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In playoff basketball, every team has their identity. When the game becomes tight, can a team play to their strengths and use those strengths to win? During Meigs’ playoff matchup Monday night against South Point, they proved they can do just that as they won 48-43 in overtime. On opening day of the boys’ sectional… Read More
The Ohio Bobcats softball team once again was on the road for a weekend invitational tournament. This time, the Bobcats traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to play four games in the Gamecock Invitational. In the opening game the Bobcats took on the host South Carolina Gamecocks who entered the invitational ranked 14th in the country… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Health says reports that wrongly imply a newly declared outbreak of hepatitis A are circulating around the state, apparently prompted by a recent case involving a restaurant worker. A statewide outbreak of hepatitis A was declared last summer. Department spokesman J.C. Benton said Monday that outbreak remains… Read More
The incredibly hard-working Appalachia-based Fearless Starlight Band has just released a brand new EP of tunes recorded live in a variety of Nashville studios, which you can hear through the Soundcloud window below. The band has another release coming next month, entitled Over the Moon, and made up of 12 brand new tracks.
The president is prepared to veto any congressional resolutions of disapproval on his declaration of a national emergency over border security, White House adviser Stephen Miller says.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow retail outlets to sell liquor on Sundays. The Senate approved the bill 22-11 Monday to permit liquor sales after 1 p.m. on Sundays. The bill now goes back to the House of Delegates, which had earlier approved the bill. The… Read More
A conservative think tank is calling on lawmakers to make changes to counter an increase to the gas tax by making cuts elsewhere in Ohio’s tax structure. Greg Lawson with the Buckeye Institute says there is merit to the gas tax since revenue is strictly tied to infrastructure projects. Lawson says maintaining the state’s roads… Read More
Under the agreement, South Korea will contribute about $890 million a year for the U.S. military presence — less than the billion dollars or more the U.S. had requested.
Two Republican state representatives will unveil legislation tomorrow to change the state’s prevailing wage law. Actually, Ohio’s lawmakers have been trying to alter those laws for a while now. Since 1931, Ohio has had a law mandating trade workers on certain state and local projects be paid specific hourly wages and benefits. Two Republican lawmakers want to ban the mandate that local governments, universities and others pay the… Read More
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bill that would allow direct out-of-state shipments of wine to Kentucky consumers has won overwhelming approval in the state Senate. Senators voted 29-5 on Friday to pass the bill, which now goes to the state House. Republican Sen. Max Wise, the bill’s lead sponsor, says Kentucky is among five states… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Columbus police officer who was suspended after he admitted he offered to pay a woman for sex is now back on duty. Twenty-six-year-old Officer Helal Daoud, who has been with Columbus police for two years, was placed on leave in November. The Columbus Dispatch reports the woman told investigators that… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Hundreds of workers are trying to figure out their next step after the abrupt closure of a Kroger bakery in Ohio eliminated 411 jobs. The Cincinnati-based company announced the closure of the 90-year-old bakery in Columbus on Feb. 11. Kroger cited the “outdated layout and age” of the plant’s equipment. The… Read More
Clementine Creevy is the eclectic, ecstatic, effervescent front person for L.A.-based rock band Cherry Glazerr. On Sunday, February 24, Cherry Glazerr will perform at Melted, a psychedelic music festival organized by the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live at The Bluestone (583 East Broad Street) in Columbus. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Creevy about the band’s new… 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 “The Heart” from Macy Gray through “Do You Love Me” by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from R@T and “There is a Light That Never Goes… Read More
The public is invited to the Dairy Barn Arts Center on Thursday, February 28, 2019, 6 p.m., for a very special event: Athens Voices: Spoken & Heard, a spoken word performance set to complement the biennial Athens Voices USA 2019 fine art exhibition, currently on display at The Barn. The evening will feature 19 Athens-based… Read More