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Ohio Football: The Night That Built the Bobcats

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ATHENS, OH — By the time Dion Byrum has crossed the goal line and turned to look back at his teammates, the Ohio student body had already started rushing the field and fireworks boomed in the distance.  The ESPN2 crew calling the game called it the biggest win in the history of Ohio Football. That… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: 2019-20 Schedule Released, ‘Cats face four Power Five opponents

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ATHENS, Ohio – Last season, the Ohio women’s basketball team finished with 30 wins and was a MAC Tournament finalist.  However, the Bobcats did not make the NCAA Tournament.  One of the reasons Ohio was left out was its strength of schedule.  Ohio’s 2019-20 schedule was released Wednesday, and it features four Power Five teams… Read More

Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Judge Refuses to Step Aside from Teacher ‘Sickout’ Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team has failed to persuade a judge to step aside from hearing a lawsuit stemming from protests that shut down some schools. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd on Wednesday denied a motion asking that he disqualify himself from the case. The lawsuit filed by Attorney… Read More

Matt Hepler of the advocacy group Appalachian Voices.

Idle Lands: Justice Coal Group Top User Of Loophole Allowing Mine Lands To Sit Idle

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Standing at an overlook on the top of Black Mountain — the tallest point in Kentucky —  the wooded Appalachian mountains stretch on like a sea of green for miles. For many, this mountain is synonymous with the coal industry. It straddles the state line separating Harlan County, Kentucky and Wise County, Virginia, two communities… Read More

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Nuclear Plants Want Court to Stop Vote on Financial Rescue

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of Ohio’s two nuclear power plants is asking the state Supreme Court to block a proposed statewide vote that aims to overturn a financial rescue for the plants. FirstEnergy Solutions argues in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that the financial rescue approved by state lawmakers in July can’t be overturned… Read More

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Beshear Proposes Pay Raise for Kentucky Teachers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear is proposing a $2,000 across-the-board pay raise for Kentucky’s teachers. Beshear rolled out his plan Wednesday in an effort to increase the number of teachers. He says the state should also create a student loan forgiveness program to reward educators who stay in Kentucky to teach…. Read More

Sharyn Rigsbee demonstrates special voting machine.

Judge Allows Purge of Voters from Ohio Rolls to Begin

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge says there should be no delay in purging 235,000 people from Ohio’s voter registration rolls. The Columbus Dispatch reports U.S. District Judge James Graham ruled Tuesday the Ohio Democratic Party is unlikely to prevail in its lawsuit to stop Secretary of State Frank LaRose from removing voters who haven’t cast… Read More

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Park: Fatal, Falling Tree Piece Wasn’t ‘Natural Occurrence’

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LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Investigators say they found evidence a falling piece of tree that killed a woman at an Ohio state park wasn’t “a natural occurrence.” They’re investigating whether someone from above dislodged the piece that struck 44-year-old Victoria Schafer on stairs near Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park. The Ohio Department… Read More

Kevin Morby photographed for his upcoming fifth record "Oh My God."

Kevin Morby’s Duo Tour Headed to Stuart’s Sept. 8

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On Sunday, September 8 Kevin Morby will perform with William Tyler at Stuart’s Opera House. Morby is a Nelsonville Music Festival alumni, having played the festival in 2018. Earlier this year, Morby released the critically acclaimed Oh My God, an album adorned with piano, saxophone, and organ that has often surreal religious undertones. WOUB spoke… Read More

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin at an event

Bevin Campaign Ad Touts Job Growth During His Term

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s first TV ad of his fall reelection campaign plays up the state’s job growth and his willingness to make tough choices while acknowledging some of those decisions “ruffled some feathers.” The commercial also briefly shows Bevin with President Donald Trump — continuing the governor’s theme of… Read More

Inside the All People's Market, customers can choose fresh fruits and vegetables, which allows them to use SNAP benefits at grocery stores.

Food Pantries Serving More Customers As Fears Over Economy Grow

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The numbers of low-income Ohioans turning to food pantries for help are climbing. And with signs of trouble for the economy on the horizon, advocates at Ohio’s 12 regional foodbanks and the hundreds of food pantries and soup kitchens that they serve are worried. There’s a line of people waiting outside the All People’s Fresh… Read More

Richard Ojeda talks outside his campaign headquarters in Logan, W.Va. Ojeda is decorated with military medals and 26 tattoos and can bench presses 300 pounds. The retired Army paratrooper doesn't fit the typical profile of the ideal candidate for Congress.

VA Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Ojeda’s Medical Records

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs employee has pleaded guilty to leaking the medical records of Richard Ojeda as the former Army major was running for Congress. Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday that Jeffrey Miller has acknowledged accessing the medical records of six veterans when he was working for the VA’s benefits administration…. Read More

An image from an EnerBlu promotional video.

Investors Sue Over Failed Battery Plant in Appalachia

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A group of Kentucky investors has sued two executives of a battery manufacturer that suspended plans to build a $372 million facility and hire 875 workers in the heart of Appalachia. The Lexington Herald-Leader cited court filings in reporting that that Pikeville EB Investors LLC says Enerblu executives made deliberate misrepresentations about the… Read More