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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Supreme Court justice has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of fraud and lying to federal agents. Media outlets report Allen Loughry entered the plea on Friday two hours before West Virginia lawmakers announced they were considering impeachment. Loughry faces a maximum prison sentence of 395 years and… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is considering banning motorized bicycles. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports city Police Chief Joe Martin says there are about 300 pocket bikes or mini-bikes in the city and they have become a safety hazard. He said residents have complained because some riders do not obey traffic laws, zipping… Read More
UPDATE: (6/29 12:00 p.m.) Authorities are analyzing a vehicle they suspect was used in a fatal hit-and-run for evidence. A truck was towed from the parking lot of the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center by police and taken to a lab to search for evidence, according to a lieutenant from the Athens post of the… Read More
Counties with higher rates of opioid use skewed heavily Republican in the 2016 election. What role did the opioid epidemic play in President Trump’s victory?
A new study finds that oil and gas operations are leaking 60 percent more methane than previously reported by the federal government.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s health department says it’s declaring a statewide outbreak of hepatitis A. State officials say Ohio has 79 hepatitis A cases so far this year and that many of them are linked to a multi-state outbreak in neighboring states. The 79 cases are nearly twice as many than what was reported… Read More
NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, many of these young people were born in… Read More