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As the courts consider various lawsuits against drugmakers, researchers estimate what opioid addiction is costing our economy and what it would take to end the crisis.
Amid growing concerns over e-cigarette health risks, the Drug Enforcement Administration says it will collect vaping devices and cartridges at National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.
An NPR investigation finds that the military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay have cost taxpayers billions, with billions more expected.
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
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a house in West Virginia was set on fire a day after a man was killed there during an attempted robbery. The Huntington Police Department released details of the fatal shooting and fire on Thursday. Officials say 31-year-old Christopher Johnson broke into the home with a gun Wednesday evening… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio agencies says there will be hundreds of sites open on Saturday where residents can get rid of old or unwanted prescription drugs. It’s all part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Many hospitals, police stations and law enforcement agencies will be taking part. Some are open year-round for the safe… Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — (UPDATE 11/7/19) Restrictions against three sororities at Ohio University have been lifted after an investigation into hazing allegations ended. The University concluded it’s investigation into Chi Omega, Delta Zeta and Pi Beta Phi two weeks ago after no evidence was found to cooperate claims that included bullying, assault and forced drug use, according… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is asking the full federal appeals court in Cincinnati to rehear a case about an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome. A judge had put the law on hold, and a three-judge panel from the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of… Read More
LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Companies tied to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice have been ordered to pay $35 million in damages for defaulting on a mining contract. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the lawsuit stems from a 2005 deal in which Kentucky Fuel gained the right to mine coal in Breathitt County in exchange for royalties. The company,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a bill aimed at enhancing Ohio’s resilience to cyberattacks, including those aimed at its election systems. The measure signed Friday adds a chief information security officer at Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office who will work to enrich both state and county election security technology efforts…. Read More
ATHENS (WOUB) — The details of hazing allegations leveled against some Ohio University fraternities and sororities have been released just as some restrictions have been lifted. The allegations accuse Greek Life members of a range of actions, from sitting on dryers naked to allegedly interrogating pledges in locked rooms, according to incident reports obtained by… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with defying U.S. trade sanctions by illegally exporting gas and oil pipeline parts to Iran has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Columbus on Thursday said 64-year-old Behrooz Behroozian, of Columbus, violated export control laws for more than a decade,… Read More
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — Two teenagers charged in the death of an Ohio woman who was hit by a falling piece of tree at a state park now face murder charges in juvenile court and the possibility they will be tried as adults. The Hocking County Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday upgraded charges against the 16-year-old… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia county’s emergency responders have announced plans to unionize. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports dozens of Cabell County EMS employees showed their support for the initiative at a county commission meeting on Thursday. A United Mine Workers of America representative, Floyd Conley, asked commissioners to recognize his organization as their bargaining unit…. Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department has shifted its scrutiny of Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia review to a criminal probe, a person familiar with the matter says. It’s raising Democrats’ concerns that President Donald Trump may be using government muscle to go after his opponents. The revelation comes as Trump is already facing a… Read More
ATHENS, OH — When the schedule was revealed back in February, there were a few games that were circled as big games on the Bobcats’ schedule. A trip to Muncie, Indiana to face Ball State in late October was not one of those games. However now this game could be the one that makes or… Read More