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ATHENS — An Athens City Schools investigation has ended with confirmation that race played a part in an incident that led to the suspension of a black student. Isaiah Butcher was suspended April 17 after a report of a fight with another student, who his parents say was a fellow member of the football team,… Read More
The NASA mission is set to launch Saturday morning. The InSight spacecraft will land in the Elysium Planitia to listen for “Marsquakes” and learn more about what Mars is made of.
DAVIS, W.Va. (AP) – A land donation will more than double the size of the Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that near 2 square miles of land along the Allegheny Front, the eastern rim of the Dolly Sods plateau, has been donated to the Nature Conservancy of West Virginia. The… Read More
The last time the U.S. jobless percentage sat below 4 percent was in December of 1999. April brought net job gains, but fell short of economists’ predictions.
With sunglasses perched atop his camouflage cap, Brady Carwile filled out an application at a job fair in a community center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. Carwile works at a local auto parts maker but he’s hoping for a maintenance position at Century Aluminum’s Hawesville Smelter. “It’s one of the best jobs you can find around there,”… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state auditor wants computer equipment from Ohio’s largest online charter school to be saved as possible evidence rather than sold as the school is dismantled amid a fight over state funding. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow has challenged how the state tallied students’ participation to determine that ECOT should repay… Read More
KENT, Ohio (AP) – Kent State University is dedicating the inclusion of the site of the May 4, 1970, shootings of four students by Ohio National Guard soldiers as a National Historic Landmark. Former Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste will serve as keynote speaker during Friday afternoon’s event at the university. Journalist Dan Rather will speak… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio township has suspended a police officer after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed man lying on the ground in the head. Franklin Township officials in suburban Columbus aren’t releasing the officer’s name while the department’s police chief investigates what’s seen on the video. A township trustee says… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center by a hospital in West Virginia has been made official. Cabell Huntington Hospital board of directors Chairman Dr. Kevin Yingling says the hospital finished the final steps of financing and paperwork to complete the acquisition of St. Mary’s Medical Center. That both hospitals will… Read More
CINCINNATI (AP) – It’s time for the flying pig in Cincinnati. That’s the Flying Pig Marathon race. Some 40,000 people have registered so far to run races of a variety of lengths, highlighted by the full marathon Sunday with some 7,000 participants expected. Runners are expected this weekend from all 50 states and some 20… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Senate bid of Evan Jenkins is prompting a rush of contenders for his congressional seat in West Virginia. Eleven candidates are on the ballot in Tuesday’s primaries for the 3rd District seat Jenkins is vacating, including six current or former state legislators. Democrats controlled the 3rd District House seat… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An ex-coal executive who’s running for U.S. Senate after serving a prison sentence has unleashed a political ad that takes swipes at “China people” and calls the Senate majority leader “Cocaine Mitch.” Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is seeking the West Virginia seat now held by Sen. Joe Manchin, but… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A Republican congressional primary in northeast Ohio pitting a conservative state lawmaker against a former pro football player is attracting big money from national groups. Rep. Christina Hagan and Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL wide receiver, are running for the 16th District seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci. The… Read More