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In a tight match up of four versus five, the Vinton County Vikings took on the Athens Bulldogs in an exhilarating match up at Logan High School for the section title, and what a game it was. These two teams met earlier in the season, splitting a win a piece. The first game Vinton County… Read More
Between 90 and 98 percent of the snow at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games is man-made, says Joe VanderKelen, president of the Michigan-based company that is supplying the snow machines.
Researchers have used radio transmissions to track the movement of fishing vessels and create stunning maps of fishing activity. The maps show that fishing covers most of the globe’s oceans.
“They’ll take away your Second Amendment,” the president said of Democrats at CPAC. Trump, like NRA leaders at the conference, framed gun rights as a major fight in the upcoming midterm elections.
The titans of Silicon Valley have a grand vision of the future. But they have a tendency to miss the downside of their inventions — think cybercrime and online harassment.
The virus is spread primarily by rats during dry season. The current outbreak has public health officials worried — and eager to find out what’s behind it.
The latest punitive measures are aimed at ships and shipping companies from several countries that are sending oil and other products to North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Over 9 in 10 people think both gossip and deliberate touching are inappropriate at work, and many have seen it happen. Yet, almost no one admitted to doing either in a new Ipsos/NPR poll.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The head of the state prison guard union says an Ohio inmate suspected of stabbing a guard was at a lower security level than required. Christopher Mabe is president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association. He says prisoner Casey Pigge is supposed to be held at the highest-security level but… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state attorney general says all previously untested Ohio rape kits have now been analyzed, completing an initiative to check thousands of untested samples. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine said Friday the work is complete on 13,931 rape kits submitted by local law enforcement agencies for DNA testing. Dewine, a candidate… Read More
The Ohio Valley was once synonymous with steel. Even after the industry’s sharp decline the region is still home to many industries that produce or use steel and aluminum. Those industries are closely watching what the Trump administration will do on steel and aluminum imports. The Department of Commerce has suggested a massive 24 percent global tariff on those… Read More
ATHENS — Two options for the look of a new pedestrian tunnel going under Richland Avenue were unveiled recently, and a poll on social media shows overwhelming support for one design. At a recent open house at Grover Center, Athens city officials showed a potential layout of the street near Porter Hall. Two photos showing… Read More
Springsfest, which will take place on July 7 in the John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs, has made their official line-up announcement, featuring the likes of Guided By Voices, Twin Peaks, CAAMP, Counterfeit Madison, Speaking Suns, Adam Remnant, Teenage, Cordial Sins, Gaptooth Grin, and Scary Balance. Also featuring local arts, multiple craft breweries and food trucks. More information and tickets at www.springsfestival.com
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – In a state struggling with a surging female incarceration rate, the law of averages – and human nature – make it inevitable that pregnant women end up in Kentucky’s jails. Looking for an alternative to locking up expectant mothers, some lawmakers are pushing a bill to set conditions to transfer some… Read More
Scotty McCreery is currently rising up the charts with his smash hit song “Five More Minutes,” which has already earned 30 million streams and sold 100,000 downloads. He made history in 2011 as both the first country artist and the youngest male artist of any genre to debut his first studio album, the Platinum-certified Clear as… Read More
March is finally here, and even though it looks like things aren’t going to get much warmer for a while, the programming on WOUB-HD is just heating up! Check out this program-by-program guide to some of the most exciting shows coming to WOUB-HD throughout the month. If you happen to miss a broadcast, you need not worry…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP/WOUB Staff Reports) – A school district and a high school in central Ohio are closed because of threats. Logan-Hocking School District officials announced that classes throughout the district were canceled Friday “due to a threat made toward area schools” that police are investigating. A threat made Thursday to a student by an… Read More
Hocking Correctional has been part of Nelsonville for more than 30 years. Then all of the sudden the Ohio Corrections Department decided to shut down the prison at the beginning of this year. It’s closure was unexpected to many community members and leaders. Fullbrooks Cafe is in the heart of downtown Nelsonville. Dan Jones, co-owner of the cafe, is worried about what will happen… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate is advancing legislation to allow using leashed dogs to track mortally wounded deer or bear. The bill, headed to a floor vote Friday, would revise the current law that prohibits using dogs to hunt or chase deer. It says that only the hunter may kill the wounded animal,… Read More
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – Allegations of hazing have prompted a council of fraternities at a university in southwest Ohio to stop initiations of new fraternity members and indefinitely suspend most fraternity activities. A Miami University spokeswoman says six fraternities are under a “cease-and-desist” order imposed by the university or their national organizations and aren’t allowed… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bipartisan bill intended to help curb the state’s opioid epidemic by increasing penalties for soliciting prostitutes has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Adam Miller and Republican Rep. Jim Hughes introduced the bill that would increase the penalty for solicitation from a third-degree to a first-degree… Read More