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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
Christopher T. Wolfe, a 43-year-old from Racine, Ohio, was the leader of a group of five people indicted on charges of conspiracy, theft of public money and money laundering for allegedly defrauding the federal Non-Insured Crop Assistance Program. All five indicted men are from Meigs County, Ohio, and all could face up to five years on… Read More
Go Ohio Valley is a free app produced by Adams Publishing Group of Ohio and presents an avenue to explore numerous categories and activities in the region including dining, lodging, outdoor fun and more. This week's feature listing is the Ohio Glass Museum, visited by traveling north from Athens County on Route 33 to Lancaster…. Read More
OU-Chillicothe art student Thomas Ansel is among three college students statewide whose Riverboxes projects have been selected by the Dublin Arts Council for display in Dublin parks and public areas this summer.
Ansel’s handiwork is currently on display in Donegal Cliffs Park along the Scioto River in Dublin.
Comedy routines and horseback riding might not be the first things that come to mind when discussing blues music. Then again, Uncle Buck's Riding Stable and Dance Barn isn't your normal everyday music venue. For more than a decade, Uncle Buck's has been offering guided horseback rides, food, beverages and live entertainment at its Zaleski… Read More
UPDATE 8:30 a.m. Camden Clark Medical Center representatives say the St. Joseph’s campus is closing by the end of this year and 60 people will lose their jobs. CCMC originally said consolidation of the Camden Clark and St. Joseph’s campuses would happen in 2017. This time frame was based on demand for inpatient services in fiscal… Read More
A Marietta man is arrested for rape Tuesday. The Washington County Sheriff's Department says it happened April 26th in Warren Township. Officials said Shawn Karcher, 47, was at the victim's house drinking with friends. At the end of the night they said Karcher was asked to sleep on the couch, but instead went into the… Read More
The Ohio State Fire Marshals Office has given grants to two fire departments in Vinton County. State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers visited the Wilkesville Volunteer Fire Department and Zaleski Fire Department Tuesday. The Wilkesville VFD received a $10,000 equipment grant. The Zaleski Fire Department was awarded a $4,560 equipment grant. The purpose of the grants… Read More
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl has approved a TREX liquor license for Fluff Bakery and Catering after a business deal to obtain a liquor permit that had been in safekeeping reportedly fell through. In March, some members of Athens City Council had stated that they’d heard concerns from citizens regarding a proposed liquor permit transfer to… Read More