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Circle Round the Square To Explore ‘the Spirit World’ in July 28 Performance

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It’s a muggy morning in late July and Barbara Campagnola, the executive director of Nelsonville’s Paper Circle, is giving WOUB a tour of the non-profit arts organization’s annual Circle Round the Square art camp. Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” plays from an iPhone, echoing through the artfully cluttered Majestic Gallery. There is a feeling… Read More

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Aspen Words Literary Prize


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The Aspen Institute and NPR Books will jointly announce the longlist, finalists, and winner for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 annual award for a work of fiction with social impact. The deadline for publishers to nominate 2017 novels and short story collections is August 1, and the longlist will be announced at… Read More

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Cleveland Police Find Potent Sedative Disguised as OxyContin

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Officials in northeast Ohio are issuing a warning after detecting a large animal sedative in pills disguised as the pain medication OxyContin. Cuyahoga County’s medical examiner, Dr. Thomas Gilson, said in a statement Wednesday that the pills were discovered by Cleveland police. He says they contain carfentanil, an opioid used to tranquilize… Read More

Report Reveals Contaminants In “Legal” Water

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An environmental group’s new report shows a broad range of contaminants occur in many drinking water systems in the Ohio Valley, even though the water meets federal requirements. The research highlights the gap between what regulations require and what many scientists and health advocates recommend for safe drinking water. The Environmental Working Group compiled the… Read More