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Randall Thropp has come full circle. The Paramount Pictures costume archivist grew up in Lancaster and attended Ohio University Lancaster from 1974-1976.
This summer he brought the exhibit Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924–1967 to his hometown, currently on display at the Decorative Arts Center through Aug. 24.
Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has asked a judge to postpone ruling on a federal lawsuit challenging West Virginia's same-sex marriage ban until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews a ruling in a similar case in Virginia. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban… Read More
An Ohio University fraternity now has a home of its own. A building at 8 N. College St. was recently purchase for $1.35 million by C.P.T. Moore Housing Corp., which is affiliated with Phi Kappa Psi. "Our guys are very excited. It's a beautiful property," said Matt Kifle, vice president of the housing corporation. The… Read More
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing President Barack Obama's administration over allegations of hand-picking which laws to follow. The Republican's lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday. The filing by Solicitor General Elbert Lin targets an Obama administrative fix to let some people temporarily keep unqualified plans under… Read More
A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich. The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University in Connecticut shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin. The July 24-28 survey… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia University at Parkersburg has signed a transfer agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College. Officials say the schools signed an agreement that allows students to get an associate's degree in computer information technology at Pierpont and then transfer to WVU-Parkersburg to complete their bachelor's degree in applied technology. … Read More
A group supporting gay marriage in Ohio is airing its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear oral arguments on the issue. The ad from the Why Marriage Matters Ohio campaign features a gay couple from the state who married last October in New York after 50 years together. The two… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Time is running out for residents and businesses affected by a January chemical spill in Charleston to file claims in federal bankruptcy court. Claims must be filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston by Friday. Forms can be obtained and filed on the court's website. Business losses must be accompanied… Read More
West Virginia officials are set to join hundreds of coal miners and coal supporters at an electricity and energy jobs rally. The rally is scheduled for Wednesday at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor, labor leaders and others are scheduled to participate. Officials say the rally is aimed… Read More
A southwest Ohio city has told federal authorities it has two places that could be used to shelter children from Central America. Dayton officials say they responded to a U.S. government request in identifying potential housing. Their statement Tuesday evening came two days after a Dayton-area congressman and other southwest Ohio officials sent a letter… Read More