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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s top prosecutor says he’s sued the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed separate suits against the companies Friday in Boone County, West Virginia. Both cases accuse the drugmakers of violating the state’s… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — In a case that began as a child pornography investigation five years ago, a former Ohio University professor was convicted Friday and sentenced to community control. Amol T. Kharabe, 47, of Dublin, was convicted on charges of tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of property, all felony counts. Athens… Read More
Koch and his brother, Charles, built one of the nation’s largest private businesses and created a network of secretly funded organizations that attacked Democrats.
Marietta’s OYO is a six person musical outfit that draws inspiration from American folk, bluegrass, and country infused with rock ‘n’ roll. The band has been around for about two years, having spawned from jam sessions at Just-A-Jar Press in downtown Marietta. On September 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the band will perform… 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
China says it will slap tariffs on autos and thousands of other U.S. goods. It’s an escalation of a trade war that has rippled through the world economy and raised U.S. recession fears.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who is charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on Thursday. He’s seeking documents relating to the agency’s investigation… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Health officials say they’re investigating reports of six Ohioans who vape who experienced breathing illnesses. The Ohio Department of Health on Friday asked healthcare providers to report all suspected cases of serious pulmonary illness where the cause is unclear and the patients have a history of vaping, or using e-cigarettes. Dr…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan… Read More
Most comprehensive bluegrass music documentary ever made to air on PBS in August Big Family: The Story of Bluegrass Music offers a comprehensive look at bluegrass — its origins, the pioneers who shaped its sound, and its worldwide appeal. The documentary, narrated by actor and bluegrass enthusiast Ed Helms, will air nationally on PBS stations… Read More
ANIMAL BABIES: FIRST YEAR ON EARTH Continues Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on PBS Explore the Wonderful and Complex Worlds of Six Animal Babies as They Survive Their First Year in the Wild ANIMAL BABIES: FIRST YEAR ON EARTH, a new three-part series co-produced with BBC Studios, premieres Wednesdays, August 28 – September 11, 8:00-9:00 p.m…. Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Comedian Dave Chappelle plans to host a special block party and benefit concert in southwest Ohio for those affected by the recent mass shooting. Chappelle will be among national and local entertainers planned for the main stage at the “Gem City Shine” event in Dayton on Sunday. WDTN-TV reports the City… Read More
A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children’s health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. The report lists climate issues that create potentially hazardous conditions for children, such as lower air quality due to increased heatwaves and torrential… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of the gunman, who was shot dead by police about 30 seconds into… Read More
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Wildlife officials say a deadly virus has been detected in white-tailed deer in southern West Virginia. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that the deer were found dead in Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties. It says a lab confirmed the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease… Read More