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Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It’s part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
The resolution sets up the likely first veto confrontation between Congress and the White House since President Trump took office.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio officials are pursuing potential disciplinary action against 25 nurses accused of failing to question an intensive-care doctor’s orders for excessive doses of painkillers given to dozens of hospital patients who then died. Attorney General Dave Yost says those nurses in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System should have questioned orders… Read More
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio judge has reversed his earlier denial of a transgender 15-year-old’s legal name change and is allowing that change. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Warren County Probate Judge Joseph Kirby ruled Tuesday that the name change “is in the best interest of the child.” Kirby previously said in his denial that… Read More
While it was a largely symbolic vote, it represents growing bipartisan pressure on the Justice Department to disclose as much as possible about the Mueller investigation.
A group of Ohio legislators are trying to add sexual orientation and gender identity or expression into the state’s anti-discrimination law. The bill known as the “Ohio Fairness Act” would make those additions a protected class in employment, housing and other public accommodations. Right now, a person in Ohio could be fired from their job,… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor has concluded a corruption investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a news release Thursday he is “hopeful that the period of uncertainty and taint” of the state Supreme Court has ended. Former Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry was sentenced last month… Read More
Selwyn Birchwood will perform Saturday, March 16 at the River City Blues Festival in Marietta, OH. WOUB spoke to him several days before the performance in the interview embedded above.
Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cents gas tax increase was dropped to 10.7 cents by the House. Now the transportation budget is in the Senate, where it’s likely to get changed again. DeWine has said his gas tax hike is the bare minimum needed to maintain and repair Ohio’s roads and bridges. Republican consultant Mike… Read More
Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.
The automaker Toyota announced Thursday major new investments in facilities in Kentucky and West Virginia to increase production of hybrid vehicles. Toyota plans to invest about $750 million in facilities in five states with almost half of that going to its plants in Kentucky and West Virginia. Toyota’s plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, already the largest… Read More
PADEN CITY, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say the drinking water in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River contains a harmful chemical widely used by dry cleaners. State Bureau for Public Health spokeswoman Allison Adler said in an email Wednesday tetrachloroethylene has been detected in Paden City’s water system since around 2010 at levels… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson has named an executive director for the Kentucky Arts Council. He is Chris Cathers, who has been a longtime staff member of the council. He has been interim executive director since September 2017. Parkinson says Cathers will keep moving the council forward and… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – The future of Ohio’s congressional district map is in the hands of three federal judges. Testimony concluded Wednesday about a lawsuit charging that the GOP-controlled redistricting resulted in an unconstitutional partisan gerrymandering. After considering post-trial legal briefs from attorneys, Judges Timothy Black, Karen Nelson Moore and Michael Watson are expected to rule… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s governor is proposing spending nearly $1 billion to combat the toxic algae in Lake Erie and to protect the state’s other lakes and rivers. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to set aside $900 million from this year’s new state budget for water quality projects over the next 10… Read More
On Sunday, March 17, starting at 2 p.m., the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH) will feature a special presentation by Ed Kitchen, the grandson of Tella Kitchen, an acclaimed folk artist whose work is currently on display in the Decorative Arts Center’s lower gallery. Attendance costs $5 for members… Read More
Barb Schmidt, also known as Peaceful Barb on Instagram, founded the non-profit Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life with the intention to teach mindfulness to all her followers. Today, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life has over six million followers and Peaceful Barb has over 94,000 followers on social media. She also is the author of the internationally bestselling… Read More