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A couple accused of running a pill mill in southeast Ohio was found guilty Tuesday. Plus, the City of Marietta provides to programs to help the residents of Marietta better their homes. And, a local organization should be able to return to its normal job of saving dogs after reaching a compromise with the athens… Read More
A couple accused of running a pill mill in southeast Ohio was found guilty Tuesday. According to information from U.S. District Court., Nancy and Lester Sadler, of West Portsmouth, operated a pain clinic in Pike County. Testimony presented during the trial proved that the clinic operated as a "pill mill" by selling prescriptions for… Read More
Two classes at Ohio University were given tablets equipped with 4G/WiFi to use for an entire quarter, but not without a purpose. It was all part of a study on how students really use mobile devices. An undergraduate class, a graduate class and an Ohio Instructional Technology class partnered to complete the study. … Read More
The current director of the Athens County Economic Development Council (ACEDC) is resigning from his position to accept a new one with the Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman. Todd Shelton will serve as the Southeast Ohio District Representative after his resignation with ACEDC is effective June 1. Athens City Mayor Paul Wiehl says… Read More
The current director of the Athens County Economic Development Council is accepting a new position. Plus, OU's homecoming parade will take a new route next year. And, a group of Ironton city firefighters may be able to keep their jobs.
A program to help ease the stress of separated parenting is being offered again for free. Washington County's visitation mediation program aims to help parents and their children come together to resolve disputes. Barb Tergolina, the director of the Washington County Child Support Enforcement Agency, says the program helps parents who don't live together… Read More
An autopsy will be performed on a Portland man who was found dead in his vehicle in Meigs County on Saturday afternoon. An Ohio State Highway Patrol officer says Jonathan Dailey, 32, was driving southbound on Smith Road when he traveled off the left side of the road and came to rest on an embankment…. Read More
Ohio's dropout rate increased between 2002 and 2009 at a higher rate than all other states except Illinois. Plus, Ohio's commission has set up a way to help problem gamblers from giving into temptation and going into the state's casinos. And, West Virginia authorities are making sure teenagers stay safe during prom and graduation season.
An Ohio board and a commission will each gain a new member after Ohio Governor John Kasich made appointments Thursday. Kasich appointed David Madison to the Ohio Expositions Commission to serve until December 2012. Deborah Weber has been appointed to the Rio Grande Community College Board of Trustees until her term is over on… Read More
Two owners of pain clinics in Scioto County and Dayton have been arrested on charges of illegal distribution of prescription drugs. Randy Callihan, 54, of West Portsmouth, and Christopher Stegawski, 62, of Cleveland, allegedly operated pill mills in South Point, Lucasville and Dayton and sold prescriptions for controlled substances like oxycodone to customers without a… Read More
Several animal welfare organizations are praising a House committee for passing the Dangerous Wild Animal Act, but one Athens man disagrees. Plus, a compromise vote on a bill to sort out Ohio gambling has been postponed. Details in your audio update.
The Athens County Prosecutor says based on the evidence, he can predict an outcome in a murder or involuntary manslaughter trial. Plus, a panel to recommend changes in how Ohio draws legislative congressional districts is getting more time. Details in your morning audio update.
The Albany Area Fire Department will be burning something of their own on Saturday. Plus, the mayor of Wilkesville says it's a blessing the village's post office won't be closed. And, text messages warning you about tornados and other severe weather could soon hit your cell phone.
An Athens County non-profit rescue organization says it may have to shut down after discovering that they have not been obeying state law. Friends of the Shelter Dogs, which places dogs with no-kill rescue groups and foster homes, is seeking financial help from the county to cover the cost of a required fee. Ohio law… Read More
A Buchtel man is charged with felonious assault. Plus, in the absence of a statewide ban on texting while driving, Portsmouth is taking the matter into its own hands. And, the Washington County Free Clinic has received almost $22,000 to make improvements.
Officials of a southeast Ohio county are concerned about the bills the area faces for three trials in the slaying of a woman. Plus, millions of dollars in driver's license reinstatement fees are being used to fund programs in Ohio Schools.
More than 300 students will graduate from Marietta College on Sunday. Plus, a new bill would require criminals charged with arson-related crimes to register with the sheriff. And, a bill that would make changes to gambling options in the state is up for a vote today.
The Red Cross is stepping in to help residents in Athens and Vinton County affected by heavy rains and flooding last week. A flood that rushed through the region last Friday forced left several people out of their homes. Victims of the flooding met with Red Cross officials in McArthur Tuesday. "Water just came up… Read More
The Ohio Ethics Commission has warned a member of the state's oil and gas commission that his work could present a conflict of interest. Plus, the Division of State Fire Marshal is looking for two people who witnessed a Logan house fire that killed a man. And, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is announcing plans to… Read More
One Southeast Ohio landmark rich with history will offer summer tours this year. Guides at The Castle museum in Marietta will offer the tours at the historic Mound Cemetery. Scott Britton, museum executive director, said the cemetery encompasses the history of Marietta and the entire state of Ohio because of the many historical sites located… Read More
Ohio public safety agencies use simulations to practice responding to incidents that could occur in Southeast Ohio. The Ohio National Guard and Ross County public safety agencies conducted on Saturday a simulated steam pipeline explosion and partial structure collapse at the local Glatfelter paper mill. Local, state, federal agencies joined the ONG at Camp… Read More
A Thurman man is dead after driving off a road in Jackson County. Ohio State Highway Patrol officers say 44-year-old Robert Spriggs was driving south on Orpheus Road when he drove off the right side of the roadway, and struck a fence and several trees. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The… Read More
An Athens county elderly woman is dead after a flash flood. And, state agencies providing mental-health and substance-abuse services in Ohio may be merging. Details in your audio update.
A bridge connecting two communities in two different states across the Ohio River is being replaced. The Ironton-Russell Bridge replacement project will relocate the bridge to between Second and Jefferson streets in downtown Ironton and the US 23 viaduct south of Russell. The project also includes demolition of the existing bridge upon completion of… Read More
A bridge connecting two communities in two different states across the Ohio River is being replaced. Plus, the Ohio Senate has approved a bill requiring violent crime victims and their families be notified when an offender is up for parole or is being released.