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Scott Fickel is an avid archer. He grew up bow hunting, and continues the hobby today. But archery for sport never existed at any school he attended. When Logan joined the National Archery in Schools Program (NASP) in 2008, he immediately noticed an interest from his daughter, then from her friends and other kids in… Read More
More people are using mobile money apps to pay each other without cash. With Venmo, its social network is a key part of the payment process, and it’s changing people’s behavior in unexpected ways.
This week, the newly constituted conservative Supreme Court majority will weigh how the federal government should treat religious symbols paid for with taxpayer funds.
Advocates for renewable and alternative energy sources are calling on Ohio lawmakers to create consistency when it comes to the state’s green energy policies. They say Ohio falls behind other states when legislators keep revisiting the renewable energy standards. Advanced Energy Economy’s Ray Fakhoury says the market is trending toward the use of renewable and… Read More
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has found himself in a tough position right at the start of his administration – having to raise a tax that hits most Ohioans. And Democrats have pounced on him for it. During last fall’s campaign for governor, Republican Mike DeWine ran tough ads – one claimed Richard Cordray would “raise taxes… Read More
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it’s a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
It’s about 7:30 p.m. on a Sunday night and I’m in church. Leaning against the cool upper walls of the former First Baptist Church in Columbus, to be exact. I’m paying close attention to what I have deciphered to be the sermon, which is, at the moment, being delivered by indie rock goddess Satomi Matsuzaki. She’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An intensive-care doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients has asked the state’s medical board for a hearing before it decides whether to take further action against his suspended license. Board spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says the hearing requested Friday by William Husel hasn’t been scheduled yet…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Lawmakers in one of the largest tobacco-producing states in the country have rejected a proposal that would have raised the smoking age to 21. Senate Bill 249 would have banned anyone under 21 from using tobacco products in Kentucky. An effort to pass the bill through the state Senate Agriculture Committee… Read More
On Thursday, February 28 starting at 4:30 p.m., The Gathering Place will hold their fifth annual Community Illumination event, taking place at Central Venue (29 East Carpenter Street, Athens). The event is an annual advocacy one for community mental health awareness for the organization, which has been serving the region for over 40 years. There… Read More
IRONTON, Ohio (AP) – The suspect in the deadly Ohio shootings of four relatives, including a young boy, and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death-penalty case. Twenty-four-year-old Arron Lawson pleaded guilty to 13 counts last week in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. The case was… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia hunters have protested a bill to allow guided bear hunts and supported lowering the limit on bucks for deer hunters from three to two. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports more than 300 people packed the midwinter meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission on Sunday. The commission has no influence… 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 “Dog Eaten” from Water Liars through “Wasted On You” by Earwig from R@T and “Egyptian Reggae” by Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers through “In Every Direction”… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Three Kentucky Democrats took turns pitching their credentials as the strongest candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Matt Bevin as they appeared before a group of party leaders. Attorney General Andy Beshear on Saturday touted his record of beating Bevin in the courtroom, including his successful lawsuit to block a public pension… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has decided not to immediately consider a bill to raise pay for teachers, school service workers and state police. The Republican-led Senate on Saturday rejected a motion to take up the bill that the House of Delegates passed Friday. Instead, the Senate referred the bill to its… Read More
JOSH GROBAN BRIDGES: IN CONCERT FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN March 4, 2019 on WOUB – The International Superstar Performs a Selection of New Songs and Classic Favorites with Special Guests Idina Menzel and Jennifer Nettles – Filmed at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 18, 2018, this new concert features international superstar Josh Groban… Read More