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Philo Defense to Face Stiff Test in Maysville

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When the Maysville Panthers link up with the Philo Electrics on Friday night, the Electric defense will face arguably its toughest test of the season against Maysville’s high powered offense, propelled by a three-headed rushing attack. Chase Roberts, Johnny Runkel, and Chase Himmelspach have torn through defenses, but Maysville’s defense has arguably been its most… Read More

Clinton Makes Campaign Stop In Columbus


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Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Columbus Thursday morning to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The rally at the Columbus Athenaeum is Clinton’s first stop to the swing-state’s capitol as a 2016 presidential candidate. “I am going to be a strong advocate for families because when families are strong, America is strong,” Clinton… Read More

Thomas Mapfumo performs at Stuart's Opera House, Sept. 9, 2015 (Jasmine Beaubien/WOUB)

PHOTOS: Thomas Mapfumo at Stuart’s Opera House


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Thomas Mapfumo, “The Lion of Zimbabwe,” made an appearance at Stuart’s Opera House last night, performing an exciting set of his Chimurenga music for an appreciative audience. Musician, author and Afropop Worldwide Producer Banning Eyre opened the show with a talk and musical demonstration of Chimurenga. WOUB photographer Jasmine Beaubien was there and captured the… Read More

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W. Va Launches first 24-Hour Statewide Substance Abuse Hotline

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is launching its first 24-hour statewide substance abuse call line. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced the launch of 844-HELP4WV Wednesday. The service will provide information about specialized treatment and recovery services. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will join First Choice Health Systems to run the… Read More

Bipartisan Effort Launched To Reduce Ohio Inmate Population

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bipartisan group including one of the nation’s leading anti-tax crusaders and the American Civil Liberties Union is launching a new effort to reduce Ohio’s inmate population. The U.S. Justice Action Network is promoting efforts to find alternatives to incarceration for nonviolent crimes, keep people from returning to prison and help… Read More

Fairfield Union, Vinton County’s Run-Oriented Offenses to Clash

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Both Fairfield Union (1-1) and Vinton County (0-2) stumbled in week two, but Friday’s match-up presents an opportunity to right the ship before conference play begins. The Falcons have amassed only 14 points in their first two games, though they beat New Lexington 7-0 in week one, but were held to just 133 yard against… Read More

Belpre, Federal Hocking Each Seek Win No. 1

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Two winless teams have a chance to right the ship Friday and begin a run at the conference title. Federal Hocking and Belpre have been outscored 149-33 through two games, cumulatively. The solution to reversing field, according to Belpre head coach Greg Adams, is simple. “We’ve got to practice hard and execute better,” Adams said…. Read More