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Meigs Draws Comeback, Advances Over Jackson

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It might not have been pretty, but the Meigs Lady Marauders came back from a 9-point, fourth quarter deficit, to knock off the Jackson Ironladies 44-42 in the first round of the Division II postseason. The game started off very slow with both teams having trouble scoring, especially Meigs. The Lady Marauders were getting shots off,… Read More

Reporter Security is an Issue Both Abroad and At Home

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Award-winning journalist and former Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander just finished co-authoring an in-depth report for National Public Radio about the death of two of its journalists in Afghanistan in June. He is a strong proponent of increased security measures for reporters in a world ravaged with wars and terrorism. He also promotes improved security… Read More

What’s Ohio’s Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act?

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A new plan from the Ohio Department of Education outlines the trajectory of the state’s education goals over the next 10 years. On February 2nd, ODE released its draft plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). December 10, 2015, President Barack Obama signed the education law with bipartisan congressional support. It requires each… Read More

West Virginia Rejects Juvenile Sex Offender Registration

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s highest court has ruled that juveniles judged delinquents for sex offenses don’t have to register as sex offenders when they turn 18. The registration requirement applies to any person convicted of sex offenses. The court says under West Virginia law those delinquency adjudications are not convictions. The Supreme Court… Read More

West Virginia Unit Cites $2.5M Of Improper Disability Claims

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office says its unit targeting Social Security disability fraud helped save $2.5 million in improper claims during its first year. Two investigators and an analyst have been working with the Social Security Administration, its inspector general’s office and the state’s Disability Determination Section to review suspicious… Read More