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Vinton County Has First-Recorded Earthquake

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An earthquake around 12:24 p.m. on Wednesday near Elk Township of Vinton County had worried individuals calling 911. “People were just wondering what was going on,” said William Faught, the director of the Vinton County Emergency Management Agency, who also felt a tremor from the earthquake. “It’s the first indication that we have in our… Read More

State Lawmakers Introduce Bills Targeting Red Light Cameras

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COLUMBUS, OH — Once again, state lawmakers are trying to green light new rules for how communities can use speed and red light cameras, especially smaller communities that are getting a big percentage of their revenue from tickets. Columbus Democratic Rep. Hearcel Craig is going after communities without mayors’ courts that running traffic camera programs…. Read More

Lawsuit Asks Judge to Block Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Law

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Organized labor is fighting back against Kentucky’s right-to-work law. The Kentucky State AFL-CIO and Teamsters Local 89 filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a judge to block the law’s enforcement. The measure, enacted in January, bans labor unions from collecting mandatory dues from employees they represent in collective bargaining. The suit was… Read More

Ohio Watchdog Faults Ohio Agency for Handling of IT Contract


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state investigation has cleared a now-retired state administrator but found her department violated rules in awarding a state information-technology contract. The Columbus Dispatch reported Ohio Inspector General Randall Meyer’s finding Thursday. Meyer cleared Carolyn Chavanne, who was a Department of Administrative Services contract supervisor while also being listed as a… Read More

Trump Budget Cuts Would Hit Trump Country Hardest

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The true costs of the deep cuts in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would fall disproportionately on many of the poor and working class people in the Ohio Valley region who helped to elect him, according to lawmakers and policy analysts. Deep cuts to subsidized health care, food aid, disability assistance, and addiction treatment services… Read More

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Episode 003 : Judicial Service Careers with Judge Gayle Williams-Byers and Tom Hodson


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Donning judicial robes, taking the bench, and sitting in judgment of others on a daily basis can bring great professional satisfaction but problems may also arise, say two trial judges. Judge Gayle Williams-Byers, an African-American woman judge in the South Euclid Municipal Court in Ohio and retired/visiting judge Thomas Hodson talk about dedicating part of… Read More