Stories tagged with: Ohio University

May 28, 2010 - 10:43am
5 years 37 weeks ago

More than fifty students from Ohio University will travel to New Orleans to help the Gulf Coast Region.

Fifty-four students raised over $10,000 for travel expenses and lodging to make the trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. While there the team will help victims of Hurricane Katrina and assist in the clean-up efforts from the off shore oil leak in the Gulf.

While the students don't know how much they'll get to assist with the Gulf leak they do know there's still work to be done from...

May 7, 2010 - 4:10pm
5 years 40 weeks ago

The Ohio University Police Department is on the lookout for two white males who allegedly sexually assaulted another male student earlier this week.

Officers say the victim was at an off-campus party where he was served multiple drinks. They say the young man remembers blacking out and waking up to one man holding him down while the other man proceeded to rape him.

He was treated at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and released.

The OU Police Department says the two men are...

April 25, 2010 - 10:55pm
5 years 42 weeks ago

An annual block party, known as High Fest, just off Ohio University's campus gets out of hand Saturday night.

The Athens Police Department says the event was under control for a majority of the day, until a large amount of bottles were thrown in the street between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Lieutenant Dave Williams says a fire was started around this time as well, using chairs and trash cans. The Ohio University Police Department assisted officers in clearing the area and telling...

April 14, 2010 - 2:50pm
5 years 43 weeks ago

A new survey indicates poor health in Southeastern Ohio.

Ohio University's Appalachian Rural Health Institute conducted the survey in nine counties, including Muskingum and Noble. The results showed high rates of diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. The institute also developed a report on health care coverage in these areas and risk factors.

It says it hopes the information can be useful to health organizations in the area when it comes to applying for funding for health...

April 6, 2010 - 5:10pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The Athens Police Department is asking for help from Ohio University students and the community.

It's looking for a suspect, who is described as Latino, between 22 and 28-years-of-age, around 5'5", and about 130 pounds. The man was last seen wearing a tan shirt that had a collar and blue jeans.

Officers say the man allegedly touched a female OU student inappropriately in the Riverpark Towers Apartment complex this weekend. The woman wasn't injured in the incident.


April 4, 2010 - 3:07pm
5 years 45 weeks ago

Two universities in the state of Ohio are trying to clamp down on underage drinking.

Thanks to a Drug-Free Action Alliance mini-grant, Ohio University has launched a campaign to help show students the consequences of serving alcohol to minors. The campaign, titled "Buzzkill: Host Under-21 and the Party's Over," has already put five thousand information cards in the hands of students on and off-campus.

The Ohio University Police Department wants students to know if...

March 20, 2010 - 7:40pm
5 years 47 weeks ago

Ohio University may have lost to the University of Tennessee this afternoon, by a score of 83-68, but local residents say to get to the round of 32 is a pretty big accomplishment.

"It's exciting being a fan. It gives a lot of people in the area something to root for, " says Zanesville resident Troi Smith.

Clay Hooper of Pataskala is an OU alum. He was at The Barn watching the game go down.

"When I was in school, Gary Trent was in and we played against Indiana...

March 10, 2010 - 2:40pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

In light of the eight cases of bacterial meningitis Ohio University has experienced over the past two years, it's trying to take a more proactive approach to protect students for what the Centers for Disease Control is calling an outbreak.

It is launching a new Website that will contain information about the symptoms, risks, and prevention of bacterial meningitis.

A press release indicates that the university feels spreading awareness about the disease will lower students health...

March 9, 2010 - 5:18pm
5 years 48 weeks ago

Ohio University has been experiencing what the Centers for Disease Control is now calling an outbreak of bacterial meningitis.

A total of eight cases were reported over the past two years. Almost all of those students were treated at hospitals and released, but one student did die from the potentially fatal disease back in February.

A press release indicates the university is looking into why so many students are contracting it.

Currently, about 70 percent of OU students...

February 16, 2010 - 6:13pm
5 years 51 weeks ago

Ohio University is reporting its second probable case of bacterial meningitis in a month.

The incident involves a first-year student who lives in one of the residence halls. She is receiving treatment at a Columbus hospital.

A press release indicates that university does not believe this case is linked to another probable case of bacterial meningitis that the university acknowledged last week.

The university's student health staff plans to administer antibiotics to students...

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