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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.