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Auditors Urge Shutting West Virginia Funeral Examiners Board

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Auditors say West Virginia’s Board of Funeral Service Examiners fails to protect the public against unscrupulous operators who improperly pocket payments and should be disbanded. The Legislature’s auditors cite four cases in the past few years where they say the board delayed for many months suspending or revoking funeral directors’ licenses… Read More

The Ohio Supreme Court building in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Parties in Lawsuit Call Ohio Purges Voter Suppression

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Groups challenging Ohio’s system for removing inactive voters from rolls are disagreeing with the state elections chief’s arguments and the Trump administration’s contention that the purges are legal. The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York-based public advocacy group Demos said in their latest U.S. Supreme Court filing that targeting… Read More

Kilvert Community Day


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On Sunday, September 17, the Kilvert Community Center hosted the Kilvert Community Day. Attendees were treated to lunch courtesy of Community Center volunteers, and raffled off several prizes. Kilvert was originally founded as Tablertown by Michael Tabler around 1830. Tabler moved from his father’s plantation in Virginia to Ohio after falling in love with one… Read More

PHOTOS: the 2017 Mothman Festival


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Nestled away in typically sleepy Point Pleasant, WV, is the annual Mothman Festival — a celebration of all things odd and a commemoration of the mysterious sightings of the so-called ‘mothman’ in Point Pleasant throughout 1966-1967. Besides being a gathering place for paranormal investigators and cryptozoologists from around the world, the festival is also a… Read More

PHOTOS: the 2017 Ohio Pawpaw Festival


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The weekend of September 15-17 marked the annual celebration of all things pawpaw at Lake Snowden. From live music to pawpaw brews to regional art and everything in between, a couple of WOUB’s trusty photographers managed to snap photos from some of the highlights of the Ohio Pawpaw Festival.