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Rubber Duck Derby Goes Swimmingly


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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) –Athens Food Rescue held its annual Rubber Duck Derby and Family Fun Olympics over the weekend to raise money for their non-profit. Donors to the fundraiser can “Adopt a Duck” to race down the Hocking River and compete for first, second and third place prizes like free admission to the Columbus Zoo… Read More

Wayne National Forest

Pathogen That Causes Tree-Killing Disease Found in Ohio

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) – A plant pathogen that causes the tree-killing disease known as sudden oak death has been found in Ohio. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture say the pathogen has been confirmed in rhododendrons shipped to Walmart and Rural King stores. A department release says the pathogen was detected after Ohio recently… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Judge Orders W.Va. Gov to Provide Docs in Residency Case

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered lawyers for the governor of West Virginia to hand over documents requested in an ongoing lawsuit over his residency. News outlets report Judge Charles King rejected a dismissal motion Wednesday by Gov. Jim Justice’s attorneys and ordered the documents requested by Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle be delivered… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

Prescription Disposal Site Permanently Housed at WV Capitol

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A permanent prescription drug disposal site is being placed at the West Virginia Capitol so people wanting to dispose of medication can do so all year. There has already been a collection site at the Capitol for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, but the new location is permanent. West Virginia Attorney… Read More

Budget Creates St. Patrick’s Day Primary Over Democrats’ Objections

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The two year operating budget will move next year’s presidential primary to St. Patrick’s Day. Republicans had to move it to after March 15 so they could award all delegates to a single candidate. Republicans aren’t expected to have a competitive presidential primary, but Democrats are. They had complained St. Patrick’s Day parades and activities… Read More

Governor Signs Next 2-Year, $69B Ohio Budget, with 25 Vetoes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio’s next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income tax for people earning less than $21,750, directs $550 million… Read More

a field of hemp

State Lawmakers Vote to Allow Growing Hemp, Selling CBD Oil

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Republican-led Legislature has passed a measure that would allow Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. Federal legislation last year removed hemp from the list of federally controlled substances and now treats the low-THC version of the cannabis… Read More

Ancient Skies | Premiering Wednesday, July 24 at 8 p.m.


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Discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors understand the mysteries of space. Expert contributors decode astronomical myths and uncover the science behind their origins. With breathtaking CGI, beautiful landscape footage and some of the world’s most important astronomical artifacts, Ancient Skies looks at the cosmos through the eyes of our ancestors,… Read More