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Local Surge In Catalytic Converter Thefts Reflects National Trend

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Pat Gryszka arrived at his shop on a Monday morning in mid-September to find he’d become the latest victim of a recent crime ring. Gryszka and his brother own Athens Transmission. His brother had just taken a pickup truck the shop repaired on Friday for a test drive. Something was wrong. The… Read More

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Teen Admits Pushing Log, Striking And Killing Woman At State Park

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LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A teenager has admitted helping to push a log off a cliff that struck and killed a married mother of four who was taking photographs at an Ohio state park. Jaden Churchheus pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer. Under terms of a plea agreement,… Read More

‘Bulk Amounts Of Suspected Heroin’ Found In The Plains

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THE PLAINS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens County Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) is reporting the second drug bust within four days. This one was on Roy Avenue in The Plains on July 28. Investigators executing a search warrant found bulk amounts of suspected heroin along with “suspected methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia,” according to a… Read More

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder

Ohio House Speaker Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy In Nuclear Bailout

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(UPDATED AT 5:30 p.m.) COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Federal officials on Tuesday unraveled details of a years-long conspiracy involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, who prosecutors say headed a scheme that funneled $60 million in bribes through a dark money group in order to pass a billion-dollar bailout for Ohio’s nuclear power plants. As laid out in… Read More

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Grandfather, Wife Face Murder Charges In Death Of Girl, 5

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NEW BOSTON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show an Ohio man and his wife have been charged with aggravated murder in the death of the man’s 5-year-old granddaughter. The Portsmouth Daily Times reports 5-year-old Annabell Greene was flown Wednesday to a Columbus hospital where she died. Her grandfather, 46-year-old Richard Greene, and his 38-year-old wife,… Read More

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4 Toledo City Council Members In Custody Amid Bribery Probe

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney took part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and other things of value from business owners in exchange for favorable votes on issues before the council. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and… Read More

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Fifteen Arrested After Multi-County Methamphetamine Bust

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LANCASTER, Ohio (WOUB) — Fifteen people have been indicted in Fairfield, Hocking, and Pickaway counties after a multi-county drug trafficking operation. The Fairfield-Athens-Logan-Circleville Major Crimes Unit announced Friday that “Operation Krystal Ball” broke up an organization that distributed more than 62 and a half pounds of methamphetamine across Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, and Franklin counties. The… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Governor to Announce Changes to Paroled Inmate Monitoring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is announcing changes to the way Ohio monitors inmates who have been released from prison but are still being monitored by the state. The governor ordered a review of the state parole system following the alleged involvement of a recently released offender in a crash that killed… Read More

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Ohio State Reaches Settlements with Half of Richard Strauss Accusers

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Ohio State University announced that it’s reached a monetary settlement with some of the men who have alleged sexual abuse by longtime doctor Richard Strauss. Officials said in press release Friday that the school has settled with plaintiffs in 11 of the 18 lawsuits, which accuse the school of knowing about and ignoring decades of abuse by… Read More

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Marietta Doctor Convicted of Illegally Prescribing Pain Pills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal jury has convicted an Ohio doctor accused of illegally distributing medication including pain pills. The government had charged Dr. Roger Anderson of Marietta with providing opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients using pre-signed prescriptions and without examining the patients himself. Federal prosecutors also said the 65-year-old Anderson… Read More

WVU President Gordon Gee

West Virginia Univ. President Responds after 2 Shootings

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University’s president is emphasizing a commitment to safety after two recent shootings near the Morgantown campus, one of them involving a fatality. Gordon Gee released a letter to the community on Sunday. Two people were charged with first-degree murder after Friday’s shooting at a student housing apartment complex. Neither… Read More

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Three Convicted in 2018 Death of Ohio University Student

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ATHENS, Ohio — Three of the men indicted in relation to the 2018 hazing-related death of an Ohio University student were convicted on some of the charges against them, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Dominic Figliola, 21, of Athens, was found guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor hazing and sentenced to one year of probation…. Read More

Jahsen Wint (left) and Amir Riep were booked into the Franklin County Jail Wednesday morning.

Ohio State Football Players Arrested for Rape, Kidnapping

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Two Ohio State University football players are jailed on kidnapping and rape charges for an alleged assault last week. Senior defensive back Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. According to an affidavit filed by Columbus Police with the Franklin County Municipal Court, Riep… Read More

Nelsonville, Ohio

Prosecutor: Others Could Be Implicated in Nelsonville Mismanagement Case

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ATHENS, Ohio — An investigation into financial mismanagement in Nelsonville may not end at the indictment of a deputy auditor, according to the Athens County Prosecutor. Stephanie Wilson, of Stewart, is reportedly cooperating with investigators as they dig deeper into the city’s practices. “I’m not sure whether other people will be criminally charged for it,” Athens… Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Nelsonville Deputy Auditor for Alleged Payroll Fabrication

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(UPDATE 2/11/20 3:45 p.m.) Although none of the allegations involve their schools, WOUB News has a learned Stephanie Wilson was asked to resign her position from the Federal Hocking Local School District Board. The statement from the board reads, “The Federal Hocking School Board has been made aware of the allegations against newly elected Board… Read More

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West Virginia Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Teenager

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A murder charge against an 18-year-old West Virginia woman has been dismissed after prosecutors failed to find a key witness in the case. News outlets report that Andrea Glenda Moore was charged as an adult with murder in the 2018 shooting that killed Joann Dawn Saunders Childers, a 32-year-old mother of… Read More

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Former TV Weatherman Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Ohio. Mike Davis pleaded guilty Thursday in Columbus to four counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. Authorities say he downloaded and emailed the material to himself over a period of… Read More