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Back To The Garden: How Green Thumbs Help With Addiction Recovery

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Meredith Jensen is doing some gardening on a sunny day in a secluded part of Athens, Ohio. “I’m working on our pollinator garden beds,” she said. “Which are a bunch of fun flowers that’ll help attract butterflies, bumble bees, you name it.” Her partner Jamie Betit pushes a full wheel barrow to fill the other… Read More

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Ohio Pharmacy Board Delays Licensing Marijuana Dispensaries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A meeting where applicants seeking to operate Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries were supposed to learn whether they’ve received licenses has been postponed. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said it canceled Wednesday’s special meeting two days after it was announced because information gathering was incomplete. A spokesman says the board is awaiting… Read More

PHOTOS: DACO’s Creating the Illusion Exhibition

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Costumes within the context of film and theater are more than just pretty to look at. They imply nuances to the characters they cover, and have the potential to create a greater emotional depth without any unnecessary exposition. Through August 12 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will spotlight some particularly cultural relevant costumes in their exhibition… Read More

Shots for Food Workers Urged in 2 West Virginia Counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials are urging hepatitis A vaccinations for restaurant and food service employees in two West Virginia counties. The Bureau for Public Health made the recommendation Wednesday for such employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties. Eight food establishments in Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties have been identified as having a worker… Read More

FBI Raids House, Storage Unit of Former Ohio House Speaker

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Federal agents are searching former Republican Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger’s home in southwest Ohio and a nearby storage unit. An FBI spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the agency was “conducting law enforcement activities” in the area. Rosenberger resigned from the House last month after saying he was aware the FBI was… Read More

West Virginia Lawmakers Hear Audit Reports During Interims

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers learned about audit reports on state purchasing cards and about missing Homeland Security assets during interim meetings in Charleston. Lawmakers concluded their interim meetings Tuesday after finishing a two-day special session on Monday at the state Capitol. One audit included an analysis of state purchasing cards from the… Read More

County Prosecutor Cites Staff Conflict, Punts ECOT Review

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien has recused himself from an investigation into potential criminal conduct by officials at Ohio’s then-largest online charter school. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Republican law enforcer isn’t stepping aside because of campaign donations he received from Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow founder Bill Lager, but because… Read More

West Virginia Lottery Revenue Continued To Increase In April

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Lottery revenue continued to increase in April, as more money spent on video lottery and traditional online and scratch-off games had offset declining revenue at racetrack casinos. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports traditional lottery sales are up 7 percent this budget year, while limited video lottery at bars, clubs and… Read More