiled Thursday in Columbus matches ex-offenders with open positions at participating manufacturing companies throughout central Ohio. The program, dubbed the Training, Assessment, and Placement Project, screens… Read More

500-Plus Layoffs Possible in Ohio Uranium Plant Cleanup

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) – A company is warning of more than 500 potential layoffs from a workforce demolishing huge buildings and other facilities at a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio. The announcement from Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth is the latest development in the lengthy decontamination and decommissioning process for the 1950s-era Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant… Read More

Executives-In-Residence Provide Specific Expertise to Local Entrepreneurs

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For this special series of “Innovation Conversations,” WOUB’s Tom Hodson welcomes Jeff Doose, Executive-In-Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio and the Ohio University Innovation Center, to Studio B for a discussion on innovation in Southeast Ohio. Doose has been an Executive-In-Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio and the Ohio University Innovation Center since 2001. He brings both financial and… Read More

Growth Has Been the Hallmark of the Innovation Center Under Jennifer Simon’s Leadership

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For this special series of “Innovation Conversations,” WOUB’s Tom Hodson welcomes Jennifer Simon, Director of the Ohio University Innovation Center, to Studio B for a discussion on innovation in Southeast Ohio. When Jennifer Simon took over as director of the Ohio University Innovation Center in March 2009, she infused new energy into the Center and… Read More

Glazer Helps Develop an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Promote Innovations

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For this special series of “Innovation Conversations”, WOUB’s Tom Hodson welcomes John Glazer, director of TechGROWTH Ohio at Ohio University, to Studio B for a discussion on innovation in Southeast Ohio. Glazer has a wealth of entrepreneurial experience. He has been the founder and CEO of five startup companies, including Little Professor Book Centers and… Read More

Live Healthy Appalachia Presents Health Summit


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Live Healthy Appalachia is presenting an Appalachian Health Summit September 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center in Athens. The event features regionally and nationally known and respected speakers offering evidence-based approaches for healthcare professionals and educators in the community to promote and identify positive lifestyle changes… Read More

Appeals Court Upholds Order For Ky. Clerk To Issue Marriage Licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling ordering a northeastern Kentucky county clerk to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis objects to issuing same-sex marriage licenses for religious reasons. She stopped issuing marriage licenses the day after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned state bans on… Read More