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The recruiting trail is heating up for Ohio University football, as the program landed its ninth commit of the 2014 class in Curtis Brunson. The defensive back from Farmington (Mich.) High School verbally committed to becoming a Bobcat on Monday, according to Branden Hunter of TheDZone.net At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, Brunson is rated a… Read More
West Virginia no longer have to pay a sales tax on their groceries. Marshall University's smoking ban is effect today. These stories and more in this special Monday NewsWrap.
Ohio University will name members of a newly re-authorized Ridges Advisory Committee. Gas prices in Ohio are low and just in time for the holiday weekend. Marshall University puts its smoking ban into action. Details in your audio update.
Ohio University will name members of the newly reauthorized Ridges Advisory Committee later in July OU President Roderick McDavis says. In a letter to the university community McDavis said he is requesting the committee hold it's first meeting early this fall. Governor John Kasich signed a revised version of the 1988 statute that formed the… Read More
Ohio school districts are assessing the impact of a measure included in Ohio's new state budget that eliminates a property tax benefit they had been receiving from the state. The $62 billion, two-year spending blueprint signed Sunday by Gov. John Kasich eliminates a 12.5-percent state property-tax rollback on new and replacement levies going forward. The… Read More
A fiery state senator from Cleveland launched a campaign Monday to unseat Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted next year. Democrat Nina Turner announced her bid to become the state's elections chief at an event in Cleveland, joined by community and elected officials. Turner said she wants to assure all votes are counted. "We need… Read More
West Virginians no longer have to pay a sales tax on their groceries. Legislation repealing the tax on food and food ingredients went into effect Monday. The state began phasing out the food tax in 2005. It fell from 6 cents per dollar to 3 cents in 2008 and to 1 cent in 2012. Gov…. Read More
The Ohio Attorney General has seen a surge in nursing home neglect cases this year. The Department of Transportation is replacing all road signs along U.S. 50 between Parkersburg and Interstate 79. Details in your morning update.
If not for a felony charge levied against him, Joe Burch probably would still be spending time with the friend he allegedly was hired to kill. “If the neighbor hadn’t called (law enforcement), we’d probably be having a beer tonight,” Burch said. At about 3:30 a.m. on June 23, Burch, 49, was arrested and charged… Read More
Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a piece of the two-year budget that would bar the state's Medicaid program from covering the additional low-income residents allowed under the Affordable Care Act. The Republican governor also vetoed 21 other provision in signing off on the $62 billion spending plan Sunday night. Kasich's proposed budget had initially called… Read More
Huntington is enforcing a new ordinance that prohibits tall weeds and grass, litter, junked cars, and the outdoor storage of mattresses and other items not intended for outdoor use. Beginning Monday, violators will be issued on-the-spot citations. Previously, the city gave owners 10 days to clean up their properties before issuing citations. Violators will be… Read More
The amount of waste from the shale gas and oil drilling process injected into disposal wells in Ohio is continuing to rise. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that 14.2 million barrels of fluids and other waste from the process of hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – were injected into disposal wells in the… Read More
Marshall University's smoking ban is going into effect. The ban on all tobacco products begins Monday and applies to all property owned or controlled by the Huntington school. Ash trays will be removed Monday. Signs with the new rules will go up soon. The Board of Governors approved the policy June 11. It covers faculty,… Read More
Neglect in nursing homes have risen so far this year. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says his office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has opened 131 cases so far this year, compared with 74 in the same period last year. There have been 63 new cases just in the past month. DeWine announced recently that his… Read More
The Mountain State Art and Craft Fair is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The festival runs this Thursday through Saturday at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. The event began in 1963 as part of West Virginia's centennial celebration. It attracted about 6,500 people that year. Today it draws many more. President Jan Sizemore says… Read More