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Gladden House Sessions 2018: Bedouine

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Singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian, aka Bedouine, performed her Gladden House Session on Saturday, June 2, the third day of the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, quickly captivating her audience with her flowing music and clear voice. With a large crowd assembled to begin with, she drew in even more as she started playing. All jokes and smiles,… Read More

The Messy Reality of Opioid Addiction: Speaking With Writer Michael Henson

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 3,613 opioid-related overdose deaths in Ohio in 2016. That harrowing statistic is made up of mothers, brothers, daughters, grandparents, cousins, as opioid addiction continues to prove to be one of the most pervasive afflictions of the 21st century. “Maggie Boylan” is a volume of multi-layered… Read More

A gavel lays on top of money

Ex-Youth Choir Exec in West Virginia Admits to Embezzlement

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia woman has admitted to stealing about $98,000 from a youth choir organization. 51-year-old Jacqueline Holly Portillo of Hurricane pleaded guilty Monday to four felony embezzlement counts. Kanawha County prosecutors say Portillo stole from the Appalachian Children’s Chorus from March 2010 through August 2017 through the use of business… Read More