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It was the Antonio Campbell show Tuesday night at the Convocation Center. Campbell scored 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 86-64 win against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Campbell played the first 37 minutes before being taken out because the game was decided. The Eagles (13-13, 5-8) had no answer for the Ohio (17-8,… Read More
A fourth quarter collapse and senior guard A.J. Cobb fouling out allowed the St. Joe Flyers to comeback and defeat Federal Hocking 63-50. Federal Hocking held the lead for the first three quarters, but failed to finish strong. The Lancers flew out of the second half gate scoring six straight points to extend their lead to 13, but… Read More
A beat up Athens team had its season come to a close Tuesday night after falling to red hot Warren 66-33. The Warriors had control of the game from the opening tip. They ended the first quarter with 27 points on 85 percent shooting and never looked back, holding a comfortable lead the entire game. Athens… Read More
After a 32-14 lead at halftime, Alexander senior Mason Chapman erased any chance of a River Valley comeback by nailing four 3-pointers in a row to open up the second half. His hot hand propelled Alexander to a 28-point lead, and gave the Spartans the cushion they needed to cruise to a 68-32 victory over… Read More
Ohio wrestling announced Tuesday that its February 21st meet against Appalachian State has been canceled. The dual meet got canceled after Appalachian State received an invitation to the BCS National Duals. The invitational will take place on February 21st and 22nd. The meet will not be rescheduled.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposal to add the historic Wright Flyer to Ohio’s state seal has cleared a House committee. The House State Government Committee approved the measure by unanimous vote Tuesday. The idea has been proposed before without getting anywhere. This marks the latest effort in the Wright brothers’ home state to reinforce… Read More
Athens City Council unanimously voted Monday to move forward with plans to build a new pool, after a change was made to the wording of the ordinance. The ordinance authorizes up to $500,000 to be used for engineering services for the construction of a municipal pool, but now it will include “municipal pool options,” rather… Read More
WOUB Director and General Manager Tom Hodson speaks with WATH/WXTQ about the impact of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Hodson served as a Judicial Fellow in the administrative office of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, which was the first year Justice Scalia served on the court (86-87). Hodson resigned his position as Athens… Read More
It’s time again for the the top photos from our staff this week. The winter weather hit Southeast Ohio hard leading up to Valentine’s Day, but did not deter participants of the annual Polar Plunge at Lake Snowden. Enjoy the photo recap and stay warm!
Over the years, Stuart’s Opera House has hosted creative fundraisers, and 2016 is no exception. This Saturday, the non-profit historic theater hopes to raise funds and generate excitement for the Nelsonville Music Festival by hosting an NMF Sock Hop, featuring WEAK-FM DJ “Chucko,” at Rollerbowl Lanes, 28 Palmer Street in Athens. “A sock hop is… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers are dropping a push to build a 2,500-mile high-speed Internet network all at once and instead are looking to build the fiber network in pieces. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that senators have retreated from trying to build a $72 million state-funded network meant to bring Internet to rural… Read More
Update 2:30 p.m. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A push to let West Virginia restaurants and other businesses serve alcohol on Sunday mornings has passed the state Senate. In a 34-0 vote Tuesday, senators favored moving the start of Sunday alcohol sales from 1 p.m. to 10 a.m. The bill has failed in recent years. Restaurants,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, of Ohio, has joined fellow Republicans who say a new member of the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn’t be chosen until after the presidential election. Justice Antonin Scalia’s unexpected death raises the question of whether President Barack Obama should nominate a replacement and the Republican-led Senate should confirm… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show the water system serving Sebring in northeast Ohio isn’t the only one that failed to notify people about lead-tainted drinking water within prescribed timeframes after testing. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Environmental Protection Agency records show 10 of the 14 systems that had advisories for lead contamination in effect… Read More