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ATHENS — The Athens Fire Department has stopped all search operations for a missing man in the Hocking River. Crews searched approximately two miles of the river using sonar, search dogs, and rescue divers without any sign of the missing man, according to a release from the Athens County Emergency Management Agency. Search units, including… Read More
Late Late Show host James Corden took the famed Beatle on a ride that was, by turns, unexpectedly tender, touching and meaningful.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has called the Legislature into special session to determine whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against any member of the state Supreme Court. The special session will be held Tuesday in Charleston. The Legislature was already meeting in interim session. The request had been made Monday… Read More
On Sunday, the state will officially move providers of behavioral health services for low-income Ohioans into Medicaid managed care. That’s a huge change for how they get paid for providing addiction and mental illness treatment, family counseling and other services. And these last few days are causing lots of worry for some of those providers…. Read More
A bill that would overhaul the way Ohio mandates the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency is likely to get a vote in the Senate this week. The bill would take the amount of renewable energy the state requires to be on the grid, and cut it by a third. The measure gives more… Read More
“One of the medics takes a drill out of his bag and turns it on. It whirs like a dental drill as he pushes it into the man’s shin bone, trying to create a more direct path for the naloxone to enter the bloodstream.” That’s an excerpt from the Pulitzer-Prize winning narrative, “Seven Days of Heroin,” published… Read More
Maybe it was the lolling tongue or the upward-thrusting chin or the drool. Whatever her secret, Zsa Zsa the English bulldog worked her magic and took home the title.
A split U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against Ohio in a case involving rules that American Express requires merchants who accept its credit cards to follow. Ohio and 10 other states sued American Express over so-called “anti-steering” rules in contracts it struck with merchants. The states said American Express violated federal law by not allowing… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Renovations have started on a building that will become apartments for women undergoing treatment for substance use disorders in West Virginia. Marshall University says in a news release its health provider group, Marshall Health, and the Huntington City Mission have begun construction on the 15,000-square-foot building next to the mission. Each… Read More
If you are bitten by a Lone Star tick, you could develop an unusual allergy to red meat. And as this tick’s territory spreads beyond the Southeast, the allergy seems to be spreading with it.
Algeria’s mass expulsions at its southern border have picked up since the European Union renewed pressure on North African countries to deal with migrants before they even make it to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea. In the past 14 months 13,000 migrants have been “dropped off” in the Sahara Desert. The International Organization for Migration has… Read More
“Spolier alert: it’s very moving; there’s a lot of weeping, from the adults,” said Emily Prince, the arts education director at Stuart’s Opera House, in an interview with WOUB in reference to the deeply endearing performing arts performances coming to the stage at Stuart’s on Friday, June 29. The series of dramatic performances and songs… Read More
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) – A sheriff’s office says crews have been searching for a man who went missing while floating down the Licking River on a raft with friends in Ohio. The Licking County Sheriff’s office confirmed a 22-year-old Newark man went missing in the Blackhand Gorge area around 4 p.m. Sunday. Sheriff’s Col. Chad… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An Illinois-based company’s million-dollar contract with Kentucky could be in trouble after one of its executives testified during a federal bribery trial earlier this month. Kentucky pays Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc. about $1 million a year to manage the state’s workers compensation claims. The contract was the subject of a… Read More
Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky State Board of Elections has mailed address verification cards to about 600,000 registered voters. The board sent the postcards to people who have not voted or made any changes to their voter registration information in the past four years. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said voters who receive… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Republican woman who sought to unseat an Ohio lawmaker by revealing sexual text messages they exchanged is facing criminal charges related to her tactics. 36-year-old nurse Jocelyn Smith, of Fairborn, was indicted June 15 on a third-degree felony count of extortion and a second-degree misdemeanor count of coercion related to… Read More