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Top Tunes ’17: Hiatt Hernon


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Who can believe it? Another year has come and gone, leaving but memories of records beloved past! This is an installment in an ongoing holiday season series for WOUB, in which some of the area’s favorite music nerds share what moved them, musically, in the year 2017.  ———————————————————— Hiatt Hernon is a senior at Ohio University… Read More

Record Fatal Meth Overdoses In 2017 In West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – State health data shows West Virginia has seen a record number of fatal overdoses from methamphetamine this year, increasing by 500 percent since 2014. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports statistics released by the West Virginia Health Statistics Center show about half of the overdoses involved the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. The statistics… Read More

Nearly Half Of West Virginia Counties Seek Broadband Grants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A dozen applications have been submitted for broadband infrastructure improvements in West Virginia after the state Development Office announced an expansion of a block grant program. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports regional development councils and county commissions representing 27 of the state’s 55 counties are seeking about $1.6 million in grants. Most… Read More

Environment Groups Appeal Approval Of FirstEnergy Rate Plan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Environmental groups objecting to a utility’s electricity rate increases totaling more than $600 million over three years have appealed state regulators’ approval of that plan to the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Fund, and the Environmental Law and Policy Center have appealed last year’s ruling by… Read More