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In response to the violent protests in Minneapolis, the president tweets a phrase that goes back to the 1960s, used by a white police chief known for inflaming racial tensions in Miami.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis officer who planted a knee on the black man’s neck, has been detained by state officials. For days, a video of the arrest has elicited fury across the country.
The next round of coronavirus aid will be narrowly focused and will not extend federal unemployment assistance, the Senate majority leader says.
Gov. Mike DeWine is speaking out against what he calls injustice and racism following the alleged murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died while under police custody in Minneapolis. DeWine says Ohio has an obligation to do more to prevent this kind of injustice in the future. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for Mathew Bode, a 21-year-old man accused of rape. The Athens County Grand Jury just recently indicted Bode on two counts of rape – but the case against him stems back to an incident that allegedly took place “on or about” September 6 –… Read More
West Virginia officials Thursday announced the names of the recipients they are recommending for millions of dollars in federal funding to help clean up abandoned coal mines. The West Virginia Department of Environment Protection is recommending 12 projects in the Mountain State receive $27 million in Abandoned Mine Land Pilot program funding. “They are great… Read More
Gail Fleck is a school cafeteria worker in the greater Cincinnati area and lives with her 90-year-old father. She loves her job because she gets to work with kids. But she is worried she won’t be able to keep her dad safe if her work exposes her to the coronavirus and she unknowingly brings it… Read More
A protest against police brutality in downtown Columbus turned violent on Thursday night. Protestors broke windows at the Ohio Statehouse and nearby businesses after a clash with Columbus Police officers. Around 400 people gathered at Broad and High streets to demonstrate over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Gov. Mike DeWine has… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio House has approved a bill to create a database of individuals convicted of trying to buy sex. Supporters say the legislation backed by Attorney General David Yost is aimed at shining a light on traffickers who sell women and on men who purchase sex. State Rep. Rick Carfagna is… Read More
WOUB Digital · Wearing a Mask is NOT a Political Statement Says Athens Co. Health Dept. Head As we re-open Southeastern Ohio, in accordance with state guidelines, wearing a mask in public and social distancing are vital protections against any COVID-19 resurgence, says Dr. James R. Gaskell, Athens City-County Health Commissioner. He pleads with local… Read More