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Jon Husted said voters are growing increasingly frustrated with the heavy overlay of politics on the state’s congressional and legislative maps. And Husted said they – and he – may force a change if state lawmakers won’t act. Right now, the boundaries are drawn every 10 years by the political party that dominates state offices…. Read More
It’s common practice for servers to make about $4 an hour, because it’s assumed that the tips they earn will take them up to minimum wage or more. But some servers who work at restaurants in Ohio said their employers have started putting tips into pools. And Democratic State Senator Nickie Antonio said they’re requiring… Read More
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Obama’s top pick to head Veterans Affairs is Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove. One healthcare colleague gives Cosgrove a hearty endorsement to straighten out the troubled system. Neither the Clinic nor the White House is confirming the report. But James Weinstein, CEO of New Hamphire’s Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical… Read More
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to let rape victims request that a court terminate or deny offenders' parental rights over a child conceived as a result of an attack. Under the legislation, which passed unanimously Wednesday, the denial of parental rights wouldn't relieve the convicted rapist of any debts owed to the parent… Read More
WOUB Public Media hosted the nominations for the Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, June 4. Two WOUB Public Media employees, along with staff from three Ohio University departments have been nominated for Emmy awards. The awards ceremony will be held Saturday, August 2 at the… Read More
Ohio high school students beginning with the class of 2018 will see new graduation requirements and receive free college-admission testing under a legislative compromise nearing approval. The Ohio Senate approved the changes Wednesday, and the House had a vote scheduled. New rules would begin with this fall's ninth-graders. They reduce elective requirements and establish seven… Read More
A federal appeals court in Cincinnati has declined to rehear an appeal by the Libertarian Party of Ohio seeking ballot access for a gubernatorial candidate. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision appears to end candidate Charlie Earl's legal options. Ohio elections chief Jon Husted disqualified Earl after a hearing officer found two Earl… Read More
Ozric Tentacles, the legendary England-based psychedelic space rock band that ignited the underground festival scene overseas in the 1980s, is making their summer debut appearance in the United States later this month at Family Roots Music Festival at Smoke Rise Ranch held June 19 to 22. “We’re excited to host the first performance of Ozric… Read More
A top White House aide conducting a review of the embattled Veterans Affairs Department plans to visit two Ohio facilities this week. Rob Nabors is President Barack Obama's deputy chief of staff. He is set to visit Cincinnati's VA hospital Thursday and the Columbus hospital Friday. A VA spokeswoman says Nabors will meet with leaders… Read More
The governor's sweeping midterm budget bill is slated for final votes in the state Senate and House Wednesday. A joint legislative panel hashed out differences in the proposal this week. Changes include an agreement over how to spend certain funding for mental health and addiction treatment services. The conference committee also added a provision to… Read More
Kurt Vile was one of the standout acts at this year’s Nelsonville Music Festival. We hope you enjoy this clip, shot and produced by WOUB students Jason Chiappino and Merle Tilk.
The city of Gallipolis announced on its website that water is now flowing through a completed bypass water line. Crews completed the line around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Some 3,000 customers in Gallipolis have had water issues since Monday morning when a main water line broke under Chickamauga Creek. Finney says it will take some time… Read More
Start-up companies and investor groups are troubled over a proposal by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC may raise requirements for accredited investors, people allowed by U-S Securities Law to invest in private companies. They say if the revised rules are approved, that the ranks of angel investors could suffer. From OPR member station,… Read More
Australian guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison is no stranger to Southeast Ohio, having been invited to teach and perform at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch every year since 1998.
This week, Achison returns to the region for two performances: a solo show in Jackson on Thursday, and group performance at Uncle Buck's in New Marshfield. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talks with the award-winning guitarist.
Police say a 31-year-old man died and his mother is hospitalized after they overdosed on heroin together in southwest Ohio. Dayton police say the 52-year-old woman's life was saved because she was revived with a heroin antidote that's been distributed in Ohio since last fall. Both were found unresponsive at their home Monday, and the… Read More
The Ohio House has passed legislation that would keep insurance companies from charging significantly more for chemotherapy pills than for traditional intravenous treatments. The bill passed in the House Tuesday had been sought for years. Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign it. Supporters say the measure will provide patients with more treatment options by… Read More
The sport of cycling is growing throughout West Virginia and in Parkersburg, making for busier roads and more awareness for safety. There are streets in Parkersburg that have bike lanes, but a lot don't. New laws help keep the roads safe for both cyclists and motorists. The laws state drivers need to slow down and be… Read More
A spate of burglaries in Athens since the end of April prompted a crowd to turn out at the Athens Community Center Tuesday night to learn how to protect themselves – from a career criminal. David Leffingwell spent more than half his life in and out of prison beginning with a bank robbery at 15…. Read More
A former Meigs County deputy faces felony charges in three counties. Robert Tate, 34, of Little Hocking was arrested Friday after leading Athens County deputies on a chase ending in Coolville. He's charged out of Athens with a felony count of fleeing and eluding. Tate is also accused of not returning his equipment from the… Read More
A Belpre man convicted of attempted murder and other charges for an attack on an elderly Coolville woman was re-sentenced in Athens County Common Pleas Tuesday, receiving a sentence two years shorter than his original. Brandon Baker, 21, took an 18-year sentence after an agreement was brokered between his defense counsel and the Athens County… Read More