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With the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year on the mound and seven batters hitting over .300, the Kentucky Wildcats were not a surprise for Ohio coach Rob Smith. “They’re as good as advertised.” Kentucky defeated Ohio 6-4 in the first game of the Lexington Regional. The Wildcats had baserunner after baserunner which stifled an… Read More
Self-proclaimed music festival novice Hiatt Hernon is taking on the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival one day at a time. Check out the first installment of his writings on the subject right here. Music festival attendee lesson 3: There’s a sweet spot on the so-called “portable potty” that makes it look like it’s locked when it actually… Read More
Nearly half of the people living in rural parts of United States don’t have access to broadband internet, the high speed connection required for common uses many of us take for granted. Government and survey data show that in 65 counties across Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, the majority of residents don’t have access to… Read More
Construction crews say they are on track to open the new roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 33 and Stimson Avenue by mid-July and reconnect McKinley Avenue with Stimson a month later. Construction is aimed to ease traffic and fix storm and sewage blockage in the area. According to the Athens City website, crews are… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A church in West Virginia has pledged to be a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants who are targets of deportation. The Herald-Dispatch reports The First Congregational United Church of Christ in Huntington announced on Wednesday a pledge to open its doors to those facing deportation and discrimination, as it believes policies under… Read More
CANTON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s environmental watchdog agency has increased the proposed penalty for the builder of a high-pressure natural gas pipeline after tests found diesel fuel in drilling mud spilled in a wetland. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it’s proposing to raise the penalty against Rover pipeline builder Energy Transfer from $430,000… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has released its requests for proposals involving scientific breakthroughs that could help solve the U.S. opioid crisis and for the manager of a related technology challenge. The Ohio Third Frontier Commission says solicitations issued Thursday keep with the state’s accelerated timetable. Republican Gov. John Kasich called for $20 million in… Read More
Michael Hurley was the first performance of the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival, kicking off the weekend on the Boxcar Stage. Video and audio by Max Look, Wyatt Zelle, and Emily Votaw. Editing by Max Look.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Police say a 1-year-old Ohio boy had to be revived with Narcan after he overdosed on opioids. Police say the boy’s 9-year-old brother called 911 Thursday evening after he noticed the infant had stopped breathing. Paramedics arrived at their home in Akron and gave the child a dose of Narcan, a… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s U.S. senators say the Environmental Protection Agency will provide $1.6 million toward redevelopment projects in the state. According to Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, the EPA awards include $600,000 for the Brooke-Hancock Regional Planning and Development Council. Others are $300,000 for community assessments in Rainelle and Rupert,… Read More
Ron Gallo and his band, RG3, put on a blistering psych-rock set on the Porch Stage of the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival Thursday, June 1. Check out this video of the threesome performing “Kill the Medicine Man” off of the group’s 2017 New West Records effort, Heavy Meta. Video and audio by James Miller, Joe Votaw,… Read More
Columbus-based surf rock band Bummers on the Porch Stage on the first night of the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, and Jacob Hock. Editing by James Miller.
Look. You may not know me, but it’s time to face the facts. Music festivals and I go way back. Attending them. Being at them. Been there, done that. What I bring to the table is an extensive library of music festivals that I have been at while they were happening and I was there… Read More
Brooklyn-based Parquet Courts performed their tune “Dust” (from their latest release, Human Performance, released on Rough Trade Records last year,) on the main stage at the 2017 Nelsonville Music Festival on June 1, taking to the stage at 8 p.m. Check out WOUB’s interview with guitarist/vocalist Andrew Savage here. Video by WOUB’s Max Look, Wyatt Zelle,… Read More