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Inside the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state, acoustics experts have attempted to preserve a location free of human-made noise. They call it One Square Inch of Silence.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Department of Medicaid is ending the state’s contracts with pharmacy benefit managers which bill taxpayers more than they reimburse pharmacists for filling Medicaid patients’ prescriptions. The Columbus Dispatch reports the department on Tuesday directed Ohio’s managed care plans to terminate contracts with pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, based on the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Urban Meyer investigation is costing Ohio State $500,000, but whether the superstar football coach keeps his job still comes down to whether the university wants to keep him around. Meyer is on paid leave while an outside firm investigates and a university committee considers whether he responded properly to accusations… Read More
Chief Justice Margaret Workman and Justices Allen Loughry and Elizabeth Walker face impeachment trials in the state Senate. The fourth justice, Robin Davis, announced her retirement Tuesday.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An ethics commission is urging Kentucky lawmakers to update the state’s legislative ethics law to fill a void in the fight against sexual harassment cases that surface at the state Capitol. The Legislative Ethics Commission recommended Tuesday that the ethics law be revised to specifically prohibit workplace harassment by lawmakers against… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has donated a combined $20,000 to the state Republican Party while his family businesses’ have tax debts in neighboring states. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice and his wife donated the money to the GOP last month. The party disclosed the contributions in a report to the… Read More
In June Ohio’s General Assembly designated 2018 at “The Year of the Trail.” Now that may sound like National Donut Day but in this case the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is really doing something about it. The ODNR has spent the summer asking the public where they would like to see trails built. The… Read More
On August 19, Mountain Stage With Larry Groce will return to the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Performing acts include Natalie Prass, Red Wanting Blue, Todd Burge, Jill Sobule, and Gurf Morlix. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Scott Terry of Red Wanting Blue, an alternative rock act that formed in Athens, OH in the mid-’90s, about the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power have filed a settlement agreement seeking to use tax reform funds to offset fuel and vegetation management costs, allowing customer rates to remain stable for two years. The companies said in a news release that the agreement was filed Monday with the West Virginia Public Service… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Wright-Patterson Air Force base is creating a formal board to review a chaotic “active shooter” reaction that occurred after a 911 call to base security A spokeswoman for the base near Dayton says 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander Col. Tom Sherman has ordered the board to review the Aug…. Read More
In the age of fake news, civics learning involves a lot more than reading the Constitution. One teacher says she encourages her students to “question everything.”
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers are calling for harsher drug laws following a possible overdose-related car crash that stopped feet away from a playground. Sen. Mike Woelfel, D-Cabell, tells The Huntington Herald-Dispatch that he wants to create a “punishment that fits the crime.” The executive director of Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a petition to get a proposed constitutional amendment that would cap the costs of kidney dialysis on the November ballot. The court ruled Monday that the petition campaign’s paid organizers didn’t fill out required disclosure forms before they gathered signatures. As a result, all 300,000… Read More
Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend.