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Troubled Waters: A Coalfield County Loses Trust In Water And Government

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On any given day in Martin County, Kentucky, the water system loses more water to leaks than it delivers to paying customers through their faucets. The water system is under a state investigation for the third time since 2002. Customers complain of frequent service interruptions and discolored water, and their bills come with a notice… Read More

New McCracken Hall Officially Opens

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The home for the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education on Ohio University’s campus was officially reopened today. A ceremony was held to introduce university and community members to the building for the first time since it’s $32.8 million renovation began in May 2015. The college received a $28 million donation from… Read More

West Virginia on a map

West Virginia Convinces Judge to Return McKesson Lawsuit to County

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general has convinced a judge to move the state’s lawsuit against the nation’s largest wholesale drug distributor out of federal court and back to Boone County. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver ordered Monday that the state’s lawsuit against San Francisco-based McKesson Corp. be returned… Read More

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Gang Member Who Admitted 4 Slayings Gets 38 Years in Prison

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio gang member who took responsibility for three years-old, previously unsolved murders has been sentenced to 38 years in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Robert Wilson III pleaded guilty last year to one count of racketeering conspiracy connected with the Short North Posse. Federal prosecutors said then that he also was admitting… Read More

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Corrections Officer in West Virginia Accused of Bringing Contraband Into Jail

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia corrections spokesman says a Western Regional Jail officer has been fired after she allegedly was seen entering a cell where drug contraband was later found. Twenty-eight-year-old Brittney Branham of Louisa, Kentucky, was being held Thursday in the South Central Regional Jail on $25,000 bond. A criminal complaint by… Read More

Actor Darryl Van Leer to Perform ‘Roadhouse Lounge’ at OHIO Lancaster


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Actor Darryl Van Leer will perform his one-man show, Roadhouse Lounge, at 3:30 p.m. in the Wagner Theatre on the Ohio University Lancaster campus.  The event is FREE and open to the public. The show is a musical tale of redemption that follows the story of Matthew Porter, proprietor of a once famous blues and rock ‘n’ roll… Read More

Ohio Appeals Order Rejecting Lethal Drug Process

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The state is appealing a federal judge’s decision that declared Ohio’s new lethal injection process unconstitutional and delayed three upcoming executions. Lawyers with the Ohio attorney general’s office filed notice with a federal appeals court in Cincinnati Thursday afternoon following the judge’s morning decision. State lawyers have argued the method, including the use of the… Read More