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The rule strengthens protections for health care providers who are unwilling to provide services like abortions. Critics say it could put women’s health in danger.
Ethical concerns aside, the genetic ingredients for human traits are so complex that editing a few embryonic genes is unlikely to have much effect — or achieve the fantasy of enhancing humans.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – Police say a student at Miami University in Ohio is accused of maintaining a hit list and threatening to “shoot up” his fraternity. Court records show 21-year-old Cameron Wallace, of Springboro, was charged Tuesday in Butler County with aggravated menacing. The police complaint says that as a member of Alpha Sigma… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – House lawmakers have proposed reducing state income taxes for low- and moderate-income Ohio taxpayers in the latest version of the state budget. The proposal unveiled in the House Finance Committee Thursday eliminates personal income tax for those earning less than $22,500. The bill would cut the tax by 4.7% for those… Read More
A major drug company has agreed to settle a lawsuit accusing it of contributing to the opioid epidemic in one of the Ohio Valley’s hardest hit states. And officials there believe it’s the largest settlement against a single pharmaceutical distributor. The McKesson Corporation agreed to pay $37 million to settle a 2016 lawsuit filed by… Read More
Earlier this month hundreds of students and community members gathered Uptown for the 50th annual International Street Fair. The event features food and music from around the world. Check out this audio slideshow from this year’s fair.
Our judges are one week closer to picking this year’s winner! In the meantime, we hope you discover a new song or artist to love out of our favorite entries from this week.
The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to welcome internationally lauded poets to its poetry series “Spoken & Heard, Poetry of Departure and Relevance;” curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Sauber Gallery. Featured will be West Virginia poets Ron Houchin and A. E. Stringer…. Read More
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A former professor at Miami University in Ohio has admitted to traveling to Missouri to have sex with a teen girl who was actually an undercover agent. The Kansas City Star reports that 53-year-old Kevin Connor Armitage entered a guilty plea Wednesday to a federal charge. Court records say he… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia delegate who resigned as chairman of the House education committee says he was asked to step down because he was having a relationship with a female intern. Republican Del. Danny Hamrick on Wednesday issued a statement describing the relationship as “no more than a mutual high school crush.”… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal authorities say two former West Virginia jail workers have been charged with using unlawful force on a pretrial detainee. The FBI, federal prosecutors and the Justice Department’s civil rights division announced in a news release 64-year-old Austin Garland Burke and 58-year-old Timmy Allen Kemper were indicted Wednesday on one count… Read More
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A “Bridge to Nowhere” in southern West Virginia will have a destination in a few years. Gov. Jim Justice held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the start of work on a 3.8-mile (6.1-kilometer) addition to the King Coal Highway. The addition will make use of a bridge that was built a… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) — A three-judge panel will hear arguments on whether federal data about how prescription opioid drugs were distributed should be made public. Attorneys for two news organizations are urging the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn a lower-court judge’s denial of access to the information. The data is a… Read More
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a two-vehicle crash in Ohio has killed three people, including an off-duty deputy, and injured four children. The patrol says the crash just before 9 a.m. Wednesday occurred on U.S. 22 in Muskingum County. A patrol release says preliminary reports indicate a pickup truck driven by… Read More
The practice of martial arts may involve self-defense, but Stan Haehl, Head Instructor at Athens Ki-Aikido says it goes much deeper than that. He says Ki-Aikido can really be seen as a kindness practice! Learn more at http://athens-ki-aikido.net/.