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Trimble knew that with eight victories thus far this season, they had a playoff spot secured. Trimble knew however with a win against Wahama, the Tomcats would clinch an outright TVC-Hocking title and a home playoff game in week 11. Trimble came into tonight’s game with a chip on their shoulder, knowing they were in… Read More
Allison Hunter: Tracks 1-4 I’m not a fan of Halloween or anything scary or suspenseful but I’m trying to be a good sport. These are some of the not-so-obvious songs that come to mind when, I (forced to) think of ambiance setters for this time of year. “Freaks Come Out At Night” – Whodini “Put… Read More
The political ads in the Ohio Valley are playing on what seems like a constant loop. That’s not unusual for election season. But what is unusual this year is how many ads focus on health care. Consider this one from Kentucky Republican Andy Barr, who’s facing a tough challenge in the 6th Congressional District from Democrat Amy McGrath…. Read More
Former judge and defense attorney Tom Hodson hosts a discussion with Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn and Joannah Tindongan, Southeast Ohio Organizer with Faith in Public Life. The conversation examines the pros and cons of reducing the penalty of some drug possession charges in an effort to funnel resources toward rehabilitation instead of incarceration.
’Tis the season for election races and ghosts. #457SEO makes a brief return from hiatus with an attempt to cut through the BS. Cleveland Plain Dealer Editorial Board Member, columnist and assistant professor at Ohio University Tom Suddes, Ph. D. joins the WOUB News to talk about the governor’s race, Issue 1 and local school… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Supreme Court has effectively halted impeachment proceedings against a retired justice and a suspended justice. WCHS-TV reports that the court said in an order that its decision to stop Justice Margaret Workman’s impeachment hearing applies to other justices facing impeachment. Retired Justice Robin Davis and suspended Justice Allen Loughry… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s governor says broadband network operator Zayo Group will build a fiber network crossing 200 miles of the state. Gov. Jim Justice said Thursday the broadband route will link Columbus, Ohio, with Ashburn, Virginia, which is near Dulles International Airport. The company says construction of the network will begin early… Read More
Law enforcement officials say the package sent to Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, was found in Florida; authorities recovered the other one in Manhattan addressed to Clapper care of CNN.
On Friday, October 26, Kathy Mattea will perform at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to the country superstar about her new album, “Pretty Bird,” retraining her voice after personal tragedy, and the importance of a by-chance meeting with Tony Bennett many years ago.
That’s slower than the second quarter’s blockbuster 4.2 percent but puts the economy on pace for the fastest annual growth in 13 years.
Please join Athens Photo Project (APP) in the celebration of two new photography exhibitions opening on the weekend of October 26-27 in Uptown Athens, Ohio! Continuous shuttle service from APP’s Studio (434 W. Union St.) will be available for APP artists and audience members. Feel free to park near APP’s studio and enjoy continuous shuttle… Read More
Now celebrating its 10th year, the Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange is a biannual fundraiser for Arts West, a non-profit arts organization run by The City of Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation Department. The 2018 Fall edition of the event will have exchange days on: Thursday, November 1: 5:30-8:30 p.m. for Arts West Members Night; Friday,… Read More
A strength of this Ohio Bobcats (5-3, 3-1) team has to be their high powered offense. After a slow start to the game, the Bobcats used their running game to pound away at the Ball State Cardinals (3-5, 2-3) defense, as Ohio wins 52-14 on the Thursday night Blackout game. The last time Ohio rushed… Read More
The Ohio women’s soccer team clinched a top-four seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament over the weekend, but there were still tournament implications for their game against the Kent State Golden Flashes on Thursday. The Bobcats (8-7-3, 6-3-2 MAC) were shutout for the first time since Oct. 4 and fell to the Golden Flashes (10-7-2,… Read More
The historic Peoples Bank Theatre announces its 2019 Winter-Spring Spotlight Series. This latest lineup of eight national touring artists comes in the midst of the theatre’s 100th anniversary. From concerts and comedy, to acrobatics and silent movies with live accompaniment, the Winter-Spring series highlights the versatility of the recently renovated performance and the diversity of… Read More
The annual Athens Halloween Block Party will feature only one stage this year due to a lack of sponsorships from local businesses. Brandon Thompson, Athens DJ and coordinator of the block party, says the local sponsors that have supported Halloween in the past are expressing less interest, resulting in a smaller celebration this year. “We’ve… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has sued a pharmaceutical company, accusing it of contributing to the state’s opioid epidemic. Beshear says he has sued Pennsylvania-based Teva for marketing its products to treat chronic pain despite the drugs being approved for treating pain in cancer patients. Beshear called the deceptive marketing “one… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Separate constitutional measures on West Virginia’s Nov. 6 ballot would allow lawmakers to restrict or ban tax-payer funded abortions and have some control over the state judiciary’s budget. Earlier this year, the Legislature approved a resolution saying: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the… Read More
In their second production of the year, Ohio University’s Theater Division uses a series of short plays to create a show focused on issues of diversity and what it means to be an American in today’s world. 365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks is a collection of short plays written once a day over the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former State Highway Patrol officer in Ohio accused of stalking a subordinate’s wife after their affair ended has been sentenced to two years in prison. The Columbus Dispatch reports former Marietta post commander William Elschlager apologized as he was sentenced Thursday in federal court, months after pleading guilty to a… 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
Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend. This week, enjoy the first ten tracks of the playlist, “Kid” by The Pretenders to “Bloodbuzz Ohio” by The National courtesy of Michael T, and the second ten, from “Monkberry… Read More
Celebrate “Broadway’s Best” with THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Fridays, November 2-23 on WOUB Features U.S. broadcast premieres of the four-time Tony-winning stage adaptation of “An American in Paris The Musical,” the U.K. live production of “The Sound of Music” and new documentaries about John Leguizamo’s Tony-nominated play “Latin History for Morons” and Broadway icon Harold Prince… Read More