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Courts Rejects Challenge to Ohio Law on Judicial Ballots

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A federal court has rejected a challenge to Ohio law excluding political-party labels from judicial candidates’ general-election ballots. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling granting Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s request to dismiss the lawsuit. The Democratic Party, some individual candidates… Read More

New Nelsonville-York Football Coach

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Nelsonville-York High School named their new football coach for the 2016 season: Rusty Richards. After 48 applications, one being from India, the N-Y School Board believed Richards to be the best fit for their historic program. Over 45 seasons, the Buckeyes have only employed three full-time coaches, all three falling in the same family tree. Dave Boston Sr…. Read More

Ohio Softball Picked as MAC Regular Season Champs in Preseason Poll

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For the second year in a row, the Ohio University softball team is selected to win the MAC regular season. The Bobcats went 15-32 overall and 7-11 in conference. Even after this lackluster 2015 campaign, they still received four votes from the coaches’ preseason poll to reign as the MAC regular season champions. Both Central Michigan… Read More

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OH Supreme Court OKs Sale of Prison


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Supreme Court says the sale of a northeast Ohio prison to a private company didn’t violate the state constitution. The Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut was sold to Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America in 2011. It was the first state prison in the nation to be sold to… Read More