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Polling places are a politics-free zone. Could that change with a Supreme Court case out of Minnesota? The court is hearing arguments in a key case on this Wednesday.
The search giant says in a new report that beginning in mid-2014, after a court ruling on the “right to be forgotten,” it received 650,000 requests to delist 2.4 million URLs from search results.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has launched the second stage of a global technology challenge aimed at finding solutions of the U.S. opioid crisis. The contest’s challenge phase opened Wednesday. It invites business and innovation experts from around the world to propose technologies for diagnosing, treating or fighting opioid addiction or for protecting medical professionals… Read More
The ABC Players will open their production of “Kiss Me Kate” on Friday, March 2 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Check out these pictures from the production’s costumed rehearsals below. “Kiss Me Kate” will appear at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville at 7:30 p.m. on March 2, 3, 9, and 10, and at 2 p.m. on… Read More
The Bee Gees might be one of the most polarizing names in pop music. To music nerd, they are a British/Australian trio who managed to write, record, and produce some of the most unique earworms of the 20th century. To just about everyone else, they’re the guys with the big hair and comically high-pitched voices… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A commission that watches over the Ohio River’s health is considering moving away from its role of setting pollution standards for the river. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is expected to decide this year whether to leave the responsibility of setting water quality standards up to the six individual… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says it’s ending the same-day issuing of Ohio driver’s licenses and will mail them instead to save money and increase security. The state Department of Public Safety says the change will take effect July 2. The agency said Wednesday that licenses will arrive about 10 days after they’re issued…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s attorney general says a public pension overhaul proposed by Republican lawmakers would not withstand court challenges likely to follow if the measure becomes law. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear weighed in on one of the legislative session’s defining issues shortly before a Senate committee was scheduled to review the pension… Read More
A five percent tax on tickets that cost more than ten dollars was passed by Nelsonville City Council Monday. The entertainment tax was approved by a four to one vote. It will go into effect beginning on July first. City Built On Tourism Some Nelsonville residents oppose the move. While it passed easily in city… Read More
It was an intense night for the Trimble Tomcats as they entered their first playoff game against the South Gallia Rebels on Tuesday at Meigs High School. The rowdy fans made their feelings known that their team should come out on top, but unfortunately for the Rebels, the Tomcats earned their spot at the Convocation Center… Read More
The Foster Harris House is a lovely little inn, in the Virginia wine country. For the new owner, Klaus Peters, running the House is a post-retirement labor of love. Before his “boring” short-lived retirement, Klaus enjoyed a distinguished career managing top hotels, like the Watergate. But Klaus started his career in hospitality at the bottom,… Read More
Global kindness expert Gabriella van Rij has dared people across the world to be kind. The speaker, author and researcher has taught others about cultural awareness and acceptance, as well as spreading the importance of being kind in every aspect of life. You can find her @GabiellavanRij.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Statehouse is kicking off its commemoration of Ohio’s 215th birthday as a state. Festivities to mark Statehood Day run Wednesday through the weekend. Ohio was founded on March 1, 1803. A small art exhibit opening Wednesday features original portraits of two key players in the debate over statehood: Arthur… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bipartisan proposal in the Kentucky legislature would raise the gas tax by 10 cents per gallon and impose annual fees on hybrid and electric vehicles in an attempt to jump start the state’s stagnant road fund. Kentucky has a backlog of more than $1 billion in road paving projects, plus… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Appalachian Regional Commission reports supporting 55 projects in West Virginia with nearly $19 million in the 2017 fiscal year. The commission says the efforts trained or educated more than 1,300 students and workers and helped to create or retain 1,090 jobs. It spent $7.3 million for business strategies, $5.3 million… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court says it won’t hear an appeal by Ohio’s only condemned female killer. Death row inmate Donna Roberts was convicted of planning her ex-husband’s 2001 killing with a boyfriend in hopes of collecting insurance money. The high court on Feb. 20 rejected Roberts’ request to review the case…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 percent pay increase in the first year. In return, the governor says striking teachers will return to the classroom on Thursday. Justice announced the agreement Tuesday night after emerging from a meeting with union leaders for… Read More
“Black Girls Matter”- Study Shows Black Middle School Girls Get Disciplined More Often than White Students
Students of color, students who don’t know English well and LGBTQ students are “vastly over-represented among students who face school disciplinary actions,” says Dr. Lisa Harrison and Dr. Theda Gibbs-Grey of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. This has led Dr. Harrison and Dr. Gibbs-Grey to launch a research study called “Black Girls… Read More
The first time these two teams met, the Ohio Bobcats scored 50 points and just 19 in the first half. On Tuesday, Ohio (13-16, 6-11) scored 75 points and defeated the Bowling Green State Falcons (16-14, 7-10) 75-59 on Senior Night. Ohio seized control of the game early, by going to Doug Taylor early and… Read More