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In rural areas, doctors and nurses competent in transgender care are hard to find. It can also be a challenge to locate providers who offer respectful care for issues unrelated to gender identity.
J.D. Vance, author of the best-selling memoir “Hillbilly Elegy,” returns to his native Kentucky this week. But Vance isn’t selling books this time. He’s leading a bus tour of well-heeled venture capitalists looking for investment options in the region. Vance worked with AOL founder Steve Case to line up big-name investors for what they call the “Rise of… Read More
Donald Trump promised coal miners: “You’re going to be working your asses off!” NPR spent more than a year in the coal counties of central Appalachia and found hope, cynicism and some surprises.
ATHENS — The Athens County Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court received grants Wednesday totaling nearly $150,000, intended to improve technology within the courts. The grants were awarded through the Ohio Court Technology Initiative, a grant program instituted by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and the Ohio Supreme Court in 2014. The money comes from… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin’s legal team says Kentucky’s newest abortion law seeks to prevent a “barbaric” procedure while a fetus is alive in the womb. His lawyers filed a brief urging a federal judge to deny a preliminary injunction that would further delay the law’s enforcement. The state’s only abortion clinic is… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio voters have approved more than two-thirds of school levies on Tuesday’s primary election ballot. The Ohio School Boards Association said Ohioans passed 63 of 92 school issues, or 68 percent. The passage rate was down from last year’s primary election when 73 percent of issues were approved. Half of the… Read More
LANCASTER, Ohio — The race for the open Fairfield County Commissioner seat is set after voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s Primary Election. Jeremey Fix defeated Lisa Reade 7658 – 5626 to become the Republican nominee. Fix is chairman of the Fairfiled County Republican Party and Pickerington County Council President. He will face Democrat Leah… Read More
Pop culture trends may ebb and flow, but for the true devotees of all things film, literature, and comic book based, one’s particular love for Star Wars or Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter certainly doesn’t hang on any collective decision on whether or not a certain media is anything other than enjoyable. Such… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state auditor has concluded private companies should repay $250,000 in taxpayer money that Ohio’s largest online charter school used for television ads attacking a state effort to recoup funding from the e-school. The Columbus Dispatch reports it obtained a draft finding for recovery in which Auditor Dave Yost says the… Read More
Investigative journalism is not the sole province of only big-city newspapers like the “New York Times” or the “Washington Post.” Instead, it is starting to flourish at the grassroots level through the assistance of the Institute for Non-Profit News (INN), a collective of over 100 non-profit news organizations across the country. The groups are committed… Read More
CADIZ, Ohio — Harrison County voters approved all three levy renewals presented to them in yesterday’s Primary Election. The county Board of Development Disabilities programs levy was approved by a 1,617-504 margin. That levy runs 1 mill for five years. Voters in Athens Township approved two levy renewals. The 0.5 mill for five years cemetery… Read More
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Belmont County voters saw two close races for the County Commissioner nomination for both major parties during Tuesday’s Primary Election. Incumbent Mark Thomas won the nomination for the Democrats, securing 1448 votes. Chuck Probst was the runner-up with 1369 votes. Angela Hatfield recieved 1267 votes. And Michael Bianconi tallied 1239 votes…. Read More