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Bug-repellent wristbands? Victoria’s Secret perfume? That old standby DEET? A look at the newest — and the tried-and-truest — methods of keeping skeeters from biting.
Punk and metal are vital musical forms that are alive and well in Athens County. Last year, Casa Nueva’s “Metal” Mike Lannan threw the first Athens Punk and Metal Fest at Casa Cantina, an event that included the likes of FYPM, The Revulvas, Salem Hollow, Death to the State, and many others. The event is… Read More
Ohioans are now navigating a new process to get their driver’s licenses. State BMV registrar Don Petit says instead of being handed a new license on the spot, drivers will walk out of a deputy registrar’s office with either their old license or a document – both good for 45 days – while they wait… Read More
China is cutting tariffs on vehicles from the U.S. and other countries after President Trump railed against the imbalance in trade tariffs. The cuts could help German automakers as well as Tesla.
Hawaii is about to ban the sale of sunscreens containing certain chemicals that have been shown to harm coral reefs. Environmentalists urge a switch to mineral-based products.
Developers say they understand why teachers would be skeptical. But, they insist, computers already drive cars and detect cancer, so they can certainly handle grading students’ essays.
Antibiotics are one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. But they come with a catch: If you abuse them, you lose them.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says the state of West Virginia ended the last fiscal year with a budget surplus of roughly $28.7 million. The Republican governor said the last time West Virginia ended a year with a surplus without mid-year cuts was in 2012. Justice said tax revenues in the fiscal year… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says dental and vision coverage is being cut for nearly a half-million Kentuckians due to a ruling that rejected the state’s Medicaid overhaul plan. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the cuts in coverage are an “unfortunate consequence” of the federal judge’s ruling last… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Counties would split nearly $115 million to replace voting machines around the state under a bill approved by the Ohio Legislature. Money for the new equipment would be dispersed across Ohio’s 88 counties on a per-voter basis, under the bill approved this past week. Counties with more voters would get more… Read More
Andrés Manuel López Obrador ran on a platform of rooting out corruption, helping the dispossessed and defending Mexico against President Trump.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state auditor’s report looking at opioids’ impact on Ohio’s Medicaid program shows the number of Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis quadrupled from 2010 to 2016. The report recently released by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis involving dependence, abuse or… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials say this year’s Ohio State Fair will focus on promoting the best the state has to offer in areas including Ohio’s agricultural industry. The 2018 state fair will be held July 25 through Aug. 5 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Fair officials say this year’s event includes a… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A coal waste plant at risk of shutting down in West Virginia is hoping to stay open through state proceedings. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Grant Town Power Plant’s owner, American Bituminous Power Partners, has teetered on the verge of bankruptcy, according to company filings. In May, the state Public Service… Read More
Get ready to tee off for a good cause! Right in the midst of the 2018 Ohio Brew Week, WOUB Public Media is holding their second annual Golf Benefit on Friday, July 20 at the Athens Country Club, with the event kicking off with registration at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m…. Read More
Returning for the second time, State Street Art Walk is excited to announce the launch of its July walk down the street! Produced in collaboration with Arts West, South East Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva, and Passion Works Studio, this unique one night event will feature creative, thought provoking artworks, history and hands-on art-making activities… Read More