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State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was elected the Speaker of the Ohio House following the removal of Larry Householder.

Ohio House Elects Bob Cupp As Speaker After Householder’s Removal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — State Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) will take over as Ohio House Speaker following the removal of Larry Householder. The Ohio House reconvened Thursday afternoon to conduct the vote. Cupp, a former Ohio state senator and Ohio Supreme Court justice, was nominated for the position by state Rep. Timothy Ginter (R-Salem). “I’ve come… Read More

Larry Groce

Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1

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WOUB Digital · Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1 Saturday, August 1, Larry Groce, Todd Burge, and Jess Baldwin will perform from the stage of the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta as a part of the theatre’s 100 Days for 100 Years Fundraising campaign. The stream… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Downgraded To Level 2 Public Emergency, Confirms 4 New COVID-19 Cases For July 30

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has been downgraded to a Level 2 Public Health Emergency, according to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. This comes a week after the county was removed from the Level 4 watch list. Gov. DeWine revealed the updated Public Health Advisory System Map during his press conference on Thursday. Athens… Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos testifies remotely during a House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington.

WATCH: Is U.S. Regulatory Framework Capable Of Reining In Big Tech Companies?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google encountered intense scrutiny from House lawmakers on Wednesday, particularly over whether they leverage unfair business practices to prevent their competition from succeeding. Is American antitrust law sufficient to handle the rapidly changing landscape of technology? Dipayan Ghosh of the Harvard Kennedy School joins… Read More

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters after session on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Ohio House Votes To Remove Larry Householder As Speaker

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — The Ohio House voted unanimously to remove Larry Householder as Ohio House Speaker, just minutes after a federal grand jury indicted Householder and four others in a $60 million racketeering conspiracy connected to last year’s nuclear bailout bill. With Householder absent, speaker pro tempore Jim Butler (R-Oakwood) called the Ohio House into session. Proceedings… Read More