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The photographer and folklorist documented a caravan of mule-driven wagons that left Mississippi to march on Washington 50 years ago to draw attention to poverty.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A veteran lobbyist says his multiple cash payments to a high-ranking state official were loans between friends and not bribes meant to maintain a lucrative state contract for his corporate client. James Sullivan is on trial this week accused of bribing former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer to maintain an annual million-dollar… Read More
Scientists and National Institutes of Health officials met with alcohol company executives and appeared to solicit money from them in violation of government policy. The NIH canceled the study.
Trump held a wide-ranging news conference on the White House lawn Friday morning, saying the threat of nuclear war with North Korea is “largely solved.”
The late scientist’s voice will be “beamed toward the nearest black hole,” his daughter tells the British press. Hawking is being interred at Westminster Abbey on Friday.
LATHAM, Ohio (AP) – State investigators reviewing the death of a woman found in woods in southern Ohio say they have no reason to believe it’s linked to the slayings of some of her relatives in a 2016 family massacre. Authorities say 35-year-old Violet Taylor, of Latham, was found Monday along a rural road, roughly… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio officials are urging all Ohioans to be alert to signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation of the state’s fast-growing older population. Leaders of the Department of Aging and the Department of Job and Family Service want people to inform authorities if they suspect that an older relative or neighbor is… Read More
One of the most controversial bills moving through the Statehouse is the so-called “Stand Your Ground” bill. Pro-gun groups are for the legislation and say it removes the requirement to try and retreat before taking lethal action. But there’s a separate battle happening within the bill. For most crimes committed in Ohio the court system is set… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 4.3 percent and remained higher than the national rate. The state’s unemployment rate in May 2017 stood at 5.1 percent. The national rate was 3.8 percent in May, down from 3.9 percent in April and 4.3… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of stabbing to death an elderly couple inside their home. The court on Friday scheduled Charles Lorraine to die on March 15, 2023, for the 1986 slayings of 77-year-old Raymond Montgomery and his 80-year-old bedridden wife, Doris Montgomery,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Records show a powerful Ohio lawmaker was quietly cleared in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by his former law firm. A report obtained this week by The Associated Press shows Republican state Rep. Bill Seitz, of Cincinnati, was investigated after a female House employee complained Jan. 30 that remarks he’d made… 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. Here is a… Read More
TRENTON, Ohio (AP) – A southwest Ohio sheriff says a man who fired at deputies and allegedly killed his girlfriend’s mother during an hours-long standoff is suspected of fatally shooting another woman earlier. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said Thursday that the man who shot himself in Wednesday’s standoff in the small city of Trenton… Read More
Mississippi-born country blues singer Paul Thorn performed his Gladden House Session on Sunday, June 3, the fourth and final day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival. Paul Thorn immediately captured the audience’s attention with his charismatic stage presence and the foot-tapping groove of his first song, “I’m Still Here,” a grim, yet optimistic tune from… Read More