You are viewing the "News Releases" Archives
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — According to a press release, on December 23, 2020, The Athens City Police Department and The Athens County Sheriff’s Office searched a home on Scatter Ridge Road for evidence of mail and package theft. More than 500 pieces of evidence were recovered including, federal passports, envelopes, Christmas cards, gift cards, family… Read More
A driver stopped by the Ohio State Highway Patrol knew he needed to jettison his stash of drugs so he took off – but it didn't help. Troopers report that Marcus M. Spicer, 39, and his passenger Diamond-Shakeria Williamson, 24, both of Michigan, were stopped for traffic violation when their vehicle charged away. As the… Read More
Marysville, Ohio based Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a producer of pesticides for commercial and consumer lawn and garden uses, was sentenced Friday in federal district court in Columbus, Ohio, to pay a $4 million fine and perform community service for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which governs the manufacture,… Read More
The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted Governor John R. Kasich’s request for a Secretarial disaster designation for 85 of Ohio’s 88 counties following the severe heat, rainfall shortages and other weather-related disasters that struck large areas of the state over the spring and summer. Wednesday's designation gives eligible Ohio farmers access to drought-related federal assistance… Read More
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has announced special gun and archery deer hunts will be held at seven state nature preserves across the state including three in Southeast Ohio. The hunts are being opened in an effort to control deer populations impacting native plant communities. The ODNR reports that over-browsing deer have nearly killed-off… Read More
The Athens County Prosecuting Attorney Keller Blackburn has released the court schedule for August 6-10. These schedules will be posted on WOUB's website as they are made available. Click on the schedule to enlarge.
The Ohio Department of Health has announced additional cases of swine flu have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One of those cases has been linked to swine exposure at the Ohio State Fair. So far 14 humans cases of Influenza A variant H3N2 have been identified in Butler County,… Read More