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Pennsylvania struck down its ban against same-sex marriage on May 20, and in the process the Keystone State became the latest to legally approve of gay marriage. The approval rating in America is as high as it's ever been for gay marriage. WOUB's Julia Rabe reports on what other states have done already, and what… Read More
The owner of a medical clinic who a prosecutor said unleashed an illegal "pill tsunami" on southern Ohio has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Tracy Bias was sentenced Wednesday in Cincinnati after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Prosecutors said the clinic provided illegal prescriptions of oxycodone and other drugs… Read More
Every morning Larry Keating parks himself near the entrance to Keifer Academy in Springfield, Ohio – a city of about 60,000 west of Columbus. As students shuffle in, his blue-grey eyes are busy behind his glasses, continually darting from the doors to his attendance sheet. Back and forth, back and forth. His pencil hits the… Read More
Jenny Nelson, Ohio University Professor and founder of the "PD Narrative" project, shares how Parkinson's Disease has motivated her share the stories of people living with PD. The "Perspectives" series is a WOUB Digital production, which gives people of all backgrounds the chance to share their stories. Previous shows have highlighted global and LGBT issues. This… Read More
A Proctorville man is in jail after allegedly sending inappropriate pictures to a juvenile through a social media website. According to the Ironton Tribune, a 9-year-old girl from Lawrence County allegedly received a friend request through Facebook from a 36-year-old stranger. Shortly after accepting the friend request, the girl allegedly started getting sexually explicit messages… Read More
This year’s Nelsonville Music Festival will be debuting a new performance space as a part of its official schedule.
Co-produced by WOUB Public Media and Ohio University's School of Media Arts and Studies, The Gladden House Sessions will feature short interviews and stripped-down acoustic performances by solo acts and bands at the festival. Video clips will be posted at woub.org/arts.
Ohio Athletics has hired Michael Stephens as it’s new Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Operations, the school announced Wednesday. “There is great momentum right now on campus and I look forward to working with (Ohio Athletics Director) Jim (Schaus), the athletics team, University administration and Bobcat fans as we work together to reach even… Read More
A panel of 22 judges, lawyers, and policymakers that studied the death penalty in Ohio for more than two years today released its final report and recommendations designed to improve the system. The report will now be reviewed by the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and by the president of the Ohio State… Read More
Ohio schools would see more grant money made available for security upgrades and face penalties for failing to submit safety plans under school safety initiatives proposed by Gov. John Kasich. The administration planned to announce details Wednesday. State Superintendent Richard Ross said 3,000 schools took advantage of $12 million made available last summer for entryway… Read More
An Ohio House committee has approved legislation that would create enhanced driver's licenses that could be used in place of passports when traveling to Canada or Mexico. The bill passed Tuesday by the Ohio House Transportation, Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee would have licenses embedded with radio frequency technology. That would allow a device… Read More