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A report says the shutdown reduced federal spending by $18 billion, although most of that will be recouped, now that the government has reopened.
While the reopening of the government is welcome news for many federal workers, some express trepidation that they’ll face the same predicament after Feb. 15.
The cost of a stamp is up 10 percent as the U.S. Postal Service tries to offset billions of dollars in losses. Some packages will cost more to send too.
In West Virginia, mining jobs have been declining for years, and there have been few other options to make a living. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is hoping to help turn that around.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has bypassed a key committee in advancing major education legislation as a union official declined to rule out mobilizing teachers in protest for the second time in a year. The Republican-led Senate approved a rare motion by voice vote Monday to skip the finance committee and instead let… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohioans who had their driver’s license suspended for certain violations may be able to have their license reinstatement fee waived or reduced under a new program going into effect this week. The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative goes into effect Thursday. It allows drivers six… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman’s family says she died at a hospital minutes after receiving two excessive doses of potentially lethal medication ordered by a doctor now being investigated in connection with dozens of deaths. Attorneys say the May 2015 death of 85-year-old Norma Welch prompted one of two lawsuits filed Monday against… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Adam Edelen has filed to run for governor of Kentucky, promising an issues-based campaign that does not accept money from political action committees. Edelen filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office on Monday morning. He was joined by his running mate, Louisville businessman Gill Holland. Edelen is the fourth… Read More
NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities in Ohio say a mobile home fire has killed two children and injured several other people. New Lexington Police Chief Scott Ervin has said a 3-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl were pronounced dead at the scene of the blaze early Monday. Police also say two adults and some… Read More
A new report by a coalition of social service groups says state leaders need to invest in families, Ohio’s seniors and the poorest in the state when they approve the next two-year state budget. The report by Advocates for Ohio’s Future says it’s important for Ohio to maintain Medicaid expansion while increasing mental and behavioral… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A jury was seated Monday in Kentucky in a civil lawsuit that Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul brought against the neighbor who broke his ribs with a hard tackle while Paul was doing yard work. Twelve jurors and two alternates were chosen for the trial in Bowling Green. Lawyers will… Read More
An office that inspects and reports on conditions, trends and violence in Ohio’s 27 adult prisons and three juvenile facilities is down to one staffer, and its work is being done largely by college interns. The office’s former director says she’s worried that trouble which should have been foreseen is on the horizon. Joanna Saul Carns… Read More
John and Wendy McVicker join Emily Votaw in the studio to discuss ‘Sliced Dark,’ their first collaborative, published work. The book is made up of Wendy’s poems and John’s corresponding visual responses. Wendy reads three of her poems, “Bad Buddhist,” “Things That Are White (Her Last Birthday)”, and “Sliced Dark.” On Thursday, January 31, the… Read More
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say more than 30,000 people have called a help line aimed at connecting people with addition and mental health issues to resources for treatment. First Choice Services and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources started the program in 2015 to offer immediate help to those in need…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in 41 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in December. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates dropped in nine counties and remained steady in five others. Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Berkeley County at 3.5 percent and… 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. This week, enjoy “Saturday Sun” from Nick Drake through “Call Me Star” by All Them Witches from R@T; “Heaven or Las Vegas” from Cocteau Twins through “No Dancing” by Elvis… Read More
Great Performances at the Met: Marnie Premieres nationwide Friday, February 1 at 9 p.m. on WOUB Season 13 of Great Performances at the Met continues with a primetime broadcast of Marnie, premiering Friday, February 1 at 9 p.m. on WOUB. Nico Muhly’s new opera, based on the 1961 Winston Graham thriller that inspired the iconic… Read More