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Community Seeks Justice For Kane

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – On Easter morning Mason, WV and Pomeroy, OH suffered a great loss. Former Wahama High School football star Kane Roush, 25, died following numerous gunshot wounds.  Local law enforcement reported that Roush was shot multiple times, crawled to his neighbors house for help and then communicated with Meigs County deputies when… Read More

Health Experts Urge COVID-19 Caution For Unvaccinated People This Fourth Of July

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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – People in the region are getting ready for the Fourth of July as the nation falls short of President Biden’s 70% vaccination goal. Michelle Barnhart, a resident of Syracuse, Ohio, said she’ll be marching down the street in Racine, Ohio, this Fourth of July, and afterward going to a barbeque. Even… Read More

Jess Fritz laughs in a portrait at the Faerie Shrine, where she was married, at the Wisteria Event Site and Campground during the Summer Solstice 2021 festival, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. "This is paradise on earth," said Fritz. "The more I've learned about it and the biodiversity here, I've realized it's a national treasure that people don't pay attention to." [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Appalachian Summer Solstice Celebrates Appalachian Heritage


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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – This year’s celebration of the Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria Event Site and Campground gave people the opportunity to take a short vacation from the hustle and bustle of life and return to their roots in nature. The four-day-long celebration featured nightly fires, live music, camping, and local food. But more than anything, it… Read More

Meigs County Primary 2020 Results Of Contested Races


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MEIGS COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) — 4,609 Meigs County residents cast votes in the virus-extended primary. Republican Shannon Miller unseated county commissioner Randy Smith, with 2079 votes to Smith’s 1,517.  In the second commissioner’s race, Gary Coleman’s 1,197 votes lost to incumbent Jimmy Will’s 2,351 votes. Four different Republicans ran for the county recorder’s office once… Read More

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Auditor of State Awards Athens City Schools and Others for Audit Reports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio’s state auditor has awarded several local entities after reviewing their financial audit reports.  Athens City School District was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. On his website, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber explains this distinction is given to entities who… Read More

Broadband Internet

Southeast Ohio Receives ARC Grant to Study Broadband Expansion

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MCARTHUR, Ohio — The Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded a grant to study broadband internet expansion in two southeast Ohio counties. Vinton County Commissioners received $49,000 from the ARC for the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Project. Vinton and Meigs County will conduct a broadband feasibility study looking into creating the necessary infrastructure needed for a high-speed internet… Read More

Cabin Fever Fest 2019


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Indoor winter music festival in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio on Saturday, February 16th. Featuring live music from noon until midnight in five venues including Court Grill, Brickhouse Apothecary, River Roasters Coffee Co., Maple Lawn Brewery, and Bartee Photography. Lineup features Chad Dodson, Connor Stimmel, Levi Westfall, Brent Patterson, Moonbug, the non members, Adam Cox, Nick Michael… Read More

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Former Meigs Co. Sheriff’s Secretary Enters Plea

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The former Meigs County Sheriff’s Office’s secretary accused of taking money from the office entered an Alford plea to a lesser charge on Monday. Mary Kimes, 46, of Middleport, entered an Alford plea to one amended charge of theft, a fifth degree felony. An Alford plea is a guilty plea in the eyes of the… Read More

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Former Sheriff’s Secretary Re-trial Set For Monday

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The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday. Mary Kimes, 46, of Middleport was indicted in May 2013 on eight counts of theft in office for allegedly stealing at least $60,000 in office funds according to the indictment…. Read More

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Second Jury Trial for Meigs Co. Sheriff’s Secretary To Begin Monday

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The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday. Mary Kimes, 46, of Middleport was indicted in May 2013 on eight counts of theft in office for allegedly stealing at least $60,000 in office funds according to the indictment…. Read More