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About 106,000 Ohioans Enroll In Expanded Medicaid

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More than 106,000 Ohioans have enrolled in Medicaid under an expansion of the taxpayer-funded program. Gov. John Kasich's administration moved forward last fall with extending Medicaid eligibility to cover thousands more people under the federal health care law. Coverage took effect Jan. 1. Ohio's monthly report on Medicaid caseloads shows that 106,238 residents had enrolled… Read More

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Circleville Burglary Suspects Charged with Aggravated Murder

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A central Ohio man and two other adults charged with aggravated murder and other counts in the slaying of his 84-year-old grandfather have pleaded not guilty.   Thirty-year-old Shaun Lawson, 20-year-old Kyle Robinson and 20-year-old Joshua Johnson appeared in court Wednesday in Circleville, south of Columbus. Police say Lawson was the likely shooter in the… Read More

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GE to Bring 1,400 New Jobs to Ohio


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General Electric announced today that it will open a new location in Cincinnati by 2017. The U.S. Global Operations Center should create about 1,400 jobs. Gov. John Kasich’s entity JobsOhio is assisting in return for GE’s choosing Cincinnati. “It’s going to generate a lot of revenue down there, but it’s also going to provide great… Read More

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Busy Weekend Ahead For The RedStorm

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After splitting a doubleheader against West Virginia State on Wednesday, the Rio Grande RedStorm (19-10) finish their road trip with a doubleheader on Friday against Campbellsville (27-15) and then on Saturday against St. Catharine (11-20). In their first meeting, Rio and Campbellsville split the twin-bill, with Rio taking game one 2-1 but then getting routed… Read More

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WVU-Parkersburg Board OKs 8 pct. Tuition Hike

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West Virginia University-Parkersburg's Board of Governors has approved an 8 percent tuition increase.   In-state students in bachelor degree programs would pay $300 more a year. Out-of-state students would pay an additional $786 a year.   In-state tuition for associate degree and certificate programs would increase by $216 a year. Out-of-state tuition would rise by… Read More

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WVU-Parkersburg Board OKs Eight Percent Tuition Hike

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West Virginia University-Parkersburg's Board of Governors has approved an 8 percent tuition increase. In-state students in bachelor degree programs would pay $300 more a year. Out-of-state students would pay an additional $786 a year. In-state tuition for associate degree and certificate programs would increase by $216 a year. Out-of-state tuition would rise by $768. The… Read More

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Report Includes Restrictions On Ohio Death Penalty

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Prosecutors would need much stronger evidence against a murder defendant before bringing death penalty charges under recommendations proposed by a statewide capital punishment review committee. The panel that spent more than two years studying changes to Ohio's death penalty law proposes that capital charges require biological or DNA evidence or a videotaped confession. The committee… Read More