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Most teams have a main scorer that can take over the game at any moment. Tonight, that was senior Randy Hixson for the Trimble Tomcats. The TVC-Hocking conference game between the Eastern Eagles (1-1, 0-1) and the Trimble Tomcats (1-0, 1-0) became an instant classic. Hixson led Tomcats to pull out the win, 61-59. Eastern… Read More
In the closing seconds of overtime, Vinton County coach Matt Combs yelled his instructions at Jake Speakman. “Pick and pop! It’s either you or him!” Speakman gets the ball, his Vikings down three points with 8.2 seconds left to play. Speakman drives straight at the Nelsonville-York defense, as he’s done many times before in this… Read More
Ideas of parallel universes and alternative histories, once confined to mere rumination about lost opportunities and fictional scenarios, are now a part of science, says guest writer Paul Halpern.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia education officials say the high school graduation rate for the 2016-17 year was 89.4 percent, down slightly from the previous year. The total of 17,400 graduates was almost 600 higher than a year earlier. Schools with 100 percent rates include Paw Paw High School, Pickens Elementary/High School and Paden… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — Despite the increase in the number of sexual assaults reported on Ohio University’s Athens campus, it remains one of the most underreported crimes. Two sexual assault survivors share their stories and offer insight into why victims are hesitant to report their assaults: “I’m so angry. I’m angry for him for putting me… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A patient and more than 60 employees at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Virginia have come down with a rash or other minor issue in the last few days. WSAZ-TV reports that no new patients have been admitted to the Huntington VA Medical Center since Tuesday. Chief of Staff… Read More
Alex Stuckey, a graduate of Ohio University and reporter at the Houston Chronicle, says she was sexually harassed during an internship at a newspaper in college. It ranged from colleagues making inappropriate comments about how she dressed, to a male reporter sending her creepy messages. “I was getting attention for things that had nothing to do… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University’s student-run radio station is on the air despite a temporary shutdown from a job action by student workers. School officials said they met with key members and that the complaints that led to the walkout at WWVU on Thursday are being investigated. Those with relevant information were asked… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A grand jury has cleared a police officer who fatally shot a man authorities said pulled what turned out to be a BB gun from a bag as he stepped out of an ambulance. The April shooting in Columbus happened near the St. Ann’s hospital emergency room on the north side… Read More
Alas, you wouldn’t want to eat this native of Western Australia — Spinifex grasses are often so hard and spiky that scientists say collecting samples can be painful.
The sound of power tools blends with teenage chatter as students clamber around, under, and over a trailer bed that they’re busy turning into a home. They’re part of a project called “Building It Forward,” which has vocational classes building tiny houses as a way of gaining practical skills and new confidence. Just a few… Read More
The Defense Department has famously never been audited, despite receiving hundreds of billions of dollars annually and having more than $2 trillion in assets.
MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a tractor trailer rear-ended a school bus in Ohio, sending nine students to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The State Highway Patrol says the accident happened early Friday afternoon on Interstate 71 near Mansfield in north-central Ohio. Troopers say a truck driven by a driver from Ontario, Canada,… Read More
The phrase “lead us not into temptation” isn’t right, the pontiff says, because “a father does not do this.” France’s Catholic Church has changed the phrase in its version of the Lord’s Prayer.
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man who was sentenced to 20 years in prison on murder charges in his sisters’ killings is seeking a new trial and a judge’s recusal. The Kentucky New Era reports defense attorneys for 66-year-old Robert Jerry Rogers filed a motion Nov. 13 for a new trial, and another Wednesday… Read More
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A highly contagious bacterial infection has killed three dogs at an animal shelter in Kentucky and forced it to temporarily shut down. Lexington Humane Society spokeswoman Ashley Hammond tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that the dog died last week but necropsy results received Wednesday confirmed its death from Streptococcus zooepidemicus, or Strep… Read More
Big-money donors can already donate anonymously through social welfare groups. If Congress keeps a provision in the House tax bill, it would allow charitable organizations to play politics.
– “Victoria” Returns in Season 2 on MASTERPIECE – – Other Highlights Include New Series WE’LL MEET AGAIN with Ann Curry and “Little Women” on MASTERPIECE – Tony Bennett, Jenna Coleman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Tom Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Nas, Diana Rigg, Emily Watson and More Light Up the Screen on PBS Benjamin Bratt, Bill… Read More
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – An Indiana woman who’s the only known survivor of an attack by a man linked to 15 killings has written a book to help other victims of sexual violence. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that Holly K. Dunn survived a 1997 attack by Angel Resendiz in Lexington, Kentucky. Dunn’s boyfriend… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – New data show many West Virginia high school graduates attending the state’s public colleges need remedial classes. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports about 31 percent of the students who graduated in the spring of 2016 had test scores low enough that they were required to enroll in a remedial class. The rate… Read More
In the early hours on Saturday, the Senate passed the GOP’s tax reform bill. The vote fell primarily along party lines, with all 48 Democrats voting against the bill, alongside the sole Republican Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee. The final version of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was sent to Senate members only hours before the… Read More
Who can believe it? Another year has come and gone, leaving but memories of records beloved past! This is an installment in an ongoing holiday season series for WOUB, in which some of the area’s favorite music nerds share what moved them, musically, in the year 2017. Maeve Kroeger is finishing her last year of undergrad… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Regulators have approved the construction of a new natural gas power plant in northern Ohio. The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday approved plans for a plant in Lucas County just outside Toledo. The new 955 megawatt plant will be built next to another natural gas plant that began operating earlier… Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Youngstown State University and its president have agreed to extend his contract for another year. The chairman of YSU’s Board of Trustees says in a statement that the campus has seen great progress since Jim Tressel took over as the school’s ninth president in 2014. His initial three-year contract already has… Read More
WXPN, the member-supported public radio station of the University of Pennsylvania and producer of the NPR-distributed daily music program World Cafe, announced that Stephen Kallao has joined the program as Contributing Host. As Contributing Host, Kallao will assist in producing the program’s radio and digital special features and conduct interviews with a wide variety of… Read More