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Ohio Dominates Inside, Takes Down Wilberforce 97-61 In Season Opener

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Ohio knew that they weren’t exactly taking on the stiffest of competition tonight at the Convo to open up play in the regular season, but that didn’t change the fact that Ohio wanted to start off strong with a win. Ohio was able to separate themselves from a pesky Wilberforce squad late in the first… Read More

Scotties Look To Defense To Continue Dominance In Sweet 16

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The Tri-Valley Scotties became a mainstay of the second round of the OHSAA Division 3 playoffs over the past decade. 10 playoff berths, 12 victories and a trip to the state championship game last year. However, 2018 presented a host of challenges. A new head coach, Kevin Fell, took over from long-time coach Justin Buttermore… Read More

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Ohioans Reject Drug Treatment And Prisons Constitutional Amendment By 2-1 Margin

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The only issue on the statewide ballot in Ohio was trounced by a two-to-one margin. Voters rejected the constitutional amendment that would have lowered drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor and would prioritize treatment for those offenders. The campaign to pass the amendment was well funded. David Myhal spoke for the coalition of… Read More

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Catherine Slemp Named Interim West Virginia Health Officer

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Dr. Catherine Slemp has been appointed as West Virginia’s interim state health officer. Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Bill Crouch announced Slemp’s appointment Wednesday to head the Bureau for Public Health. She replaces Dr. Rahul Gupta. He resigned in September to become the March of Dimes’ senior vice president… Read More

Jacksonville, Ohio- Voters cast in their ballots.

A Data Dive Into The Ohio Valley Midterm Election Results

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The “Blue Wave” that broke in some midterm races around the country hit a “Red Wall” in the Ohio Valley, and while the Democrats will take control of the House in Washington, the partisan makeup of the Congressional delegations for Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia remains unchanged. In the region’s two Senate races, Democrats managed… Read More

Thar’s Shrimp in Them Hills

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The Appalachian Mountains in Southeast Athens Ohio never ceases to surprise. Being over five thousand miles away from the Atlantic Ocean and four thousand from the Pacific, who would imagine these rugged and beautiful hills would offer some of the biggest, freshest crustaceans? But they do not come from the sea, they are freshwater shrimp –… Read More

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WV Voters Pass Constitutional Amendment Restricting State Funding for Abortions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia voters have approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow lawmakers to restrict or outlaw state funding for Medicaid abortions. The amendment approved Tuesday came after the Republican-led Legislature earlier this year approved a resolution to add a line to the state constitution that reads: “Nothing in this Constitution… Read More

“The Cleaners” on Independent Lens | November 12


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The Cleaners Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, November 12, 2018 Explore the Hidden, Shadowy World of Digital Cleaning by Silicon Valley’s Content Moderators Online Streaming Begins November 13 “Fake news.” Violent pornography. Terrorist propaganda. Everyone agrees that the initial dream of the internet as a utopian global community has evolved into something much more sinister…. Read More

Midterms Meaner and More Costly than Ever says TIME Correspondent Elliott


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In addition to President Donald Trump’s scorched-earth campaigning, overall political races in 2018 have been meaner and more costly than ever, according to TIME, Inc. Washington Correspondent Philip Elliott. Most candidates, at least on the Republican side, attempted to mimic the President’s combative campaign style, Elliott says. However, many did not feel comfortable with that… Read More

Belmont County Midterm Elections Results


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In Belmont County, Republican Jerry Echemann beat the incumbent Mark Thomas for the county commissioner’s seat. David Trouten the clerk of courts is now the Eastern Division County Court Judge. The St. Clairsville-Richland City Schools District was hoping to expand with two bond issues that would’ve totaled more than $85 Million – one to upgrade… Read More

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Unofficial Election Results for Muskingum County


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The unofficial results are in for Muskingum County. James Porter is the unofficial winner of the county commissioner race with 18,382 (65 percent) votes defeating John Bates who earned 9,994 (35 percent) votes. Muskingum County residents voted against a 5.2-mill, 10-year renewal and increase of Zanesville City School District’s levy 4,101 (59 percent) to 2,901 (41… Read More

Unofficial Elections Results for Jefferson County


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These are the 2018 Unofficial Election Results for Jefferson County. Thomas E. Graham has won the race for Jefferson County Commissioner receiving 14,426 votes. His opponent, Martin Sohovich received 7,957 votes. E.J. Conn has won the race for Jefferson County Auditor receiving 12,295 votes over his opponent, Scott M. Renforth, who received 11,792 votes. David… Read More

Unofficial Election Results for Pike County


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These are the unofficial election results for Pike County. Jerry Miller was elected Pike County Commissioner with 4,886 votes in comparison to his opponent Fred Foster who received  3,247 votes. Kayla Slusher was elected Pike County Auditor with 4,820 votes. Terry Dixon received  3,820 votes.    

Unoffical Election Results for Meigs County


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These are the unofficial election results for Meigs County. For Alexander Local School District Tax Levy failed with 290 votes against, as opposed to 254 votes for. In the Meigs County Court judge race, Michael L. Barr was elected judge with 4,943 votes. His opponent Trenton J. Cleland received 2,192 votes. Residents voted down plans… Read More