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Drowning In Milk: Dairy Farmers Look For Lifelines In Flooded Market

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LaRue County, Kentucky, dairy farmer Gary Rock sits in his milking parlor, overlooking what is left of his 95 cow operation. “Three hundred years of history is something that a lot of people in our country cannot even talk about,” Rock said. That’s how long the farm has been in his family. While the land… Read More

Officials in West Virginia Announce Enhanced Hepatitis A Prevention Efforts

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials have announced enhanced efforts to prevent more hepatitis A cases in Kanawha and Putnam counties. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement on Friday that part of those efforts include embedding an epidemiologist at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The agency’s Bureau… Read More

Daughter Charged After Death Of 88-Year-Old Found In ‘Deplorable’ Conditions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say an elderly West Virginia woman found living in deplorable conditions with a “rotting” leg along with two children has died. News outlets report Charleston police were called to a hospital Monday after 88-year-old Norma Dunlap was admitted with “signs of severe neglect.” A Charleston police release says Dunlap died… Read More

Ohio Dept. Of Ed. Counters State Auditor In ECOT Allegations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Education is pushing back against the state auditor’s suggestions that it accepted “watered down” information from the state’s then-largest online charter school. Spokeswoman Brittany Halpin said Thursday that “no one has held the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow more accountable” for students’ education than the Department of Education…. Read More

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Ohio Advocacy Group Wants Protection For Psychiatric Hospital Patients

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A legal advocacy group is asking the state to protect patients at a private Ohio psychiatric hospital subject to complaints and investigations. A report from Disability Rights Ohio highlighted continued “violations of essential patient safety, care and treatment standards” at the 130-bed Ohio Hospital of Psychiatry in Columbus. The report includes… Read More