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Athens Law Enforcement To Receive New High-Tech Training

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Students and staff at Ohio University have collaborated with local law enforcement to create a new de-escalation training program for their officers. This immersive program will be used by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office and the Athens and Ohio University police departments. Officers will undergo training in a different style than… Read More

Motorcycles, mostly Honda VaMotorcycles, mostly Honda Valkyries, fill East Union Street, in Athens, Ohio, during a Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club block party, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Honda Valkyrie was designed by Joe Boyd, and was produced from 1996-2003. The motorcycle features a flat 6 cylinder engine and runs smoothly enough that a nickel can be balanced on it's edge on the engine while the motorcycle is running. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]lkyries, fill East Union Street, in Athens, Ohio, during a Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club block party, on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The Honda Valkyrie was designed by Joe Boyd, and was produced from 1996-2003. The motorcycle features a flat 6 cylinder engine, and runs so smoothly you can balance a nickel on it's edge while the motorcycle is running. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Valkyrie Riders Roll Into Athens For National Rally

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Last week many Athens residents were both surprised and curious when a flurry of motorcycles descended on Court Street. Over 200 members of the Valkyrie Riders Cruiser Club got a police escort down Court Street, as Athens residents stopped on the sidewalks to watch them pass. In front of Ohio University’s College… Read More

The Athens High School entrance on Johnson Road.

Free Speech Provisions In School Bill Draw Opposition From ACLU

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A bill in the state Legislature is looking to strengthen free speech protections at schools throughout Ohio. But it is opposed by one of the nation’s leading champions of free speech. The provisions are tucked into Senate Bill 135, a larger omnibus bill that deals with educational issues at both the… Read More