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William Suan is no stranger to the problems abandoned oil and gas wells can cause. “It’s just an eyesore,” he said, standing inside a barn on his cattle ranch near Lost Creek, West Virginia. “I had to fence one off because it’s leaking now.” There are five inactive wells on his land, most installed in… Read More
Proposals in several cities to offer drug users access to a safe space to consume drugs have caused a political stir, but what do we really know about the effectiveness of safe injection sites?
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio State University is asking a judge to dismiss three federal lawsuits filed by former students alleging sexual misconduct by a team doctor. The lawsuits say university officials turned a blind eye to rampant sexual abuse by Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at Ohio State for 20 years until he retired… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump’s campaign has announced support for Republican Carol Miller in West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District race. The Trump Campaign said in a statement this week that Miller is “pro-coal, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-Trump” and encouraged people to vote for her. Miller is the majority whip in the state House… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Republican Party of Kentucky is disavowing a GOP candidate for the state legislature who is being criticized for racially charged comments he’s made in the past. Everett Corley narrowly won the Republican nomination for the 43rd District House seat in Louisville. Two years ago, he sued to stop the removal… Read More
Wage growth — and more specifically, the lack of vigorous pay raises — continued to be an issue, with average hourly earnings nudging slightly upward to 2.9 percent.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The major-party candidates for Ohio governor will debate three times this fall. The campaigns of Republican nominee Mike DeWine and Democratic nominee Rich Cordray announced the debate schedule on Friday. The candidates are scheduled to debate Sept. 19 at the University of Dayton. The other debates are scheduled for Oct. 1… Read More
CLEVELAND (AP) – The developer of a wind farm on Lake Erie says an Ohio state board’s proposed restrictions on its operation are jeopardizing the project. The Ohio Power Siting Board wants broad authority to regulate how the wind farm operates if it’s found to have a significant impact on any wild animal. The board… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – People affected by a 2014 chemical spill into a West Virginia river will soon receive their first batch of settlement checks from a class-action lawsuit. News outlets report U.S. District Court Judge John Copenhaver approved the distribution of the $73 million to nearly 200,000 residents and businesses. Anthony Majestro is a… Read More
Environmental Protection Agency officials told a Congressional panel Thursday that the agency will announce by the end of the year whether it will take the next step to regulate a group of toxic fluorinated chemicals found in some water systems in the Ohio Valley. The PFAS group of chemicals, which include PFOA or C-8, were widely… Read More