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New Proposed Changes To Conceal-Carry Law Brings Back Old Battles

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Another bill that tinkers with the state’s concealed-carry weapons law is in a Senate committee now. Two groups that have always been very involved in the issue are once again clashing over the proposed changes. It’s no secret that law enforcement has had serious concerns about concealed-carry weapons permits. And this bill to make some… Read More

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Energy Bill Passes Tricky Ohio House Committee

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A controversial energy bill takes another step after legislators passed it out of a House committee Tuesday, but Republican leadership moved the bill while facing strong opposition from members of their own party. The new energy bill would, among other changes, freeze Ohio’s efficiency and renewable standards for two years. Republican Representatives Mike Duffey of… Read More

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Police Arrest 49 During Patrol Blitz In Ohio County, WV

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Law enforcement officers made 49 felony and misdemeanor arrests and issued 82 citations during a patrol blitz in Ohio County. The Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team and other officers also recovered prescription painkillers, marijuana and psilocybin during the operation. Officers conducted the saturation patrol between May 19 and May 23 on highways and secondary roads, and… Read More

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An Explanation Of Mace’s Legal Proceedings

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Glouster Police Chief Lucas Mace, who was arrested Friday, made his initial court appearance in Athens County Municipal Court Tuesday morning. Mace, who is out of jail after posting $10,000 bond Saturday morning, was represented by his attorney Claire M. Ball Jr. A tentative preliminary hearing to determine probable cause was set for June 2… Read More

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Court Asked If Threats To Ohio Governor Are Public Record

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The Ohio Supreme Court is ready to hear arguments in a legal dispute over the state's decision to withhold records from a political blogger documenting threats against Republican Gov. John Kasich. Lawyers for Plunderbund and the Ohio Department of Public Safety address the court Tuesday. Court documents indicate the Democratic-leaning political blog sought investigation files… Read More

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AEP Proposes Rate Cut For Customers

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American Electric Power is planning to cut rates for most residential customers by more than 12 percent. A typical household bill would be 12.6 percent less than under current rates under a plan submitted by the utility. That's based on forecasts of market conditions next year, when the plan would take effect. A trial-like regulatory… Read More

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State Highway Officials Evaluate Bids For Courtesy Patrol

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State highways officials are evaluating two bids for a contract to operate the West Virginia Courtesy Patrol. The bidders are the patrol's longtime operator, Citizens Conservation Corps of West Virginia, and IncidentClear. IncidentClear operates service patrols in Massachusetts, Nevada, and Dallas County, Texas, along with similar programs in several large cities. Department of Administration spokeswoman… Read More

Ridges Ceremony Pays Tribute To Those With Mental Illness

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“Remember us for we too have lived, loved and laughed.” That statement — which was originally placed on a plaque outside a restored mental hospital cemetery in Massachusetts — was one of the many sentiments expressed during a Memorial Day ceremony organized by the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). As… Read More