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New documents leaked about NRA top executive Wayne LaPierre’s high clothing and travel expenses contrast with the culture of fear, poor pay, and an underfunded pension described by former staffers.
ATHENS, OH — Following a coaching search of newly two months, the Ohio hockey team has found their new head coach. Former University of Jamestown head coach Cole Bell will take over as the Bobcats’ 14th head coach in the program’s history. “I am very excited to join the Ohio University community and lead the… Read More
Congress so far hasn’t used the special counsel report to draft new laws aimed at protecting elections from foreign interference. One key senator worries about missing the moment.
CINCINNATI (AP) – Edible gummies are finally available at some Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a limited amount of gummies went on sale late last week. Just two of Ohio’s 39 planned marijuana processing facilities thus far have been certified to produce edibles and other cannabis products. Only marijuana flowers had been… Read More
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio country club plans to appeal an order that it sell its property to a nonprofit agency seeking to provide public access to ancient burial mounds. The Newark Advocate reports Licking County Judge David Branstool ruled recently that Ohio History Connection can reclaim the 2,000-year-old Octagon Mounds from Moundbuilders… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the consent agreement dated April 19 was made public Tuesday. MVP has received at least 20 notices of violations in several… Read More
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to challenge Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill”, a ban on abortion at the first detection of a fetal heartbeat. That can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law was signed in April, but wouldn’t take effect for three months. The ACLU of Ohio’s Legal Director, Freda Levenson,… Read More
NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) – A coroner says a woman who died in a county jail in Ohio ingested a package containing a yet unknown substance. The Coshocton Tribune reports Tuscarawas County Coroner Jeff Cameron says it could take six to eight weeks for the completion of toxicology tests to determine what 21-year-old Megan Larrick… Read More
The Ohio Supreme Court has added a new inmate to the execution schedule – though Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed four executions until a new way to carry them out is developed. DeWine said the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is moving on his order to work up a new lethal injection method. “We expect to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 36-year-old Erica Nicole Blake of Parkersburg entered the plea in federal court in Charleston. Stuart says in… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky House’s speaker says the governor still lacks the votes in the Republican-led House to pass his pension-relief proposal in a potential special legislative session. Speaker David Osborne told reporters Wednesday that some House members haven’t reached a “comfort level” with the proposal offered by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The speaker… Read More
The Nelsonville Music Festival will celebrate its 15th birthday June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus. Performers include the likes of Mavis Staples, Tyler Childers, The Breeders, Death Cab For Cutie, Thee Oh Sees, Mandolin Orange, Water Witches, and many more. WOUB spoke to Brian Koscho, the marketing director of the festival,… Read More
Emma Goldman To Have Encore Broadcast Tuesday, May 21, 2019 on WOUB One of Four “Women in History” Episodes on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in May Emma Goldman, a biography of the notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher, will have an encore broadcast on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 9:00-10:00 pm on PBS…. Read More
A new podcast will launch on Memorial Day – “Defining Moments Podcast: Conversations about Health and Healing. The podcast is created by Dr. Lynn Harter and is produced by WOUB Public Media. Dr. Harter is a Communication Studies professor, Emmy-winning documentarian, storyteller and the co- founder of the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social… Read More