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New Rules For Healthcare “Navigators” In Ohio Approved

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An Ohio legislative panel has cleared new rules for professionals who will help guide consumers through the online insurance marketplaces created by the federal health care law. State law specifies that so-called navigators can't sell, solicit or negotiate health insurance. They are banned from recommending a particular health plan or giving advice about benefits in… Read More

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Afternoon Audio Update for August 12


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A grand jury is meeting again to consider whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago in Steubenville, Ohio. More than 200 Ohioans have reportedly received unsolicited phone calls with offers of medical alert devices. Gas prices in Ohio remain well below the national average…. Read More

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Ohio Soccer: Murnane Earns Preseason Accolade


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Ohio soccer midfielder Maggie Murnane was named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason Mid-American Conference Second Team on Monday, according to OhioBobcats.com. Murnane, who transferred to Ohio last season from Dayton, played a vital role on last year’s team, starting all 19 games and scoring two goals.  The senior recorded two assists in her first season as… Read More

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Theis Adds Geneva Yee To 2013 Roster


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Ohio Volleyball coach Ryan Theis has added defensive specialist Geneva Yee to the 2013 roster. Yee, a five-foot-five freshman defensive specialist comes to Ohio from Milwaukee, Wisc., where she played four years for Pius XI High School. At Pius XI, Yee was a three-time all-conference libero and earned all-state recognition her junior and senior seasons…. Read More

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U.S. Corps Of Engineers Argues Against Sanctions In Burr Oak Case

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Buckingham Coal Co. has no basis for seeking court-ordered sanctions against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a federal lawsuit, attorneys for the Corps are arguing. The Messenger reported last month that a federal judge was asked by Buckingham Coal to order the Corps to pay attorney bills the company has incurred in defending… Read More

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Trimble Schools’ Longtime Board Members Will Not Seek Re-Election

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Through threats of consolidation, precarious budgetary issues and administrative investigations, two departing Trimble Local School Board members provided what some say was consistent, level-headed leadership. Without it, at one time, could have meant the demise of the district. Terry Holbert, 76, has spent 26 years on the board. For Stephen Miller, 63, it’s been 23… Read More

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Civil War Spies


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On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, Jim Fuller and Bill Walker examine the topic of spies in the Civil War. Fuller and Walker discuss the legend of Henry Thomas Harrison, female spies serving the Confederacy and how Civil War era spies shaped American history.

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Judge Questions Sentencing Guidelines

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Following sentencing reform in Ohio, an Athens County judge says deciding sentencing has become even more difficult, especially considering that many of the rules regarding sentencing seem to contradict each other. Athens County Common Pleas Court Judge L. Alan Goldsberry expounded on the personal struggles he has with the new rules, commenting during Thursday’s sentencing… Read More