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The ACLU has sent a letter to a Chillicothe high school after school officials asked a student to leave a football game. A news release from the ACLU said the student was registering voters and circulating petititions at an event sponsored by Zane Trace High School. ACLU of Ohio Legal Director James Hardiman said… Read More
New studies are showing athletes, especially teenage athletes, might be paying a long-term price for the glory of playing under the Friday night lights. There are between two and four million concussions per year in the United States. Most of those injuries are to high school football players, which means there are a lot of… Read More
While Vice President Joe Biden was capturing much of the spotlight Saturday during his trip to Athens, another campaign stop was underway in the same town on the same day. Craig Romney, son of the Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, spoke at the Athens County Republican party headquarters Saturday morning to highlight his father's accomplishments,… Read More
A two-week mini festival of films about sustainability begins Friday at the Athena Cinema in Athens. Chris Iacofano is the executive director of the Athena. Iacofano says the goal of the film festival is to allow viewers a unique look at the issue of sustainability. "We're not just talking about environmental issues these… Read More
The Ohio Board of Trustees has approved a 6.3 percent pay increase for Ohio University President Roderick McDavis in addition to a 15 percent bonus. The Buckeye Institute Higher Education salary database listed McDavis' salary in 2009 and 2010 as $380,000 dollars. With the raise, McDavis' new salary will be more than $400,000 dollars. … Read More
Friday’s the day using cellphones when you’re behind the wheel could land you a fine or even a license suspension. Texting while driving is now illegal under the Ohio Revised Code. Students on campus said they didn’t think texting was an offense worthy of legal action. “I think it’s kind of an over-reaching of power,”… Read More
One man is dead and another in critical condition after a one-vehicle crash in Ross County on Thursday evening. Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say Peter Davidson, 44, of Chillicothe, was traveling eastbound on Township Road 246 in Liberty Township around 8 p.m. when he drove off the right side of the road and hit… Read More
Cyberbullying is an area of rising concern in higher education. Plus, authorities say the vehicle believed to be used in an Ohio woman's abduction was an old police cruiser with no door handles in the back seat. Details in your morning audio update.
An Ohio University student has dropped out of the Ohio House of Representatives race. Plus, the testimony is expected to continue today in the trial of a man accused of killing his estranged wife. And, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed several bills into law.
A new program in Lawrence County puts low-level offenders on a farm, rather than in jail. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has granted a condemned killer a two-week reprieve.
A new tradition will be established at Hocking College's graduation ceremony Sunday. Two students have been selected to deliver the honorable commencement speeches. Natural Resources Law Enforcement major Emily Carmack is a President's List Award winner and will speak at the morning ceremony. Belinda Baldwin is also a President's List Award winner and… Read More
ODOT is saving money and commercializing five of the state's non-interstate rest areas. Plus, Ohio's governor is ready to sign into law the anticipated exotic animal regulation bill. And, data indicates new drilling efforts in the state are clipping right along.
Bird watching is one of America's fastest-growing and most popular hobbies. Bill Thompson of Whipple, near Marietta, has made it easier for children and beginners to take up the hobby. He's done that by writing a book called "The Young Bird's Guide." Thompson says he wrote the book for two reasons. "One,… Read More
Three students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will have a chance to bring better health care to rural areas. The students have been selected as Albert Schweitzer fellows to work on community service projects for the upcoming year. Laura Ford is one of these fellows and says the fellowship is… Read More
A Chillicothe man is dead after driving off the road and striking an embankment and fence. Ohio State Highway Patrol officers say Harold Gragg, 68, of Chillicothe, was driving eastbound on County Road 550 near Biers Run Road on Sunday afternoon when he veered off the left side of the roadway. He was pronounced… Read More
A 21-year-old Ohio University student was found dead at a Palmer Street residence Sunday evening. Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle says the deceased was Stephen Rung, also known as Stephen Meno, from West Lake. Police say no suspicious elements were uncovered and no foul play is suspected in the incident.
A 21-year-old Ohio University student was found dead at a Palmer Street residence yesterday evening. And, graduating seniors at an Ohio high school have celebrated how their class pulled together in the aftermath of a shooting that killed three students and wounded two others earlier this year. Plus, Ohio's delegation to the Republican National Convention… Read More
The trip to and from school will become a little safer for Washington and Athens County students. Plus, Ohio is poised to become the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving.
An Ohio University professor is doing research on obesity to discover how big of a problem it really is. Professor of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness Darlene Berryman says there are many misconceptions about obesity. She says the difference between being overweight and obese is actually about how much fat tissue a person has. "We… Read More
In Athens County, about 20 percent of the population depends on food assistance and one pantry is doing something to help children who are on summer vacation. Plus, West Virginia's newest circuit judge will be sworn in June 12.
The questioning and elimination of potential jurors in a Southeast Ohio murder trial begain yesterday. Plus, the State Highway Partrol has the number deaths in fatal crashes that occured over the long weekend. And, the federal government has approved Ohio's request for relief from certain requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind Act.
An Ohio University student is behind bars after campus police found two homemade bombs near his campus dorm. Plus, OU students and their parents will have to open their wallets and purses even wider next school year. And, a retired police officer in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to scharges involving sexual contact with a… Read More
A judge in Logan is taking extensive measures in order to find an impartial jury for a local murder trial. Plus, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth will have a new CEO. And, Ohio's Highway Patrol troopers will be out in full force this Memorial Day weekend.
The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth (APEG) will have a new CEO beginning July 1. John Molinaro is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional and currently serves as the co-Director of the Community Strategies Group at The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. Molinaro says his first priority as CEO is to build the agency's… Read More
The parking lot at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters near Nelsonville was full yesterday afternoon as people gathered to send a message to the Forest Supervisor. Plus, environmental advocates in Ohio are blasting a newly added energy-bill provision.