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Suspect in Family Massacre Back in Ohio


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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – A suspect in the 2016 slaying of eight family members is back in Ohio, after being arrested in Kentucky. Butler County jail records in southwest Ohio show George “Billy” Wagner III was booked in at 5:45 a.m. EST Monday. He was arrested Nov. 13 after being found in a horse trailer… Read More

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New Addiction Treatment Facility Expects to Open in March

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – An official says West Virginia University Medicine plans to open a new residential addiction treatment facility in March. WVU Medicine spokeswoman Amy Johns told The Dominion Post that’s when officials expect to start accepting patients at the $12 million facility in Morgantown. Johns said the facility will offer 30 residential treatment… Read More

Institute Invites Veterans to Explore ‘Dialogues on the Experience of War’

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Next year, the Contemporary History Institute will present a series of three two-hour conversations about the experiences of coming home from combat for regional veterans. Each meeting will include discussion of various humanities sources that explore historical experiences of war, which will serve as a sort of jumping off point to allow for veterans and… Read More

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DOJ: Federal Court Shouldn’t Overturn Blankenship Conviction

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice says a federal court should not overturn the conviction of former coal baron Don Blankenship. Prosecutors argued Friday Blankenship has not proved information was withheld from his 2015 trial and opposed Blankenship’s request for an evidentiary hearing to have his conviction thrown out. The 40-page legal… Read More

Radio Free Athens: a Playlist for November 17, 2018


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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. This week, enjoy “Flying Clouds” by Jorma Kaukonen through “Turn You Inside-Out” by R.E.M. from Ezra Thobaben; “Ice Age” from David Bryne and St. Vincet through “London’s Burning” by The… Read More

Judge: Provision For Minority-Owned Medical Marijuana Licenses Unconstitutional

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A judge has declared that a provision in Ohio’s medical marijuana program in which 15 percent of licenses go to minority-owned groups is unconstitutional. The ruling by Franklin County Judge Charles Schneider said the provision denied Greenleaf Gardens, one of the cultivation license bidders, of its rights because two lower-rated, minority-owned… Read More