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SUGAR GROVE, Ohio- The Alexander Spartans planned a successful invasion of Berne Union Rockets when the two teams took the field on Friday night. The Spartans commanded the field as they defeated Berne Union, 33-12. Both teams came into the game following wins to lead off the season. The battle at the line of scrimmage… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB)– A Glouster man was convicted in connection with the shooting of an Athens man, along with three other cases. Robert A. Martin, 27, appeared in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Friday, where Judge George McCarthy convicted him and sentenced him to 10 years in prison, along with five years of post-release control,… Read More
A storied rivalry has come to an end. After 106 years, the annual season opening rivalry game between the Jackson Ironmen and the Wellston Golden Rockets is no more. While this matchup is one of the most historic high school football rivalries in the state of Ohio, many people don’t actually see how much effort… Read More
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Officials in a West Virginia town say they’ve faced difficulties finding a buyer for a medical center that shut down its main services about a month earlier than expected. The Intelligencer reports the Ohio Valley Medical Center suspended its emergency medical services Wednesday ahead of the originally slated Oct. 7 deadline…. Read More
Medical and genetic data from more than a million Americans are now in scientific databases. Some programs hoard the data, while others share widely with scientists, hoping to speed medical discovery.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Grants totaling $34.4 million have been announced in an effort to spur economic development and job creation in eastern Kentucky – a region hard hit by the coal sector’s downturn. Officials said Friday the grants will support projects impacting 14 counties. The support includes nearly $4.8 million for Pikeville Medical Center… Read More
The Labor Department says U.S. employers added 130,000 jobs in August, fewer than private analysts had expected. The unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%.
New York officials say tests found high levels of vitamin E in cannabis vaping products used by people who developed lung damage. But it’s only one of many possible causes still under investigation.
Saturday, August 31 marked the 8th annual Tippapalooza 2019, celebrating the music of the Miami Valley with performances by Sadbox, Age Nowhere, A Voice of Your Own, This Pine Box, and Seth Canan & The Carriers. WOUB’s Ruthie Herman was on the scene to capture these images.
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 list… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Columbus television meteorologist arrested for possessing child pornography has made his first court appearance. A Franklin County Municipal Court judge set bond Friday for 60-year-old Mike Davis at $50,000 with conditions that he can’t have internet access or unsupervised contact with minors and must surrender his passport. Davis has… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man impersonated a licensed practical nurse for nearly four years using a stolen identity. Officials say that some of the patients he cared for were children. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says 27-year-old Martez Morris was arrested Thursday after being indicted last month in Franklin County on… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, “It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball” as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now a consultant… Read More
INEZ, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky county will receive nearly $4 million in grant funding to support its troubled water system. The grants for Martin County were announced Thursday by U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers and Gov. Matt Bevin. Rogers says the new funding will help the county take the next steps to repair… Read More
Secretary of State Frank LaRose says state law requires voter roll maintenance, but voting rights groups say they’re still worried eligible voters will be “purged” by mistake. Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted today by local boards of elections. Aaron Ockerman, the executive director of… Read More
CEREDO, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say an elderly man accidentally smashed his truck into a post office in West Virginia, leaving a massive hole in the building. The Ceredo Police Department says no one was injured in the Thursday afternoon crash. Officials say the man mistook his gas pedal for his brakes and then rammed… Read More
SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it’s legal to possess 100 grams of marijuana, and the amount officers… Read More