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Legal abortion supporters protest outside the Ohio Statehouse

A controversial amendment has been added to an Ohio abortion bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — An amendment has been added to a bill sponsored by Republicans in the Ohio Senate that would create a new penalty of “abortion manslaughter” that could be used to prosecute doctors who fail to provide medical care to a fetus after an incomplete abortion. Democratic Sen. Cecil Thomas (D-Cincinnati)… Read More

The John Amos power station in West Virginia

Groups ask regulators to reconsider decision on West Virginia power plants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three groups are asking the West Virginia Public Service Commission to reconsider a decision allowing Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power to keep three plants operational through at least 2040. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports that West Virginia Citizen Action Group, Solar United Neighbors, and Energy Efficient West Virginia filed a… Read More

Mike Carey and Allison Russo

A Trump-backed lobbyist and an Ohio lawmaker seek open House seat

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hottest congressional race in next week’s off-year election pits a Donald Trump-backed coal lobbyist against a two-term state lawmaker in central Ohio. Republican political newcomer Mike Carey is favored to win Tuesday’s contest, but state Rep. Allison Russo is mounting Democrats’ strongest challenge in the GOP-leaning 15th Congressional District in… Read More

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Kids’ mental health and safety in the spotlight as social media execs face Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. NewsHour’s William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant,… Read More

Emissions rise from a smokestack in Ohio.

Once again, the U.S. has failed to take sweeping climate action. Here’s why

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WASHINGTON, D.C . (NPR) — In April, President Biden unveiled the United States’ most ambitious plan ever to cut emissions that drive climate change, and he urged other nations to follow. Now, days before Biden prepares for a pivotal climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the White House’s keystone legislative plan to tackle climate disruption appears… Read More

Coronavirus

29 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for Oct. 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 7,836 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 29 new cases were reported Wednesday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the cases on Oct. 27, 2021. According to ODH data, the cases involved 14 people 0-19, five people 20-29, five people 30-39, three… Read More

Signs advertising candidates for Columbus School Board dot the landscape outside of the Franklin County Board Of Elections on Morse Road in Columbus.

Many of Ohio’s local school board candidates getting large contributions

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Not only are there more candidates running for school boards in Ohio this year, but they are also spending more on their campaigns. And it’s difficult to find out exactly how much more. Follow the money. That’s the mantra from reporters and good government groups who are trying to… Read More

Way down the global supply chain, a southeast Ohio village can’t fix its sewer line

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 WOUB Digital · Way down the global supply chain, a southeast Ohio village can’t fix its sewer line   ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The village of Chauncey in Athens County needs to replace a section of its sewer main that’s in bad shape. It’s been trying for months to get the work done. But… Read More

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West Virginia native Maestro Luke Frazier shares the impact country music had on him in time for new Country and American Roots episodes of ‘One Voice: The Songs We Share’ premiering Oct. 29

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WOUB Digital · Maestro Luke Frazier on new ‘One Voice’ episodes premiering Oct. 29 Founded by Maestro Luke Frazier in 2015, the American Pops Orchestra is dedicated to bringing the highest quality art to the most diverse and broad audiences. On Friday, October 29, WOUB-TV will broadcast new episodes of “One Voice: The Songs We Share” featuring… Read More