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The Democrat announced his decision on ABC’s The View, saying he’s running to be a champion for manufacturing in a country that’s been fractured by trade and outsourcing.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An abortion-rights group is disagreeing with Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general over the validity of a state law that could determine if the state’s only abortion clinic stays open. The disagreement stems from a legal brief filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear supporting EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. Beshear urged a… Read More
The 46th annual Athens International Film and Video Festival will take place Monday, April 8 through Sunday, April 14 and feature a wide array of works from artists close to Southeast Ohio and from around the globe. This year the festival is presenting 260+ films at the Athena Cinema (20 South Court Street) as well… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Family members say an artist who created the first paint-by-numbers pictures and helped turn the kits into an American sensation during the 1950s has died. Dan Robbins’ son says his father died Monday in Sylvania, Ohio. He was 93. Robbins came up with the idea for paint-by-numbers photos in the 1940s… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A prosecutor in West Virginia is dismissing a charge against a man who was arrested after a woman told police he tried to abduct her young daughter but later said she might have been overreacting. News outlets report Cabell County Prosecutor Corky Hammers announced Thursday that an attempted abduction charge will… Read More
A number of government agencies work closely with the industries they are charged with regulating. The issue surfaced after Boeing’s 737 Max planes had to be grounded by the FAA.
Ohio University Theater Division’s final play of the year takes the audience to Berlin rather than Verona with a new take on the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Director and MFA candidate Jonathan Hetler chose to bring the star-crossed lovers to Berlin in order to make the metaphorical barrier between the Montagues and the Capulets… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities observed March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month to celebrate and empower those with developmental disabilities. Board Superintendent Kevin Davis said events like the march on Court Street, attended by more than 100 people, raised awareness in the community. “[Athens] is very inclusive and integrated,” he… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who was accused of impaired driving and acknowledged driving after drinking has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Democratic Rep. Sedrick Denson pleaded guilty Thursday to having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. His license is suspended for six months, and he must… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio prison officials say a death row inmate has died, apparently from natural causes. The Springfield News-Sun reports authorities say 44-year-old Jason Dean died March 23 at the state’s medical treatment prison in Columbus “due to apparent natural causes.” Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the cause of death remains… Read More
The Lyceum, a Catholic college preparatory school, is suing the city of South Euclid for its anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTQ people. The school’s attorney says, making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes, threatens The Lyceum’s religious freedom. Christiana Holcomb with the Alliance Defending Freedom represents The Lyceum. She says the law counters some of the school’s… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new study says colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in Kentucky have increased 230% since the state expanded its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. A study by the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found while the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A study by Verizon says that West Virginians watch more television than people in any other state in the country. The report came out Wednesday and used data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It found that people in West Virginia averaged about four-and-a-half hours in front of the tube… Read More
NPR’s Bob Boilen will visit Ohio University on Friday, April 12 for the Scripps Visiting Artist series as a product of a partnership between the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media,… Read More
Drew Formsma has learned a lot about generosity his dad, Brad Formsma, author of the award-winning book I Like Giving. At the age of fourteen, Drew started speaking to huge audiences around the world about generosity and how a ripple effect begins. Still in high school, Drew is the author of the new book, Everyday… Read More