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Ex-West Virginia Cabinet Chief Sentenced For Embezzlement

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison for embezzling from a volunteer fire department where he handled financial affairs. Sixty-four-year-old Clifford Keith Gwinn of Hurricane was sentenced Monday in federal court in Huntington. Gwinn… Read More

Kentucky Gov Calls Legislature In Session For Pension Vote

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor has called the state legislature back in session to consider changes to the state’s troubled public pension system. Gov. Matt Bevin issued a proclamation calling the legislature back in session at 8 p.m. EST Monday. The decision comes four days after the state Supreme Court struck down a… Read More

Democrats Weighing Options In Ohio House Speaker Battle Among Republicans

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The behind-the-scenes battle over who will lead the Republican-dominated Ohio House next year isn’t just between supporters of current Speaker Ryan Smith and former speaker Larry Householder. Longtime Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) said with recent bills on abortion and gun rights, he’s open to options besides backing the current speaker. “Clearly there’s no difference between Smith and Householder,… Read More

Obhof Touts Past Collaboration With Kasich While Preparing For Vetoes

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The Ohio House and Senate are bracing themselves for a busier than usual week after Christmas as Gov. John Kasich deliberates his response to several controversial bills. Those pieces of legislation implement bans on certain abortions, advance pro-gun policies, and raise paychecks for elected officials. Those bills are items Kasich has suggested he would veto if they landed on… Read More

Committee Formed To Draft Sherrod Brown To Run For President In 2020

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This campaign is part of a new effort to get the three term senator to consider taking on President Trump. Democratic Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is one of the chairs of a committee circulating a national petition to convince Brown to run for president in 2020. Whaley says Brown would bring a needed change to the White House…. Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats claw way to victory over IUPUI

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The Ohio women’s basketball team encountered their first true road game of the year on Sunday when they visited IUPUI in “The Jungle”. In their first game after final exams, Ohio (9-0) passed their first road test by defeating the Jaguars (6-4), 73-66. Ohio came out strong as they led 25-18 at… Read More