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ATHENS, OH — One strike. That was how close Ohio was to beating Ohio State for the first time since 1990 and ending an 11-game losing streak to the Buckeyes. That was how close the Bobcats were to their biggest win of the season. Ohio State first baseman Conner Pohl sent that strike to center… Read More
Wisconsin created the Green Alert – a statewide call-out when family, friends or caregivers report a troubled veteran is missing. That may save lives, but it exposes a personal crisis to all.
Today is the first day of early voting for the May primary – which means yesterday was the last day to register to vote. And though turnout in off-year primaries is especially low, there may be those who will try to vote but find they’ve been removed from the rolls. In February, Secretary of State… Read More
The attorney general says work is going well in redacting the special counsel’s report about the Russian interference in the 2016 election — and DOJ has at least one other report coming too.
General Magic was a technological start-up that spun out from Apple in 1990 with some of the creators of the Mac at it’s forefront, focused on developing the piece of technology that most of us have and often take for granted: the smartphone. The “magicians” did just that: they developed a handheld, wireless personal communicator… Read More
A national movement to ban plastic bags is gaining steam, but these restrictions may actually hurt the environment more than help it. Human nature, hard truths, and what kind of bag to use anyway?
MARION, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man whose 1994 death sentence for the rape and slaying of a woman was overturned has been resentenced to 26 years to life in prison. A federal appeals court overturned Maurice Mason’s death sentence in 2008 and ordered the new sentencing that occurred Monday in Marion County. The appeals… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bill to legalize sports betting in the state has been introduced in the Ohio House. Republican Rep. Dave Greenspan, of Westlake, and Democratic Rep. Brigid Kelly, of Cincinnati, introduced legislation Tuesday to establish a Sports Gaming Advisory Board designed to legalize and regulate sports gambling in Ohio. Greenspan’s release Tuesday… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A committee of the Republican-led Ohio House has voted along party lines on legislation banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Tuesday’s vote came after the House Health Committee altered the bill to assure state rules allow “standard medical practices” to detect the heartbeat. That could include abdominal or transvaginal… Read More
FirstEnergy Solutions, which runs coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, is working on a new bankruptcy proposal after a federal judge denied their initial filing. FES is filing for bankruptcy, in a restructuring plan that would officially separate the company from its parent company FirstEnergy Corp., the energy distributor. Dick Munson, senior director for the… Read More
Last year, WOUB culture interviewed Steve Zarate about his album, Patchwork of Light, which is finally seeing potential physical release thanks to a Kickstarter that Zarate launched last month. The final day for the fundraiser is Saturday, April 27, and so far, as of the publication date of this article, the Kickstarter has received $1,291… Read More
Filmed largely throughout Athens and Meigs Counties, Departure is a family drama crafted in the midst of Southeast Ohio by filmmakers who have either graduated from or are currently studying at Ohio University. WOUB spoke to filmmakers Dustin Jenkins, Daniel Agüera, and Semih Bedir about the making of the film, which will be screened on Sunday,… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say a man was caught with a loaded handgun at a West Virginia airport checkpoint. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman says officers stopped the man Monday at the Huntington Tri-State Airport after the gun was found in his carry-on bag. She says the man told security officers that he forgot… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky is struggling with the nation’s worst hepatitis A outbreak, and its state Department of Public Health is suddenly without its infectious diseases chief. John Bennett says he was dismissed on Friday. Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesman Doug Hogan confirmed in an email to the AP that Bennett is… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill increasing the gas tax in Ohio by 10.5 cents moving the tax from 28 cents per gallon to 38.5 cents, the first increase in the gas tax since 2005. Athens County Engineer Jeff Maiden said rural counties like Athens will see better roads as a result. The… Read More
David Sutherland’s Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Premieres Monday, April 15 on PBS and PBS.org Special Presentation of Independent Lens, FRONTLINE and VOCES The latest film from acclaimed filmmaker David Sutherland (Kind-Hearted Woman, Country Boys, The Farmer’s Wife), Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore examines the US immigration system through the lives of two unforgettable… Read More