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This is the first story in an occasional series exploring the links between addiction recovery and a recovering economy. It’s lunch hour, and Cafe Appalachia is bustling. Located in South Charleston, West Virginia, the former church turned restaurant has a funky, yet calming vibe. Twinkle lights and mismatched dining room sets dot the space. For… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s former House speaker purchased a $330,000 house since resigning amid a federal investigation. County records show Republican Cliff Rosenberger’s new 3,249-square-foot, four-bedroom home sits on a quarter acre in Warren County. The Dayton Daily News reports Rosenberger’s 2018 financial disclosure form listed no income sources beyond the legislative job he… Read More
A group of Congressional leaders asked the Trump administration to review a Russian company’s investment in a new Kentucky aluminum mill. The request comes from eight prominent Democratic lawmakers with leadership roles in committees with oversight, banking and national security responsibilities, including Ohio Sen.Sherrod Brown and House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff. The lawmakers… Read More
The Trump administration has reached a deal to lift tariffs on steel and other metal imports from Canada, in a move that could put the two nations a step closer to ratifying the USMCA trade pact.
CLAY, W.Va. (AP) – A one-armed man whose wrist was handcuffed to his ankle has filed a federal lawsuit against the sheriff’s department in Clay County, West Virginia. Former state Sen. Randy Schoonover says deputies used excessive force, subjected him to cruel and unusual punishment, and never told him why he was approached or what… Read More
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio county prosecutor accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a female kidnapping victim has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. The Marietta Times reports 56-year-old Kevin Rings resigned as Washington County prosecutor Thursday before sentencing. A jury convicted him last month of coercion for helping the woman, who… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — Suicide rates in Ohio are rising — and according to a recent study published by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, nine out of the ten counties with the highest suicides rates in the state fall in Appalachia. According to the study, Hocking County has the third highest suicide rate… Read More
The Trump administration announced Friday that it will delay tariffs on cars and auto parts imports while it negotiates trade deals with Japan and the European Union.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse earlier today to support a proposed wage increase for workers who assist individuals with disabilities. Representative Scott Lipps (R-Franklin) thinks workers who help people with disabilities deserve a raise. According to the non-profit group, Bridge2Equality, the average wage is $10.55 per hour. Lipps says a wage increase… Read More
WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say five students were involved in an incident involving methamphetamine at a Kentucky middle school. Letcher County Schools Superintendent Denise Yonts told news outlets that one student was taken to the hospital on Tuesday and the others were medically cleared. She did not have an updated condition on the student…. Read More
Update 12:52 p.m. Former Ohio State University students who say they were sexually abused by a campus doctor say it’s time for administrators to take responsibility. Results from a yearlong investigation released Friday say that the doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students and that numerous university personnel at the time knew about complaints…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell slightly from March to April. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4.3% in April, compared with 4.4% the previous month. Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in April 2018. The national rate was 3.6% in April, down from 3.8% in March, and… Read More
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a list… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he expects Ohio to present a federal judge with a proposed new lethal injection system within several weeks. The Republican governor says the system will be different than the previous protocol. But he wouldn’t say whether it would contain the sedative midazolam, which has been used… Read More