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Ohio will start issuing temporary driver's licenses to young immigrants who have temporary legal presence under a federal program. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles said Friday that deputy registrars were told to issue licenses to those who qualify through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Ohio officials will take the extra security… Read More
Federal funding cuts are likely to force West Virginia to start charging for HIV tests. The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Friday that would allow local health departments to charge people for tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The health departments will charge on a sliding scale and will continue to provide… Read More
More officers are training to be meth lab technicians. Two Chillicothe men face drug charges. More details in your audio update.
Contractors are considering redesigning a proposed balcony above the former Blue Gator restaurant. Athens City Council members voted Monday against a request made by Gator Guys, LLC, who are looking to build a four-foot open-air balcony on the second floor of the 63 N. Court Street location. Council voted against the proposal, saying it violated… Read More
Online ads for jobs in Southeast Ohio rose in January and February by more than 700 compared to the same period last year. More than 6,200 job openings were posted online from January 14, 2013 and February 13, 2013 according to data released by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. The number of… Read More
West Virginia is trying to be the first state in the nation to give free breakfast and lunch to every child in the state's schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Friday that would create public-private partnerships to fund the expanded lunches. The bill also attempts to increase participation in… Read More
Investigators are looking into the cause of a small gas well explosion near the Belmont-Harrison county line. The explosion and fire happened just before 3 a.m. Thursday at the Wagner Well Site just outside Flushing. No one was injured in the incident.
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says a total of 450 votes in the 2012 election have come under scrutiny and just more than a quarter of them were turned over to law enforcement for investigation. Husted tells The Cincinnati Enquirer that in the majority of the cases, there was only an "attempted effort" at… Read More
NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation. It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show's format. Neal Conan, Talk of the Nation's host, will depart… Read More
The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Friday that Ohio’s Jim Christian has been named the NABC Division I District 14 Coach of the Year, an honor voted on by each district’s group of head coaches. It’s the second time Christian has received this accolade in his coaching career, as he won the same honor… Read More
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources says a license that allows people to try hunting without completing a hunter education course is now available online. Officials say the West Virginia Apprentice Hunting and Trapping License can be purchased online by people who have not previously held a hunting license. Director Frank Jezioro says hunter… Read More
Two Lawrence County men are now facing charges for copper thefts. A Lawrence County grand jury has indicted Brian Bloomfield, 34, and Randy DePriest Jr., 30, both of Pedro, in connection with stealing copper phone wire. Bloomfield is facing 30 charges, and DePriest is charged with 31 counts. Investigators say they stole the wire from… Read More
Police in central Ohio say they have made four arrests in connection with the severe beating of a 21-year-old woman during a neighborhood brawl. Circleville police filed rioting charges against two adults and two juveniles Thursday, but no one has been directly charged yet with beating Brittany Jeffers on Wednesday. Police said the people were… Read More
A new trial will be set for a Scioto County man charged with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. Jurors found David Harshberger Jr.,42, guilty on one count of weapon under disability and one count of possession of crack cocaine. But jurors were hung on the other two charges. The Ohio State Highway patrol says… Read More
A Scioto County man charged with aggravated vehicular homicide will have to have a new trial. Two Chillicothe men are in jail and charged with drug possession. Details in your morning update.