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THE O’JAYS: LIVE IN NEW YORK Premieres August 23, 2019 on WOUB – A Career-Spanning Concert Featuring Fan Favorites and New Songs From the R&B Supergroup – On March 30, 2019, R&B supergroup The O’Jays performed at the historic St. George Theatre in New York City. Taped before a live audience, this new special… Read More
The president was reportedly considering purchasing the island, which a Greenlandic politician says has strategic value. But “it sounds a little bit like a joke,” Aaja Chemnitz Larsen told NPR.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s labor secretary says more than 1,000 teachers violated state law by participating in mass rallies at the state Capitol that forced some schools to close. But Labor Secretary David Dickerson says no penalties will be assessed. Dickerson is part of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Dickerson said Friday that his… Read More
BEREA, Ohio (AP) – Court records say 11 Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexually assaulted by teammates. Authorities say the assaults and hazing occurred at a Berea-Midpark High School football camp held on the Case Western Reserve University campus in Cleveland. An… Read More
Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. That reversed a recommendation made earlier this summer by the committee that the drug be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Ohio…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The head of West Virginia’s school system says he didn’t mean to downplay the seriousness of the rising number of homeless students in the state. Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine issued a statement Friday saying he “in no way intended to convey that the data was not significant” at an education… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s top prosecutor says three former educators have been arrested on charges that they verbally abused two autistic students. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says former special education teacher Christina Lester and former aides June Yurish and Kristin Douty were arrested Friday morning and charged with misdemeanor failure to report abuse… Read More
ATHENS, OH — Standing at the podium, addressing the Ohio athletic department and media for the first time as athletic director, Julie Cromer couldn’t contain a smile. After all, her long road to the top of a Division 1 collegiate athletic department had led her to Athens as Ohio University’s first female athletic director. Cromer,… Read More
Recruiting doctors to come to work in rural hospitals has always been a challenge, especially in a hot job market. But some hospitals in remote areas are finding ways to lure much-needed talent.
The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state drugs to use in executions has capital punishment at a virtual standstill in Ohio. A state lawmaker said he has a possible solution. Ohio’s next execution is set for November, and one in December. But they’re very unlikely to go forward because the state is still… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s seasonally adjusted unemployment remained the same from June to July. State officials on Friday said the unemployment rate was 4% in July. Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6% in July of last year. The national rate was 3.7% in July, also unchanged from June, and down from 3.9% in June… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say the state’s unemployment figure rose slightly in July but remained lower than the rate a year ago. The Kentucky Center for Statistics says the state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.3% last month. The preliminary figure is up from the 4.1% rate in June. But it’s below the… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a retired West Virginia sheriff’s deputy and his son have been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Thursday announced the superseding indictment against 76-year-old Larry McCallister and 45-year-old Steven Dale McCallister. Stuart says 2.6 pounds of fentanyl were found during a raid at their home… Read More
Every weekend local music geeks unite to provide the region with 11 hours of creatively curated tunes on WOUB 1340AM, an endeavor that is known commonly as Radio Free Athens! Typically the program runs from 9 a.m. EST to 8 p.m. EST every Saturday, and can also be heard through this link. Here is a list… Read More
The first annual Dayton Funk Festival took place on Sunday, August 11 at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton, OH. Take a look at the photos from the event, taken by WOUB’s Ruthie Herman, below. Performers included The Johnson Treatment, Lyd, Top Secret, Kick-n-Flava, and the Deron Bell Band.