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ATHENS, OH — It was certainly a hectic Monday afternoon for all of NCAA division one women’s basketball. After the official tournament bracket leaked in its entirety on an ESPN show meant to talk about the men’s tournament nearly three hours before it was scheduled to be revealed in its own time slot, the world… Read More
Blacks and Hispanics are exposed to higher levels of air pollution than whites, yet whites consume more of the goods and services that cause it, according to new research.
Some people experience intense rage or fear when they hear the sound of people chewing, spitting, or throat-clearing. Turns out they may have a rare condition known as misophonia.
ATHENS, OH — When Jeff Boals left Ohio University in the spring of 1996 for an assistant coaching position at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, he couldn’t have known his coaching career would lead him back to Athens. But after a 23-year, six stop journey that led him from Columbus to Long Island… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio state agency designed by then-Gov. John Kasich’s administration to cut through state bureaucracy is now itself backlogged. The Common Sense Initiative was formed in 2011 by Kasich’s administration to help make Ohio business-friendly. The agency’s backlog totaled 1,233 business regulation rules for review – hundreds of which had not… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is the only Democratic senator who did not co-sponsor an LGBT anti-discrimination bill. 44 Democratic U.S. senators and the two independent senators that caucus with them have signed onto Senate bill 788. The bill sponsored by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon would add LGBT protections to… Read More
Tobin Sprout performed at The Union on Friday, March 15, 2019. WOUB’s Emily Votaw was there to capture the performance, and her photos are below.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner says sales of the state’s hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid. Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said Monday that Kentucky hemp processors reported nearly $58 million in gross product sales last year, compared with nearly $17 million in 2017. The report is… Read More
Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll pay for the spending in his $69 billion dollar budget with economic growth – not new taxes or fees. And he’s also not counting on a source of revenue several lawmakers have been hoping to secure since a big U.S. Supreme Court decision last year. DeWine said the budget isn’t… Read More
Hundreds of high school seniors bound for the armed forces were honored in Columbus this week. It’s a ceremony conceived by the state school superintendent, and it’s grown dramatically in its first year. Seniors headed for the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines were applauded for their decision to enlist, and their families were… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Doctors in Ohio are raising concerns about rules requiring counseling for people who receive drug addiction treatment. The Dayton Daily News reports state medical board currently requires patients to have counseling if they receive Suboxone, a drug used to treat addiction. The board has proposed rules specifying which types of counseling… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Efforts to support Ohio’s vulnerable children and adults, prepare more skilled workers, and address water-quality concerns would get targeted funding increases under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s first state operating budget proposal. Officials say the spending plan unveiled Friday doesn’t raise taxes, instead relying on anticipated slow, steady economic growth from existing… Read More
Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took guitar distortion to new levels and whose version of “Misirlou” became pop-culture shorthand, died on Saturday night.