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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

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

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