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The U.S. Forest Service is proposing changes to a landmark environmental law that would allow it to fast-track some forest management projects, including logging and prescribed burning.
Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR’s recent poll on rural health found that’s especially true for one group: people with disabilities.
Matthew Caracciolo is the author of The Waygook Book: a Foreigner’s Guide to South Korea, which documents the time that he and his wife spent in South Korea as English teachers. You can continue to follow his writing and travels at matthewcaracciolo.com. On Thursday, June 20, Prologue Bookshop (841 N High St, Columbus, OH) will… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has officially requested a disaster declaration from President Donald Trump and federal assistance for 10 Ohio counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides. State officials say 21 tornadoes touched down in Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway counties during… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The sponsor of a huge online charter school that abruptly closed in Ohio has agreed to repay the state $879,000. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow closed in January 2018 after the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West suspended its sponsorship. Attorney General Dave Yost says the repayment represents the amount… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University in West Virginia has expelled a student who was allowed to remain enrolled despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female schoolmate. The college’s Wednesday announcement comes as 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin faces new sexual assault charges against two additional women. Hardin was ordered to remain jailed… Read More
Ohio’s charter schools are by law non-profit, but nearly 200 of them are managed by for-profit operating companies. And a new study by an anti-charter school group says charters run by for-profit operators spend a lot more money on non-classroom costs than traditional public schools do. Steven Dyer with the research group Know Your Charter looked… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board members time to consider expert reports…. Read More
Coal companies controlled by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice have agreed to a settlement covering millions of dollars in overdue property taxes in four eastern Kentucky counties: Harlan, Knott, Magoffin, and Pike. Checks totaling $1.2 million from Justice entities began rolling in last week, county officials said. According to state officials, the… Read More
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) – Sheriffs in two Ohio counties are offering a $5,000 reward for information about a mild-mannered couple missing for the last year and now feared dead. Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas and Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla announced the reward Monday concerning 65-year-old Brian Goff and 56-year-old Joni Davis. They were… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief has ordered county election boards to undergo a host of security upgrades that he says will guard against cyberattacks and other threats ahead of the 2020 election. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said up to $12 million in Help America Vote Act funding is available for the… Read More
On Saturday, June 15, The Union will host a celebration of the life of Ivan Faske, the legendary owner of the beloved Athens ’70s-’80s bar and nightlife venue Swanky’s. Faske passed September 16, 2018 after a three-year-long struggle with cancer. The event will feature performances by The Wingnuts, Hotcakes, The Come On, Come Ons, Mimi… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A student who remains enrolled at West Virginia’s Marshall University despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student is facing charges of assaulting two more women. Court records filed Thursday show 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin was indicted on second-degree sexual assault charges involving two women in 2018. Hardin… Read More
THE LAVENDER SCARE Premieres Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00-10:00 p.m. on PBS Narrated by Glenn Close, Film Tells the Shocking Story of the U.S. Government’s Decades-Long Effort to Rid the Federal Workforce Of LGBTQ Employees Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde… Read More
Science reporting and writing has become the mainstay of award-winning journalist Maria Gallucci. She feels that factual writing about the environment and in-depth science reporting is important and necessary in a world clouded with concepts of “alternative facts” and “spin.” Gallucci is a bi-lingual reporter who has had global experience with an emphasis on reporting… Read More