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Analysts weigh the possible offers North Korea’s leader could make later this month in Vietnam.
The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful “gene drive.” The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.
The Southern Poverty Law Center says many groups are driven by white supremacist ideology and the “hysteria over losing a white-majority nation.” Critics accuse the group of overblowing the threat.
On Sunday, February 24, California’s Heron Oblivion will perform at Melted, a psychedelic rock festival that has been organized by the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live. The band is what one could easily categorize as a “psych-rock supergroup,” as every member was a part of the mid-2000s psychedelic rock scene in various capacities…. Read More
Ohio Football 2019 Schedule: A Rivalry Game Resumes and Bobcats Featured on 150th Anniversary Celebration
The road to Detroit has been revealed for Bobcats Football. The Ohio Bobcats 2019 schedule was released Wednesday morning, revealing the dates of a plethora of big games that stand between the ‘Cats and a trip to the MAC Championship Game in December. Most notably, the Battle of the Bricks game returns to Athens this… Read More
Workshops for Early Childhood Professionals Are you ready for this year’s Ohio Ready to Learn Workshop Series? All workshops are Step Up To Quality approved and are offered at no charge. We will explore books, PBS Kids Apps, and other learning activities around these topics. Check out our website for the complete schedule, or find… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia school board has approved placing security guards at 12 schools. News outlets report the Cabell County Board of Education approved placing security guards at several schools that don’t have man-trap entry Tuesday. A handful of buildings do not have double-doored man-trap main entrances, which are reinforced and remotely… Read More
Ohio’s top elections official, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, says giving workers a day off for Election Day is an interesting idea, but he’s not convinced it’s the one and only solution. The city of Sandusky moved its paid city holiday from Columbus Day in October to Election Day. Local leaders said they wanted to prioritize that time as… Read More
The leaders of Ohio’s two major parties see different signs in the outcome of the 2018 election. At a forum sponsored by the Ohio Associated Press, both said they have good reason to hope their parties will be in control in coming years. Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken says the 2018 election proved one thing…. Read More
When battery manufacturer EnerBlu announced it would suspend plans for a new factory in Pikeville, Kentucky, the company used an intriguing phrase. “Unexpected geopolitical factors,” the company said, had soured the deal. According to a former executive at the company, those factors tied the rural eastern Kentucky development project to one of the world’s largest… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has agreed with a Senate amendment that will allow retail outlets to sell liquor on Sundays except when it falls on Christmas or Easter. The House previously passed the bill and approved it with the Christmas-Easter amendment added on an 86-12 vote Tuesday without debate…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have taken the first step to legalize sports betting. A legislative committee approved House bill 175 on Wednesday. The bill would make it legal to bet on sports in Kentucky. It would also make internet poker and fantasy sports gambling legal. Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Adam Koenig said the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting “a possible escape attempt and possible riot” when the plan was interrupted. The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, drawings of handguns, and a fake explosive device. Prison officials… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says there won’t be any executions in Ohio in the near future. DeWine told reporters at an Ohio Associated Press event that a federal court has ruled Ohio’s existing death penalty drugs are cruel and unusual punishment. That’s why he delayed the execution of Wayne Keith Henness weeks ago. And now DeWine says he has put… Read More
For many little kids, high school basketball is the pinnacle of their athletic ambitions. The varsity squad, practically superheroes before their eyes, an aspiration to climb towards as they grow. Then, as the day comes when those young adults are finally able to put on that jersey and represent their hometown and those heroes of… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia public school teachers are striking for a second day even though legislation they loathed was tabled in the House of Delegates. Schools in 54 of the state’s 55 counties were closed Wednesday. The lone holdout again was Putnam County. Leaders of three unions covering teachers and school service workers… Read More