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A longtime educator recently fired as West Virginia's state schools superintendent plans to sue over her dismissal. Lawyers for Jorea Marple notified the state Department of Education of the pending lawsuit on Wednesday. The state Board of Education abruptly voted to fire Marple in November, less than two years after unanimously selecting her for the… Read More
The State Highway Patrol says six people died on Ohio roads during the New Year's holiday period. The fatal crashes on Monday and Tuesday occurred in Franklin, Lucas, Meigs and Stark counties. A year ago, 14 people were killed during the New Year's holiday reporting period, which spanned four days instead of two and included… Read More
McArthur police say they have identified a possible suspect in the burglary of the village's Goodwill store. Police Chief Tony Wood says the investigation is on going, but officers have a lead as to who broke into the store sometime between 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday morning. Wood says there was no sign of forcible… Read More
A Hocking College graduate is now serving as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' wildlife manager for Southeast Ohio. According to a news release, Tim Parrett began in the role in mid-December. Parrett, who was worked for ODNR since 1992, will oversee wildlife district four operations. He is a Lancaster resident with degrees from both… Read More
Ohio is prepared to move forward with certain Medicaid contracts after an appellate court ruled in the state's favor in a lawsuit that had blocked officials from signing the agreements. Amerigroup Corp. had sued the state, claiming the contract application process was flawed. The insurer was not among the top scorers. The contract winners will… Read More
The bill from the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail to the five counties using the facility will be going up, but just how much the final bill will be is still up in the air. The $2 increase to the daily rate went into effect on the first of the year, from $51 to $53. But… Read More
Ohio wildlife officials say more than 190,000 deer have been killed by hunters so far in 2012-13 season. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources numbers released Wednesday showed 190,725 deer were taken during the first 95 days of this year's hunting season. That's down a little more than 1 percent from the same period in… Read More
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they've tased and arrested a drunk man who barricaded himself inside his home for seven hours. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Kevin Bartlett barricaded himself in his home in Grandview Township. Deputies responded to the call Tuesday night. Bartlett was taken into custody early Wednesday morning. Officers say he… Read More
Ohio's congressional delegation voted with the majority to pass the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts. All five House Democrats from Ohio voted in favor as the measure passed 257-167 Tuesday night. Ohio's House Republicans split, six voting in favor and seven against. Those voting in favor… Read More
Gov. John Kasich's trip to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland later this month will be the first official overseas trip by an Ohio governor in more than six years. The trip by Kasich to the annual global economic summit in the Alps will be tied to his plan to better align worker-training programs to… Read More
A New Year's Eve crash kills two Meigs County men. West Virginia will be getting a new superintendent of schools. The number of miners killed on the job in Kentucky falls in half. Details in your morning update.
The number of coal miners killed on the job in Kentucky fell to four in 2012, down from eight the previous year when the state led the nation in fatalities. Kentucky Coal Association President Bill Bissett said Monday the industry is making progress in protecting miners. But he said there clearly remains work to be… Read More
UPDATE 11:54 A.M. West Virginia latest state schools superintendent is on the job. Jim Phares took his oath Wednesday at the state Capitol to become the 28th occupant of that post. The former county schools chief pledged to develop an action plan by day's end for his first month in office. The state… Read More
The National Weather Service said 2012 is among the warmest years on record in some West Virginia cities. Preliminary data show average temperatures in Beckley, Clarksburg and Elkins were the second-warmest on record. Elkins' average temperature was 52.7 degrees. The record, 53.3 degrees, was set in 1921. Beckley's average temperature, 54.5 degrees, is the highest… Read More
Two people are recovering in the hospital after being shot Tuesday evening in Point Pleasant. Police arrested the shooter late Tuesday evening and took him to the hospital because he had been drinking. He was not injured. The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. on Evengreen Drive. The two victims are expected to recover.