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Ohio’s Election Day At A Glance

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  Ohioans vote down Issue 3 – The proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana ___ 9:30 p.m. After a decade of false starts, Ohio voters have approved new rules for drawing state legislative districts that aim to reduce partisan gerrymandering. Approval of Issue 1 Tuesday marks a sweeping victory for bipartisanship in the closely divided… Read More

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Kentucky’s Election Day at a Glance

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  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The latest on Kentucky’s general election, including the nation’s most competitive campaign for governor. ___ 10:35 p.m. The Kentucky Board of Elections reports turnout for the Kentucky general election was 30.68 percent. The board’s website said that 982,259 votes were cast Tuesday out of 3,201,852 registered voters. Franklin, Marshall, Menifee… Read More

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WV Mine Explosion Trial Update

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — One of the government’s top witnesses is testifying about a once-confidential safety assessment he gave of Massey Energy under its former CEO, Don Blankenship. In Charleston federal court Tuesday afternoon, former Massey safety official William Ross began his testimony in Blankenship’s criminal trial. Ross’ comments about Massey’s safety problems in a… Read More

9-Year-Old Dies After Practice


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Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports his office is investigating a death of a young boy on Monday evening. The Meigs County EMS responded to a call at 7:19 pm at Eastern High School in reference to a medical emergency with a subject not breathing. EMS transported 9-year-old Wyatt Barber to the Meigs Emergency Room where… Read More

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Doug Paisley, Joan Shelley to Perform Backstage Show at Stuart’s


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This Saturday, Stuart’s Opera House will host a special backstage double-bill show featuring two critically acclaimed singer-songwriters: Canadian songwriter Doug Paisley and Joan Shelley, from Louisville, Kentucky. For this intimate performance, the audience will sit on stage with the musicians. Show time is 8 p.m. Toronto musician Doug Paisley’s 2010 album Constant Companion was hailed… Read More

Works by Laura Serna-Maytorena will be on display at ARTS/West through November.

ARTS/West to Host Magical Realism Exhibit


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ARTS/West will host an opening reception for Through the Eyes of Magical Realism, an exhibition by Athens-area artist Laura Serna-Maytorena, on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Serna-Maytorena’s work will hang in the ARTS/West gallery space from Nov. 4–30. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. “The gods of my childhood were fierce and… Read More

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Women of Appalachia Project Announces Advocate Award


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The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP), now in its seventh year, will add an additional dimension: the Appalachian Advocate Award. According to Kari Gunter-Seymour, founder/curator of WOAP, the award will go to an outstanding Appalachian woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the well-being of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families or Appalachian land… Read More

Kentucky AG’s and Governor’s Races Go to Voters to Decide

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FRANKFORT, LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The campaign for Kentucky governor ends Tuesday as voters elect someone to replace a two-term Democrat in a race that has turned on health insurance for 500,000 people, marriage licenses for same-sex couples and public education for preschool children. Republican Matt Bevin, Democrat Jack Conway and independent Drew Curtis have contrasted… Read More