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A group of Ohio University students are facing backlash from fellow students and the university over a video circulating on social media. The video, which is a re-creation of a once popular “Vine“, includes OU freshman Sierra Perkins and three other women in what appears to be a university residence hall saying a racial slur…. Read More
This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness and sickle cell disease.
See which 2020 presidential candidate has raised the most money, who has spent the most, where the candidates’ funding comes from — and how the Democrats stack up against President Trump.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia officials say staffing issues are slowing road repairs and they’re seeking ways to hire more to increase fixes and maintenance. New outlets report Gov. Jim Justice has asked each of the state Transportation Department’s 10 districts to make secondary road maintenance a priority amid shortages of workers and equipment…. Read More
Rough Translation, NPR’s award-winning international podcast, returns April 17 with a third season about people challenging what’s ‘normal,’ wherever they are. New 12-episode season will release stories every other week through September Nothing tells us more about the rules we follow than the stories of people who break them. Rough Translation, NPR’s award-winning international podcast,… Read More
In this installment of WOUB’s Radio A Sessions, The Infinite Improbability Drive stopped by the studio for a brief interview and performance. Find the interview and performance embedded above. The audio for this session was engineered by Adam Rich.
The plan to overhaul Ohio’s energy policy would get rid of the state’s green energy standards and would likely bailout nuclear power plants. The major utility company, FirstEnergy, has been strongly advocating for those two things to happen for years now. FirstEnergy gave more than $150,000 to House Republicans in 2018 leading up to the… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ohio (AP) – A dairy farm operated by an Ohio family for four generations is halting milk production. The (Canton) Repository reports Dwight Raber, of Raber Dairy Farms in northeast Ohio’s Stark County, was scheduled to auction off his dairy cows and much of the dairy equipment Wednesday. The 58-year-old farmer says he can… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An inmate who stabbed four fellow prisoners and a guard in separate bloody attacks is on a hunger strike inside Ohio’s toughest prison, alleging mistreatment. Greg Reinke is housed at the state’s supermax prison in Youngstown. He says he’s being harassed by guards, denied proper recreation time and lives in a… Read More
Russian aluminum company Rusal announced Monday it plans to invest in a new Kentucky aluminum mill to be built near Ashland in eastern Kentucky. The $200 million investment in Braidy Industries is Rusal’s first U.S. project since the Trump administration lifted U.S. sanctions placed against the company. Rusal had been sanctioned by the U.S. government because its major controller, Russian… Read More
PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say they hope some new measures will make a dangerous section of Interstate 77 safer to travel. The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports West Virginia Parkways Authority said it would lower the speed limit from 70 to 60 by the end of April, increase patrols, and check tractor-trailers’ equipment more often…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former West Virginia commerce secretary Woody Thrasher is running for governor. The Republican businessman announced his 2020 bid Tuesday, saying the state needs “real leadership” to create economic growth in the state. Thrasher is the founder of an engineering company with about 700 employees and offices in seven states. Republican Gov…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who faced a felony charge over a pill found in his vehicle has completed a drug education program, and the charge was reduced and dismissed Monday to resolve that matter. An Adderall pill was found when a state trooper stopped Democratic Rep. Sedrick Denson on a… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers considering public input on proposed changes to school funding are hearing from interested parties who say it’s a solid start, but want more: more money for certain schools, more clarity on charter-school funding changes and more help for the economically disadvantaged. Two proposals are on the table. One, crafted… Read More
Athens City Council is considering establishing a “Complete Streets” policy in Athens. “‘Complete Streets’ is an idea where you are looking at that public right-of-way. It’s something that every citizen is going to use and every visitor that visits our city uses every day. It’s looking at it in a way that makes it more… Read More
Charm City Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 22, 2019 on PBS and pbs.org Meet the People Working to Stem the Tide of Violence in Baltimore Filmed over a violent three-year period when Baltimore’s nickname never seemed less apt, Charm City profiles a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials who, with… Read More