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The Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the release of several thousand migrant children from federally contracted shelters before Christmas, to relatives already living in the U.S.
Marcy Tate grew up in southwest Virginia in a coal mining family. “My father-in-law was a coal miner, my father was a coal miner, my grandfather was a coal miner, my great-grandfather was a coal miner,” she said. Tate knew what black lung disease looked like. In 2003, her father-in-law passed away from what Tate… Read More
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action.
Every year, Reporters Without Borders investigates how many journalists were killed, imprisoned or held hostage. In 2018, the group saw an increase in every category.
Marshall directed Big and A League of Their Own, among other films.
The judge ordered both sides to file status reports by March 13. He said he has outstanding questions, including how the Russia investigation was impeded and the impact of Flynn’s lies on the inquiry.
Down one wrestler, Ohio Wrestling lost 33-6 against the Iowa State Cyclones Sunday. The Bobcats won only 2-of-10 matches to the 23rd ranked team in the nation. The dual meet started off with a forfeit from Ohio at 125 pounds. Ohio’s Shakur Laney failed to make weight forcing the Bobcats to give up 6 points. Ranked… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Latest on a West Virginia high school assistant principal accused of harassing a transgender student in a school bathroom (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A West Virginia assistant principal has been suspended after a complaint that he harassed a transgender male student inside a high school bathroom. News outlets report… Read More
NPR is reporting that more than two thousand coal miners are now suffering from the most severe form of black lung disease, Progressive Massive Fibrosis, or PMF. And despite clear warnings, investigative reporter Howard Berkes shows, the mining industry and government regulators did little to stop it. Data loom large in this story: Berkes took a deep dive… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board is acknowledging for the first time that it has records about a complaint investigation involving the now-deceased Ohio State University team doctor accused of widespread sexual misconduct against students decades ago. Neither institution will share details about the documents involving now-deceased physician Richard Strauss. They were provided… Read More
The incoming lieutenant governor says the office he now holds has saved so much money that he wants to give some back to the state. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted didn’t request any money in the current state budget, saying online operations are helping him keep costs and staff levels low. Here he is in December of 2016. “We have cut… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s Controlling Board has authorized a $2.1 million loan to help state agencies running the medical marijuana program cover legal costs. Cleveland.com reports the Ohio Controlling Board approved the loan from the state emergency fund on Monday. An Ohio Department of Commerce official had said the $2.1 million is needed to… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – Authorities say an Ohioan accused of assaulting a man because he believed the man was Jewish has been convicted of a federal hate crime. Federal authorities said in a release that 33-year-old Izmir Koch of Huber Heights, was convicted Monday in Cincinnati of violating the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and lying to… Read More
More than 2,000 miners in Appalachia are dying from an advanced stage of black lung. NPR and Frontline have found the government had multiple warnings and opportunities to protect them, but didn’t.
The 2018 college football bowl season is in full swing and the Ohio Bobcats (8-4, 6-2) are set to battle with The San Diego State Aztecs (7-5, 4-4) in the DXL Frisco Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 18. This is the first-ever meeting between the two teams and it features two of the most experienced coaches… Read More
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A family is accusing West Virginia State Police troopers and a Division of Natural Resources officer of excessive force and violating their civil rights after police were called on a neighbor in 2016. A lawsuit filed last month in the Southern District of West Virginia says Trooper Lamont F. Lee placed… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say hunters checked more than 4,000 fewer white-tailed deer during Ohio’s two-day deer-gun hunting season this year than in last year’s two-day season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 9,625 deer in the two-day period Dec. 15-16, compared with 14,115 last year. Officials say hunters still… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. Josh Antonuccio is a Lecturer… Read More
Wow! 2018 has come and gone, and it’s about time we reflect on our favorite sounds of the past year. Leading up through the end of the year, WOUB Culture will be spotlighting what various music-centric people throughout the region have been enjoying the most for the past 12 months. Natalie Colarossi: Avid music consumer… Read More
The Meigs Marauders, both girls (6-3, 2-2) and boys (3-3, 1-1) are seeing potential. Both teams have the ability to score the ball tirelessly and cause turnovers with their aggressive defense, but they are seeing woes on the court and losses on their schedule. The season is long from over and Meigs can turn things… Read More
It’s never too early to renew a rivalry. On Friday night, the Athens Bulldogs (3-2) took on TVC-Ohio foe Vinton County (3-2) to write another chapter to the two’s storied rivalry. “I love this rivalry,” Athens head coach Mickey Cozart said. “Coach [Matt] Combs is one of the best in the area. We know he’s… Read More
Last season both the Vikings and the Lady Vikings took home TVC-Ohio titles. With the season beginning, the Lady Vikings are looking to likely repeat while the Vikings have a bit of a hill to climb. Both teams learned a lot about themselves this week. Lady Vikings Last year the ladies only lost one game… Read More
VICTORIA & ALBERT: THE WEDDING Premieres Sundays, January 13 and 20 on PBS Lucy Worsley Oversees an Authentic Reimagining of the Grand Wedding that Set the Standard for Modern Nuptials VICTORIA & ALBERT: THE WEDDING, a new two-part series hosted by popular Royal historian Lucy Worsley, premieres Sundays, January 13 and 20, 2019, 10:00-11:00 p.m…. Read More