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Gun culture runs deep in much of the Ohio Valley, where hunting is a revered tradition and the majority of state lawmakers in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia boast “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association. But even here the growing national student activism on gun safety is taking hold in the wake of recent… Read More
Despite the real pain and anger over school shootings, the numbers show such incidents are not increasing. But statistics are cold comfort at a school where it’s happened.
Iron pops up in everything from oatmeal to rib-eye. But it’s not the same from every source – and how much you absorb depends in part on what you eat with it.
ATHENS — A mother and her boyfriend have been indicted in the death of a three-month-old baby. An Athens County grand jury returned indictments on Jerry Wayne Andresen, 21, and Christina Leigh Hazlett, 23, both of Athens. Both were charged with murder, aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault, two counts of endangering children, two counts… Read More
People rarely need an excuse to unleash photos of their pets, but they get one today. The holiday was started in 2006 to promote puppy adoption.
Congress passed an amendment in 1996 limiting the Centers for Disease Control’s ability to study gun control. That may change with the new budget, but gun violence researchers aren’t impressed.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Less than two months after being appointed as director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, Michael Brumage has stepped down. The state Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement that Brumage’s resignation Friday was effective immediately. He was appointed by Gov. Jim Justice on Feb…. Read More
Public health interventions and antiviral drugs have put HIV on the ropes in the U.S. But it’s unlikely that infections can be wiped out without a vaccine.
If you trust the internet, Athens is supposedly one of the most haunted places in Ohio. Especially around the former Athens Asylum, there is a lot of paranormal activity said to be going on. The huge brick building, set on the hill above Hocking River looks massive and many people find it a scary place… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says he has formed a new unit and a hotline to fight elder abuse. Morrisey said in a statement that the civil litigation unit will be dedicated to holding accountable anyone who abuses, exploits or neglects senior citizens. He said the unit will use a… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s medical board has begun accepting applications from doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana to patients once the state’s program is launched. The State Medical Board of Ohio says eligible applicants must hold an active, unrestricted license as a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine. Successful applicants must complete two… Read More
ATHENS — Park Place may see a new pedestrian plaza and new life for the former president’s house if recommendations by a planning group are approved by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. The board met for their March meeting Friday after being presented draft recommendations for the street at a joint meeting of the… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill that would ban a common abortion procedure when women are at least 11 weeks into their pregnancies is one step away from clearing Kentucky’s Republican-led legislature. The bill passed the Senate on Thursday. The measure now returns to the House, which will consider whether to accept a change made… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.5 percent in February but remained higher than the national rate. The state unemployment rate decreased from 4.7 percent in January and was lower than the 5.1 percent rate of February 2017. The national rate was 4.1 percent in February, unchanged from January,… Read More
This weekend, WOUB presents encore presentations of some of the popular programs that have been airing during the Spring Membership Campaign. You can always keep up to date with what’s airing on WOUB by checking out our schedule at this link. In addition, there will be new programming premiering on WOUB-TV. FRIDAY, MARCH 23 8:30… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers are closing in on making the biggest changes to the workers’ compensation system in decades. The bill passed the Senate Thursday. It will return to the House, which will consider changes made by senators. If the House accepts those changes, the bill will go to Gov. Matt Bevin. The… Read More
NOVA EXPLORES MATH’S ASTONISHING POWER AND ACHIEVEMENTS AND PONDERS: IS MATH A HUMAN INVENTION OR THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF THE UNIVERSE? NOVA: THE GREAT MATH MYSTERY Underlying civilization’s stunning advancements and the technological wonders of the modern age is something deep and mysteriously powerful: mathematics. But where does math come from and why does it… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The co-chairman of the Republican National Committee is chastising one of the party’s Ohio governor candidates for an ad he calls “false and misleading” and disputing her claim to assume President Donald Trump’s mantle. In a statement Thursday, Robert Paduchik called Republican Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor a political opportunist who was… Read More