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West Virginia Cities Sue Accrediting Group Over Painkillers

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Several West Virginia municipalities are suing The Joint Commission, claiming the Chicago-based health care accreditation group downplayed the dangers of prescription painkillers and helped fuel addictions. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the cities of Charleston, Huntington and Kenova and the town of Ceredo filed the class-action lawsuit Thursday in Charleston. They… Read More

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O’Neill Court Justice Seeking Ohio Governor’s Seat Recuses Himself

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio Supreme Court justice who has announced a Democratic bid for governor has recused himself from all future cases. The court issued a statement Friday that says Justice William O’Neill has filed “a blanket notice” of recusal. Questions about potential ethical conflicts arose after O’Neill formally announced his candidacy Sunday…. Read More