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President Biden campaigns in Columbus, Ohio

What would Ohio get out of the Build Back Better Act?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — With the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passing a few days ago, backers of President Biden’s Build Back Better ACT have hit the ground to promote the $1.75 trillion element of the Democrats’ economic agenda. And they say it has a lot that can help Ohioans. While the infrastructure bill… Read More

Athens City Hall is seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Athens City Council takes up proposal to regulate short-term home rentals

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Athens City Council is considering a proposal which would require homeowners to get a permit to do short-term rentals. Homeowners in Athens can already rent out their homes or rooms in their homes using services like Airbnb and Vrbo. There’s no law against that. What the proposed new system would… Read More

Bluegrass

Joe Mullins told WOUB about working with Smithsonian Folkways to preserve bluegrass’ Ohio history and his upcoming Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival

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WOUB Digital · Joe Mullins on ‘Industrial Strength Bluegrass’ Bluegrass has deep roots in Southwestern Ohio. The genre was brought into the region by hopeful Appalachian migrants drawn by the promise of post-World War II industrial economic opportunity to places like Cincinnati, Dayton, Hamilton, Middletown, and Springfield. Between the years of 1947 and 1989, these… Read More