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The solo briefing came as cases of COVID-19 continue to surge in hot spots across the country.
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
A historic drop in rates has millions of homeowners refinancing to save money. It’s helping home sales, but it’s not helping the broader economy as much as it would in a normal recession.
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
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
Former Ohio Governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will be speaking for likely nominee Joe Biden at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Some Ohio Democrats are blasting the idea on social media. But as Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports, there are reasons why Democrats could benefit from Kasich’s appearance.
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
(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
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