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UPDATE (6:40 p.m.) — Two inmates that escaped custody in Athens County on Monday have both been recaptured. Brian Chaney was apprehended Monday evening, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. ___________________________________________________________________________ UPDATE (5:14 p.m.) — Authorities in Athens County have found one of the two inmates who escaped from custody today. Tyler Howard was picked up… Read More
Starbucks announced on Monday that it plans to get rid of plastic straws in its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. Instead, the company said it plans to use recyclable plastic lids that allow sipping.
Johnson’s exit became public hours after the departure of Brexit Secretary David Davis — who said he disagreed with Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for leaving the EU.
Tree farmer Alan Dambach’s tremor got so bad he couldn’t read his own signature. Then he tried a new procedure that uses sound waves to destroy specific brain cells.
Citing a February ruling from a district court in New Mexico, the administration said it will halt risk adjustment payments required by the ACA. Insurers say the move will increase premiums.
The 2018 Athens Punk and Metal Fest took place July 5-7 at Casa Cantina, and WOUB’s Jordan Kelley was there to capture the action. Take a look at his photos of the event.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of Rep. Jim Jordan even as former colleagues back his statements that he didn’t know about sexual abuse of wrestlers while coaching at Ohio State University. Some ex-wrestlers say they were groped by team… Read More
It had taken a decade for Brandon Tomas Tomas to establish a life in America: a wife, a steady job and five American-born children. It took 20 seconds for that life to be taken away. An immigration officer looking for someone else spotted him and asked an innocuous question: “Cómo estás?” How are you? Then… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A protest against U.S. immigration policy and recent deportations temporarily shut down a street in Ohio’s capital, resulting in 12 arrests. Protesters blocked the street across from City Hall in Columbus and around the corner from the Ohio Statehouse Monday morning by erecting three wooden poles in a tall tripod. The… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio will spend the millions it receives from a national settlement over Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal on technology aimed at reducing air pollution. The state will spend more than half of its $75 million share from a nearly $3 billion settlement on cleaner-running vehicles such as public school buses, public transit… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s attorney general says he will seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2019. Andy Beshear announced his candidacy on Monday in Louisville, the first stop of a two-day statewide tour. His running mate is Jacqueline Coleman, a former teacher and current assistant principal at Nelson County High School. Beshear is… Read More
July 30 through August 3 Stuart’s Opera House will be offering an entirely free, inter-generational Appalachian music week, featuring workshops for various Appalachian instruments, a free lunch with vegan and vegetarian options, open jam sessions, and much more. The week is a result of a collaboration between Stuart’s Opera House, the Nelsonville Public Library, and… Read More
Ohio Brew Week is returning to Athens July 13 through 21, and during that week there will be a lot to celebrate, brew-wise, in the city. Everything from a bona fide Brew Choo Choo on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway, to the annual Brew BQ, to the yearly Last Call event that will close the… Read More
A family-friendly festival in the Hocking Hills that combines art, music, and gardening with outdoor education is scheduled for July 13-15 in beautiful Southeastern Ohio. Lilyfest is a three-day festival that takes place at Bishop Educational Gardens, where three acres of artistically landscaped gardens are nestled in the woods and filled with thousands of colorful… Read More