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Ohio University Issues Cease And Desist To Fraternity After Death

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ATHENS — Ohio University has issued an administrative directive “as an abundance of caution” ordering a fraternity to cease all organizational activities after the death of one of its pledges. Collin Wiant, 18, of Dublin, was found unresponsive Monday morning at an off-campus apartment which is “allegedly an unofficial annex of the Sigma Pi Epsilon… Read More

Kentucky Regulators Want Financial Assurances for Mill

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky regulators are requiring written financial assurances for a proposed aluminum mill in Greenup County, Kentucky. The requirement is part of regulators’ conditional approval of a $22.4 million Kentucky Power project to build power lines to the site. The Public Service Commission wants written assurances from Braidy Industries that it has… Read More

Arrests Made In Connection To 2016 Pike County Murders

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UPDATE: 4:58 p.m. On Monday, a Pike County grand jury indicted George “Billy” Wagner III, Angela Wagner, George Wagner IV and Edward “Jake” Wagner, on murder charges with death penalty specifications, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. George “Billy” Wagner III, 47; Angela Wagner, 48; George Wagner IV, 27; Edward “Jake” Wagner, 26, are… Read More

How Kentucky Is Failing Its Workers

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While most of the Meade County public works crew finished their lunches, Pius “Gene” Hobbs was raking along the edge of the road, oblivious to the dump truck backing quickly towards him. Unbeknownst to the driver, Hobbs was knocked to the ground and crushed under the truck’s weight. When the truck accelerated forward, Hobbs’ coworker… Read More

A Conversation On Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

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November is celebrated every year as National Native American Heritage Month by the United States federal government. November is also a month rife with historical trauma for Native American peoples. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with Dr. Victoria LaPoe, an assistant professor at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the director of the Native American… Read More

ACRN to Hold First Battle of the Bands Nov. 16 at The Union

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Ohio University’s student-run radio station, ACRN, will host its first ever Battle of the Bands competition on Friday, November 16 bringing a diverse range of musical acts on stage at The Union. Seven local bands, with musical styles ranging from rap to funk, will take the stage for 15-minute sets Friday night, including Infinite Improbability… Read More

Radio Free Athens: a Playlist for November 10, 2018


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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 “Some Girls Are Better Than Others” by the Vitamin String Quartet through “Drop” by Red House Painters from DJ Grumpy Grandma; “Love Buzz” from Nirvana through “One… Read More