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KENT, OH — Ohio played one of their most complete offensive games of the season on Tuesday night. The Bobcats shot the ball nine percentage points better, 52.9, than their season average of 43.4 and shot nearly 15 percentage points better, 44.4, from beyond the arc than their season average of 30 percent. Ohio turned… Read More
Most patients do fine, research suggests, when the lead surgeon steps away to begin another procedure. But patients who are older or have underlying medical conditions sometimes fare worse.
Claims of massive illegal voting by noncitizens have routinely been disproved, but some noncitizens end up on the voter rolls, often by accident. Now, states are trying to fix that.
Vivian Livingood is the mayor of Gilbert, a southern West Virginia town of under 500 people that has struggled for years without reliable internet. Livingood said that hampers Gilbert’s tourism, businesses and schools. “We get kicked off the internet here every two minutes, and that’s if we can afford the internet,” Livingood said. “And it’s… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18-cent hike in the gas tax is still before state lawmakers. They would have to approve it as part of the transportation budget, which must be signed into law by March 31. Senate President Larry Obhof said if lawmakers have to hike the gas tax, it should be paired at some… Read More
President Trump told governors yesterday that automakers are returning to Ohio and other states, a remark he’s said before that fact checkers have found to be untrue. Gov. Mike DeWine was among the guests who heard that comment. DeWine said he talked with Trump at a dinner the night before, and that the president is… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine has filled the final position open in his cabinet, which is likely the most diverse in state history. Amy Acton has decades of experience as a doctor and administrator. She’s the first physician to lead the agency in almost five years. And Acton says she has a holistic approach. “The food we… Read More
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the lineup of poets for the second event in its spring poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” to be held March 7, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Sauber Gallery. The evening is curated by Athens Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. Featured will be… Read More
The onetime attorney and fixer has closed meetings scheduled with the House and Senate intelligence panels and an open one set for the House oversight committee. It could be a doozy.
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting an increase in its budget, saying it’s crucial to encouraging safety and wellness among workers while keeping employer rates down. Ohio BWC is requesting a $644 million biennial budget, an increase of nearly 9%. BWC Administrator Stephanie McCloud told the Ohio House Insurance committee its programs help keep workers safe and healthy,… Read More
NPR has found that Walmart is changing the job requirements for front-door greeters in a way that appears to disproportionately affect workers with disabilities.
The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will bring their unique live show to the Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday, March 1 starting at 7 p.m. WOUB’s Emily Votaw interviewed the director of the group, Andrew Greene, about the formation of what the Washington Post called “the premiere ragtime ensemble in America,” in the interview embedded above.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has nominated a licensed physician with more than 30 years of experience in public health and preventive medicine to direct Ohio’s Department of Public Health. The state’s Republican governor on Tuesday announced the selection of Dr. Amy Acton to lead the department. A news release from the governor’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state is arguing that lawmakers didn’t violate the Ohio Constitution or a procedural rule when they passed the divisive House Bill 70, which shifted control of poor-performing school districts. The Ohio Supreme Court is considering a case challenging the so-called Youngstown Plan, which puts operational control of such districts in… Read More
A Holocaust survivor, Sami Steigmann, spoke to OU students at Chabad about undergoing Nazi medical experimentation as a young child and how it has impacted his life. Steigmann, a 79-year-old from New York City, travels the world to encourage people to learn from their past, work towards a better future, and eliminate any hatred they have… Read More
Earlier this month, Morgantown, West Virginia’s Charles Wesley Godwin released his solo debut, Seneca. The album is an achingly intimate portrait of life in Appalachia — from the region’s deeply characteristic landscape to the rich sense of family that is a celebrated part of Appalachian culture. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Godwin in the interview embedded… Read More
Here’s Looking At You by Marvin The Robot Marvin the Robot is the low-fi, indie rock project of Columbus-based musician Miles Curtiss, and he’s been been exploring themes of love, loss, and alienation with weird, ultra-sincere tunes since 1999. On Valentine’s Day, the band released “Here’s Looking at You,” a single from their forthcoming album,… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) — The federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs is changing the lineup for the first “bellwether” trial in Cleveland. U.S. District Judge Dan Polster ruled Monday that claims made by the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga, which includes Cleveland, and Summit County, which includes Akron, will… Read More