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Pedestrian deaths have spiked in the U.S. since 2010. SUVs have surged in popularity, but their design can be especially deadly for those on foot.
After criticism that the administration’s blueprint for drug prices was vague, the secretary of health and human services zeroed in on actions that he said need only his signature.
The court decided only the accused have a right to profess guilt or innocence, not a lawyer. And in the age of Zipcar, you still maintain a right to privacy even if you aren’t on a rental agreement.
This essay is one of an occasional series written by students who are new to Athens, Ohio. 56 Cents – that is the first money I have earned in the USA. It may not sound like a great achievement, but I had to pull the heavy washer in my apartment to clean behind it. And that… Read More
There’s a reason why the world crafted by Ray Bradbury in his 1953 classic Fahrenheit 451 was so deeply nightmarish: it featured a society that not only did not promote literacy, but very literally railed against it. The protagonist of that particular volume, Guy Montag, found himself in a dystopian future wherein his occupation was to… Read More
“Congress can regulate sports gambling directly,” the court wrote in a decision released Monday, “but if it elects not to do so, each state is free to act on its own.”
Researchers have evidence supporting the existence of plumes of water shooting up from the interior of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.
HOLDEN, W.Va. (AP) – Officials in West Virginia are set to introduce 50 elk that were captured in Arizona. Gov. Jim Justice and the state Division of Natural Resources are scheduled to hold a ceremony Tuesday at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area near Logan. The governor’s office says in a news release the elk have… Read More
The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign lasted 42 days. The new campaign vows 40 days of nonviolent direct action to focus on issues that activists say are linked to poverty, including systemic racism.
Macbeth by William Shakespeare Read along at the Gutenberg Project: ACT 1 ACT 2 ACT 3 ACT 4 ACT 5 Cast & Credits *** Mark Mann as Macbeth Laura Lee Parrotti as Lady Macbeth John Feather as Duncan Joe Lusher as MacDuff James Sanderson as Ross Danielle Mann as Lady Macduff Len Williams as Banquo… Read More
Over the years the Nelsonville Music Festival has made a number of changes to make the festival more accessible. The Athens County Commission on Disabilities wanted to publicly thank the festival for the changes. This is a letter penned by Lara Edge, the chair of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities. The Athens City Commission… Read More
Saturday, May 12 marked the annual Ratha Con event at the Athens Community Center. The pop culture convention brings with it droves of enthusiastic fans of all types for a wide array of events, everything from cosplay to henna tattooing to an exploration of items provided by a myriad of vendors. Check out these photos of… Read More
For the past 10 years Merrill Garbus has been crafting unique, eclectic sounds under the name tune-yards. The tunes she makes draw heavily on lo-fi percussion, ukulele, and, as of the project’s most recent release, entitled “I Can Feel You Creep Into My Personal Life,” a variety of gorgeous synthetic sounds in the tradition of… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An audit requested by a West Virginia mayor who said a needle exchange program had caused an increase of dirty needles in public places has recommended the suspension of the program’s certification. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that a team commissioned by the state Bureau for Public Health submitted a report to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials are set to welcome a military contingent from Qatar as part of a security and economic partnership. U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says in a statement that Qatar officials will tour the West Virginia National Guard’s 130th Air Wing in Charleston on Monday. The visit is part of the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio tourism officials say the state saw a record 219 million tourism visits last year, up from 212 million in 2016. TourismOhio director Matt MacLaren says the increase is due to a variety of factors, such as Cedar Point and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium adding attractions along with more business… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The Democratic nominee for Ohio’s top office is reaching out to supporters of outgoing Republican Gov. John Kasich. Richard Cordray says in a video his campaign released Friday that he’ll maintain Kasich’s expansion of Medicaid and keep some form of the state’s privatized economic development office. His opponent in the November… Read More
GREENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio jail has reopened weeks after a methamphetamine spill sickened more than a dozen sheriff’s deputies and temporarily closed the facility. The Darke County Jail was closed for cleaning and decontamination after deputies fell ill in mid-April and were taken to a hospital for treatment. Authorities believed the drug… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who left a voicemail message at an Ohio congressman’s office mentioning a June shooting at a baseball practice for members of Congress has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Judge Michael Watson on Friday sentenced 69-year-old Stanley Hoff to 40 months in prison following Hoff’s October… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —Authorities in Ohio have identified a man who they say was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a sheriff’s deputy who also was shot. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday identified the suspect who was killed as 55-year-old Darrell Bruffy, of Orient. The sheriff’s office says the shootout… Read More