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The Physics Of Baseball


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Tom Hodson talks with Dr. Alan Nathan, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Illinois. Nathan and Hodson discuss the physics of baseball, including the science behind a homerun, the advantages and disadvanages of wooden bats, and how a pitchers mechanics can affect their fastball…. Read More

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OU-Zanesville Prof Publishes Chaplin Photo Essay

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Dr. Lisa Stein Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University-Zanesville, recently published a photo essay entitled, "Chaplin and Crime: Planting the Seeds for Monsieur Verdoux" for the Criterion Collection. The work elaborates on a recent Criterion release, Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux (1947). Haven’s work provides new insight about the film’s incarnation, based on Chaplin’s interest… Read More

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Ohio Resumes 24-Hour Amber Alerts

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Ohio has decided to resume sending cellphone alerts of missing children and other emergencies whenever they happen – even in the middle of the night. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Ohio Amber Alert Steering Committee had halted the cellphone alerts between midnight and 6 a.m. because people complained the loud alarms woke them… Read More

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Shots Fired At Police Thursday

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A Mason County man has been charged with wanton endangerment after allegedly firing shots that hit a police cruiser. WCHS-TV reports that Richard Allen Thomas is being held at the Western Regional Jail. The Mason County Sheriff's Department says nine deputies were at a firing range for training Thursday evening. The department says Thomas, who… Read More