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Republicans are waging a multifront campaign against the FBI and the Justice Department over what they call bias. Democrats call the whole thing a smoke screen.
The legal challenge of a West Virginia hospital merger has ended just before it was set to appear before the state Supreme Court of Appeals. The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington reports years of litigation ended Monday when Cabell Huntington Hospital and Steel of West Virginia agreed Steel of West Virginia would end its challenge to the… Read More
Former Rep. Mick Mulvaney accepted campaign money from payday lenders. Now he’s in control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the agency has delayed implementing payday lending rules.
Hurricanes, fires and even hail contributed to billions of dollars in damages. The government study also finds that it was among the warmest years on record.
What does it mean to be an Appalachian artist? This is one of the primary questions explored by the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s first exhibition of 2018, entitled Artists of the Winding Road A-Z. The exhibition features the work of 12 regional artists, displaying talents as varied as oil painting to ceramics, and was co-curated… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – In a legal victory for Kentucky’s Republican governor, a judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by organized labor leaders who challenged the state’s right-to-work law. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate rejected organized labor’s arguments that the 2017 law violates the state’s Constitution. The right-to-work law – which sailed through the… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – Ohio Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has reportedly distanced herself from Gov. John Kasich with misleading statements during a recent endorsement interview before fellow Republicans. Kasich, a 2016 presidential candidate, remains a high-profile detractor of Republican President Donald Trump, which could influence GOP primary voters. Taylor told a gathering of… Read More
CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a prison inmate accused of killing a woman nearly 26 years ago has been indicted in southeastern Ohio on aggravated murder and murder charges in the woman’s death. A Noble County grand jury in Caldwell recently indicted 56-year-old Randy Slider in Patsy Sparks’ 1992 slaying. The 19-year-old Sparks was… Read More
BENTON, Ky. (AP) – Police have released the names of the two students killed in a shooting at a Kentucky high school. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders on Tuesday evening identified the dead students as Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope. Both were 15 years old. Sanders says the gunman walked into Marshall County… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Communities around Kentucky are receiving awards for downtown development projects. The Kentucky Heritage Council says in a statement that the awards ceremony will honor six Kentucky Main Street Program communities for outstanding projects, programs and events that focus on economic vitality, organization, design and promotion as a strategy for downtown redevelopment…. Read More
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio school board member who resigned after suffering an apparent overdose has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor drug possession charge. Akron police say 57-year-old John Otterman had marijuana and the powerful painkiller fentanyl when he was found unconscious last Thursday. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that he pleaded… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A legislative committee in West Virginia has narrowly voted to advance legislation that would establish a 20-hour weekly work requirement for many food stamp recipients. The bill, approved 12-10 by the House Health and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday, would apply to people ages 18 to 49 who aren’t disabled, have… Read More
Some observers characterize politics as a game…a sport where there are game plans, strategies, and winners and losers on almost a daily basis. And, often the news media cover politics as if it were a sporting competition with play-by-play descriptions and color analysis. Such was the case during the most recent three-day federal shutdown over… Read More
Wednesday night’s matchup between the Trimble Tomcats and the Tornadoes of Southern High was nothing short of entertaining as the Tornadoes prevailed 75-65. Southern (7-5, 6-3 TVC-Hocking), celebrating its 100th season of boys basketball, kicked off the night by honoring past historic teams and welcoming players and coaches from the early and late 80s. Trimble… Read More