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For the past five years Bob Votruba has traveled across the country spreading the message of “one million acts of kindness,” a message which is about to go global as Votruba embarks on a bike tour of London, England later this year. On Monday, Votruba made a stop near Ohio University meeting with those walking… Read More
Bram Riddlebarger is a man with something to say. Not too surprising, considering the countless songs he's composed over the years, plus a novel, Earplugs, published last year.
This week, Riddlebarger was anxious to talk to WOUB about his band, Dead Hand of Man, and their self-titled debut EP, both of which will be found this Saturday night at Casa Cantina.
U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito is asking federal health officials for more information about skin contact and inhaling a chemical that spilled in January. The Republican congresswoman's Tuesday letter asks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if inhalation or skin contact were accounted for in crude MCHM's safe level. CDC quickly created a safe… Read More
"Adam" had a happy childhood, his parents were married, he had fun friends, got good grades. In high school he tried a little bit of alcohol, smoked a little bit of marijuana. "But it didn't seem that things were totally out of control," he said. But things got out of control when he went to… Read More
It’s very doubtful there will be an issue on the ballot this fall to allow Ohioans to vote to overturn the state’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the leader of that effort says there’s not enough time to get the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters this… Read More
A concerned citizens' group in a northeast Ohio region where earthquakes have been tied to fracking says it won't take the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines adequately address public safety. Youngstown-based Frackfree Mahoning Valley plans a news conference Wednesday to discuss persisting concerns. A state geologist's finding released last week for the… Read More
Patriot Coal plans to cut production at two mining complexes in southern West Virginia and potentially lay off workers. St. Louis-based Patriot announced Wednesday that it has issued 60-day layoff notices to workers at its Wells mining complex near Wharton and its Corridor G complex near Danville. The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification, or… Read More
A federal prosecutor and a West Virginia sheriff's office are promoting awareness of a prescription drug collection effort set for this weekend. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office have scheduled a National Prescription Drug Take-Back kickoff event for Wednesday morning in St. Albans. The goal is to spread the word about… Read More
Wood County school officials have removed a Bible verse from Parkersburg South High School's gymnasium and the school wrestling team's website. The team's use of Philippians 4:13 drew a complaint earlier this month from the Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation. The verse states, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Wood County… Read More
With a contested primary election less than two weeks away, House Speaker John Boehner is making the rounds of his western Ohio district. The West Chester Republican was set Wednesday for a breakfast speech to the Darke County Chamber of Commerce in Greenville, followed by a visit to Hartzell Propeller in Piqua. Boehner on Tuesday… Read More