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Scientists have found a new way to analyze the structural integrity of ice shelves at the end of the world, through the songs the winds sing on top of them.
It’s Homecoming weekend on the bricks of Athens and the Ohio Bobcats (3-3) are prepping for battle with the Bowling Green Falcons (1-6) in a crucial Mid-American Conference matchup. Their record is a perfect reflection of an up-and-down first half of the season for Ohio. That was never more apparent than last Saturday when the… Read More
All kinds of bacteria live with us indoors, and some can make us sick. A new study shows that rooms exposed to light had about half the live bacteria found in rooms that were kept in darkness.
Half of eligible voters might go to the polls this fall, which would be the highest turnout level in a midterm election since the mid-1960s, another time of cultural and social upheaval.
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say they stopped a planned jail escape in eastern Kentucky. The Big Sandy Regional Detention Center said in a statement to news outlets that correction officers at the jail in Paintsville found a hole chiseled in a shower room wall during a routine security check on Monday. Jail Administrator Pete… Read More
COALTON, Ky. (AP) – Officials say an idled steel mill in eastern Kentucky has plans to reopen soon. Steel of West Virginia Kentucky mill manager Larry Black in a statement Tuesday to The Independent that the rolling mill in Boyd County would reopen next week with about 40 workers. He said the mill expects to… Read More
On Sunday, October 28, the Southeast Ohio History Center’s powerful pipe organ will sing out as renowned professional organist Dennis James performs the accompanying score of a classic silent film. The evening, which promises to be entertaining, is the signature fundraising event for the History Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says there will be no change in state funding for the state employees’ public insurance plan next year in a letter to the agency’s director. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice said in the letter that state funding next year will total $575 million, which is unchanged… Read More
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – An eastern Kentucky utility says it is looking to add up to 20 megawatts of solar energy to meet growing customer interest in solar options. Kentucky Power says it’s also looking to diversify its electric generation mix. The company is seeking bids for solar resources to be purchased. As part of… Read More
Athens is chock full of aesthetically stunning historic buildings and landmarks. The annual Gingerbread House Display and Competition that has been spotlighting some of these places since 2013 will return to the Southeast Ohio History Center on November 13 after a year’s hiatus in 2017. “What we really want to do is draw (bakers) not… Read More
The Athens Center for Film and Video, the Film Division in the College of Fine Arts, and the Athena Cinema present a special screening of 22 Chaser, directed by Rafal Sokolowski, Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. followed by a Q & A with the director. This event is free and open to the public…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – People wanting to take a drive to enjoy the changing fall colors in West Virginia should consider counties in the southeastern part of the state. The state Tourism Office and Division of Forestry have put out their latest fall foliage report recommending visits to Fayette, Greenbrier, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has scheduled arguments over the death sentence handed down to a man who beat and starved his 2-year-old daughter. Glen Bates was convicted in 2016 of killing Glenara Bates a year earlier, and a Hamilton County judge followed a jury’s recommendation of death. Attorneys for the 36-year-old… Read More
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a… Read More
PBS Announces NATIVE AMERICA, New Four-Part Series Premiering October 23 – Series Combines Modern Science and Scholarship with Native American Traditions and Oral History to Bring to Life the World Created by America’s First Peoples – October 30 – Episode Two “Nature to Nations” Explore the rise of great American nations, from monarchies to… Read More