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Construction of the new Multipurpose Building at Ohio University has caused some lane closures on campus. There will be one-lane closures of southbound Oxbow Drive and the east entrance to parking lot 134 at Oxbow Drive from July 12-July 22. According to a report, one-lane traffic will be maintained on Oxbow Drive with signage and… Read More
Ninety-five American Electric Power employees will be affected by the retirement of a 585-megawatt coal fueled plant. AEP announced today that it will retire its Muskingum River Plant Unit 5 in Beverly, OH. The decision comes after AEP was given the option to refuel the unit with natural gas or retire it. The report says… Read More
Belpre officials struggle to fund emergency medical technicians. The Ohio National Guard has tripled in number of sexual assault cases since 2012. More in your audio update.
UPDATE 1:55 p.m. AEP Ohio says it has restored power to approximately 20,000 customers left without electricity after severe storms moved through the state Wednesday. According to an update posted on the company’s website at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, AEP says restoration work is expected to continue through Sunday. Some 62,000 customers are still without power as… Read More
As rainy weather continues throughout the day, more road closings have been announced. The Athens County Emergency Management Agency reports the following roads in Athens County have been closed due to flooding: State Route 13 north of Glouster State Route 13 at the intersection of State Route 329 in the Village of Trimble State Route… Read More
Perry County is under a flood emergency. The United Mine Workers of America is holding its 14th protest in West Virginia over bankrupt Patriot Coal's plan to cut benefits. More in your morning update.
UPDATE 7:54 a.m. Several counties in the region are without power after heavy rain and storms moved through the area Tuesday. According to American Electric Power's outage map, 231 customers in Athens County are without power. These include: Hocking: 610 Marshall, WV: 168 Ohio, WV: 114 Keep checking www.woub.org for your latest weather updates. UPDATE… Read More
The Athens County Engineer’s Office announced Monday that County Road 48, in between New England Road between County Road 38, Sand Rock Road and County Road 18 Potter Road in Bern Township, is closed until further notice. According to a report, there are downed power lines and trees blocking the roadway. Officials are asking drivers… Read More
UPDATE 10:23 a.m. Power crews have restored power to an estimated 441 Athens county customers left in the dark overnight after storms moved thought the area. According to a spokesperson for American Electric Power the outage occured around 1 a.m. Monday. Power was restored around 10 a.m. An estimated 441 Athens County residents were without power… Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch throughout the region. The watch is issued in Ohio throughout the evening Friday in the following counties: Athens, Gallia, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Vinton, Perry, Morgan and Washington counties. Fairfield, Hocking, Licking, Pickaway, Pike, and Scioto counties in Ohio are under a Flash Flood Watch until… Read More