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New Mine Safety “Assistance” Program Raises Concerns

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Lawmakers and union leaders are raising concerns about the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration’s practices amid an increase in coal fatalities. West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin asked MSHA for more information after receiving what he calls “alarming” reports about how the agency is implementing its new Compliance Assistance Program . In a September 7th letter, Manchin wrote… Read More

Authorities Investigating Robbery at Hocking Valley Bank in The Plains

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THE PLAINS, Ohio — Deputies are searching for a suspect after a bank robbery in The Plains Wednesday afternoon. A suspect allegedly entered the Hocking Valley Bank at 12:15 p.m. and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money, according to a press release from Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith. The Sheriff’s Office released pictures of what they… Read More

Episode 102 : Filip Noterdaeme – Stories of Students’ Apologies


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In previous times, students who missed class either ignored the transgression, or were forced to address the issue with their teacher during office hours, or during a subsequent class period. Modern communication tools, however, offer new avenues for accounts, excuses, and apologies surrounding absences. In his recent book titled, Dear Professor: A Chronicle of Absences,… Read More