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Josie Ousley And the Lady Vikings Make Quick Work Of River Valley

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The River Valley Lady Raiders had a nice run going. After going winless the entire season winless, the team won its regular season finale and the beat New Lexington in its first tournament game. Then, Vinton County said hello. The Lady Vikings took down River Valley 72-26 at Logan High School on Wednesday to advance… Read More

West Virginia Bill To Protect Historic Displays Advances

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia bill that aims to protect historic displays is advancing. The Register-Herald reports the “West Virginia Monument and Memorial Protection Act of 2018” passed out of the Senate Committee on Government Organization Tuesday. The bill prohibits the removal, renaming, alteration or relocation of any statue, monument, memorial, school, street,… Read More

Pillich To Leave Ohio Governor’s Race, Back Cordray

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Democrats’ lone female governor candidate is leaving the race to back rival Richard Cordray, the former federal consumer watchdog. A Democrat close to Cordray’s campaign tells The Associated Press that former state Rep. Connie Pillich will drop out and endorse Cordray on Wednesday. The person requested anonymity because the information… Read More

Hometown Journalists Add to Poverty Problems of Their Areas, Scholar Says


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Often Appalachian natives decry the “drive by journalists” from big cities that come to small Appalachia towns just to capture pictures and depictions of poverty, unemployment, drug addiction and squalid and trashy living conditions. They come, stay for a day or two, take pictures of the most decrepit conditions and human devastation, conduct a few… Read More