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Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Shuttering West Virginia Hospital Owes City $415k

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – A closing West Virginia hospital owes the city of Wheeling more than $415,000. Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron says Ohio Valley Medical Center owes almost $47,900 for fire service and $368,000 in parking fees to subsidize use of a city garage. Herron said city officials thought they had negotiated a payment… Read More

Protein powder derived from hemp

$7M Pours Into University Doing Ohio’s 1st Hemp Research

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WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) – A historically black university in Ohio is advancing its plans to become the first public institution in the state to conduct hemp research. Central State University in Wilberforce announced Thursday it’s received $7.1 million in contributions toward current initiatives, including its new hemp research program. The sum includes a single record-setting… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse behind trees

Why Taxpayers Are Now Paying For Hotels For State Lawmakers

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Recent federal income tax reforms have eliminated itemized deductions which Ohio lawmakers often used when they stayed overnight while doing legislative business in Columbus. Now, Ohio taxpayers are picking up the tab for some of those expenses. Starting August 1st, Ohio House members who live 60 miles or more from the Ohio Statehouse can get… Read More

West Virginia on a map

West Virginia Health Centers to Get $910,000 for Upgrades

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government is providing $910,000 to help 26 health centers in West Virginia improve technology access, patient information security and patient care quality. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Capito says in a statement that many people in… Read More

Anthology of Women’s Stories Inspired By #METOO at Arts West Aug. 29


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ARTS/West is pleased to announce it will host Fearless: Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment, an anthology reading and open mic event on August 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m., curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. A brief reception will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Jeanie Thicken Creamer. Those who attend are invited to bring… Read More

Authorities work the scene of a mass shooting, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Dayton, Ohio.

Friend of Ohio Shooter Charged with Lying on Firearms Forms

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The Justice Department says a friend of the Ohio gunman is being charged with lying on federal firearms forms. Authorities say more information about the charges being unsealed will be announced Monday afternoon. The charges come a little over a week after the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio. The 24-year-old opened… Read More

An apartment on West Washington Street in Athens.

Third Sentenced In Athens Shooting Death

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ATHENS (WOUB) — A third person has been sentenced in connection with the December shooting death of an Athens man. Michael Allen Russell, 19, of Glouster, was sentenced in Athens County Common Pleas Court on Aug. 7 of involuntary manslaughter, robbery, receiving stolen property and having weapons while under disability, according to the Athens County… Read More

SamJam Bluegrass Festival Returns to Piketon Labor Day Weekend

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The SamJam Bluegrass Festival is a sprawling, five-day celebration of Appalachia’s native music genre, which takes place in Piketon, OH Wednesday, August 28 through Sunday, September 1. This year the festival features the likes of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Turning Ground, The Cleverlys, and many more. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to the festival’s organizers,… Read More

Ben Davis Jr. and The Revelry II Radio A Sessions

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Earlier this year, Ben Davis Jr. and the Revelry performed three tracks off of their deceptively-easy-to-pronounce album, Suthernahia in WOUB’s Radio A. The band kickstarted the set with the sunny propulsion of “Sunday Morning,” followed by the album’s poignant leading single, “Let Me In,” and closing with the delightfully raucous “I Think You Should.” Before… Read More