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Biologists knew the sharks sometimes traveled from waters off Costa Rica south to the Galapagos Islands, but they’d never actually witnessed it.
On a recent chilly Tuesday morning, about 20 people filed along a winding dirt path leading deeper into West Virginia University’s Arboretum in Morgantown. Armed with binoculars, smartphones and hiking boots, the group had one goal — spot and identify the chittering birds hidden in the trees above. LeJay Graffious with the Mountaineer Audubon chapter… Read More
Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.
Served Like a Girl Premieres on Independent Lens Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018 on PBS Online Streaming Begins May 29 Documentary Chronicles Female Veterans as They Compete to Become Ms. Veteran America Directed by Lysa Heslov, Served Like a Girl is a powerful and poignant look at a group of diverse female veterans as they… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Democratic congressional delegation wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to rescind a proposal for imposing new work requirements on Medicaid expansion recipients. U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan, Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge and Joyce Beatty in a letter Thursday questioned “the very rationale” of a Medicaid waiver Ohio submitted to the federal government… Read More
(Almost) every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with (usually) 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is entitled Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Get a preview… Read More
Based on a myriad of current events – the least of which is not the phenomenon of “The Great British Bake Off” – “The Cake” is a very new theatrical production written by Bekah Brunstetter of “This Is Us” and “American Gods” fame, which will be produced by Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater June 6 through… Read More
Whether you’re barbecuing OR grilling, a meat-eater or a vegetarian, here’s how to keep your flavor from going up in smoke this Memorial Day weekend.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Yeager Airport and Marshall University are looking at the possibility of developing an aviation school in West Virginia. The Herald-Dispatch reports the airport’s board voted Wednesday to sign a memorandum of understanding with Marshall University to determine the feasibility and sustainability of adding the school at Yeager. Marshall spokeswoman Ginny Painter… Read More
With a never-ending stream of stimulation, we rarely experience boredom. But tech podcast host Manoush Zomorodi says we actually need to feel bored in order to jump-start our creativity.
Nebraska law enforcement recently seized 118 pounds of drugs, which they now say was entirely fentanyl. It’s one of the biggest fentanyl seizures in the U.S. and enough to kill millions of people.
The Nelsonville Music Festival brings a flurry of exciting acts to Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus every year, so often it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the variety and multitude of the line-up. Although we couldn’t write about every single act we are excited to see (because that would be an awfully… Read More
A group that advocates for the rights of landowners is fighting back against a bill that would allow for more wind turbines to pop up. The bill addresses how far turbines can set back from property lines. But the wind energy industry says those setbacks must be reduced in order for more development. Statehouse correspondent… Read More
Writer Larry Smith has always believed that the most interesting things are other people. Even before social media made it possible to keep tabs on everything your ex-best friends eat for lunch, Smith was working to find a way to make story telling easy and inviting in the digital age. He found inspiration in the literary legend… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Parliamentarians are having their day at the Ohio Statehouse with Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s resignation last month creating a historic mid-session vacancy. Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring, a Canton Republican, has handled daily operations since Rosenberger’s April 12 departure amid an FBI investigation. But Schuring’s leadership role only… Read More
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) – A social worker says the mother of an 8-year-old boy who repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister delayed reporting it and seeking medical help because she was afraid they would lose the firearms they use to hunt for food. The Ashland Times-Gazette reports the case worker testified Thursday at a hearing about… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – A sheriff’s deputy has shot and killed a man who witnesses say crashed his car and began attacking people who had stopped to help him on an interstate in Cleveland. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday identified the man as 33-year-old Brett Luengo, of Westlake. The county Sheriff’s Office says… Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a former Ohio police chief and coroner’s investigator has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a dead man while removing his body from a home. 42-year-old Richard Jamrozik, of Campbell, pleaded guilty Thursday in Youngstown to felony theft in office and misdemeanor obstruction of official business, and no contest… Read More
Long categorized as an angry woman for expressing the experiences of marginalized people, Ani DiFranco has been writing music that illuminates the human experience for over 40 years. Throughout her career, her music has proven to have the ability to move from hyper-personal to outwardly political, all within the context of a single four minute track. \ WOUB’s… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge overseeing a lawsuit in Ohio says he wants state and federal regulators to take serious steps to find and implement solutions to Lake Erie’s persistent algae problem instead of leaving the issue to the courts. U.S. District Judge James Carr met earlier this week with lawyers from the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says $800 million in bonds to finance state road repairs and construction have been sold on Wall Street. Justice says in a news release the bonds were sold this week at a 3.575 percent interest rate, meaning that with interest the state will borrow about $915… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials say unemployment rates fell in all 120 Kentucky counties between April 2017 and April 2018. The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics says Woodford County had the state’s lowest jobless rate at 2.7 percent. It was followed by Campbell, Oldham and Shelby counties at 2.9 percent each. Jobless… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican U.S. Senate nominee in Ohio is being praised by a conservative group in new ads and mailers. The Americans for Prosperity organization backed by the wealthy Koch brothers is launching a six-figure nationwide campaign aimed at curbing “wasteful spending” in Congress. Ads target 17 House Republicans and Democrats who… Read More