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For the first two sets, Ohio looked poised to get a huge victory to open up conference play against one of the top teams in the MAC. The Bobcats jumped out to a two set lead but fell in noncompetitive third and fourth sets. That led a decisive fifth set where the Bobcats held 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 list… Read More
Congress adjourned for a two-week recess, but members of the House Intelligence Committee will continue their investigation regarding the possible impeachment of President Trump.
Ohio will begin testing some public and private water systems for the presence of toxic nonstick, fluorinated chemicals, broadly called PFAS. In a press release issued Friday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state’s environmental and public health agencies will analyze drinking water systems located near places with known contamination. That includes near firefighting training… Read More
SEAMAN, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in southern Ohio say a delivery driver was fatally shot at a gas station and the suspect is also dead after a chase. Adams County Sheriff Kimmy Rogers says a robbery was reported Friday morning in the village of Seaman. He says two people were shot at the gas station…. Read More
Emails and interviews detail the extent to which the National Rifle Association helped two of Moscow’s agents ahead of the election, Senate Finance Committee Democrats say.
Standing on the breezy outlook at Flag Rock Recreation Area, Norton City Manager Fred Ramey is taking in the panoramic view of downtown Norton, Virginia. The brick building-lined streets are framed by the verdant, rolling Appalachian mountains. Jagged, brown scars from mountaintop mining operations can be seen in the distance, reminders of the region’s history… Read More
The limit of 18,000 represents the lowest number of refugees allowed into the country since the modern refugee program was established in 1980.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is taking on President Donald Trump’s new overtime rule, saying the increased salary threshold to require overtime pay isn’t high enough. A rule created under President Barack Obama increased the salary threshold so everyone making $47,000 or less would be required overtime pay. But it’s Trump’s proposal that will go… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of threatening two county workers with a machine gun before stealing their truck and leading authorities on a chase has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. A news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 20-year-old Justin Michael Wilson received his sentence Wednesday. Wilson was… Read More
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in Ohio says its beloved Vortex steel roller coaster is closing permanently this year after giving thrills to riders for 33 seasons. When it opened in 1987, the Vortex was the world’s tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop and six inversions. Park officials say that… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman charged with concocting a story about an Egyptian man trying to kidnap her daughter isn’t a racist, her lawyer said Thursday. Santana Renee Adams, 24, was initially hailed as a hero after claiming she used a gun to thwart a brazen, mid-day kidnapping of her 5-year-old in… Read More
Athens community members voiced their opinions on a possible new location for the Athens Farmers Market during a workshop Friday morning. The farmers market is currently located in the parking lot of The Market on State, but ACENET and a nonprofit, Project for Public are working to design an update to the community center campus… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — The chairperson of the Athens County Board of Elections said the organization made changes to timesheets and other policy after a state audit found they overpaid employees. “To resolve this problem the BOE has revised the time sheet layout,” Board Chairperson Kate McGuckin wrote in a statement. State Auditor Keith Faber announced Thursday… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge whose social media interactions raised questions about his impartiality was removed Friday from presiding over a politically hot-button lawsuit challenging an investigation of mass teacher protests by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. The state’s chief justice, John D. Minton Jr., disqualified Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd from… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio House speaker who lost a contentious bid to retain the post is resigning. State Rep. Ryan Smith submitted a resignation letter Thursday. The Gallia County Republican departs Oct. 3 to become president of the University of Rio Grande (reye-oh-GRAND’) and Rio Grande (reye-oh-GRAND’) Community College. He faced term… Read More
Event allowed teachers to share ideas and learn about resources available through WOUB ATHENS, OH – Some area educators are walking into their classrooms today feeling appreciated with a new energy inspired by the first Technology and Treats Unconference put on by The Learning Lab at WOUB Public Media. The event was held on Thursday… Read More