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Free Trade And Food: Farmers Grow Nervous About NAFTA’s Future

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Farmers in the Ohio Valley are waiting to see how President Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department might affect their fortunes. Concerns over trade have held up a confirmation vote for nominee Sonny Perdue, and trade is also on the minds of regional growers. Farmers here have been big winners under the North American… Read More

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Medical Marijuana License Applications Coming In June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Aspiring medical marijuana growers can begin applying for Ohio licenses in June. That’s according to information released by the Ohio Department of Commerce at Friday’s meeting of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. The department is overseeing selection of 24 qualified cultivators to start. It plans to release application forms within… Read More

April 9 Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta

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Sunday, April 8 marks the first ever live recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at the relatively recently renovated Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The stunning line-up for the show includes the likes of Bridget Kearney (of retro-pop outfit Lake Street Dive), acclaimed blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, the delightful West Coast-based folk trio the… Read More

Ohio Baseball Welcomes Central Michigan in Marquee Weekend Matchup

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The current leaders of the Mid-American Conference East Division, the Ohio Bobcats (15-12), host the West Division leaders, the Central Michigan Chippewas (14-14), for a three-game series this weekend at Bob Wren Stadium. The last two remaining unbeaten schools in the MAC come into this weekend with current four-game winning streaks. The Bobcats swept the… Read More

Schwarzenegger Wants Kasich for 2020

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich should run again for the White House in 2020, effectively endorsing a primary challenge to President Donald Trump. The former Republican California governor, movie star and bodybuilder told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Wednesday that Kasich is “a man of… Read More

PHOTOS: U.S. Navy Band at Ohio University


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April 6, the internationally renowned U.S. Navy band performed at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The band brought their diverse set to the Ohio University campus as a part of the Ohio University School of Music’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. Take a look at these photos of the performance, taken by WOUB’s Michael Swensen.  

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Ohio House Preparing To Make Changes To Kasich’s $67B Budget

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State representatives are beginning the process of making adjustments to Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed budget bill, which cuts income taxes and freezes college tuitions with the help of tax hikes on alcohol, tobacco and gas drilling. Proposed amendments to Kasich’s $66.9 billion, two-year spending blueprint are due Friday to Republican… Read More

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Working Condition Survey Gets Strong Response From Educators

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An education survey aimed at assessing working conditions has gotten an overwhelming response in Kentucky. The state’s Department of Education says more than 41,400 school-based certified educators completed the 2017 Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning Kentucky Survey. Nearly 91 percent of eligible educators completed it. Kentucky education officials say that surpasses… Read More