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TOLEDO, Ohio — As the weather got colder in Northwest Ohio, so did the Ohio womens basketball team’s shots in the first half against the Toledo Rockets. Ohio’s (20-3, 9-3 MAC) worst shooting performance led to their largest loss of the season falling 76-50 to the Rockets (15-7, 7-4 MAC) Wednesday night. Ohio went 9-of-40… Read More
Federal deficits are now expected to average $1.2 trillion, or 4.4 percent of gross domestic product — far higher than the average over the past 50 years.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars. A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, restitution and court costs. Loughry is scheduled to… Read More
Monica Witt has been indicted for allegedly providing classified Pentagon information to Tehran. She defected years six ago, the Justice Department says.
President Trump and other Republicans are pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal plant in Kentucky. A major Trump backer supplies the plant with most of its coal.
BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) – A man has pleaded not guilty to charges he fatally shot an Ohio sheriff’s deputy and attempted to kill others during a standoff. Twenty-three-year-old Wade Edward Winn would face the death penalty if convicted in the slaying. He was indicted on two counts of aggravated murder and 12 counts of attempted… Read More
Editor’s Note: delfin bautista uses they/them pronouns and does not capitalize their name. ATHENS (WOUB) — The president of Ohio University denied a grievance by the former LGBT Center director, saying the way in which they were removed was not flawed. In an email sent Tuesday and provided to WOUB by the university, President Duane… Read More
Ohio Senate Republicans are saying one of their top goals is to protect what they believe to be the state’s number one natural resource: Lake Erie. They say keeping Lake Erie clean will be a team effort that doesn’t just fall on the shoulders of farmers. Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) says they want to… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An analysis of a proposal to legalize sports betting in Kentucky says it could generate about $20 million per year in tax money. House bill 175 would tax sports betting in Kentucky at 10.25 percent for in-person wagers and 14.25 percent for wagers made online. An analysis by Commonwealth Economics said… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill moving through the West Virginia Legislature would raise the state’s minimum legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The Senate health and human resources committee on Tuesday sent the bill to the Senate judiciary committee. The bill covers all tobacco and vaping products. A similar bill… Read More
Athens County Foundation Executive Director Susan Urano wrote a book on her experience organizing the annual Bounty on the Bricks fundraiser, and Ohio University Press has just published the book, entitled The Community Table: Effective Fundraising through Events. In the book, Urano lays out concrete steps for organizations looking to put together a fundraising event akin… Read More
Medical students at Ohio University have long had to travel between buildings for their classes. Come 2020, that won’t be a problem anymore. In January, the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved funding for a new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine building. “It’s all gonna be in one nice new building,” Mackenzie Keller, a first-year medical… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio women’s basketball team (20-2, 9-2 MAC) – undefeated at 8-0 in true road games – will travel to Savage Arena, a hostile environment, Wednesday night to face Toledo (14-7, 6-4 MAC). “They’re going to have four to five thousand people there, which is unique for a MAC game,” head coach… Read More
A woman and the man accused of abducting her from the Ohio State University Mansfield campus were found dead in Kentucky, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. A press release from patrol said Skylar Williams, 20, of Mansfield, was reportedly abducted at gunpoint on Monday from the OSU campus by a suspect later identified… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system that found a doctor ordered possibly fatal doses of powerful painkillers for dozens of patients has tightened policies and drug access to address problems in pharmaceutical services that jeopardized Medicare participation for two hospitals, according to corrective plans submitted to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in both chambers of the Ohio Legislature are now pushing measures to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. A version of the so-called heartbeat bill was introduced by Sen. Kristina Roegner on Tuesday, a day after fellow Republicans in the House submitted theirs. Similar measures approved by… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — The Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway, scheduled to be built this summer, is going to take two months longer and cost about $400,000 more to be built, city officials say. Robert Heady, Director of Public Works for the city of Athens, asked City Council at Monday’s regular meeting if the budget for the… Read More