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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, host Jackie Wolf talks with Mary Kaye Jordan and Rita Snider of the O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Guild. Wolf, Jordan and Snider discuss the founding of the O’Bleness Memorial Hospital Guild, the purpose of the Guild and some examples of how the Guild has served O’Bleness Memorial Hospital… Read More
A state budget that revamps Ohio Gov. John Kasich's school funding plan has been passed by a Republican-led Ohio Senate panel. Plus, a federal grand jury has charged 18 Ohioans with engaging in a two-year conspiracy to deliver heroin from Dayton for distribution to Portsmouth. These stories and more in your Wednesday NewsWrap.
Progress continues on the Holocaust memorial being planned for the Ohio Statehouse grounds. A Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board subcommittee on Wednesday accepted a recommendation to hire Daniel Libeskind of New York as the artist. The full board is set to vote July 18. The privately funded, $2 million project is believed to be… Read More
Ohio highways could see more increases in speed limits. Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile says he is still working to increase local government funds. Kentuckians failing to pay their income taxes could lose their licenses. More in your audio update.
A state budget that revamps Gov. John Kasich's school funding plan has been passed by a Republican-led Ohio Senate panel. The Senate Finance Committee accepted a host of changes Wednesday to the more than $61 billion, two-year spending plan. A full Senate vote is expected Thursday. The proposal would boost state spending on K-12 education… Read More
A federal grand jury has charged nine people from Portsmouth and eight people from the Dayton area with engaging in a two-year conspiracy to deliver heroin from Dayton to Portsmouth where they distributed it out of seven Portsmouth locations including two motels. The eighteenth defendant lives in Lancaster, Ohio. A release Wednesday afternoon from the… Read More
New research unveiled Wednesday by Connect Ohio shows that the broadband availability gap in Ohio is shrinking. Currently 97.62% of Ohio residents have access to fixed broadband speeds of 3 Mbps/768 Kbps. The number of households with no access to any fixed broadband service is now at 59,200, compared to 64,800 last October. This is… Read More
The reigning back-to-back World Champion Elvis Presley Tribute Artist is returning to the very stage where his career began. Pomeroy native Dwight Icenhower will perform a concert at Meigs High School on Saturday, June 8 with all proceeds benefiting the Meigs Band Boosters.
Some hospitals in West Virginia are seeing an increase in the number of babies born with drug addictions. At Cabell Huntington Hospital, perinatal center director Dr. David Chaffin tells the Charleston Daily Mail that one of 13 babies born are addicted to drugs. Neonatologist Dr. Stefan Maxwell says the rate is about the same at… Read More
More stretches of Ohio roadways could see 70 mph speed limits. An amendment added to the state budget bill being considered by the state Senate this week proposes raising the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on some non-interstate freeways and rural four-lane highways. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the amendment doesn't specify which… Read More
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed into law an effective ban on storefront sweepstakes parlors that legislators had become convinced were harboring illegal gambling operations. The Republican earlier signed an immediate moratorium on opening new Internet cafes effective until the law signed Tuesday takes effect. More than 620 Internet cafes operate in Ohio, representing growing… Read More
West Virginia University's Native American Studies Program is holding an archaeology symposium highlighting research by scientists studying the region. The all-day event on Saturday culminates a weeklong volunteer service effort to help curators clean, number and package archaeological artifacts that have been collected from across the state. The symposium will be held at Grave Creek… Read More
In the latest version of Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget, an amendment that would have funneled more money to local municipalities was not included, but the state senator who proposed the amendment says he’s not giving up. One local official says the news is a disappointment. Sen. Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) recently reintroduced the amendment to… Read More
The optimism about the effects on the economy from shale drilling is still there. And participants say they see more jobs slowly being added in Ohio. But while there have been signs of drilling spanning out beyond eastern Ohio, it's a slow process. "We're in the process of figuring out in the state of Ohio… Read More
Ohio officials say a company has been caught illegally dumping brine waste from the shale drilling process in eastern Ohio. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it's consulting the Attorney General's Office for possible charges against Harch Environmental Resources of St. Clairsville. The state said the company illegally disposed of brine and other oil… Read More
Authorities say a man likely killed his wife days before he killed himself at the family's rural central Ohio home earlier this week. The Licking County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Monday's incident in Pataskala as Mark Stokes, 45, and 38-year-old Kendra Stokes. The sheriff's office said they went to the house on a… Read More
Earl Gohl, Co-Chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission, says when it comes to economic development, it’s all about sustainability. Gohl visited Athens on Tuesday as the capstone speaker for the Second Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference: Shale and Beyond. The conference was open to the public and consisted of business professionals, local… Read More