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A little-noticed Trump administration proposal would require hospitals, doctors and insurers to post the true, negotiated price for a medical procedure or service, as opposed to the “list” price.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed into law a bill fixing what gun rights advocates said was a mistake that could have inadvertently banned several types of legal guns. At issue was legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and limits local governments’ ability… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The government is accusing a vice squad officer in Ohio of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. Charges announced Monday also accuse the veteran Columbus police officer of witness tampering and lying to federal agents when he said he’d never had sex with prostitutes. The… Read More
Richland Avenue’s crosswalk has always buzzing with activity. Now that the street’s planned underpass has been pushed back to 2020, both pedestrians and drivers parties will still have to deal with the same issues. Most of the pedestrians are students, who cross the street that connects West Green to the rest of campus. The students… Read More
When asked by reporters whether it’s time for the federal government to hike taxes on gas, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine explains why he thinks that’s not a good idea. DeWine, who wants to increase Ohio’s tax on gasoline, says increasing the federal gas tax isn’t the answer to the state’s problem. “I’d rather for our… Read More
The Ohio House and Senate is exploring its options when it comes to how the state gives money to e-schools. But as lawmakers are discovering, the issue gets complex when considering the different types of online academies. There are digital platforms found within traditional public schools, charter schools, and dropout prevention and recovery schools. The… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Carter, Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas were awarded with All-MAC honors Monday, the league announced. In a vote conducted by media members and coaches, Carter was selected to the All-MAC third team, while Preston and Vander Plas both made the All-MAC Freshmen Team. Carter missed all but three games last… Read More
President Trump’s 2020 budget proposal, released on Monday, calls for $8.6 billion in new border wall funding, along with increased military spending and deep cuts to domestic programs.
Getting DNA into plant cells is tricky. Researchers have tried using infectious bacteria, as well as gene guns that shoot gold bullets. Then a physicist came up with a new approach almost by accident.
Taung Child is the Athens-based weirdo noise rock project that graces this edition of WOUB’s Radio A Sessions. The band is spearheaded by Colby Smith, who put together the band after finding the sonic aggression of the Athens music scene lacking. The five person outfit isn’t as intimidating as one might fear after hearing that… Read More
The president’s budget is expected to propose drastic cuts to government programs. But NPR has learned it will also call for increased spending on child care, something Ivanka Trump has championed.
MIT Technology Review wrote about a study that found hipsters look alike. A man mistakenly thought the photo at the top of the story was of himself and threatened legal action.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The GOP will have its largest margin ever in the state Senate after voters in an eastern Kentucky district elected a Republican for the first time since the 1960s. Republican Phillip Wheeler defeated Democrat Darrell Pugh in a special election last week in state Senate District 31. The Legislative Research Commission… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia corrections officials say full-body scanners are now being used on inmates entering the state’s regional jail system to reduce the infiltration of contraband. The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says in a news release inmates entering nine regional jails must now pass through a scanner similar to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The state Department of Education will hold seven public forums as part of preparations for the upcoming special legislative session. The department says in a news release the first forum will be held March 18 at Cabell Midland High School. Gov. Jim Justice called the special session to address teacher pay… Read More
Maybe it’s just because a large number of older people have learned the benefits of exercise and canine companionship. Whatever the reason, walking a dog on a leash has been linked to more fractures.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a proposal that calls for a review of the state’s response to a hepatitis A outbreak that became one of the country’s largest. Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey said Monday the goal is to determine how the outbreak occurred, how it spread and how such outbreaks… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – A former speaker of the Ohio House is insisting there was Democratic input during the redrawing of the state’s congressional map. Retired Republican Rep. William Batchelder testified Monday, as a federal trial entered its second week in a lawsuit by voter rights groups that say the current seats resulted from “an unconstitutional… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state Commerce Department has awarded Ohio’s first certificate of operation to a medical marijuana processor, allowing for the conversion of cannabis into edibles, tinctures, creams and other products. Grow Ohio in Muskingum County received its certificate Thursday. Commerce Department spokeswoman Kerry Francis says 37 other processors awarded provisional licenses are… Read More
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio appeals court has overturned a judge’s decision that denied a transgender 15-year-old a legal name change. The 12th District Court of Appeals ruled recently that Warren County Probate Judge Joseph Kirby’s decision “was arbitrary, unreasonable, unconscionable and based solely upon the transgender status of the applicant’s child.” Kirby’s ruling… Read More