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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – The Ohio Bobcats hockey team looked to bring home victory number one on the year as they played in their home opener at Bird Arena against the Liberty Flames on Monday night, but a hard-fought effort left them just short when the final horn sounded as Liberty hung on to win… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A bill to repeal a bailout of two aging nuclear power plants at the heart of a federal $60 million bribery probe has been re-introduced in the Ohio House by its Republican sponsor. The legislation known as HB6 was signed into law by GOP Gov. Mike DeWine in 2019. The Justice… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — President Joe Biden has said he doesn’t think an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour will pass in the latest COVID relief bill. But Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senator says it needs to be passed somehow because it’s long overdue. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the minimum wage hike is a popular idea. “The support… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 12 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after one was confirmed Monday. The county now also has had 4,230 total cases of COVID-19 after 9 new cases were reported the same day. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the death and new… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a longtime attorney from southern Ohio who’s charged with human trafficking involving his former clients. The state attorney disciplinary board told the court that attorney Michael Mearan, of Portsmouth, was a danger to the public. The court said Friday it would… Read More
Educators, parents and students say there’s a chance to take stock and reinvent education.