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Federal Prosecutor Charges Coal Company With Faking Dust Samples Amid Black Lung Surge

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The U.S. Attorney for Kentucky’s Western District unsealed eight fraud indictments Wednesday against employees of the bankrupt Armstrong Energy coal company for falsifying dust monitoring samples in two Kentucky mines. “What the grand jury is charging and what the United States will prosecute is lying and cheating by a coal company to prevent the appropriate… Read More

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Ohio Auditor Advocates School Policies on Using Crowdfunding

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state auditor is urging Ohio school districts to adopt policies about how teachers use online crowdfunding to raise money for supplies, classroom expenses, and projects. Republican Auditor Dave Yost says those policies can help mitigate risks such as mishandled donations, compromised student privacy and extra scrutiny of educational programs. He… Read More

Lancaster Festival Celebrates Season of Firsts July 19-28

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The beloved summertime tradition that is the Lancaster Festival is occurring once again, Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 28. The festival includes oodles of free entertainment for the whole family, from performances from the legendary Lancaster Festival Orchestra to live music in downtown Lancaster at noon, to the annual artwalk on Friday, July 20…. Read More