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Northern Illinois Ends Ohio’s Season in a Heartbreaking Comeback Victory

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Fifth-seeded Ohio (22-9, 12-6) looked destined for the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinals being up 16 after the first quarter, 17 at halftime, and 12 following the third quarter. But the women could not finish it out as four-seeded Northern Illinois stormed back late in the fourth quarter to grab a 72-71 victory in the MAC Tournament… Read More

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NPR’s National Security Editor Gives Insight into Trump’s Hot Security Issues


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Philip Ewing, National Security Editor for National Public Radio (NPR), gives us his insights into the National Security Council, President Donald Trump’s proposed military budget, the ongoing investigation of Russian ties to the Trump campaign and ISIS. Ewing has been the National Security Editor since November 2015 but he also has had almost a decade… Read More

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Ohio Prison System Mistakenly Releases Inmate ID Data

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MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio prisons system says it’s looking into identity theft monitoring services for inmates after the agency accidentally released about 2,000 prisoners’ social security numbers. The information was mistakenly included on a list of inmates at Chillicothe Correctional Institution provided in a records request to an ex-offender who regularly requests such… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball Places Three on All-MAC Teams

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When Ohio Women’s Basketball first took the court in early November they had their sights on Cleveland and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Five months later, the team is ready to compete in the Mid-American Conference Tournament for another conference title thanks in large part to three players who earned conference honors. Senior Quiera… Read More

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Kentucky Doctor Acquitted Months After Conviction on Fraud Charges

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky doctor who had been convicted of performing unnecessary heart procedures on dozens of patients has been acquitted on all charges. The Independent of Ashland reports Judge David Bunning on Tuesday acquitted Ashland cardiologist Dr. Richard E. Paulus of all 11 counts against him and conditionally granted the defendant’s motion… Read More

Kentucky Bill Would Transfer Some Attorney General Powers to Governor


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general could not represent the state in some civil lawsuits under a proposal floated by Republican lawmakers. A proposal from Republican Senate President Robert Stivers would give the state’s Republican governor the exclusive authority to represent the state in civil lawsuits, with various exceptions including Medicaid fraud claims,… Read More

Blackwell Forms Conservative PAC


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Conservative firebrand Ken Blackwell is forming a super PAC to harness enthusiasm for Republican President Donald Trump into electing new Ohio political leaders — for now, excluding himself. The former Cincinnati mayor, Ohio secretary of state and Republican gubernatorial candidate announced the Defend US PAC in a tweet Tuesday. Blackwell says… Read More

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WV Adds Punishment For Human Trafficking

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers have approved legislation to impose prison sentences and fines for human trafficking, including forced labor, debt bondage and prostitution. Under bills approved by House and Senate, every victim constitutes a separate offense. The measure calls for disgorging profits, restitution and immunity from prosecution for minors who are trafficking… Read More

Ironton May Layoff Firefighters

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IRONTON, Ohio  — The city of Ironton may be laying off three firefighters next month. It’s an effort to solve a nearly $100,000 shortfall in the budget. WSAZ reports that would cut the total number of firefighters from 17 to 14. Fireman Aaron Collins says there’s not much optimism the layoffs will be avoided. Ironton… Read More