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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