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Vikings Pull Away In OT To Advance Past Athens
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… Read More
Despite Frigid Weather, The Snow In Pyeongchang Is Fake
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.
New Maps Reveal Global Fishing’s ‘Vast Scope Of Exploitation Of The Ocean’
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.
With Focus On Guns, Trump Warns Conservatives Not To Be ‘Complacent’ In 2018
“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 Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A ‘Black Mirror’
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.
No One’s Quite Sure Why Lassa Fever Is On The Rise In Nigeria
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.
Trump Declares New Shipping Sanctions On North Korea
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.
POLL: The ‘Inappropriate’ Office Behaviors Most Pervasive In Workplaces
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.
Union: Inmate Suspected in Attack in Wrong Security Level
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… Read More
State Attorney General: All Untested Rape Kits Now Analzyed
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… Read More
Tariff-ic Impact: Ohio Valley Awaits Trump Decision On Steel, Aluminum
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… Read More
First Looks At Richland Avenue “Underpass” Unveiled
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… Read More
Springsfest Announces 2018 Line Up
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… Read More
Bill Steering Some Pregnant Inmates in Kentucky to Rehab Advances
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… Read More
Scotty McCreery Headed to Peoples Bank Theatre May 19
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… Read More
Mister Rogers, Doo Wop, and More: a Program Guide for March 2018
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… Read More
Local Schools Close Over Threats
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… Read More
Hocking Correctional Looks for New Life After Sudden Closure
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… Read More
West Virginia Bill Would Allow Dogs Tracking Wounded Deer
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,… Read More
Hazing Allegations Lead To Suspended Fraternity Activities
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… Read More
Ohio Bill Aims At Sex Solicitation To Help Curb Opioid Epidemic
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…. Read More