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ATHENS, OH — When Ohio and Dayton met on the baseball diamond last week in Dayton, RJ Wagner started for the Flyers and Eamon Horwedel started for the Bobcats. Dayton jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first five innings on their way to a 15-5 victory. The Bobcats had a chance to rectify… Read More
The twin sites in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory are about to go back online. New hardware should make them able to sense more colliding black holes and other cosmic events.
On the first day of hearings on Gov. Mike DeWine’s $69 billion operating budget, lawmakers are hearing about two sets of economic forecasts. And they’ll have to decide which estimates they’ll go with. “Conservative” is the word heard over and over when it comes to this budget. Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers have questioned how DeWine… Read More
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul has withdrawn Wisconsin’s support for laws in Indiana and Ohio that limit abortion access. Former Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel filed amicus briefs supporting the laws in a pair of lawsuits challenging them. The Capital Times reported Tuesday that Kaul withdrawn the state’s support on Monday…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has ordered highway crews to compile a list of secondary road projects in their counties. Speaking to Division of Highways district engineers and county supervisors Tuesday in Charleston, the Republican governor gave them a three-day deadline to come up with a list of problem roads, then… Read More
Republican Senate leaders released their version of the transportation budget bill, making dozens of changes to what the House passed in HB62, however the gas tax increase went untouched. Sen. Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) says it’s very likely that will change. The House passed a 10.7-cent increase to the gas tax over the next two years. That means a… Read More
Medical marijuana sales in Ohio continue to increase, even if the product is still available on a very limited basis. The Department of Commerce reports people have bought more than $2 million of medical marijuana in the first two months of sales. The nine medical marijuana dispensaries now open have sold 288 pounds of the product since the first… Read More
ONA, W.Va. (AP) – Hundreds of West Virginia residents attended the state’s first public hearing to prepare for an upcoming special legislative session to address education issues. Parents, educators and the public attended the forum Monday at Cabell Midland High School in Ona where they were divided into groups to participate in small round-table discussions…. Read More
As the Ohio House prepares to hold hearings on Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed operating budget, Democratic members want to make sure their priorities are considered. Issues including a higher minimum wage, paid family leave, and health care security are all part of what the Dems call the “Ohio Promise” plan. Democrats say Ohio has the promise of rewarding hard… Read More
POMEROY (WOUB) — Little is left of Mountaineer Metals in Pomeroy after a fire engulfed it on Saturday night. The fire was reported at 11:15 p.m and it took more than 70 firefighters to finally put it out around 4:30 a.m. No injuries were reported and the fire was contained within the building, according to… Read More
Stuart’s Opera House welcomes Parker Millsap on Thursday, March 21 at 8 p.m. and tickets are on sale now! This will be a solo and acoustic show! At 25 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. He’s had… Read More
Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend.
Athens City Council discussed an ordinance Monday night to issue $460,000 of notes to pay for the installation of smart parking meters. The ordinance, proposed by Peter Kotses, came after the city rejected a proposal to lease the meters. “We were basically going to be paying $50,000 more in interest fees to lease the meters,”… Read More
PBS TELEVISION SERIES “WOMEN, WAR & PEACE” RETURNS FOR SERIES II IN MARCH 2019 With women elected to Congress in record numbers, the landmark documentary series returns to show many of the biggest international stories of conflict, human rights struggles, and peace-making are shaped by women In a year when American women mobilized, ran for… Read More
Nature: The World’s Most Wanted Animal Pangolins are often described as “the most endangered animal you’ve never heard of.” The world’s only scaly mammal, pangolins are now trafficked at a higher rate than rhinos, elephants and tigers combined, for medicinal use in China, Thailand and Vietnam. Very little is known about even their most… Read More