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Pike Co. Murders Haunt Authorities

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It’s almost been a year since eight members of the Rhoden family were shot in Pike County.  On April 22, 2016, four different crime scenes were discovered in a day that has been described as sending a “shock wave” through the rural southcentral Ohio community. Thursday morning, Attorney General Mike DeWine and Sheriff Charles Reader… Read More

WOUB Public Media To See Minor Changes, Future “Quasi-Endowment”


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ATHENS — With the completion of a Federal Communications Commission broadcast auction, WOUB viewers will see minor changes, and community support remains “imperative” to the future of the station, station leaders said. The FCC recently shared that the television broadcast Spectrum Auction had officially completed, according to a release from Ohio University and WOUB. Stations… Read More

Justice Vetoes Lawmakers’ Budget, Criticizes Funding Cuts

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Jim Justice has vetoed the state budget approved last weekend by the Republican-controlled Legislature, criticizing the cuts and lawmakers. Justice, who on Saturday night announced he was near a deal with the Senate Republican leadership to limit budget cuts and overhaul taxes, has formally rejected the spending… Read More

Stuart’s Makes Fourth NMF ’17 Announcement


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The fourth and final Nelsonville Music Festival line-up announcement has come to fruition! The acts include John Fullbright, Woody Pines, L.A. Witch, Boogarins, Twain, Luke Roberts, Leggy, Bummers, The D-Rays, Water Witches, Mobile Home, The Crooked Spines, Rattletrap Stringband, Wished Bone, a dance party with DJ Barticus and John E. Clift, and Square Dance with… Read More

Little New Information in Unsolved Killing of 8 in Pike Co.

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Investigators are offering little new information about the unsolved massacre of eight family members in Ohio as the anniversary of their deaths approaches, but the state attorney general says “significant progress” has been made. Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday that investigators believe people still aren’t being forthcoming with their information on last year’s killings… Read More

Playfully Dark and Incredibly Tuneful With The Jayhawks and Wesley Stace

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Wednesday nights aren’t typically known for rocking out, but rocking out — in only the most cerebral sense — was exactly what happened within the historic confines of Nelsonville’s Stuart’s Opera House Wednesday, April 12 with opener Wesley Stace and midwestern headliners The Jayhawks. Although you might not know who Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley… Read More

Kasich, Legislative Leaders to Address Lagging State Revenue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his budget director are joining state legislative leaders to discuss how a state revenue shortfall will affect upcoming state budget deliberations. The governor scheduled a news conference Thursday with Budget Director Tim Keen and fellow Republicans, House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger and Senate President Larry Obhof…. Read More

Man Charged with Importing Fentanyl from China

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A northeast Ohio woman suspected of intentionally causing an insulin overdose for her young diabetic daughter is charged with assault and child endangering. Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2p0d1i2 ) reports the 6-year-old girl was taken in mid-March to a Cleveland hospital, where social workers alerted police that her system had far too much synthetic insulin,… Read More