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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Ohio Using AI to Cut Potential Red Tape

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The state of Ohio is going high-tech to weed out what could be considered overly burdensome government rules. An agency is using an artificial intelligence program to sift through hundreds of thousands of regulations. The AI program will sort and analyze data collected from every page of Ohio’s laws and administrative code. Staff will then… Read More

The coal power station on the border between WV and PA

Amid Climate Debate and Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers its Future

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On a recent soggy Wednesday evening, dozens of West Virginians packed a conference room inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center to discuss the need for a “just transition” for coal-impacted communities. As the nation grapples with climate change, the need for a fair transition for workers and communities that depend upon coal jobs and… Read More

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Nelsonville Music Festival 2020 WOUB Interviews: Ezra Furman

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and I have an afternoon interview scheduled with Ezra Furman, a recently announced addition to the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival. Furman performed at the festival back in 2015, and she’s coming back this year after having released the soundtrack for Netflix’s hit series Sex Education just a few weeks before our conversation,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. DeWine Likes What He’s Hearing About Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis. Counties could get 30% and the state 15%, with the rest going into a trust. DeWine says he likes the idea of putting 55% of… Read More

Eastern Lady Eagles Oak Hill Lady Oaks

Lady Eagles Lose Competitive Matchup Against 12-Seeded Oak Hill

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JACKSON, Ohio—Win or go home. That is what is on everyone’s mind when its playoff time. The 21-seeded Eastern Lady Eagles entered round one of the OHSAA playoffs Thursday night as the underdog to the 12-seeded Oak Hill Lady Oaks. Despite a hot start rebounding the ball and holding a one point lead heading into… Read More

Vinton County Lady Vikings Chillicothe Lady Cavaliers

Vinton County Starts Postseason On Right Foot Versus Lady Cavs

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LOGAN, Ohio- After their dominant regular season, the Vinton County Lady Vikings got their first test of the postseason against a familiar opponent at Logan High School on Thursday night. Despite Vinton County head coach Rod Bentley being sidelined due to a recent surgery, the Lady Vikings still put on phenomenal performance with assistant coach… Read More

A baby with measles

WATCH: How Vaccine Hesitancy is Contributing to Deadly Measles Resurgence

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As health care officials around the world struggle to respond to novel coronavirus, another deadly — and far more contagious — disease is on the rise, fueled in large part by insufficient immunization. In some countries, military conflict diminishes access to vaccines. But in other parts of the world, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy allow the… Read More

Gov. DeWine with supporters of bill

State Leaders Support “Hands Free Ohio” Bill

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports fatalities on the state’s roads have increase in five of the last six years with 2019 being the second-deadliest year in the past decade. And that’s why state leaders are backing a new bill to crack down on distracted driving. Gov. Mike DeWine says the bill will ban the… Read More