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As Congress hears testimony on the epidemic of black lung disease among Appalachian miners, two labor leaders are calling on Congress and regulators to do more to protect miners. In a letter to the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA, the United Mine Workers of America and the United Steel Workers of America urged… Read More
The Ohio House has overwhelmingly passed a bill giving courts options to divert those charged with drug crimes away from prison and into treatment programs. The bill, labeled as House Bill 1 to indicate its priority, would expand access to programs for non-violent drug offenders for treatment instead of conviction or prison, and to allow for sealing… Read More
CANTON, Ohio – A physician accused of running a pill mill in Stark County has been found guilty on 187 counts related to the operation. Frank Lazzerini, who practiced in Jackson Township, prescribed opioids and other drugs without a legitimate medical purpose, according to a press release from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Among the charges… Read More
The drugs were reportedly found in seven containers aboard the MSC Gayane at Philadelphia’s Packer Marine Terminal. Authorities say it is one of the biggest-ever drug busts in the U.S.
There’s an unusual air of suspense surrounding the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting, with the possibility that the central bank could cut rates for the first time in nearly 11 years.
The Trump administration is replacing one of President Obama’s signature plans to address climate change. It could help some coal-fired power plants, but likely won’t slow the industry’s decline.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a 2017 decision by state utility regulators that allowed FirstEnergy to charge an additional fee to be spent toward modernizing the electric grid. In a 4-3 decision Wednesday, the court sided with environmental and consumer groups that had challenged the so-called distribution modernization rider to… Read More
COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) – Officials have identified the victims of one of two Ohio fires that killed a total of four children and two adults. The Licking County Sheriff’s Office said the victims of a Tuesday house fire were 72-year-old Dennis Erckert, 49-year-old Kelly Waters and 6-year-old Jeremiah Rutter. That blaze was near the Perry… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Ohio’s southern district says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in December to violating… Read More
The final version of the Ohio Senate’s budget is expected Wednesday. While there will certainly be some proposals added in, some things are unlikely to change – such as the money that goes to a fund that’s been decimated over the last eight years. The initial Senate budget cuts taxes by $700 million over two… Read More
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) – Eligible West Virginia students could receive free tuition at Bluefield State College this fall. News outlets report the college announced Tuesday that over a dozen programs classified as “high-skilled, high-demand” would begin offering free tuition. Qualifying students can be incoming, current or transferring state residents that are Pell grant eligible and… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A legislative audit has found that the Jobs Act enacted by West Virginia lawmakers in 2001 in hopes of assuring that 75 percent of jobs on state-funded public works projects would go to local workers has failed. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the audit says the legislation has been wholly ineffective and… Read More
The long and winding road that leads to your door also leads to other winding roads and graveyards and tunnels and towns throughout southeast Ohio and Ken Bowald is an Interpretative guide here to help you navigate. Bowald is one of the organizers of The Winding Road an organization that promotes tourism in Appalachia through… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio House committee has scheduled a vote on legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons without having to receive training, undergo a background check or obtain a license. The House Federalism Committee meets Wednesday on the bill sponsored by Rep. Ron Hood of Ashville and Rep. Thomas Brinkman Jr., of… Read More
JACKSON (WOUB) — The mayor of a Southeastern Ohio town will face charges which allege he used his influence as a public official to secure money and a public contract. Randy Heath, 64, was indicted in Jackson County Common Pleas Court on Monday on six counts of having an unlawful interest in a public contract… Read More
Secrets of the Dead: World War Speed Premieres Tuesday, June 25 at 8 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/secrets and the PBS Video app Stories about drug use by Hitler and German forces during World War II have been widely told. What’s less well known is the Allied commanders’ embraced pharmacological “force enhancers” as well. By 1941,… Read More
TIANANMEN: THE PEOPLE VERSUS THE PARTY Premieres Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:00-11:00 p.m. on WOUB Scheduled in Conjunction with the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Documentary Tells the Story of the Pro-Democracy Movement and Demonstration That Ended With Brutal Violence and Set the Stage for Modern-Day China On the night of June… Read More