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Trump Doubles Down On Trade War As Farmers Feel Pain From Tariffs

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As President Donald Trump addressed farmers at a national conference Monday Ohio Valley agriculture leaders said they are standing by his effort to renegotiate trade deals. But some leaders cautioned that costly tariffs on farm products need to end soon. President Trump doubled down on his fight for better trade deals during his speech to American Farm… Read More

More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Open For Business Soon

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Four more medical marijuana dispensaries have been awarded licenses from the state. And these businesses are now close to opening their doors. The Ohio Pharmacy Board has awarded certificates of operation to planned medical marijuana dispensaries in Canton, Wickliffe, Sandusky and Wintersville. That Wintersville dispensary is the second for that eastern Ohio town to be awarded a… Read More

Update: Mike DeWine Urges Optimism for Ohio at Inauguration

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Update 1:40 p.m. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he’s beginning his four-year term with great optimism about Ohio’s future and a commitment to hearing others’ ideas and perspectives. But he told the audience at his Statehouse inauguration Monday not to mistake that for lack of vision or resolve. DeWine led… Read More

West Virginia Teacher Sues Over Firing for Disparaging Posts

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A high school teacher in West Virginia is suing over her firing in 2017 for a series of social media posts that ridiculed blacks, Muslims and former President Barack Obama. Ex-Huntington High School teacher Mary Durstein sued former Cabell County Schools Assistant Superintendent Todd Alexander, Cabell County’s school board, and state… Read More

Radio Free Athens: a Playlist for January 12, 2019


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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. This week, enjoy “See the Sky About to Rain” from Neil Young through “Finest Worksong” by R.E.M. from Ezra Thobaben; “Red Giant” from Kodomo through “Watching Me Fall” by The… Read More