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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Preston, Vander Plas Lead ‘Cats to Blowout Victory over CMU

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas sat together at the podium in the post-game press conference. It wasn’t the first time, and it surely won’t be the last time these two sophomores face questions from the media after a game. It is, after all, largely due to the play of Preston and… Read More

In this May 29, 2013 photo, a Eucharistic Minister serves communion during Mass at a Catholic church in Caracas, Venezuela. Church officials say food shortages and foreign exchange restrictions are causing a lack of ingredients needed to celebrate Mass: altar wine as well as wheat to produce communion wafers. Economists say the shortages stem from the socialist government’s controls on the prices of some goods and on foreign currency, which makes it hard for producers to pay for things they need to import. President Nicolas Maduro blames the shortages on hoarding and says anti-government forces are trying to destabilize the country.

Local Catholic Churches Directed to Suspend Handshakes, Distribution of Wine

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) — The Diocese of Steubenville is asking churches to suspend distributing wine during the Eucharist and allowing handshakes during the sign of peace for public health reasons. This diocese serves 13 counties in southeastern Ohio. Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, the leader of the diocese, posted an announcement to its website last week. Monforton… Read More

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Fifteen Arrested After Multi-County Methamphetamine Bust

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LANCASTER, Ohio (WOUB) — Fifteen people have been indicted in Fairfield, Hocking, and Pickaway counties after a multi-county drug trafficking operation. The Fairfield-Athens-Logan-Circleville Major Crimes Unit announced Friday that “Operation Krystal Ball” broke up an organization that distributed more than 62 and a half pounds of methamphetamine across Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Franklin counties. The… Read More