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The Ohio University Wrestling team would have a busy weekend. They would have their first alumni weekend, which included 102 year old former Bobcat Ray Rinehart, and would honor seniors Kevin Powell and Joel Shump. While they lost their final home dual meet to American University, 38-3, they will return with new enthusiasm and wrestle in… Read More
In tonight’s playoff game between the Eastern Eagles and the Green Bobcats, the Bobcats secured their first playoff win and kept their postseason hopes alive as they defeated the Eagles 59-50. Whenever it comes to the postseason, whether it’s the first round or state championship, emotions are always going to be high and each team… Read More
This week on the OUtlet: We’ll be sharing the last of the three-part series on the search for Ohio University’s next president. We’ll also be talking about a new meditation room in Alden Library.
WOUB’s Our Town series will be featuring Jackson for its fourth episode. Produced by WOUB Public Media, the documentary series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore their futures. Previous episodes featured Lancaster, the Ohio River town of Pomeroy in Meigs County and Nelsonville… Read More
When did something so simple become so difficult? With more walkers looking down at their phones rather than up at traffic and more drivers not paying attention to walkers and bikers, pedestrian deaths are way up in Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch reports, fatal pedestrian accidents in Ohio more than doubled in the first six months… Read More
For the second consecutive week, an Ohio softball player is the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week. Senior catcher/right-fielder Madison Claytor earned the award following a dominant week. Her play has allowed the Bobcats (8-1, 1-0) to go on a seven-game winning streak. Claytor was an offensive powerhouse during the past week. Her stats… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A group that wants to put a proposed constitutional amendment to help crime victims on the statewide ballot this fall is forging ahead with its effort. Advocates for crime victims say Ohio’s constitution needs to be changed. They want Ohio voters to pass what’s known as “Marsy’s Law”, similar to legislation that… Read More
Ruthi Engelke, a representative of a national organization called Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed, discusses how the theatre of the oppressed philosophy provides a meaningful learning experience for contemporary learners of all ages.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A geological museum at Ohio State University wants to buy a new dinosaur skeleton for its collection, and it’s hoping the public will pitch in to make that happen. The Orton Geological Museum is aiming to raise $80,000 next month for the addition. Why? As one curator puts it: “Nothing gets… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Republican lawmaker who vowed to push payday lending reform in Ohio has decided not to sponsor such a bill during her final two-year term, marking a setback for those hoping to further crack down on that industry. Rep. Marlene Anielski says it’s an important issue but she feels she can… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – Members of the Athens City Council visited the Athens-Hocking Recycling Center Monday morning to gain a better understanding of the center’s operation. Council members Chris Fahl, Council President Christine Knisely and Patrick McGee joined community members on President’s Day for one of the daily tours of the Material Recovery Center. Executive Director… Read More
Local government leaders from around the region had the chance to address Columbus representatives last night in Meigs County on the proposed state budget. The meeting was organized by the Meigs County Commissioners, and was convened to specifically address a sales tax that will go away as part of the proposed budget. The Medicaid managed… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s House of Delegates has voted to require lawmakers promptly report fund-raising events held while the Legislature is in session. The bill approved 98-0 would require reporting all campaign donors and amounts within five business days of an event. The House has also voted 95-3 to pass legislation to raise… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s governor has proposed allowing counties to create committees that would review overdose fatalities, and the public would have limited access to the findings. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the committees would probe each overdose death in the county and maintain a database that would include victims’ demographic information, where the deaths… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Some state lawmakers want to bring back cursive handwriting as a requirement in Ohio’s elementary schools. Republican Reps. Andrew Brenner and Marilyn Slaby have proposed legislation that would again make cursive instruction mandatory between kindergarten and fifth grade. Thirteen representatives have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill would require schools to… Read More