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Tariff-ic Impact: Ohio Valley Awaits Trump Decision On Steel, Aluminum

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The Ohio Valley was once synonymous with steel. Even after the industry’s sharp decline the region is still home to many industries that produce or use steel and aluminum. Those industries are closely watching what the Trump administration will do on steel and aluminum imports. The Department of Commerce has suggested a massive 24 percent global tariff on those… Read More

Springsfest Announces 2018 Line Up


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Springsfest, which will take place on July 7 in the John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs, has made their official line-up announcement, featuring the likes of Guided By Voices, Twin Peaks, CAAMP, Counterfeit Madison, Speaking Suns, Adam Remnant, Teenage, Cordial Sins, Gaptooth Grin, and Scary Balance. Also featuring local arts, multiple craft breweries and food trucks. More information and tickets at www.springsfestival.com

Hocking Correctional Looks for New Life After Sudden Closure

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Hocking Correctional has been part of Nelsonville for more than 30 years. Then all of the sudden the Ohio Corrections Department decided to shut down the prison at the beginning of this year. It’s closure was unexpected to many community members and leaders. Fullbrooks Cafe is in the heart of downtown Nelsonville. Dan Jones, co-owner of the cafe, is worried about what will happen… Read More

Miami University

Hazing Allegations Lead To Suspended Fraternity Activities

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) – Allegations of hazing have prompted a council of fraternities at a university in southwest Ohio to stop initiations of new fraternity members and indefinitely suspend most fraternity activities. A Miami University spokeswoman says six fraternities are under a “cease-and-desist” order imposed by the university or their national organizations and aren’t allowed… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Ohio Bill Aims At Sex Solicitation To Help Curb Opioid Epidemic

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bipartisan bill intended to help curb the state’s opioid epidemic by increasing penalties for soliciting prostitutes has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. Democratic Rep. Adam Miller and Republican Rep. Jim Hughes introduced the bill that would increase the penalty for solicitation from a third-degree to a first-degree… Read More