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CEO Jack Dorsey announced that Twitter will stop running political ads, citing online ads’ “significant risks to politics.” Facebook has been criticized for allowing deceptive political ads.
Ohio farmers who want to sell their property to a younger farmer in their family might soon get a tax incentive to do that. Ohio lawmakers are considering a bill that would give older farmers a tax incentive when they sell their farms to younger members of the family. The bill previously only allowed farmers to get the credit… Read More
GDP numbers out Wednesday show the U.S. economy lost some steam in the third quarter. President Trump is banking on a strong economy as his ticket to a second term.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah correspondent Michael Kosta will perform on Ohio University’s campus on Friday, November 1. His stop in Athens is one of his on his most recent tour, during which he will film his first ever hour-long comedy special on November 15 in Detroit. WOUB spoke to Kosta in the interview… Read More
WOUB’s Emily Votaw reports from the 2019 Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV, which took place September 21-22, 2019. The festival celebrates the unique history of Point Pleasant, WV, which was terrorized by a mysterious creature known as “the mothman” 1966 to 1967, the sightings of which culminated with the tragic collapse of the Silver… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $105 million in grants is going to public transit systems Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation says nearly $70 million of that will come from the state general revenue fund. The department is awarding $45 million for the Ohio Transit Partnership Program to rural and urban transit agencies,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio – Instant aggression as a form of self-defense. That is the Krav Maga approach. Considered to be the world’s most efficient forms of self-defense, Krav Maga is derived from a combination of techniques like boxing, judo, karate and other fighting styles. Prior to homecoming weekend, the Ohio University student organization SpeakUp offered a… Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. agriculture officials said Tuesday a rule that allows farmers to legally grow hemp will be finalized this week, a move that many states have awaited for months so they can begin widespread hemp production. The rule is set to be published Thursday and effective immediately. It establishes requirements for… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio teenagers hoping to get behind the wheel will have to wait a bit longer under a bill that will undergo a full House vote. The Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee voted 11-to-4 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would raise the minimum age to get a probationary… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University is working with the state environmental department to figure out how to keep groundwater safe from pollutants. The school announced the research partnership on Tuesday. The project will study how plants can be used to remove or destroy contaminants in soil and groundwater. A news release from… Read More
Youngstown TV Anchor Stan Boney learned journalistic fundamentals at WOUB ATHENS, OH – Youngstown, Ohio News Anchor Stan Boney, BSJ ’79, recently marked his 40th anniversary on the air in the northeast Ohio city. Over that time, he has served in news, weather and sports roles at the ABC and CBS affiliates, covering stories of… Read More
Freelance journalist Tania Rashid says covering human tragedies can take a psychological toll on reporters who face human misery day-after-day. She says it is immensely distressing to see people suffering, through no fault of their own, simply because of their race or ethnicity. Rashid has spent a great amount of time covering the Rohingya refugee… Read More