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One killed in farm tractor crash in Athens County

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio — Troopers from the Athens Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a fatal crash, that involved a farm tractor on State Route 681, south of Albany, in Athens County. The crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. Harry G. Reeves, 74, Albany...
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2 arrested in connection to overdose death

JACKSON COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Two people are facing drug charges after a man was found dead in his home from what authorities believe was an overdose. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call of a deceased person on Grasslick Road in Ripley. Deputies say when they arrived at the […]
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Three in Custody for Alleged ”Large Quantity of Crystal Methamphetamine”

POMEROY, Ohio – Three people are in custody following an multi-agency interdiction operation for alleged drug activity. According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 the Southeast Major Crimes Task Force along with officers from the Middleport Police Department and deputies with the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office conducted an interdiction operation near the Meigs and Gallia County line along State Route 7. Agents with the Major Crimes Task Force received information regarding three individuals that were allegedly traveling to Dayton, Ohio from Middleport to pick up a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine.

Deputies in Meigs County arrest three people for trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl

MIDDLEPORT, Ohio (WCHS) — Deputies in Meigs County made three arrests Wednesday after conducting a drug trafficking investigation. Brian Estep, 55, of Peterstown, Tanyelle Estep, 44, of Huntington and Michael Taylor, 37, of Dayton have all been charged with possession and trafficking of methamphetamine and fentanyl, according to a news release from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.

Local churches respond differently to Roe v. Wade decision

ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Bruce Stoker was already planning a sermon on the roles of men and women in the church when the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade came down Friday. He was going to focus on a Biblical passage in which the apostle Paul states...

WOUB releasing new podcast about people buried at the old Athens Lunatic Asylum

ATHENS – WOUB Public Media is preparing to launch a new podcast that will shed light on some of the mystery surrounding the cemeteries at the old Athens Lunatic Asylum in southeast Ohio, now known as The Ridges. WHO Lies Beneath: The Asylum gives names and voices to those who were buried there under numbered tombstones. “The asylum grounds in Athens contains three cemeteries where approximately 1900 patients who weren’t claimed by their families when they died were buried. Many of those who were unclaimed...

Copperheads baseball provides students with valuable experience

Students can gain valuable experience through completing internships and other experiential learning opportunities with the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a summer collegiate baseball team in Athens. For some, it can even lead to an unexpected career. The Copperheads, a community-owned, student-operated 501(c)(3) organization, has provided experiential learning opportunities for 20 years,...

Racine Business Expansion Announced

RACINE, Ohio – A Racine business is receiving funding to help with expansion of the business and add jobs to the county. Reliability Inspections LLC, in collaboration with JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and the Meigs County Economic Development Office, announced an investment of over $145,000 in machinery, equipment, and training, creating three new jobs.
Farm and Dairy

Fish age and length determine bag limits at Ohio lakes

Whether it’s in ponds, lakes or oceans, the management of fish species in those bodies of water depends on aging. Not “aging” as in describing senior citizens, but determining how old the fish are, and whether their growth rates are good — or not so good — for their age.

Kaley Norris gets career, life experience during Keybanc summer internship

Kaley Norris '23 spent most of her winter break in Handshake, applying for summer internships that interested her. She's now spending the summer at Keybanc Capital Markets Inc., as a Trading Systems and Analytics summer analyst in downtown Cleveland. Handshake provides Ohio University students with access to more than 250,000...

25 Arts and Sciences faculty promoted, 15 granted tenure

The Ohio University Board of Trustees voted in June to award promotion to 25 College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, with seven named full professor, 15 promoted to associate professor with tenure, and three named associate professor of instruction. "Tenure-track assistant professors generally apply for promotion to associate professor...
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God’s Kids Korner: Freedom isn’t free

All the flags we will see this week remind me we will celebrate a very important holiday on Monday. How many of you know what holiday we will celebrate? That’s right, the 4th of July. July 4th is also known as Independence Day. Do you know what independence means? It means freedom – being able to choose. In our country we enjoy lots of freedoms. We are free to come to church and worship; we are free to choose what we want to be when we grow up; we are free to choose where we want to live; we are free to choose most of the things that affect our daily lives.

“WOUB’s Our Ohio” airs tonight (June 30) at 9 p.m. on WOUB HD

ATHENS, OH – Students from across the region will have their documentary-style films shown on WOUB television tonight during a half-hour program highlighting the work produced during WOUB’s Our Ohio 2021-22 high school documentary film project. The Our Ohio project challenged students to learn about and explore independent...

Athens County – Bridgeman Died by Suicide Autopsy Confirms, Coon Charged with Crimes Related

ATHENS, Ohio – The Athens County Coroner’s Office’s investigation of the death of Bryan Kyle Bridgeman, of Nelsonville, has concluded that Bridgeman died by suicide. Bridgeman, 30, was last seen on June 4, 2021. He reportedly left the house with $80 to allegedly purchase a video game at a private residence. When he did not return, his family reported him missing.