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The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers’ personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.
When bathed in gray October daylight, Murphy’s Farm isn’t too scary — fast forward some 12 hours into the evening, and it’s something else entirely. For the past several years, Murphy’s Farm in the little unincorporated community of Torch, Ohio, has been transforming every October weekend into something equal parts terrifying and fun, known playfully… Read More
The Ohio State Coroners Association has come out adamantly against the only issue on the statewide ballot, saying they can’t be for any measure that makes it more difficult to prosecute drug dealers and traffickers. Ohio coroners say Issue 1 will help re-sentence drug dealers, putting them back on the streets to “continue poisoning their communities.” Dr. Lisa Mannix… Read More
A scientific panel, convened by the U.N., lays out a challenging path to keep the global climate from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius — the red line for dangerous consequences.
Last year, Ohio changed its rules for prescribing opioids, restricting amounts of, and circumstances under which, doctors can prescribe those narcotics. The new rules have an exemption for people who are in hospice type care for diseases like cancer. But many patients who suffer from chronic pain say the new rules are leaving them without pain relief,… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is confident in his re-election chances in 2020 after his work to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. McConnell spoke with reporters in his home state of Kentucky on Monday, days after the Senate confirmed Kavanaugh despite allegations from Christine Blasey Ford that… Read More
The auditor is considered the top taxpayer watchdog, reviewing the books and doing efficiency audits for thousands of units of state and local government. And the office is up for grabs this year, as are all five of the statewide executive offices. (Watch the interviews with the candidates on “The State of Ohio” here.) The auditor’s… Read More
President Trump has asked his evangelical supporters to help stop Democrats from taking control of Congress, but religious progressives are also getting people to the polls.
The third and final debate between the major party candidates for governor gets underway Monday night in Cleveland. And it’s perfect timing – since voter registration closes tomorrow. Watch the debate live on the Ohio Debate Commission’s website. This race is close, and that may be why Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray have had… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky officials say a new $7.5 million grant will support a statewide program aimed at decreasing the number of premature deliveries and low birth weight babies. The state Cabinet for Health and Family Services say the federal grant will support the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program, often called… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A convicted sex offender has pleaded guilty to stalking women at a West Virginia college. The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports 40-year-old Michael David Hankins pleaded guilty Friday as part of a deal and was sentenced to six months in prison. Officials say Hankins was arrested last month when caught on video chasing… Read More
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia and Kentucky colleges are teaming up to boost the performance of Appalachian students in science, technology, engineering and math. An alliance of schools aims to support STEM education for underrepresented students. The effort is backed by a National Science Foundation grant. Education officials say the grant will support learning… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Authorities in Kentucky are searching for two inmates who escaped a Louisville jail by hiding in trash cans. The Courier Journal reports a statement by Louisville Metro Corrections says Justin Stumler and Jeremy Hunt escaped Saturday night. It says the minimum security inmates were working in the jail’s kitchen when they… Read More
Every weekend volunteer DJs fill the airwaves with their favorite sounds. Check out this playlist curated based on what those volunteer music geeks were spinning this past weekend.
Jorma Kaukonen might be most widely known as one of the co-founders of legendary San Francisco psychedelic rock pioneers Jefferson Airplane. However, as his recently published autobiography explores in great detail, Kaukonen’s musical life story had hardly climaxed with the initial dissolution of the Airplane in the early ’70s. Earlier this year, St. Martin’s Press… Read More