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An update of state and regional news from the WOUB Newsroom.
A Minford man is accused of stealing stadium lights from a little league ballpark. Scioto County Sheriff Marty Donini says approximately $7800 worth of lights were stolen from a barn on Thursday and Friday at the Minford Little League Stadium. Deputies found the suspect's vehicle, a black truck, on Shumway Hollow Road on Friday containing… Read More
New procedures are in place at the Fairfield County jail now, following the February escape of an inmate there. Sheriff Dave Phalen says the investigation into Jeremiah Searles' escape was finalized this week, leading to the changes. Searles was discovered missing February 20 during an evening head count. He was arrested two days… Read More
The Bobcats started off their double dual meet weekend against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Ohio’s last win was against Marshall, with a final score of 154-78. The Mountaineers came to Athens with a 3-3 record; they left with 3-4 after the Cats dominated the meet. The final score of the meet was 178.5 to 119.5…. Read More
Bank robbery suspect, Billy Caudill, is reportedly no longer a threat to the Athens area. Southern Ohio is suffering road closures due to flooding and excessive rain. Details in your afternoon audio update.
For Ohio head coach Greg Werner, swimming has been a part of his life since age five, when he was growing up in California. Not only did the location influence Werner, but all of his siblings swam along with him. As a young man he was accepted into the University of South Carolina on a… Read More
The process of foreclosure can be devastating for a homeowner, but to fall victim to foreclosure help scam can make the situation a nightmare. Victims of foreclosure fraud now have a regional resource to help them. Southeastern Ohio Legal Services recently received grant money awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to work… Read More
For Rachel Stearns, swimming is a passion she has held her whole life. Being born into a family of swimmers, both parents being swimmers and her father being a coach, it was inevitable that her fate would be in the water. As a toddler her parents constantly put Rachel in swim lessons and by the… Read More
The Belpre Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closing in June 2012. Ohio Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Lindsey Bohrer says the location's contract is set to expire this summer. Bohrer says the office is closing because their numbers are falling short of expectations. "A couple things went into it, one of the things being… Read More
With Saturday’s game being senior night, it was only fitting that the team honored seniors Katie Post and Nicole Staverman by beating Akron. Earlier this year the Cats beat the Zips in three sets and tonight they did it again with scores of 25-21, 25-17, 27-25. Because of Miami (OH)’s win over Western Michigan, Ohio… Read More