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Ohio University's Cutler Hall on the first day of the semester.

Former Ohio University President Charles Ping Dead At 91

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) – Former Ohio University President Charles Ping, who oversaw the institution’s rapid expansion in the 1970s through ’90s, died on Tuesday at his home in Athens. He was 91. Ping, born June 15, 1930, started his career in higher education when he attended Rhodes College. He graduated with a bachelor of arts… Read More

Victims Identified In Morgan County Double Homicide

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McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Two campers whose bodies were found in the woods in Morgan County in a suspected double homicide have been identified. The victims are 36-year-old Steven Sturgill Jr. and 39-year-old Crystal Dawn Burchett, both residents of Circleville. Preliminary autopsies conducted by the Licking County Coroner’s Office found that the two suffered gunshot… Read More

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Pump House Center for the Arts Exhibition Showcases Mutual Respect Between Two Artists Of Different Generations

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CHILLICOTHE, OH – Savannah Fout’s artwork bristles with life. Her rendering of Billie Eilish shoots a provocative look over the brim of her shades; her portrait of Taylor Shift radiates a fairy-tale-like luminescence; a dazzling self portrait of the artist locks eyes with the viewer with a steely intensity. Yet, when the 16-year-old artist talks… Read More

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Beth and Lexi of “Crowded Kitchen”


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/JazzedAboutWork/mp3/112CrowdedKitchen.mp3 You may know Crowded Kitchen from Instagram, where it has almost 200,000 followers. Or from its vast and lovely website featuring photographs and recipes of plant-based food. Did you also know that Crowded Kitchen has grown from a personal social media account to a flourishing family business? Our guests today are its founders —… Read More

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Parkersburg Bars New Residential Drug Treatment Centers For A Year

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has approved a moratorium on residential drug treatment facilities. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports the Parkersburg City Council voted 8-1 Tuesday to approve an ordinance that bars new centers until June 30, 2022. The vote came after multiple people spoke to support and oppose the proposal… Read More

Sam Randazzo, now-former PUCO chair, testifies in the House Select Committee on Energy Policy and Oversight

Lawmaker Disputes DeWine’s Claim That Randazzo’s FirstEnergy Ties Were Clear

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — FirstEnergy said it paid a bribe of more than $4 million dollars to Sam Randazzo before he became chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says he didn’t know about the bribe until late 2020, but insists that Randazzo’s past work with FirstEnergy was common… Read More

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Group Wants Ohio Lawmakers To Legalize Marijuana Or They’ll Take It To Voters

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A group hoping to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Ohio has changed its legalization plan. It’s now looking at passing a state law rather than a constitutional amendment. The plan gives lawmakers four months from when the proposal is submitted to pass it as is, or the group can circulate more… Read More

Doctor Tee Ford-Ahmed poses for a portrait next to the stain-glass window inside of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church that has since become the symbol for the church, in Athens, Ohio, on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Historic Black Church Receives Grant To Begin Major Renovation Project

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Mount Zion Baptist Church in Athens is one of 40 historic sites in America to receive part of a $3 million grant that will help preserve African American landmarks. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund announced July 15 that Mount Zion was among the grant recipients. Competition for the grants is… Read More

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Is There Finally Some Agreement On The Need For Bail Reform In Ohio?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKSU) — In the early 1980s, Robin Turner got caught up in the world of drugs. She was arrested and incarcerated pending trial until her brother helped her post bond. “I lost my housing. I had to pack up and move and move back in with my mom,” she said. Today, she is… Read More

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Designers Celeste Malvar-Stewart and Tracy Powell Bring Expert Eye to ‘Distinctly Paramount’ Docents

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LANCASTER, OH – Earlier this month Columbus-based fashion designers Celeste Malvar-Stewart and Tracy Powell offered their expert insight into the nuances of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s (145 East Main Street) Distinctly Paramount: Fashion & Costume from the Paramount Pictures Archives exhibition for a gathering of the museum’s volunteer docents. The exhibition, curated by… Read More