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Nothing could describe Ohio vs. Xavier better than a nail biter. From the beginning the Musketeers were met with a ferocious Ohio team. The Bobcats shots fell as they went 50 percent from the field in first half with the help of Jason Carter. Ben Vander Plas and Antonio Cowart Jr. helped lead Ohio through… Read More
The Ohio women’s basketball team put on their best performance of the season as they welcomed the Purdue Boilermakers to the Convocation Center. After coming off an upset win over Miami, The Boilermakers (6-3) tried to avenge last year’s home loss against Ohio (7-0), but the green and white came out on top Wednesday night… Read More
The fortuitous dip in emissions of the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide, during the past three years is over, as economies turn up. The trend in the near future looks grim, say climate scientists.
Former President George W. Bush delivered the main eulogy, saying his father “showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity.” The body will be laid to rest in Texas on Thursday.
An Athens family’s three cats and a dog are dead after a fire in their North Lancaster home Wednesday afternoon. The Athens and The Plains fire departments fought the blaze for about three hours. The family was not home at the time, and no first responders were injured, according to the Athens Fire Department. It… Read More
A hearing is set Thursday morning on a proposal designed to make it harder for citizens and groups to put constitutional amendments on the Ohio ballot. The plan would have to be approved by voters if lawmakers okay it, and the leaders of the Ohio House have very different ideas about it. The proposal would move… Read More
Republican senators are planning to discuss the possible changes they would like to make to HB228, the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill which might include more specific language on when to use lethal force in self-defense situations. Sen. Bill Coley (R-West Chester) he wants the bill to clearly state three pillars; an attacker clearly shows an… Read More
The bill doesn’t ban so-called “step therapy”, but would allow for exemptions such as if medication causes an allergy or if the patient has already tried the treatment and it didn’t work. Senators have unanimously passed a bipartisan bill that would make changes in the process by which insurance companies deny treatments and drugs until… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican leaders in Kentucky have restored a lawmaker to his leadership position one year after he signed a secret sexual harassment settlement. State Rep. Michael Meredith was one of four Republican lawmakers who signed the settlement in 2017 with a woman who once worked for the House GOP Caucus. All four… Read More
Athens West Side residents filled up the West End Ciderhouse Sunday morning for the West Side Neighborhood Association’s first gathering since 2017. The Ciderhouse opened early to accommodate the meeting, with coffee and donuts available for those attending. Attendees spoke out about a number of concerns for safety in the community. Such as potential to… Read More
The FDA says pet owners should watch out for vitamin D toxicity. Recalled brands include Abound, Nutrisca and Natural Life.
ATHENS — Four men have been indicted on charges of murder, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and other charges in connection with a shooting that left one man dead on the city’s west side on Nov. 25. The men are accused of leading a drug operation that included trading stolen property for drugs… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s county boards of elections are now able to acquire new voting equipment through a program made possible by legislation enacted this year. A release from Secretary of State Jon Husted says the Voting Equipment Acquisition Program provides a total of $104.5 million for counties to purchase new equipment. Husted says… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) – Ohio officials in Congress plan a meeting in Washington with the head of General Motors in their bid to keep a northeastern Ohio assembly plant from closing. GM announced last week that it will stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown plant by March and is considering closing the plant for… Read More
The United States once was a leader in recognizing and combatting the threats of climate change. But, under the Trump Administration, America has become the global outlier in the efforts to solve climate change problems, according to expert Dr. Geoffrey Dabelko. Dr. Dabelko is a professor, director of the Environmental Science Program and Associate Dean… Read More
Nothing was going Nelsonville-York’s way early against Southern. Turnovers and missed shots plagued them through a first quarter in which they only scored seven points. Two 3-pointers from Jensen Anderson gave the Tornadoes control of the game early and sprung them to a 17-9 lead early in the second quarter. … Read More
Chesapeake’s defense was too much for the Eastern Eagles as the Panthers ran a full-court press, catching the Eagles off guard. The press led Eastern to give up 19 turnovers, limiting themselves to 19 points in the first half and 34 for the entire game. Scoring did not come easy for the… Read More