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For the director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Paul Nakasone, it means relentlessly tracking adversaries in cyberspace and increasingly taking action against them.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Monday found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the state’s opioid crisis and ordered the consumer products giant to pay $572 million to clean up the problem. Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman’s ruling followed the first state opioid case to make it to trial and could… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state’s largest school district and its teachers union have approved a three-year contract that includes pay raises and some smaller class sizes. The Board of Education for the 50,000-student Columbus City Schools district approved the agreement Monday. The Columbus Education Association ratified it Sunday. The union represents more than 4,000… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The secret testimony from former Purdue Pharma President Richard Sackler and other records in a Kentucky opioids lawsuit must be made public after the state Supreme Court declined to review an earlier ruling. The court record was sealed in 2015 as part of a $24 million settlement between Purdue and the… Read More
Mayors are actively lobbying state lawmakers to consider a package of changes to gun laws and mental health policy unveiled by Gov. Mike DeWine in the wake of the Dayton mass shooting earlier this month. Democratic Dayton mayor Nan Whaley is a founding member of the Ohio Mayors Alliance, and a former Democratic candidate for governor. And she said… Read More
The U.S. and French presidents are jointly addressing the media in Biarritz, France, about the gathering of global economic powers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A wall is going up between Republicans and Democrats in Kentucky’s Capitol. The Courier-Journal reports Senate President Robert Stivers said he authorized building a wall in the State Capitol Annex so that three Republicans won’t have to share office space with Democrats. Stivers said GOP members should have the ability to… Read More
Classes are officially back in session on Ohio University’s Athens campus, where WOUB and Radio Free Athens are located. As the kids return, and some of us professionals head back to class ourselves, it seemed only appropriate to put together a list of our favorite songs that remind us of those days learning of American… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Supreme Court is offering a new learning program that allows high school students to see how the court operates without leaving their classrooms. The court’s Civic Education Section recently unveiled “Under Advisement: Ohio Supreme Court Cases on Demand.” A court release says the program provides teachers with lesson plans developed… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man from Washington state has been caught with a loaded handgun at a West Virginia airport. The Transportation Security Administration says in a news release TSA officers spotted the handgun Saturday at Tri-State Airport near Huntington. The statement says the 9 mm handgun loaded with 15 bullets was with the… Read More
This season get ready to solve a murder, journey through the cold with two sisters, join a convent, stand up against corporate greed and fight to take over a kingdom as ABC Players invites audiences to mark their calendars for their 2019-2020 season which includes, Clue: The Musical, Disney’s Frozen JR., Sister Act, Radium Girls… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nonprofit is convening more than a dozen volunteers to oversee disbursement of nearly $2 million raised to help those affected by the recent mass shooting. The Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund had received nearly 4,300 individual gifts within the first 12 hours of the Aug. 4 mass shooting in… Read More
Hopped up folk punk rockers Sneakthief performed three songs in WOUB’s Radio A; two of them from their delectably frantic 2019 self-titled debut EP: “Fallacy” and “Choke Me Out,” as well as one unreleased track, “Shower.” Taking inspiration from their folk punk forefathers, The Front Bottoms (and maybe a little from the Violent Femmes, Can… Read More