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GOP Tax Bill Would Extend Endangered Funding for Disabled Miners

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As Appalachian coal miners suffer from a historic surge in black lung disease, a federal trust fund that supports some of those miners has been scheduled to lose a significant portion of its funding. A new tax bill in Congress includes a provision to extend the coal excise tax that supports the trust fund. With… Read More

Division VI And VII All-Ohio Football Teams

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the Division VI and VII All-Ohio football teams Sunday. Those players in Gridiron Glory’s coverage area named to the lists are below. Division VI First Team Offense Running Backs: Keegan Wilburn, Nelsonville-York, Jr. Third Team Offense Running Backs: Jesse Collins, Belpre, Sr. Special Mention Donovan McCollister, Nelsonville-York; Dakota Ross,… Read More

Division IV And V All-Ohio Football Teams

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The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association announced the Division IV and V All-Ohio football teams Monday. Those players in Gridiron Glory’s coverage area named to the lists are below. Division IV First Team Defense Linebackers: Eric Stillion, John Glenn, Sr. Punter: Brady Emerson, John Glenn, Jr. Third Team Offense Receivers: Joseph Clifford, John Glenn, Sr.; Dillon… Read More

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown Critical Of Lordstown Plant Closing

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Ohio’s senior Senator is blasting General Motors for planning to close the Lordstown plant in March. He says Congress needs to change the tax code to prevent companies from benefitting from that action in the future. Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown says workers are being hurt by GM’s decision. “While people’s lives were being upended… Read More

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WV BOE Finance Committee Recommends Changes to Funding Formula

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia Board of Education committee on school finance and funding has formally approved recommendations for changes to the state School Aid funding formula. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that changes intended to make funding more equitable and more directly meet student’s needs were approved Tuesday. Board member and committee chairman,… Read More

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West Virginia Senate Mulls Next Steps In Impeachment Drama

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The leader of West Virginia’s Senate is mulling his options after the state Supreme Court refused to revisit a ruling that halted the impeachment process of several justices. A panel of judicial stand-ins ruled Oct. 11 in favor of Justice Margaret Workman’s challenge of her impeachment. The decision also was applied… Read More

Ohio Lawmakers Consider ‘Pastor Protection Act’ on Marriages

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A bill being considered in the Republican-controlled Ohio Legislature would specify that ministers don’t have to perform marriages that contradict their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” The “Ohio Pastor Protection Act ” would stipulate that an ordained or licensed minister or religious society isn’t subject to civil or criminal liability for denying… Read More

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NPR Editor Shares Insights into Trump’s Border Issues and Other Trump Policies


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Confusion has been a feature of the Trump Administration’s policies toward immigration and especially the current border issues with migrants and the caravan from Honduras. Philip Ewing, national security editor for National Public Radio (NPR), says the recent tear gassing of migrants at the southern border of the United States was a result of some… Read More