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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican leaders in the Kentucky Senate say the 2018 legislative session will be overshadowed by work on the next state budget and proposed fixes to public pension systems. Senate President Robert Stivers says he hopes a pension overhaul is presented “as soon as possible,” but he didn’t offer a timetable as… Read More
The Waterford girls’ basketball team increases their win streak to seven and avenges their only loss this season. What could possibly top this achievement? A career high 29 points for Megan Ball. Ball led the Wildcats (7-1) to a decisive 63-49 victory over West Virginia foe, Parkersburg (5-2). The Big Red defeated Waterford 56-52 in… Read More
2018 is off to a frigid start. From Texas to the mid-Atlantic to the Ohio Valley, temperatures are significantly colder than average, with sometimes fatal consequences.
In the week after Christmas, both varsity squads from Federal Hocking come away with a win in their last games before the New Year. The boys from Federal Hocking snapped a 27 game losing streak against TVC opponent South Gallia, and the Girls took down St. Joe. Girls (6-3), (5-2) On December 27th, just two… Read More
Venison, a luxury meat sold in high-end stores also shows up on the winter menus of expensive restaurants. But venison from deer killed by hunters can’t be sold, so much of it is given away for free.
The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes had a successful, although stressful, week of basketball. The Buckeyes earned a hard-fought 53-49 victory over Southern on Friday night. With the game deadlocked at 49 all, the Buckeyes got the ball with 1:08 left on the clock and called timeout. With 23 seconds to play in the game, Justin Perry found… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The exterior renovation of the tallest building in Columbus has naturalists hoping peregrine falcons will find a new, temporary roost. A nest box atop the 41-story Rhodes Tower state office building in downtown Columbus has been moved around the corner to the Riffe Center, another government office building. The Ohio Department… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in all 55 West Virginia counties in November. WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Doddridge, Monongalia and Pendleton counties at 3.4 percent apiece. Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.5 percent…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Starting this year, West Virginians must show identification before they can vote in an election. A law passed by the Legislature last year took effect Monday. For any election, voters in West Virginia have to present a valid form of ID or have another registered voter vouch for them under oath…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February over the state’s efforts to recoup $60 million from one of the nation’s largest online charter schools. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is challenging how officials tallied student logins to determine that the virtual school was overpaid for the 2015-16 school year…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers are scheduled to return to the state Capitol for the 2018 legislative session. The session is scheduled to begin Tuesday. The House of Representatives and the Senate are both scheduled to convene at noon. This will be the second year Republicans have controlled both chambers of the state legislature… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Joe Schiavoni has chosen Ohio Board of Education member Stephanie Dodd as his running mate. Dodd lives at Buckeye Lake east of Columbus and was elected to the state school board in 2012. Among the six Democrats vying to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. John Kasich,… Read More
Athens’ own Fearless Starlight Band, led by Athens area lawyer Frank Lavelle, has just released an EP with seven new tunes. The “critics” have declared these to be the best so far! The seven songs are designed to be listened to, in order. But if you were only to listen to two of them, try “Carpe… Read More
The Russia roller-coaster appears likely to deliver another set of twists and turns in the new year. Here’s what you need to know — buckle up.
It seems to be that when the clock strikes midnight on that fourth Thursday in November, a signal goes off across American households to automatically switch gears from Thanksgiving to the next holiday season. With remarkable swiftness (for such big bellied, turkey stuffed humans) we begin everything from shopping to decorating, fully immersing ourselves in… Read More
A woman’s place is on the throne. Victoria, Season 2 on Masterpiece Starring Jenna Coleman as the young queen, wife, and mother in an all-new season of Victoria Premieres January 14, 2018 on MASTERPIECE on WOUB Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) returns for a new season as the young queen who wants it all—romance, power, an… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio will use a new seal on high school diplomas to recognize students who demonstrate certain workplace characteristics that aren’t explicitly reflected in their grades, such as reliability, leadership and a commitment to being drug-free. Ohio employers helped identify 15 skills required for the OhioMeansJobs-Readiness Seal. Student can qualify if mentors… Read More