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Lake Hope State Park

Lake Hope to Receive $118K from ODNR for Water System Upgrades

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A local state park is set to upgrade its water system thanks to an investment from the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) received approval from the State Controlling Board for $118,800 for the water and wastewater systems at Lake Hope State Park in Vinton County. Located at the base of… Read More

A gavel lays on top of money

Grand Jury Indicts Nelsonville Deputy Auditor for Alleged Payroll Fabrication

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(UPDATE 2/11/20 3:45 p.m.) Although none of the allegations involve their schools, WOUB News has a learned Stephanie Wilson was asked to resign her position from the Federal Hocking Local School District Board. The statement from the board reads, “The Federal Hocking School Board has been made aware of the allegations against newly elected Board… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Voting Rights Advocates File New Petition for Ballot Measure

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A collection of voting rights advocates have delivered a revised petition to state officials in hopes of putting their issue on the November ballot, which would expand voter registration and solidify early voting. Supporters of the “Secure and Fair Elections” amendment turned in a second draft of their petition, after the Ohio attorney general rejected… Read More

Ohio Flu Hospitalizations Reach Highest Number This Season

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio health officials say flu hospitalizations reached their highest number for the 2019-2020 season. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday 832 people were hospitalized between Jan. 26 and Feb. 1, a 36% percent increase from the previous week. Health Director Dr. Amy Acton says the spike in hospitalizations is “deeply… Read More

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket is launched

WATCH: SpaceX and OneWeb Face Off in Quest for Internet Domination

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In what has already been a busy year in space, the London-based telecommunications company, OneWeb, on Friday launched a second round of satellites into orbit in a bid to expand global internet coverage. The launch followed the return of NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who broke a spaceflight record for female astronauts. The Verge science reporter… Read More

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House

WATCH: What Does the Data Say About Trump’s Economic Policies?

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In his State of the Union, President Trump emphasized U.S. economic growth, arguing that his administration’s policies are driving it. Friday’s jobs report, which was stronger than many analysts had predicted, is partly in line with those assertions. But the overall American economic picture is more nuanced than Trump’s rhetoric. The New York Times’ Jim… Read More

A white-tailed deer

Hunters Harvest More Than 184,000 Deer in 2019-2020 Season

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials with the state’s Department of Natural Resources say hunters have harvested a total of more than 184,000 white-tailed deer in Ohio’s 2019-2020 season. Officials with the department’s Division of Wildlife say the season began Sept. 28 and ended Feb. 2. The total of 184,465 represented all deer taken during the… Read More