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Attorneys for same-sex couples fighting to have their marriages recognized in Ohio are urging a federal appeals court to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, arguing that it's unconstitutional and demeaning. The arguments were filed Tuesday in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. They are a preview of what's to come… Read More
Ohio’s Republican senator agrees with Dallas that the GOP’s choice of Cleveland for its 2016 convention could have been affected by sports. In Dallas, the American Airlines Center is home to basketball’s Dallas Mavericks, and the Dallas Stars hockey team. Both teams have made the playoffs multiple times in the past decade. And that’s one… Read More
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is calling on the state’s Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections to end its contract with the private company that provides foods to Ohio’s prisons. The ACLU’s Mike Brickner said the food company, Aramark, has a pattern of problems. "Unfortunately the most recent report of maggots being found in… Read More
An explosion was reported at Anchor Hocking's plant in Lancaster on Tuesday afternoon, and Pierce Avenue is closed in the city. According to the Lancaster Eagle Gazette, police scanner traffic indicated that a tank fell and exploded just after 3 p.m. Tuesday at the glass-making factory. The city's fire department reported the ensuing fire as… Read More
Former Ohio point guard D.J. Cooper has taken a temporary leave from the Bosnian National Team to attend to personal matters, his agent confirmed Tuesday. Igor Marinovic, a sports journalist from www.bljesak.info, reported that Cooper’s departure from the team is because of a “disapproval with (Bosnian head coach Dusko) Ivanovic’s coaching methods.” However, Cooper’s agent,… Read More
Rep. Paul Ryan will hit the campaign trail in Charleston next week to tout Rep. Shelley Moore Capito's bid for U.S. Senate. Ryan was the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee for Mitt Romney. Capito's campaign says the Wisconsin Republican will be in West Virginia's capital Monday afternoon to discuss fiscal issues and denounce President Barack… Read More
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled a judge can’t order defendants to put up cash only to get out of jail, but that they must accept surety bonds and other forms of bail as well. Two bail bonds companies from Columbus and Canton sued the Licking County and Wayne County Common Pleas Courts. The bail bonds… Read More
Athens Farmers Market (photo: Sarah Hawley/Athens Messenger) Supporting the local farmer is one part of the annual 30 Mile Meal month celebrated each July in Athens County. The first part of the month is dedicated to the local farmer, as “Farmer Appreciation Week.” For more than 40 years, local farmers have taken part in the… Read More
The last time Cleveland hosted a major political convention was 1936. The city narrowly lost its bid to host the GOP’s 2008 convention. Since the last attempt, Cleveland has beefed up its ability to attract big events with a new convention center, a casino and hundreds more hotel rooms, some of which are still being… Read More
Eight people were injured Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle accident on Route 33, including three children. Four people, including the three children, were ejected from a van that was traveling in the eastbound lane of Route 33 between Johnson Road and Columbus Road. No names have been released, but troopers from the Ohio State Highway… Read More
Cleveland’s Horseshoe Casino continues to show a decline in revenues. New June figures from the Ohio Casino Control Commission show a 12 percent decrease compared to last year, and a 35 percent drop from 2012. Horseshoe operators at Caesar’s Entertainment say don’t read too much into the numbers. They say June is typically slow for… Read More
Last month, the New York Times published an editorial called "More Voting Games in Ohio," where the editorial board of the newspaper attacked Ohio Republicans' willingness to shut some voters out of the polls. Ohio University political science professor Sarah Poggione reacted to the story Monday in an interview with WOUB's Kaitor Kposowa.
Former Athens resident Joey Hebdo is creating a buzz around Ohio with regular Columbus radio airplay and a new EP, Double Tambo, which is being released this week.
WOUB's Bryan Gibson caught up with Hebdo to discuss his past, present and future musical endeavors.
With its first emergency room in more than a decade set to open this fall, Meigs County has now secured its first-ever medical helicopter base. MedFlight 3, which is currently based in Wellston, will be relocating to the Rocksprings area of Meigs County near Pomeroy as part of the Meigs Medical Campus. While the initial… Read More
The start of the annual Lancaster Festival is only a week and a half away. That means the Wendel Concert Stage is being constructed on the Lancaster Campus back lawn. This year’s performers include Amy Grant and Christopher Cross. But the real star of the festival shows at OUL may be something concert-goers don’t notice… Read More