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The Chemours facility, formerly the Dupont company’s site

‘Dark Waters’ Puts PFAS Saga on Big Screen as Ohio Valley Contamination Comes to Light

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The new film “Dark Waters” depicts the real-life story of the 20-year battle waged by attorney Rob Bilott against chemical giant DuPont. We meet Bilott, played by Mark Ruffalo, as a young corporate defense lawyer living in Cincinnati. His grandmother, who lives in Parkersburg, West Virginia, gives his phone number to local farmer, Earl Tennant…. Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to reporters

Governor Not Yet Embracing School Funding Redistribution Idea

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Governor Mike DeWine is not embracing a school funding reform idea the leader of the Ohio House threw out earlier this week. Earlier this week, Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R- Glenford) suggested lawmakers pool local tax dollars in a fund that the state can redistribute to districts based on their capacity to generate tax revenue. Householder… Read More

An X-ray image of an Appalachian coal miner with black lung lesions.

MSHA Comment Period Shows Divide on Measures to Protect Miners Health

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The comment period has closed for the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s proposed rule on respirable silica, a major contributor to skyrocketing rates of lung disease among coal miners. The 49 relevant comments included a striking testimony from an anonymous coal miner sharing details of the ways in which current mine operators cheat on dust… Read More

Solar Panels

PUCO Rejects AEP’s Solar Project Plan

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State regulators have denied AEP’s plan to charge ratepayers a fee for what would be the largest solar project in Ohio. The decision came down to whether electric customers needed the power plant in order to justify the additional cost to electric bills. AEP proposed guaranteeing the purchase of solar power from two plants in Highland County, currently in development. But the Public… Read More

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, along with lieutenant governor candidate Jacqueline Coleman, acknowledge supporters at the Kentucky Democratic Party election night watch event, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.

Kentucky Gov-elect says He Won by Focusing on People’s Needs

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Andy Beshear says he won the governor’s race in Republican-leaning Kentucky by focusing on voters’ anxieties and not the “24-hour cable news cycle.” In a Friday interview with The Associated Press, the governor-elect says the political culture has “wandered sometimes further and further away” from the day-to-day needs of people…. Read More

Ohio on a map

Ohio Identifies Dozens of Overpayments Using New Data Tool

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio has used a new data tool to identify dozens of duplicate payments made by state government offices since the start of the year. A pilot review of InnovateOhio Platform technologies found 56 erroneous payments over 22 different state agencies, boards and commissions between January and September. They totaled nearly $118,000. Republican… Read More

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WOUB Learning Lab Offers Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops


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Free professional development for childcare providers and early childhood educators ATHENS, OH – Calling all childcare providers and early childhood educators! The WOUB Public Media Learning Lab is offering professional development workshops to help you get the hands-on training needed to improve the lives of children and families in our region. All workshops are Ohio… Read More