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became HB6, sparking a long debate on nuclear, coal, and green energy.

Nuclear Power Plant Bailout At The Center Of Federal Corruption Case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) has been arrested in connection to a $61 million public corruption racketeering conspiracy case. He and four other defendants are alleged to have been critical players in the push to pass a controversial piece of legislation that upended the state’s energy policy. U.S…. Read More

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Black Female Office Holders Perceive They are Racially Targeted by Local Media


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Are African American female public office holders treated differently than their white counterparts by local media? Two black female judges answer that questions with a resounding: YES. In our continuing in-depth conversations about race and racism, WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast talks with two first-time African American female judges from Northeastern Ohio, who bring to the bench… Read More

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Athens Co. Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases For July 21

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 284 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 10 additional cases were confirmed Tuesday. The increase comes after three days of declining numbers. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the cases in a press release sent July 21. No demographic information was provided… Read More

Student activists from around Ohio rallied at the Statehouse against gun laws two years ago, in March 2018.

Gun Control Group Opposes Bill That Cuts Training Requirements For Armed Teachers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A bill that would give Ohio’s local school boards the power to allow employees to carry guns in school buildings gets its first Senate hearing in almost two months on Tuesday. But gun control groups say the bill also eliminates required weapons training for those workers. Susie Lane teaches first… Read More

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Ohio House Speaker Charged With Racketeering Conspiracy In Nuclear Bailout

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(UPDATED AT 5:30 p.m.) COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Federal officials on Tuesday unraveled details of a years-long conspiracy involving Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, who prosecutors say headed a scheme that funneled $60 million in bribes through a dark money group in order to pass a billion-dollar bailout for Ohio’s nuclear power plants. As laid out in… Read More

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Conversations about Race and Racism Featured on WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast


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New episodes are released each Wednesday ATHENS, OH – Over the past several weeks, WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast has featured conversations about race, racism and social justice. More episodes have been recorded and will be published over the summer. To date, the conversations have featured racism confronted by a black female judge, racism and racial disparities… Read More