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NASA is getting ready to collect its first sample from an asteroid ever. The rocks and dust could help us understand potentially dangerous space rocks and the history of the solar system.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (OVR) — After applying for black lung benefits, Robert Murray, founder and former president of the now-bankrupt coal company Murray Energy Corp., announced Monday he was leaving the business after more than 60 years in the industry. Murray Energy emerged from bankruptcy protection last month as American Consolidated Natural Resources (ACNR). The 80-year-old Murray was named chairman… Read More
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — The Appalachian Regional Commission is investing another $43.3 million in communities affected by the downturn of the coal industry. The latest POWER grants from the ARC will support 51 projects in coal-dependent communities, including over $15 million for 20 projects in the Ohio Valley. The investments are going towards projects that will support broadband expansion,… Read More
The president’s remarks came during a call intended to discuss strategy for the Nov. 3 election.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Anita Hajivandi is getting used to seeing a lot of new faces at the food pantry she helps run out of a small church in Meigs County. But the stories they sometimes share with her — there’s no getting used to those. One man, who was clearly uncomfortable coming to a… Read More
Here’s irony: tobacco plants may be key in preventing COVID-19. Two companies are using the plants to produce proteins for a vaccine. One candidate vaccine is already in a clinical trial.
Many unemployed Americans have been tapping into their savings to pay bills. But those savings are going fast, and hopes for a new round of pandemic relief before the election are fading.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — On Election Day two years ago, wind gusts knocked out power for at least part of the day in four Northeast Ohio counties. What happens if there are more power outages on Election Day this year when voter turnout is expected to be higher than usual? In 2018, counties… Read More
For its third Student Podcast Challenge, NPR is opening up the contest to anyone pursuing their associate’s or bachelor’s degrees, in addition to middle and high school students. The Student Podcast Challenge: College Edition will be open from December 1, 2020 through February 15. The contest for middle and high school entries will run from… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There appears to be consensus among Republican lawmakers to replace a bill tainted by an alleged bribery scandal to provide $1 billion in subsidies to two Ohio nuclear plants. Some say they support most of what’s in the bill known as HB6 but want its replacement to include audits proving the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Federal authorities have charged more than a dozen men with plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and overthrow the government. And the feds say that group did some of its planning this summer in Ohio, where extremist groups have been active since at least 1994. The group was… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 1,157 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 12 cases were confirmed Monday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the new cases in a press release sent October 19. Analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates five of these new cases involved… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Rep. Larry Householder’s name will be on the ballot Election Day as the disgraced Ohio lawmaker intends to serve his district for another term. This despite facing federal bribery charges for his alleged involvement in a $60 million bribery scheme that shook the Statehouse over the summer and led his… Read More
Teens Receive 3 Years In Juvenile Facility For Killing Photographer With Falling Log At Hocking Hills
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage boys have been ordered held in a juvenile facility for at least three years in the death of a woman killed last year when she was struck by a log the boys had pushed off a cliff at an Ohio state park. The Columbus Dispatch reports that a judge… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A direct mail company that’s been hired to print and distribute absentee ballots to Ohioans who requested them has not been able to get them to voters as fast as was promised. Midwest Direct was hired by 20 Ohio counties to print and distribute ballots, but tens of thousands have not yet been sent out…. Read More
CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — Rick Murdock drives past his neighbors on rural back roads in southwest Calloway County, Kentucky, most days in his pickup truck, where he’ll pass by some signs of the season — “Trump 2020” flags and signs. Murdock said he’s never been the type to put up signs or banners himself… Read More
Friday, October 16, Huntington, WV’s Flat Tracker released two new singles: “Father’s Day” and “Gemini.” Listen to them below!