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Several bail reform measures on the table for Ohio lawmakers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There are five different pieces of legislation in the Ohio General Assembly that would make significant changes to the state’s laws on bail, which includes a proposed statewide ballot issue. The topic of bail reform has been discussed in the Ohio Statehouse for years, but it gained renewed interest… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

83 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Athens County for May 6-12

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 14,852 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 83 additional cases were reported since last week’s update. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed numbers on May 12. According to ODH data, the cases involved 18 people 20-29, 16 people 0-19, 13 people… Read More

Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine.

Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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AUGUSTA, Maine (Maine Public) — Hundreds of large-scale solar power projects are on hold in the U.S. as the industry awaits the outcome of a federal investigation into potential trade violations involving solar panels bought from Asian suppliers. Department of Commerce investigators hope to determine whether Chinese manufacturers are skirting longstanding U.S. duty rules on… Read More

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien speaks during a court hearing for defendant William Husel, second from left, as defense attorneys Diane Menashe and Jose Baez and assistant prosecutor James Lowe listen on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio.

A doctor found innocent after murder trial permanently loses their license

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A doctor found innocent of murder charges in multiple patient deaths has surrendered his medical license after determining that practicing medicine again in Ohio would be impossible. William Husel was accused of ordering excessive doses of painkillers for 14 patients in the Columbus-area Mount Carmel Health System. Despite his acquittal last… Read More

Comic Storytelling in journalism: a new trend for new consumers


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/ComicStorytelling_220412.mp3 The terms “comic storytelling” and “journalism” may sound a bit discordant to the average news consumer. Yet, “comic storytelling in journalism” is rapidly becoming a growing trend to get younger eyes on the news products of mainstream media. It is the marriage of drawn images and text to tell serious stories in a series… Read More

A burrowing owl in Colombia’s Llanos region, a vast grassland plain.

Colombia, a land defined by the powerful Orinoco and Amazon rivers featured in ‘COLOMBIA – WILD AND FREE” Starting May 18 at 10 pm


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COLOMBIA – WILD AND FREE Premieres Wednesdays, May 18 and 25, 2022 on PBS  From the Andes to the Amazon, Explore This Captivating Natural Paradise Filled with Jaguars, Anacondas, Exotic Birds, Humpback Whales and More   COLOMBIA – WILD AND FREE, featuring spectacular photography of wildlife and magnificent landscapes, premieres Wednesdays, May 18 and 25,… Read More