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UPDATE 12:00 p.m. The demolition of the U.S. 33 westbound bridge in Hocking County will not occur Thursday. Originally, The Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 office said it would be closing both directions of U.S. 33 at Logan at 10 a.m. to allow for the demolition of the bridge. However, officials released a statement… Read More
A Logan man was flown to Huntington Hospital early Thursday morning after crashing his motorcycle into a large truck. The Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says motorcyclist Jonathan Coffman, 27, struck Timothy Blair, 61, on State Route 93 around 5:30 a.m. They were headed in opposite directions when Coffman drove left of… Read More
A bridge from Ohio to Kentucky is closed. The Ohio Department of Transportation says damage after a crash has caused the Kentucky Tranportation Cabinet to close the 12th Street bridge (Ben Williamson Bridge) from U.S. 52 at Coal Grove to U.S. 23/60 in Ashland, Ky. Motorists are being detoured via the Jesse Stuart/Greenup Dam Bridge… Read More
A Fairfield County attorney died yesterday after unexpectedly falling through the roof. The UCLA is challenging an Ohio school district for teaching creationism in the classroom.
Athens residents are advised to prepare for chilly weather Friday night. The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a frost advisory that will be in effect from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday. Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-30's. Outdoor plants and other vegetation may be damaged or killed if left… Read More
A new medical facility will be built in Meigs County. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted plans to release findings on voter fraud from the 2012 election. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin of West Virginia extends support to tornado victims. More in your morning update.
A fatal rappelling accident sparks safety improvements for Hocking Hills. An Ohio teenager accused of killing two teenage brothers has pleaded not guilty. Patriot Coal protestors arrested in St. Louis Tuesday. All this and more in your morning update.
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) unveiled a map today identifying the interstate highway locations where motorists will be legally permitted to drive 70 mph beginning this summer. Motorists will be permitted to drive 70 mph on interstates that are "outside urbanized areas" after a state transportation budget bill goes into effect on July 1st…. Read More
Meigs County police have been in a standoff for nearly 20 hours. A house in Harrison Township was leveled by a large explosion. Wayne County High's principal is making students accused of vandalizing the school with deer carcasses clean today and tomorrow.
An Ohio University student passed away after a skateboard accident earlier in May. David Spyke, 20, was with friends in Anderson Township, southeast of Cincinnati, when he crashed and struck his head late in the afternoon. He was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died at 2:45 a.m. on May 13th…. Read More
A trial date has been set in a case against Ohio University relating to the death of an OU student. Wayne County school officials are investigating an incident where windows were broken and deer carcasses were smeared in several classrooms. Details in your morning update.
A Wood County teacher returns to Parkersburg High School after putting a sign on a student that said "bad kid fort." A former Mason County principal faces child abuse charges. More in your morning update
A Marietta woman is accused of selling prescription pain pills. The Major Crimes Task Force Agents arrested Trenna Tucker, 26, after she allegedly sold a confidential informant multiple Vicodin and morphine pills in January. Tucker faces three drug trafficking charges, including a third degree felony charge for allegedly selling the pills in the presence of… Read More
A West Virginia man will be arraigned today for allegedly shooting a Mingo County Sheriff. Ohio law enforcers discuss arming teachers with guns. Details in your morning update.
Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries. The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed a new judge Monday to the Athens County Common Pleas Court. George McCarthy will assume office on May 28th, and must run in November 2014 to retain the seat for the unexpired term. McCarthy is replacing Judge Michael Ward, who recently retired. According to a press release, McCarthy received a… Read More
Police release the name of a suspect involved with the theft of a fire truck in Ross County. A study shows that black lung is on the rise among Appalachian miners. Details in your afternoon update.
The Ross County Sheriff's Office reports a 19-year-old Lawrence County man is believed to have stolen a Chillicothe fire truck. Police say Brentley Montgomery is suspected of breaking and entering the Harrison Township Fire Department in Ross County last Friday. The truck later crashed around midnight Friday. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Charleston Pike… Read More
A fire truck was stolen and later crashed Friday morning in Ross County. Chillicothe police and the Ross County Sheriff's Office say the fire truck was stolen from the Harrison Township Fire Department. The driver later crashed the vehicle around 12 a.m. The vehicle was traveling westbound on Charleston Pike when it traveled off the… Read More
Three suspects were arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night in Marietta. Major Crimes Task Force Agents found them in possession of $2,000, which police believe was to be used to purchase heroin in Columbus. The suspects are known drug traffickers who previously sold confidential informants heroin. On four occasions in January, Michael Richards, 35,… Read More
Five people were arrested Wednesday for drug trafficking and possession. The arrests occurred after The Lawrence Drug Major Crimes Task Force and the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant at a residence in South Point, OH. Police arrested Asim McCoy and Jerome Yancey, both 32-years-old from Huntington, WV, along with Joseph Whaley, 22,… Read More
Athens Police Reserve Cmdr. Dave Malawista says most days he uses his knowledge of people and psychology to serve the public. Malawista, who thought he gave up a career in the police force after college, has been working with the Athens Police Department for decades. A former counselor, he now trains officers in behavioral services… Read More
Two West Portsmouth brothers were arrested Friday for allegedly robbing a gas station. Bobby Stone, 29, and James Stone, 39, are being held in relation to a robbery that occurred on April 9 at a Superquick at Galena Pike West Portsmouth. Police say detectives received information that led to the arrest. The brothers are facing… Read More
The Licking County Sheriff's Department responded to a fatal traffic crash Tuesday morning. The accident occurred between Hopewell Drive and Dorsey Mill Road. A Big-O truck was southbound on State Route 13 when a red Ford Escape attempted to turn left into a driveway in front of the truck. The truck then struck the passenger… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced the appointment of Cary Rodman Cooper and Janelle Simmons to the Ohio University Board of Trustees Monday. Cooper graduated from Ohio University in 1964 and Simmons graduated in 1995. Simmons is the associate vice president of community relations and philanthropy for Limited Brands Inc. She's been working with Limited Brands… Read More