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A judge gave his blessing to AT&T’s drive to take over the Time Warner media conglomerate. He rejected the Justice Department’s arguments that the combined company would be too powerful.
Trump boasted Tuesday of a bonus “favor” from Kim, but experts say it might not mean much without independent verification.
CLEVELAND — A former member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees and former namesake for the terminal of the university’s airport has been convicted on embezzlement charges. C. David Snyder, 66, of Rocky River, was found guilty Tuesday by a jury on six charges related to taking $126,000 from an employee retirement fund and collecting… Read More
Cotton was the education director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. She focused on empowering ordinary people to exercise their rights.
Singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, performed her Gladden House Session on Saturday, June 2, the third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, quickly captivating her audience with her flowing music and clear voice. With a large crowd assembled to begin with, she drew in even more as she started playing. All jokes and smiles,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has heard arguments in the case of a condemned killer convicted of fatally beating and stabbing an 88-year-old woman during a robbery. Death row inmate James Goff was sentenced to death in the 1994 slaying of Myrtle Rutledge in her Wilmington home in southwestern Ohio. He was… Read More
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below. The Vindicator reports Youngstown police say 21-year-old Dai’ryon Mitchell jumped out of a car and fled on foot Sunday afternoon when officers… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The sounds of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, brightly colored balloons and plenty of cheering heralded the first Pride parade in Athens Saturday afternoon. The parade stepped off from the Athens Middle School at 2 p.m., then marched south down Court Street to the Scripps Amphitheater on Ohio University’s campus where… Read More
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 3,613 opioid-related overdose deaths in Ohio in 2016. That harrowing statistic is made up of mothers, brothers, daughters, grandparents, cousins, as opioid addiction continues to prove to be one of the most pervasive afflictions of the 21st century. “Maggie Boylan” is a volume of multi-layered… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former bookkeeper has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $183,000 in labor union funds in West Virginia. Prosecutors say 70-year-old Joan Matthews of South Charleston entered the plea Monday in federal court in Charleston to felony embezzlement and theft of labor union assets. Matthews admitted to stealing from the Charleston… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia woman has admitted to stealing about $98,000 from a youth choir organization. 51-year-old Jacqueline Holly Portillo of Hurricane pleaded guilty Monday to four felony embezzlement counts. Kanawha County prosecutors say Portillo stole from the Appalachian Children’s Chorus from March 2010 through August 2017 through the use of business… Read More
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Police in Akron are seeking a nearly $1 million federal grant to help handle the city’s backlog of cold case sexual assaults. Akron police are looking to use the grant to launch a six-member team for three years to go through the city’s cold cases. The money would come from the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Attorneys for the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are opposing the Ohio auditor’s effort to formally get involved in court proceedings about the dismantling of the massive online charter school amid a dispute over its public funding. Republican Auditor Dave Yost’s office preserved computer data from ECOT but hasn’t yet been a… Read More
From the opening harmonica wheeze of “Heralds of the Dawn” to the melancholic lilting of a toy piano on closer “Happen In a Heartbeat,” Athens’ Steve Zarate’s most recent release, “Patchwork of Light” illuminates both the joyful and painful, the clearly evident and cleverly hid, pockets of human experience all in a palette of simple… Read More
Forbidden Love “Man in an Orange Shirt” Oscar®-winner Vanessa Redgrave stars in a heart-rending tale of love outlawed and redeemed on MASTERPIECE Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9pm on WOUB A remarkable cast headed by Oscar-winner Vanessa Redgrave (Julia) portrays a pair of love stories, sixty years apart, linked by family ties, sexual identity, and… Read More