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Ohio Basketball, Nolan Foster

Ohio’s ferocious defense leads to victory

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Athens, OH— After finishing the month of November with a 91-81 victory over Detroit Mercy, the Bobcats looked to start the new month where they left off. Ohio (6-3) welcomed Rio Grande (6-4) to the Convo to start a month long home-stand in December. Ohio’s performance Wednesday night showcased that they can lean on their… Read More

Ohio basketball, Jason Preston

Ohio Bobcats Film Room: Dartis and Preston lead Ohio past Detroit Mercy

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The Ohio Bobcats (5-3) got a 91-81 victory over the Detroit Mercy (1-5) Titans on Sunday November 30th in the Convocation Center. For the Bobcats, Jordan Dartis led the way offensively with 26 points. Dartis struggled in a three game stretch against high major opponents in Villanova, Baylor and Utah. He recently has caught fire,… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Ohio’s Secretary of State Says 354 Non-Citizens Voted or Registered to Vote in 2018

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Ohio’s Secretary of State says 354 people who are not U.S. citizens have voted or registered to vote in 2018. Secretary of State Frank LaRose says 277 non-citizens registered to vote and another 77 actually voted in the midterm election in 2018. He says the problems were discovered in the most recent annual check between… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Abortion Bill Suggests Doctors Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy. A doctor who terminates a pregnancy could face murder charges under the Republican-sponsored bill unless it is done to save a… Read More

This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Meets with Proposed Belmont Co. ‘Cracker’ Plant Developer

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update” would be provided from the meeting in Columbus with board members from Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical…. Read More

Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

WATCH: What Newly Released Emails Reveal About OxyContin and its Makers

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The U.S. opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. A reckoning for the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of these drugs has now begun — but despite several multibillion dollar settlements, some states and municipalities say accountability and transparency for the companies is lacking. Casey Ross of STAT News joins PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz… Read More

Athens Co. Search Warrant Nets Seven Arrests on Drug Charges

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CHAUNCEY, Ohio — Seven Athens County residents face multiple charges related to drug crimes after authorities executed a search warrant in Chauncey. Multiple law enforcement units made the arrests Tuesday at 24 Fourth Street, where suspected crack cocaine, heroin, suspected fentanyl and Schedule II prescribed narcotics packaged for sale, were located and seized. Drug use and… Read More

2019 Annual Athens Art Guild Holiday Shoppe Slated for Dec. 14-15

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Over 40 Athens Art Guild artists selling a variety of works will set up shop in the Athens Community Center (701 East State St.) Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, December 15. Featured works will include watercolor paintings, photography, jewelry, and more. “Shopping locally keeps our money in our own, local economy, and buying handmade items… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, with Dean Christopher Peters of the University of Akron School of Law behind him, announces his expedited pardon process at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Students from the two schools will help screen applicants.

DeWine Creates Process to Expedite Pardons for Some Former Offenders

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to make it easier and quicker for people who have long-ago criminal convictions to be considered for pardons. DeWine says he often sees pardon applications for murderers, rapists and other offenders. “They got a snowball’s chance in hell of getting granted, some of them. And so they’re kind of… Read More

Meigs Marauders Belpre Golden Eagles

Meigs Defend Home-Court Despite Turnovers, Missed Free Throws

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POMEROY, Ohio- On Tuesday night, the Meigs Marauders took on the Belpre Golden Eagles in a gritty battle in Pomeroy, Ohio.  To start the game, it took nearly three minutes for there to be any scoring. There was a plethora of fouls and turnovers from both sides, and the effort and will to win was… Read More

Vinton County Vikings New Hope Academy Statesmen

Vikings Hang On To Victory Versus New Hope

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- A fast-paced game ensued Tuesday night for the Vinton County Boys in their second match up of the season, this time taking on the New Hope Academy Statesmen. The strong offense by the Statesmen kept the Vikings defense on their toes. Regardless, the Vikings came through with a 77-70 victory in a nail-biting,… Read More

Nelsonville-York Buckeyes Southern Tornadoes

Buckeyes Notch First Win of Season Versus Tornadoes

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio- The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes were eager to notch their first win under new coach Blaine Gabriel following a two-point loss in their opener last week.  The Buckeyes wasted no time grabbing a lead they would not surrender on their way to a 51-39 victory over the Southern Tornadoes on Tuesday to secure Gabriel’s first… Read More

Top Tunes ’19: Megan Wren


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Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature.  Megan Wren is a local musician, songwriter, and recording engineer. She released her debut EP, “Sympathetic Vibrations,” in April of 2018. She spent the last… Read More

Athens Bulldogs New Lexington Panthers

Athens Leads Wire-to-Wire in Win Over Panthers

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio- Despite losing four seniors from a TVC-Ohio championship team a year ago, the Athens Bulldogs have not missed a beat to open up the season. After knocking off a solid Gallia Academy team, the Bulldogs turned their focus to the New Lexington Panthers at McAfee Gymnasium Tuesday night. Athens (2-0) were scrappy… Read More