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Under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company will pay $5 billion and its co-founder could be subject to penalties if Facebook doesn’t comply with the agreement.
Blackoutfest XXIII (The Wedding Edition) will take place Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27 at The Union. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Taung Child and The Wastemen about performing at the event in the interviews embedded above. Check out the schedule for the event, below. THURSDAY (6 p.m.) DANA (Columbus) Absolutely Not (Chicago) Taung… Read More
“It’s in the greater public interest to allow the administration to carry out its immigration policy,” U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Kelly of Washington, D.C., said from the bench.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has signed into law a pension bill aimed at relieving regional universities and community social services agencies from crushing retirement costs. The signing ceremony on Wednesday came a couple of hours after the bill won final passage in the Senate. Bevin was joined by lawmakers and stakeholder… Read More
Danette Pratt is the creative mind behind SeriouslySickSocks™: playful, cute, “horrible” sock creations that take discarded socks and turn them into artful dolls. Pratt is a textile artist, fine artist, and retired biological illustrator who has resided in Athens for most of her life. About 12 years ago, one of Pratt’s friend’s children misplaced their… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in 52 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in June. WorkForce West Virginia says jobless rates dropped in Pocahontas County and remained steady in Braxton and Calhoun counties. Jackson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.1% was the lowest in the state, followed by Jefferson County at 3.3% and… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine opened the Ohio State Fair, which this year is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a life-size butter sculpture. DeWine opened the 166th edition of the fair Wednesday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by performances by the All-Ohio State Fair Band & Youth Choir…. Read More
Democratic members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday to provide additional funding for coal miners suffering from black lung. The bills came as a contingent of Appalachian miners afflicted with the disease lobbied lawmakers for more support. “It doesn’t only take your health. It takes your identity,” Barry Johnson said of the disease. Johnson is a… Read More
Former special counsel Robert Mueller didn’t want to appear, but lawmakers insisted that he tell his story in public to the House judiciary and intelligence committees.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a pension-relief bill and sent it to Gov. Matt Bevin. The Senate voted 27-11 Wednesday to pass the bill on the final day of a special session that began last Friday. A special legislative session costs taxpayers about $66,000 per day. Bevin called lawmakers… Read More
Blues musician Dave Keller spoke to WOUB about his most recent release, Every Soul’s a Star, the real-life people who influenced the album, the ever-enduring importance of blues music, and coming to Pomeroy’s Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash. The 19th annual Big Bend Blues and Brews Bash will take place Friday, July 26 through Saturday,… Read More
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A 19-year-old and three 18-year-olds who are accused of raping a woman in May have been indicted by a Kentucky grand jury. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 18-year-olds Ronald Leas, Ryan Davis, Michael Davis and 19-year-old Benjamin Brock were all indicted Monday on charges of rape and video voyeurism. The indictment says… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state says it’s installing Ohio’s first electronic wrong-way driver detection system. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks said Tuesday the system will be placed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio. The state says it includes 92 electronic signs… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The majority whip of the West Virginia House of Delegates has been hired by a company that’s building a controversial manufacturing plant in his district. Rockwool on Tuesday announced it has hired Republican Del. Paul Espinosa as public affairs manager. The company is building a coal- and gas-fired manufacturing plant across… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – E-cigarettes are the only tobacco product in Kentucky not subjected to an excise tax but that could change next year. News outlets report Reps. Jerry Miller and Kim Moser both proposed a bill Tuesday to place a 27.5% excise tax on all e-cigarettes. The amount equals the $1.10 excise tax on… Read More
WOUB’s Emily Votaw stopped by the 2019 Athens Rock Camp for Girls to speak to some of the campers about their experience. This year, the camp will take place Monday, July 22 through Sunday, July 28 and culminate with a performance by the campers on Saturday, July 27 in Ohio University’s Glidden Hall at 7 p.m. There… Read More