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KY, WV Move to Weaken Mine Safety Rules

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Lawmakers in both Kentucky and West Virginia are working to loosen mine safety regulations, alarming some mine safety experts. Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill that reduces the number of underground mine inspections. Similar legislation is pending in West Virginia’s Senate but with more substantial changes. Under that bill, the state’s mining inspection system would move… Read More

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Couple Pleads Not Guilty in Death of 5-year-old Daughter

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CLEVELAND (AP) – An Ohio couple who reported their daughter missing before the 5-year-old’s body was found hidden at their restaurant in January have pleaded not guilty to murder and corpse-abuse charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Mingming Chen and her husband, 34-year-old Liang Zhao, entered their pleas Wednesday in a Canton courtroom. They remain held under $5 million… Read More

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Video Shows Man Pepper-sprayed, Hit by Officer at Hospital

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Three security officers are suspended after video shared on Facebook showed a man being pepper-sprayed, hit with a baton and forced to the ground outside an Ohio hospital. A spokesman says OhioHealth Grant Medical Center near downtown Columbus is investigating the Monday altercation. Thirty-eight-year-old Shelton Adams was jailed on a disorderly… Read More

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Miami University Increases Police Presence for Green Beer Day

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – A university in Ohio is offering alternative activities and increasing police patrols in preparation for a decades-old tradition of celebrating with green-dyed beer on the Thursday before spring break. Green Beer Day at Miami University in Oxford begins this Thursday morning. The campus community is changing education and safety after several… Read More