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Recent stories about men in the fundamentalist Christian community who “court” young women, including teenagers, raise the question: Is underage marriage even possible in the U.S.?
Special counsel Robert Mueller is interviewing current aides about the Russia matter. The White House says it’s cooperating — but that doesn’t mean the process isn’t stressful.
LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio’s prisons director says he called off the execution of a condemned killer after members of the state’s execution team told him they couldn’t find a vein to insert an IV. Prison chief Gary Mohr says the team made several attempts Wednesday to find a spot on 69-year-old inmate Alva Campbell to… Read More
Anne of Green Gables is a story of childhood – a slice of life narrative that follows the precocious orphan Anne Shirley as she comes into adulthood and ultimately sacrifices her dreams for a life of simple pleasures. Written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in the early 20th century, the book is now taught all over… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The second Ohio state lawmaker in a month has resigned amid allegations of inappropriate behavior. State Rep. Wes Goodman, a Cardington Republican, resigned on Wednesday. Republican House Speaker Clifford Rosenberger says he learned of Goodman’s inappropriate behavior Tuesday and confronted him immediately. No details have been made public about what Goodman’s… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) – Richard Cordray, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and an appointee of former President Barack Obama, has announced his resignation. Cordray plans to resign his office by the end of November. He is expected to return to his home state of Ohio to run for governor. The Democrat has been… Read More
A Senate vote is scheduled for Wednesday on confirmation for President Trump’s nominee to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA. The country’s top mine safety position has been vacant since January as coal mining fatalities have risen to a two-year high. Trump’s choice to fill the post is facing opposition from congressional Democrats and… Read More
The Dairy Barn Arts Center invites the community to attend our annual Holiday Bazaar, an Athens shopping tradition! The Holiday Bazaar will feature regional artists selling unique handcrafted gifts to help you get a start on the season’s shopping and will occur Friday, December 1 from 3-8 p.m. and Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m.-5… Read More
In 2015, my brother, Bryce Warner, 16, of Dayton, Ohio, took his life. Since then it has been my mission to tell this story: In 2008, our community lost a dear friend, Jocelyn, daughter of Mandy Hartlage, at the age of 15. Seven years later, our community was shook by the news of my brother,… Read More
On Thursday, November 16 at 8 p.m., the Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert made up entirely by works crafted by female composers in the Glidden Recital Hall on the Ohio University Athens campus. The performance will be directed by professor Roger Braun and graduate teaching assistants Forrest Yankey and Ryan Swanson. “A… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Ohio county that includes Cleveland is considering installing license plate scanners at intersections to help police find vehicles used during crimes. Cleveland.com reports the Cuyahoga County Council expects to spend nearly $900,000 to install 18 cameras at locations throughout the county. The cameras are capable of taking one photo per second… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry says the division shouldn’t be transferred to the Department of Agriculture, a move promoted by that agency’s commissioner. Forestry Director Barry Cook told legislators at interim meetings Tuesday that the division should remain under the Department of Commerce, which oversees agencies related… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A state official says West Virginia will miss out on revenue gains from an omission on sales taxes increases approved by the Legislature. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow told lawmakers during interim meetings Tuesday a bill that raised other taxes did not increase the sales tax on… Read More
While traveling on Air Force One this week in Asia, President Trump lamented the fact that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is insulted by United States accusations that Russia meddled in the 2016 Presidential election. Trump contended that Putin’s bruised feelings would prevent him from making “deals” with the US concerning Syria and North Korea. The President… Read More
Ohio (8-3, 5-2) faced four yards to go on a fourth down with just under three minutes to play Tuesday night in the season’s biggest game. Nathan Rourke’s pass fell through the hands of Papi White, and the Zips sealed Ohio’s fate when Akron’s Kato Nelson inched past the first down marker on a third… Read More