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North America’s largest amphibian, the Hellbender salamander, is in trouble. They are endangered in several states. A team in Ohio is trying to save them before it’s too late.
A survey of anesthesiologists found that 95 percent say it is impacting patient care. Surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, intensive care unit doctors are also impacted.
Survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe are being trained to serve as election monitors in the country’s July 30 vote. Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging.
CINCINNATI (AP) – An Ohio man who called in a bomb threat to an airport so he wouldn’t miss his flight has been sentenced to four months in prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 40-year-old Dana Carter, of Dayton, was sentenced Thursday for his calls to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in October. Court records show… Read More
July 27-28 the Big Bend Blues Bash will bring a variety of impressive contemporary blues acts to downtown Pomeroy to perform on the banks of the Ohio River. This year acts include Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Noah Wotherspoon, Chris O’Leary, Sean Chambers, and more. The festival also features a craft… Read More
The 2018 WOUB Golf Benefit only took place for a little over a half hour on Friday, July 20, as mid-morning thunderstorms and heavy rains got in the way of the 12 teams who took part in the tournament at the Athens Country Club. However, the teams still enjoyed camaraderie, raffle prizes, as well as… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward with concerns that the extent of the inmate’s childhood abuse was shielded at trial. The Republican governor on Friday commuted the sentence of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts to life without the possibility… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A second candidate surnamed O’Connor could soon be running for an open congressional seat in Ohio. A party spokesman says Matthew O’Connor is preparing to run for Ohio’s 12th congressional district as a Libertarian. If he makes the ballot, it could draw support away from Democrat Danny O’Connor, the Franklin County… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito say the state is receiving $1.2 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency to battle surface water pollution. A release from the two U.S. senators says the grant will also help West Virginia implement an “effective underground storage tank state regulatory… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has increased from May to June. The state’s unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent last month. The rate stood at 5.1 percent in June 2017. The national rate was 4 percent in June, up from 3.8 percent in… Read More