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Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds II Radio A Sessions

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Fresh off the release of their latest full-length, Cosmic Americans, Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds performed three tracks off the album in WOUB’s Radio A, “Low,” “Roadside Rest,” and “Who Do You Hate.” Read WOUB’s review of the album right here. http://www.jdblackbirds.com/ https://www.facebook.com/jaketdunn/ SET LIST 0:00 – “Low” 6:37 – “Roadside Rest” 10:00 – “Who… Read More

O.A.R. featured

How Rock ‘n’ Roll Translates to Burritos: Talking With O.A.R.’s Jerry DePizzo

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Although one might not readily know Jerry DePizzo’s name, they are most certainly aware of his work. DePizzo is the saxophonist for O.A.R., alternative rock giants responsible for hits such as “Love and Memories” and “Hey Girl.” Earlier this year O.A.R. released The Mighty, and the band just finished recording a live album that will be… Read More

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in 2 Slayings in Ohio in the 1970s

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A man charged with murder in the slayings of two women in Ohio in the 1970s has pleaded not guilty. Seventy-five-year-old Gustave Sapharas pleaded not guilty Monday in Akron to charges including aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping and attempted rape. He’s charged in the stabbing deaths of 18-year-old Louise Bentz in 1970… Read More

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W.Va. Man Caught With $25K of Heroin Sues Over Seizure of Home

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OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man whose house and car were seized after deputies found $25,000 worth of heroin in an illegal search is now suing the authorities involved, saying his property was improperly forfeited. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Keith Allen Sizemore is suing Fayette County, the town of Oak Hill and… Read More

Neil Armstrong

Ohio Senators Propose Renaming NASA Site for Neil Armstrong

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SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in northern Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he raised the idea with Armstrong in… Read More

Vehicles drive along the Ohio Turnpike in Strongsville, Ohio.

Ohio Receives $17.8 Million to Study Self-Driving Vehicles

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state’s U.S. senators. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman said the grant, announced this week, will be used to keep… Read More

Former West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield

Bishop: $1.2M From Sale Will Go To Help Sex Abuse Victims

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Officials say $1.2 million from the sale of the diocesan home of former West Virginia Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will go to assist victims of sexual abuse in West Virginia. The Intelligencer reports Bishop Mark E. Brennan released the information in a letter Friday to Catholics in the Diocese of… Read More

Andy Beshear

Beshear Wins Endorsement From Fraternal Order of Police

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andy Beshear has won an endorsement from the Kentucky State Fraternal Order of Police. Beshear has stressed his record as attorney general in his campaign against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. Beshear says he has worked with law enforcement on his top goals. Beshear points to his efforts… Read More

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Land Trust Purchases 860-Acre Site in West Virginia

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Land Trust has purchased a site in Tucker County that includes the Moon Rocks hiking and mountain biking area. The Dominion Post reports the trust purchased the 860-acre (348 hectare) site for $800,000 through a fundraising campaign. Officials are calling it the Yellow Creek Preserve after a tributary… Read More