Pet Palooza debuts in Athens
What began as two single events, the car Cruise-In and the Shelter Dog Strut 5k, evolved into a large fundraiser with the Athens County Humane Society and Friends of the Shelter Dogs. Pet Palooza, an event centered around celebrating furry friends, made its debut in Athens Saturday, Sept. 23. Pet...
Meigs County Farmers Market takes second place in America's Farmers Market Celebration
WASHINGTON, D.C. — American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition recently announced that the Meigs County Farmers Market in Pomeroy placed second in the 15th annual America’s Farmers Market Celebration, a national event honoring the role of farmers markets that ran between June 21–Sept. 18. Markets receiving the most public votes are declared the national winners. The celebration also recognizes top markets in five regions nationwide and in all 50 states. ...
Weekly Safety Report: Coolville Resident Arrested for Illegal Burning, Disorderly Incident Reported in Nelsonville
A Coolville resident was arrested and charged with illegal burning after allegedly dumping and burning trash on his property. The incident was reported to the Athens County Sheriff's Office, who discovered approximately 200 tires adjacent to the property. The sheriff's office was assisted by the Athens County Prosecutor's Office and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
Football: Ohio forces four turnovers in 38-7 win over Bowling Green
Five games through the 2023 season, Ohio has made its mark as a top-25 defense. Despite grabbing signature performances from the defense in virtually every game, the stellar unit still found a way to make an even greater effect. Not only did Ohio's defense shut down Bowling Green in its 38-7 win, but it also forced four turnovers, sacked quarterback Connor Bazelak three times and forced Bowling Green's offense into five tackles for loss.
Students spice it up for ‘spooky season’
It is finally time for a favorite unofficial season: spooky season. With the start of fall and the official goodbye to summer memories, Ohio University students reflect on their favorite activities for the upcoming fall festivities as well as what they are most looking forward to with the start of autumn.
Sternwheel Regatta returns to Pomeroy
The festivities begin on Thursday and go through Saturday on the Levee. Throughout the Regatta, vendors will be at the levee.
Three things to know
Commission holds resource fair for vets. On Thursday evening the Hocking County Veterans’ Service Commission held a Veterans’ Resource Fair. The event, which was free to attend, drew a large number of veterans of wars as far back as World War II. Learn more on page A5. Roll out your tires. The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District has announced its upcoming Fall Recycling Days. The Hocking County event is set for Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Hocking County Fairgrounds will feature drop-off for scrap tires for 50 cents per tire and $4 for tires with rims. Learn more on page A5. Recreation development group asks county to join. Hocking County has been invited to join the Outdoor Recreational Council of Appalachia (ORCA), a multi-county organization that works to develop outdoor recreational opportunities in the region across government boundaries. Learn more on page A6.
BSO operates under tight budget
The Bobcat Student Orientation, or BSO, leaders receive a $3,300 monthly stipend and benefits including summer housing and a meal plan, but Vincent Prior, director of undergraduate orientation programs, said he feels like they can do more to support BSO leaders. Orientation leaders also receive hourly pay any other time...
Naloxone kits installed at MOV rest areas
MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Some rest areas in the Mid-Ohio Valley will soon have overdose reversal kits installed. Lifesaving Naloxone kits are being installed at rest areas across the state of Ohio. Naloxone is the generic name of the commonly known overdose reversal drug Narcan. The Naloxone kits will...
Ohio secures its first conference win against Akron
Volleyball: Ohio secures its first conference win against Akron. After their disappointing loss on Friday, Ohio bounced back with a 3-1 victory. The Bobcats ended their losing streak at home this weekend with incredible performances by Anna Kharchynska and Caitlin O’Farrell. The two led the team and made a huge contribution to the win. It was a competitive first two sets with the lead going back and forth between teams. Ohio took the first set, Akron took the second, but the Bobcats ultimately dominated the final two.
Backyard football in Gallipolis
A select group of fans never has to worry about Memorial Field in Gallipolis selling out.
Trimble ground game helps Tomcats surge past Southern
GLOUSTER — Sometimes in athletics, it’s just going to be your night. That sentiment couldn’t have been more true for Trimble senior Xavier Cunningham on Friday night, as he and the Tomcats notched their first Tri-Valley Conference Hocking-Division victory over the Southern Tornadoes. On the very same night he was crowned homecoming king, Cunningham made his coronation two-fold as he became the king of a Tomcat rushing attack that ran...
UPDATE: All clear given following bomb threat at gas station
UPDATE: (9:14 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21) – First responders in Mason County have given the all clear following a bomb threat at a gas station. The threat was called in around 8:15. At this time there is no word on any arrests. People who live in the area who were forced to leave their homes are […]
Woman continuing to recover after Meigs County assault, determined to help abuse victims
MEIGS COUNTY, OH (WOWK) – The family of a woman recovering after an assault in Meigs County is giving an update on her condition and her determination to help others overcome similar situations. Jessica Marshall was taken to the hospital after being assaulted in the Reedsville area of Meigs County. Following the assault, Marshall’s mother, […]
Reedsville Eastern falls to Hambleton Tucker County in OT
Hambleton Tucker County topped Reedsville Eastern in a 28-22 overtime thriller in an Ohio high school football matchup on Sept. 22. Each offense authored its Rip Van Winkle imitation, napping through a barren first quarter. The scoreboard showed the Eagles with a 11-8 lead over the Mountain Lions heading into...
Fairland wins shootout, hands Gallia Academy first loss
PROCTORVILLE — Football is an emotional game, filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Fairland experienced every bit of that roller coaster ride on Friday, but finished at the top. After being deadlocked in the fourth quarter, the Dragons (5-1, 2-1 OVC) came up with...
Fall Recycling Days coming up with 50 cents per tire drop-off and shredding
NELSONVILLE – The Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District has announced its upcoming Fall Recycling Days. The events are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Hocking County Fairgrounds and Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Athens County Fairgrounds. As in the past, the events will collect appliances, e-waste, cell phones, scrap metal, mattresses, books and batteries. These fall events will also feature drop-off for scrap tires for 50 cents per tire and $4 for tires with rims. There is...
Wanted man found dead after being ‘pulled up river’ by barge in West Virginia, cops say
The man was accused of attempted murder, assault and strangulation by Ohio authorities.
Wild, Wonderful and Weird: West Virginia Mothman Festival returns
Has something ever happened to you that you couldn’t explain? Have you seen something you didn’t quite believe? Every year, the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, invites those who embrace the eerie and seek the mystery of the unknown to the much-anticipated West Virginia Mothman Festival.
Ace Nation: Spartan reach 1,000th kill threshold
ALBANY, Ohio (WOUB) — The Alexander Spartans have been climbing the conference ladder lately, but one Spartan climbed the ladder of achievement on Thursday. Alexander is currently tied with the Athens Bulldogs for second in the TVC-Ohio, with Nelsonville-York sitting in first with no conference losses. The Spartans’ opponent on Thursday was the Wellston Golden Rockets, who’re currently sixth in the conference.