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Athens Man Charged with Arson

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Authorities say they’ve arrested an Athens man in connection with six fires that were intentionally set early Thursday morning in Athens. In a news release, the State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigations Bureau says Jason Armstrong, 25, was arrested and charged with arson. Armstrong is accused of setting six fires on Kurtz Street in… Read More

MASTERPIECE on PBS Announcement


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MASTERPIECE on PBS, Playground and BBC to Co-produce three-hour mini-series based on American Classic “Little Women” Beloved Louisa May Alcott Book to be Adapted by Celebrated Writer Heidi Thomas  Boston, MA; May 4, 2017— PBS and MASTERPIECE have announced they will team with Colin Callender’s Playground and the BBC for a television adaptation of Louisa May… Read More

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Frontier Resolving More West Virginia Speed Complaints

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Attorney General’s Office says Frontier Communications has increased internet speeds for more than one-third of nearly 28,000 customers covered by the settlement to resolve complaints over slow service. The December 2015 agreement requires Frontier to make at least $150 million in capital expenditures over three years to increase… Read More

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Whistleblower Lawsuit Settled Against a West Virginia Agency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A lawsuit filed by two former West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources employees who said they faced retaliation for whistleblowing has been settled. News outlets report former department executives Susan Perry and Jennifer Taylor filed a lawsuit in 2012 against the agency’s former acting secretary Rocco Fucillo, deputy secretary… Read More

Greenup Sheriff Audit Flagged for Drug Fund Disbursements

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GREENUP, Ky. (AP) – A second audit has found thousands of dollars in undocumented withdrawals from the Greenup County Sheriff’s Office’s drug enforcement account. The Daily Independent reports the audit of Sheriff Keith Cooper’s 2015 financial statement released Tuesday found that Cooper withdrew $12,300 in cash from the drug enforcement account without maintaining documentation to… Read More

Initial Ohio Redistricting Language Rejected

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Initial summary language for a ballot proposal that would change the way Ohio draws congressional districts has been rejected.Attorney General Mike DeWine determined Thursday what the League of Women Voters of Ohio, Common Cause Ohio and the Ohio Environmental Council proposed placing on their petition wasn’t a “fair and truthful” description… Read More

Former VA Chief of Staff Indicted

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former acting chief of staff at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center on three felony charges of distributing a controlled substance.WCPO-TV reports the indictment alleges Dr. Barbara Temeck illegally distributed Valium and hydrocodone in 2012 and 2013. A report states Temeck prescribed the painkillers for the… Read More