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WV Moves to Include Drug Tests for Welfare

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A proposal to drug test some welfare applicants has cleared the West Virginia Senate. On Tuesday, senators voted 32-2 for the three-year statewide drug-testing pilot program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program applicants. The bill would seek federal approval to test applicants determined to have a “reasonable suspicion” of drug… Read More

Freshmen Bring New Life to Ohio Swimming & Diving

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The Ohio University swimming and diving team was projected to finish 6th in the MAC this season but is hoping to challenge these odds thanks to an unlikely group of swimmers. Despite their freshmen status, Emily Davis, Olivia Dillon, Ana Henderson, Mackenzie Hornstra, Nicole Hughes, Corrin Van Lanen, Lexie White, Maddie, Wyke and Kimberly Zehnder… Read More

First Lady Honors OU Alumna Counselor


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WASHINGTON – First Lady Michelle Obama honored the school counselor of the year at the White House, and a counselor very close to home was one of the finalists. Kris Owen, a counselor from Ridgeview Junior High School in Pickerington, who is also an Ohio University alumna, was recognized for her works at the 9th annual… Read More

Winter Weather Closings and Cancellations

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A winter storm passing through the region has prompted weather warnings, closings and cancellations. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Athens, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton and Washington Counties in effect until 9 p.m Tuesday. Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, Pike and Ross Counties are under a Winter Storm Warning until noon. These counties could see four to… Read More