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A new study from the Government Accountability Office finds that the federal fund supporting coal miners with black lung disease could be in financial trouble without congressional action. As NPR has reported, the GAO found that the fund’s debt could rise dramatically at the same time that black lung disease is surging. Most federal benefits… Read More
Clergy members and advocates for the poor from around the state converged at the Statehouse on Monday for what’s being called a “die in.” This event was the third weekly protest for these activists, and the most dramatic so far. As some drummed or carried signs, others laid down on the pavement in front of… Read More
Sunday at the Nelsonville Music Festival is always a slow, easy, at first sleepless and then perfectly exhausting comedown. Check out these photos of the event, taken by WOUB’s Jordan Kelley.
After the lazy Sunday that wrapped up Nelsonville Music Festival 2018 I found myself once again wandering the streets of Athens, Ohio in search of food, as I often had the past four years. I needed a rebirth or a sign or something to latch onto. Like last year I had given Nelsonville all that… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice has named the head of the West Virginia National Guard to oversee a program for federal housing assistance to 2016 flood victims after complaints that residents had received no help. Justice said Monday that Adjutant General James Hoyer will take control of the RISE West Virginia program. The… Read More
Tune-yards perform “Water Fountain” from the 2014 “Nikki Nack” (4AD) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video and Audio by Joe Votaw, James Miller, Mitchell Sturkey, Adam Ignasky and Evan Hamilton. Edited by Joe Votaw.
River Whyless perform “All of My Friends” from their 2018 album “Kindness, A Rebel” (Roll Call Records) at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Video by Joe Votaw, Adam Ignasky, Evan Hamilton, and Mitchell Sturkey. Audio by James Miller. Edited by Mitchell Sturkey.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University plans to expand a financial aid program from its main campus to include regional campuses. The university expects to spend some $3 million a year starting in spring 2019 to extend the program aiming to close the aid gap for low- and moderate-income students. The aid package begins… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A study shows tax revenues from the sale of fireworks in West Virginia are far below projected estimates. A state Tax Department report to the Legislature found fireworks sales last year generated $710,000 from a 12 percent safety fee and $355,000 in sales tax collections. The total of slightly more than… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – An Ohio solid waste district has launched a campaign to teach residents proper recycling techniques because of a growing amount of contaminated recyclables. Christie Snyder is a spokeswoman for the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in northeastern Ohio. She says that people have good intentions but have developed bad habits. The paper… Read More