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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
Under the lights at Ohio University’s Peden Stadium, Bobcats gathered Tuesday evening to honor first responders and civilians who lost their lives during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The goal of the evening was for every participant to climb 2,071 stairs, the same amount in each of the old… Read More
Bruce Cockburn will perform at Stuart’s Opera House on Monday, September 23, and the acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter took a bit of his time prior to the performance to speak to WOUB about his forthcoming album, Crowing Ignites, the wide range of sounds included on the new album, and returning to Southeast Ohio.
It’s the largest one-day surge in crude prices in years. Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the strikes, but the U.S. says Iran played a key role. Iran denies involvement.
Picket lines began forming outside GM plants after the United Auto Workers voted Sunday to begin a strike at midnight. Nearly 50,000 workers are affected by the work stoppage.
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
The bankruptcy follows the Sackler family, which owns Purdue, agreeing to surrender control of the company and offering $3 billion in cash to opioid-hit communities.
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
The lead lawyers for local governments suing drug companies over the opioid crisis say the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy filing won’t stop a trial scheduled for next month against other parts of the drug industry. Purdue filed for bankruptcy late Sunday night as part of a settlement plan. Lead lawyers for the local governments… Read More
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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that Ohio’s corn crop will be down 34% compared with 2018. USDA statistician Cheryl Turner says that at 409 million bushels, it would be the state’s smallest crop since 2008. Low yields are being blamed on an excessively wet spring followed by moderate drought conditions… Read More
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
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
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
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
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