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ATHENS, Ohio – The Trimble Tomcats, better known as the “Convo Cats” this time of year, made their return to the Convocation Center on Tuesday night for their District semi-finals matchup against the eleventh-seeded South Webster Jeeps. The Tomcats’ experience on the big stage proved to be the difference-maker as they jumped out to an… Read More
WOUB’s Chad Reich spoke with Will Oldham (who records as Bonnie “Prince” Billy) a few days before Oldham’s performance at Stuart’s Opera House on Friday, March 6. Jonathan Richman is also on the bill for the show, and you can find more details on the event at this link.
Friday is the deadline for Ohio communities suing drug makers and distributors to decide to continue with their lawsuits or join the state’s effort to reach what’s likely to be a massive settlement over the opioid crisis. Attorney General Dave Yost said there are several communities that haven’t yet had a chance to meet and discuss the… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new effort to help Kentucky residents determine if they’re among the nonviolent felons now qualified to vote. The website unveiled Wednesday features a searchable database. It lets people find out if their voting rights were restored. It’s a followup to the executive order Beshear signed… Read More
The strike followed President Trump’s call with the Taliban, during which he says they agreed “we don’t want violence.” Still, the group has led a wave of attacks since signing the landmark deal.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The number of concealed carry licenses issued in Ohio last year reached the lowest count in nearly a decade. An annual report issued Monday by the attorney general’s office states Ohio sheriffs issued more than 54,400 new licenses to carry concealed handguns in 2019, down 22% from the year before. A… Read More
The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus has become the largest mass gathering in the U.S. to be all but cancelled because of concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus. The biggest multi-sport festival in the world will not allow spectators at competitions and its large fitness expo has been canceled. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) made the announcement Tuesday evening in… Read More
Death Valley Girls will perform at MELTED on Saturday, March 14 at The Bluestone in Columbus (583 E. Broad St.), and WOUB spoke to Bonnie Bloomgarden a few weeks before the L.A.-based band’s performance about the band’s most recently released single “Dream Cleaver,” the band’s favorite spooky visual motifs, and their experience performing at the… Read More
With Super Tuesday voting over, the focus will shift to the six states that will vote March 10, followed by Ohio and the three states that hold primaries on March 17. It’s the first time Ohio has voted on St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s created a few problems. Cuyahoga County Board of Elections director Tony… Read More
Not many could have anticipated such a one-sided game as that between the Trimble Tomcats and the the South Webster Jeeps Thursday night. The Tomcats out hustled, out rebounded, and out shot the Jeeps on their way to a 68 to 38 victory – the 3rd seeded Tomcats odds-on favorites. A slower pace prevailed through… Read More
Electric car owners must now pay the highest registration fees in the state. In April of 2019, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill increasing the fees for registering hybrid and electric cars. The bill went into effect January 1, 2020. Ohio University Student Lily Morris said her family owns electric cars because they are… Read More
The Women of Appalachia Project™ (WOAP™) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Women of Appalachia Project™ Appalachian Advocate Award is Vivian Stockman, Executive Director, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Huntington, WV. The award is given yearly to a woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the wellbeing of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women’s health,… Read More
NBC 4 Columbus Morning Anchor Matt Barnes now considered for national award ATHENS, OH – While NBC 4 Columbus Morning Anchor Matt Barnes, BSJ ’08, appreciates being named Ohio’s Big Brother of the year by Big Brothers Big Sisters, the former WOUB student volunteer says the real reward is watching his “little” grow from… Read More
Health care will be one of the main issues facing Presidential candidates in the 2020 Election, according to Dr. Daniel Skinner, a political scientist and health policy professor at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. People are concerned about issues of health costs, access and health care quality, says Dr. Skinner. They… Read More