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Heavy snow brings much of the area to a standstill

Athens County residents awoke Thursday morning to 8-12 inches of snow and a Level 3 snow emergency that closed schools, government offices and businesses.

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  1. Emergency for ambulance

    An ambulance with Athens County Emergency Medical Services responded to Estates Drive in Athens Thursday to a report of a woman who has having trouble breathing. The ambulance became stuck in the snow but surrounding neighbors helped dig out the vehicle.
  2. Throwback Thursday: 1959 JFK visits

    Sen. John F. Kennedy plans to visit Athens.
  3. High water on Route 691

    Above: The high water sign on Route 691 near Poston Road warns vehicles of water on the road. Several roads around the county were restricted or closed on Wednesday due to heavy rain and melting snow.
  4. Tomcats cruise to sectional crown

    ROCK SPRINGS — More than six minutes had elapsed during Tuesday's Division IV sectional final and the Trimble Tomcats were still trying to find their rhythm.
  5. Gilkey honored at All-Star game

    From left, Athens Youth Hockey Association players Ethan Gates, Nathan Rickey, Dakota Hashman and Issac Goss hold up helmets with special designed decals to honor a coach for the team who was recently killed after being struck by a car. The Athens players, along with players from seven Columbus teams wore the helmets in tribute to Coach Shane Gilkey as part of the Greater Columbus Youth Hockey League All-Star Team. Gilkey was killed after getting out of his car on Feb. 27 on Route 681 in Athens County to help with an unrelated crash. The decals will also be worn at the State Championship Club Hockey game, according to Athens Youth Hockey representatives.
  6. Buckeyes roll past Panthers

    WAVERLY — The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes spent a lot of time on the practice court lately. They entered Monday having played only two games in a span of 19 days.

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Ohio basketball vs Buffalo, 1-24-2015

Videon from Ohio's 63-61 win over Buffalo on Jan. 24, 2015

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  • Ohio basketball vs Buffalo, 1-24-2015

    Ohio basketball vs Buffalo, 1-24-2015

    Videon from Ohio's 63-61 win over Buffalo on Jan. 24, 2015

  • OUPD searches for sexual offender

    OUPD searches for sexual offender

    Ohio University Police DepartmentUpdate to the Crime Alert for case 150030: Please take a moment to review the video and if you think you might recognize the suspect, call 740.593.1911 and ask for Detective Rick Sargent. Although it isn’t possible to recognize facial features in the video, we hope the suspect’s clothing, gait, or mannerisms may be familiar to someone.

  • Palm 2 Palm promotional video

    Palm 2 Palm promotional video

    Brent Hayes of Athens made this video to promote the Palm 2 Palm bike trip, which he completed Nov.30. 

  • Piano Man

    Piano Man

    OU Professor Emeritus Richard Syracuse was a familiar face around town for his performances on and off campus. Many knew him as a fine piano teacher who's turned out countless students who perform all over the world. His talent took him around the world, too, from his hometown in The Bronx, to Juilliard, Rome and finally to Athens, where he's lived, taught and performed for the past 46 years. He died Friday after being struck by a car on Radford Road.

  • Ohio University students react to Union Street fire

    Ohio University students react to Union Street fire

    As snow covers the aftermath of the Union Street Fire, students are only beginning to feel the heat.WOUB Reporter Alyssa Pasicznyk talks to students about what they lost, and how they're moving forward.

  • Union Street fire

    Union Street fire

    A fire early Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 damaged several businesses and apartments on Union Street in Athens, Ohio.

  • Bobcat Madness

    Bobcat Madness

    Saul Phillips introduction, and Maurice Ndour dunks, as part of Bobcat Madness event

  • Route 33 accident results in charcoal spillage

    Route 33 accident results in charcoal spillage

    A semi truck accident occurred on Route 33 near Glen Ebon Road Friday morning, resulting in the spill of 40,000 pounds of charcoal bags.

  • Athens Halloween costume countdown

    Athens Halloween costume countdown

    The time find that perfect halloween costume for the block party this weekend is ticking away. Many people are finding cheap and sustainable options right here in Athens. WOUB's Taylor Petras has more on where people are finding their creative costumes.

  • Stephen F. Byus Homecoming Motorcade

    Stephen F. Byus Homecoming Motorcade

    This video is of the homecoming motorcade of Stephen F. Byus, a Wellston native, was on his third tour of duty in the Middle East when he was killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide roadside bombing Sept. 16, 2014 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assisting the Afghan National Army in improving its logistics capabilities and was employed by the Defense Logistics Agency. He was also a member of the United States Navy Reserves.

Celebrate

Bobo 60th anniversary
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm

William and Donna Bobo of Millfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. They were married on Feb. 19, 1955, in Richmond, Ind., and have lived most of their married lives in Millfield.

Berger-Standley engagement
Updated: February 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm

Rebecca Berger of Northfield, Ohio, and Isaac Standley of Canfield, Ohio, are planning a late summer wedding.

Brown-Francis birth announcement
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Katie Brown and Larry Francis, 11611 Chase Road, Athens, announce the Feb. 16 birth of a daughter, Bailey Lenora Francis, at OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital in Athens. They have three other children, Makenzie Kelsey, age 6; Madison Kelsey, age 4; and Lola Francis, age 7.

Taylor-Harmon engagement
Updated: February 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Rebekah Kathryn Taylor and Keith Andrew Harmon, both of Athens, are planning a summer wedding.

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