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The FBI released its annual tally of hate crimes on Tuesday. Attacks on individuals surged to a 16-year high in 2018 and hate-crime-related homicides rose from 15 to 24.
Ohio law permits pharmacists to give the overdose drug Naloxone without a prescription to people who deal with those with an opioid use disorder. But one state lawmaker says many pharmacists are not doing that. Democratic Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) is sponsoring a bill that would require the State Board of Pharmacy to educate pharmacists about… Read More
Rep. Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) is proposing a bill, HB318, that would create an inspection and certification process for companies wanting to sell Kratom, an herbal supplement commonly found in powder and capsule form. Kratom is an herb found on trees in southeast Asia, known to be used as an alternative to coffee and for pain… Read More
Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening for the procedure. He was accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn.
STELLA performed three blazing, sonically fascinating tracks in WOUB’s Radio A. You can hear a brief interview with the band, embedded above. Splitting their time between Columbus and Cincinnati, STELLA has been around in some form or another for about eight years. The group brought a variety of impressive equipment with them into WOUB’s Radio… Read More
MILTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor who admitted in state and federal court to writing illegal opioid prescriptions and possessing drugs has had his license revoked. Records show the state medicine board took away Marc Spelar’s license to practice psychiatry last week. Spelar, of Milton, was charged in federal court this year with… Read More
Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate is pledging to take action by year’s end on a bill designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. Senate President Larry Obhof, a… Read More
A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – AK Steel has produced its last coil at a century-old plant in eastern Kentucky that was mostly idled more than three years ago. News outlets report the final production run at the Ashland Works plant occurred on Monday and was emotional for employees, as some have worked there for decades. The… Read More
ATHENS, OH — As the end of another football season approaches, one game always tends to stand out among the others. The final home game, or Senior Night, simply just means more. On a cold Tuesday night in mid-November, the Bobcat Football’s Class of 2020 will have theirs. “Every time the senior game comes up,… Read More
The Wellston Golden Rockets finished the regular season 7-3 and found themselves in the playoffs for the first time since 2006. They ran into a 10-1 Ironton Fighting Tigers squad that knocked them out in the first round, but it was an incredible improvement from a team that had been mired in mediocrity for quite… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tree farmers in Ohio are joining forces with the state to send a little holiday cheer to the troops overseas. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Christmas Tree Association are partnering on an effort that will ship more than 100 Christmas trees to military members stationed overseas. Growers will… Read More