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After months of ethics scandals and investigations, the embattled EPA head has resigned, the president said Thursday.
That’s how the U.N. aid chief characterizes the situation. A cease-fire that could bring improvements was signed last week — and violated within hours.
In a letter responding to a lawsuit brought by the group Flyers Rights, the Federal Aviation Administration said that current seat size is not a safety issue.
Whiskey distillers in the U.S. are concerned EU tariffs will take a big bite out of sales. Many have expanded to meet growing demand and worry what will happen if trade frictions aren’t resolved soon.
Bill Shine left Fox News in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal, amid accusations that he failed to take the allegations seriously.
A new museum exhibit in London reveals a hidden side of the literary great. It turns out he was prolific not just as a novelist, but also as a promoter of public health and medical discoveries.
Many spiders ply the skies by riding “balloons” of silk. And they rely on something more than just the wind to take them high up and far away.
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as 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
July 11 through July 29, Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater will be producing “Next to Normal,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical penned by Brian Yorkey with music by Tom Kitt. The theatrical work explores a family trying to make a suburban life for themselves amidst dealing chronic mental illness. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with director… Read More
Democrats have been blasting Republican Attorney General and candidate for governor Mike DeWine for not doing more about the multi-million dollar scandal involving the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the now-closed online charter school. But Republicans are pushing back. A finding from Republican Auditor Dave Yost that ECOT submitted fraudulent student data to the state was… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Many students enrolled in Ohio’s largest online charter school when it closed in January have since transferred to other schools, but state officials don’t know what happened with about 2,300 students. The Ohio Department of Education says it is working with districts to determine the status of those students from the… Read More
More than 500 Yemenis are awaiting asylum decisions on a South Korean resort island that allowed them to arrive visa-free. Their presence has sparked nationwide protests.
President Donald Trump’s desire to help boost the Ohio Valley’s energy industry and bring back mining jobs could be stymied by the administration’s escalating trade battle with China and other trading partners across the globe. The Trump administration announced in June $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods, which are set to go into effect on Friday…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s consumer advocate agency says utilities must change their approach so consumers fully benefit from the savings those companies are reaping from federal tax cuts. Consultant Ralph Smith filed testimony this week with the Public Service Commission on behalf of the Consumer Advocate Division. The testimony is for the PSC’s… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A report looking at higher education in West Virginia has recommended merging the governing boards of Bluefield State College, Concord University, Glenville State College and West Virginia State University. The report labels those four schools “medium risk to high risk” in sustainability. It says the four are “sustainable in the short-term,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Columbus officials say self-driving shuttle buses will begin operating later this year as the city continues its push to become a “smart city” for transportation. The low-speed, automated shuttle service will connect riders to downtown locations such as COSI, Bicentennial Park and the National Veterans Memorial, which opens this fall. There… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The mayor of Kentucky’s largest city says a statue honoring a Confederate soldier isn’t a celebration of the secessionist cause. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer told the Courier Journal on Tuesday that the statue honoring John B. Castleman isn’t “a Confederate monument like … in some cities with Confederate generals on a… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – A health care network responding to lawsuits says it wasn’t liable for a storage tank malfunction that destroyed over 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility clinic near Cleveland. In court filings made public this week, attorneys for University Hospitals say patients were advised about risks involved with frozen specimens and signed… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – County EMS records show Cabell County’s overdose totals fell by 41 percent in the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period a year ago. The use of naloxone – the drug first responders use to reverse an opioid-induced overdose – decreased by 49 percent in the West Virginia… Read More
Three Iconic Mountain Ranges — the Rockies, the Himalaya and the Andes — and the Extraordinary Animals and Remarkable People Who Call Them Home KINGDOMS OF THE SKY, a new three-part series made in conjunction with the BBC’s Natural History Unit, explores the extraordinary animals and remarkable people that make their home in three of… Read More