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An Ohio Valley ReSource analysis of federal mine safety data shows that the companies belonging to the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice owe $4.3 million in delinquent debt for mine safety violations. That is far more than the companies owed when Justice ran for governor in 2016, when he pledged to make good… Read More
Some 11 million deaths annually are linked to diet-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease, a study finds. Researchers say that makes diet the leading risk factor for deaths around the world.
Employers added 196,000 jobs in March, bouncing back from February’s weak growth, the Labor Department said Friday. The jobless rate was unchanged at nearly 50-year lows.
Who is DJ Barticus? That is the question that filmmakers and Ohio University alumni Logan Fouss and Hannah Barrow did their best to answer in their film, I Am DJ Barticus, which has been selected by the Athens International Film and Video Festival to screen on Wednesday, April 10 at the end of a collection… Read More
In honor of National Poetry Month the Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to welcome nationally lauded poets to its poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance,” Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Sauber Gallery. Featured will be Kentucky multidisciplinary artist, Bianca Lynn Spriggs, West Virginia Poet Laureate… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say they’ve made 19 arrests in six months after investigations into child exploitation in West Virginia. Federal and state officials on Thursday announced the results of a task force that focuses on child exploitation and human trafficking. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says his office has been proactive in preventing such… Read More
Death Cab For Cutie exists in a peculiar spot. The Portland based indie rockers are symbolic of millennial nostalgia — their 2003 release, Transatlanticism, being formative to more than a few angsty teenagers — yet they are also a dynamic, ever-changing outfit, continually challenging and changing their sound throughout the entirety of their nearly double… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois. 11:15 a.m. An FBI affidavit says an Ohio man who authorities say falsely claimed to be an Illinois boy missing for eight years has made similar claims twice before. The affidavit filed in federal… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – If Ohio children are absent from class without excuse, their schools will have to notify their parents within the first two hours of the school day under a new law taking effect Friday. It was enacted in response to the death of 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze, who was kidnapped and killed in Cleveland… Read More
Some manufacturers evaded scrutiny by slightly modifying the molecular structures of substances. Monday’s announcement “puts a wider array of substances under regulation,” a Chinese official says.
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man says his middle school teacher sexually abused him for years, gave birth to his children and threatened to take them away if he left her. The Intelligencer reports 28-year-old Christopher Birch is suing former Bridge Street Middle School science teacher and track coach, Elizabeth Harbert, in an… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a contaminated food source is believed to have caused an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 46 people in the state. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokeswoman Barbara Fox says six people have gone to the hospital due to the outbreak. State public health officials… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials are investigating an increase in HIV cases, mainly among intravenous drug users in Cabell County, but they haven’t detected an increase among drug users in Kanawha County. The coordinator of a Charleston-based HIV treatment program says there’s likely people with HIV in the area who haven’t been… Read More
A new school funding formula from two state representatives is getting a lot of attention. But while the House Speaker calls the existing formula a “disaster”, he says the new one isn’t a done deal. If fully funded over two years, the new formula would cost just over $1 billion more than the current K-12 budget. But… Read More
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a… Read More
The greatest novel. The greatest adaptation. Les Misérables Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins star in Victor Hugo’s epic tale, scripted by Andrew Davies on MASTERPIECE Sundays, April 14 – May 19, 2019 A blockbuster novel for over 150 years comes vividly to life in award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies’ multi-layered retelling of Les Misérables… Read More