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The legislation by a freshman Republican senator would prohibit features like auto-play and infinite scrolling, used by social media companies to keep users on their platform longer.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Del. Jason Harshbarger is resigning from the legislature to become a lobbyist for Dominion Energy. The Republican from Ritchie County submitted a resignation letter to the speaker of the House of Delegates on Wednesday. He’ll leave his post Aug. 30. Harshbarger is the House’s assistant majority whip and chairman… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A longtime friend of the Dayton shooter who authorities say bought him body armor and helped assemble the weapon used in the massacre will remain in jail on a charge unrelated to the shooting. Authorities said there’s no indication Ethan Kollie knew his friend was planning a mass shooting, but they… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio… Read More
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says the revisions will make the landmark conservation law more efficient. Critics say it will hurt endangered plants and animals as they face mounting threats.
The annual Athens Community Arts and Music Festival will be a celebration of the arts on West Union Street between Congress and Court Streets in Athens, OH! The ACAMF features live music from Athens and beyond. It also features artists selling their various works, poetry, dance, improv, theater, film, non-profit arts organizations with arts activities,… Read More
Tantrum Theater will present its first annual Tantrum Theater Summer Festival—a theater-focused, multi-disciplinary event over two weekends, featuring world-renowned artists at venues located on the Ohio University campus. In its first weekend, Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17 at 8 p.m., the festival will spotlight Bill Bowers in Beyond Words at the E. E…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show Ohio farmers have been hit with the state’s worst weather-prevented planting season on record. The Columbus Dispatch reports the data released this week shows Ohio had the highest rate nationally of acreage on which insured farmers were prevented from planting because of weather. The data showed Ohio’s… Read More
There continue to be concerns by cities and police agencies that they can no longer easily prosecute people who are carrying small amounts of marijuana because of the state’s new law allowing hemp and CBD oil. Some say the problem is there’s no good way to test marijuana to see whether it complies with the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of a program waiving or reducing reinstatement fees for Ohioans with suspended driver’s licenses say nearly 77,000 people benefited from the program during a trial period. A report released Wednesday by the Ohio Poverty Law Center and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services found the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative saved residents a… Read More
WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – The trial of a suspended Ohio sheriff charged with more than a dozen counts including theft in office and tampering with evidence has been set for next year. The Portsmouth Daily Times reports that the visiting judge in the case has set a trial date of Feb. 3 for suspended Pike… Read More
Start Making Sense has been performing the songs of The Talking Heads for over ten years. I spoke to the group’s frontman, Jon Braun, about emulating the artistic genius of David Bryne, performing the songs of one of the most loved new wave groups of the ’80s, and what it means to be a tribute… Read More