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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican leaders in the Kentucky Senate say the 2018 legislative session will be overshadowed by work on the next state budget and proposed fixes to public pension systems. Senate President Robert Stivers says he hopes a pension overhaul is presented “as soon as possible,” but he didn’t offer a timetable as… Read More
The Waterford girls’ basketball team increases their win streak to seven and avenges their only loss this season. What could possibly top this achievement? A career high 29 points for Megan Ball. Ball led the Wildcats (7-1) to a decisive 63-49 victory over West Virginia foe, Parkersburg (5-2). The Big Red defeated Waterford 56-52 in… Read More
2018 is off to a frigid start. From Texas to the mid-Atlantic to the Ohio Valley, temperatures are significantly colder than average, with sometimes fatal consequences.
In the week after Christmas, both varsity squads from Federal Hocking come away with a win in their last games before the New Year. The boys from Federal Hocking snapped a 27 game losing streak against TVC opponent South Gallia, and the Girls took down St. Joe. Girls (6-3), (5-2) On December 27th, just two… Read More
Venison, a luxury meat sold in high-end stores also shows up on the winter menus of expensive restaurants. But venison from deer killed by hunters can’t be sold, so much of it is given away for free.
The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes had a successful, although stressful, week of basketball. The Buckeyes earned a hard-fought 53-49 victory over Southern on Friday night. With the game deadlocked at 49 all, the Buckeyes got the ball with 1:08 left on the clock and called timeout. With 23 seconds to play in the game, Justin Perry found… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The exterior renovation of the tallest building in Columbus has naturalists hoping peregrine falcons will find a new, temporary roost. A nest box atop the 41-story Rhodes Tower state office building in downtown Columbus has been moved around the corner to the Riffe Center, another government office building. The Ohio Department… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates rose in all 55 West Virginia counties in November. WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Doddridge, Monongalia and Pendleton counties at 3.4 percent apiece. Calhoun County had the highest unemployment rate at 9.5 percent…. Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Starting this year, West Virginians must show identification before they can vote in an election. A law passed by the Legislature last year took effect Monday. For any election, voters in West Virginia have to present a valid form of ID or have another registered voter vouch for them under oath…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February over the state’s efforts to recoup $60 million from one of the nation’s largest online charter schools. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is challenging how officials tallied student logins to determine that the virtual school was overpaid for the 2015-16 school year…. Read More