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The attorney general has launched an informal look at how and why the decisions were made about the early Russia investigation and by whom. It augurs another new phase of the Russia saga.
The House Financial Services Committee is grilling executives from seven banks Wednesday about overdraft fees and executive pay. The hearing comes 10 years after the financial crisis.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bill banning abortions in Ohio once a fetal heartbeat is detected is headed to Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, who has said he plans to sign it. Opponents vow to sue. The bill cleared its final hurdle Wednesday when the Ohio Senate agreed to House changes 18-13. The Ohio House had… Read More
The Numbers Fest will return to Athens for the 17th time on Saturday, April 13. Performers at the hip-hop/rap/electronic festival include Rae Sremmurd, Kid Quill, Rich the Kid, Shaun Frank, Boombox Cartel, Flipp Dinero, Mitch James, DJ Pauly D, and local talent Michael Salopek, a.k.a. DJ Trail Mix. DJ Trail Mix will be kicking off… Read More
“For the first time we have seen what we thought was unseeable,” said Event Horizon Telescope Director Shep Doeleman, as the first image of a black hole was released.
A conservative think tank has put out a list of ways it thinks Gov. Mike DeWine is wasting $2.5 billion in his proposed budget. They’re listed in the latest edition of what’s called the Piglet Book. The Buckeye Institute says there’s no reason for the state to set aside $224 million on high-tech Third Frontier program grants, or… Read More
Residents of Appalachian coal communities told a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday that the controversial mining practice known as mountaintop removal should be halted until its health effects are better studied. Late in the Obama administration the National Academy of Sciences launched a study into the health effects for communities near mountaintop removal coal mines. Donna Branham of Lenore,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A ballot measure proposing to give Ohio’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote has been withdrawn. The proposed amendment would have forced lawmakers to assure the Electoral College’s votes were delivered to whichever candidate won the most votes nationally, rather than the most votes within… Read More
Huckleberry is a romantic, coming-of-age drama set in the ’90s, and it will be screened on Sunday, April 14 at 5:15 p.m. as a part of the Athens International Film and Video Festival. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to director and writer Roger Hill and lead actor Daniel Fisher Golden about the movie, in the interviewed… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has vetoed a pension bill that was aimed at providing relief to some state-funded agencies struggling with ballooning retirement payments. Governor Bevin said in his veto message that he will call a special legislative session before July 1 to give lawmakers another chance on the issue. The… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections are $191 million ahead of estimates with three months left in the fiscal year. Gov. Jim Justice says tax collections in March were $3.8 million lower than estimates. He says the performance reflected an anticipated slowdown in winter construction. Justice says the state remains on track for… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Federal funding is being made available to help repair damage in Ohio from storms, flooding and landslides after severe weather in February. Local governments, state agencies and certain nonprofit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties are eligible for that federal assistance under a disaster declaration granted this week by President Donald… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky authorities say the state will start using rapid DNA testing for sexual assault investigations. Authorities said Wednesday that the rapid DNA system has proven successful at identifying suspects within hours. For the last several months, Kentucky State Police forensics’ laboratories have piloted use of the system. Gov. Matt Bevin and… Read More
More than 25% of Athens County children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. That was one reason for Community Food Initiatives’ annual seed and potato giveaway in Glouster on Tuesday. The giveaway is one of many CFI programs to help families in the Athens area. Who is CFI? Community Food Initiatives is… Read More
Spring has officially sprung and the fruits and vegetables are ready to sprout. Gardens are ready to be tended and that is what some Ohio University students will be doing within the next few weeks. Associate Professor of Plant Biology, Arthur Trese has a second home hidden behind the Ohio Innovation Center. He shares this… Read More
Tania Rashid views storytelling focusing on human rights and women’s issues through her own personal lens of experiences. Her life encounters have molded her into the journalist and filmmaker that she is – tracking down stories of the enslaved, the impoverished, and women who are abused, raped, trafficked and discounted by various societies. As a… Read More