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Federal government employees are still being paid for work they did before the shutdown, but the checks will soon end. Among those affected are many who struggle to make ends meet even in good times.
Richard Overton enlisted in an all-black battalion, serving in Iwo Jima and Okinawa. He loved ice cream, whiskey and cigars. “Today we mourn not just a hero, but a legend,” the U.S. Army said.
After many dips, the Dow was up about 1 percent Friday afternoon. Consumer confidence and spending are the latest mixed signals investors are struggling to sort out.
The EPA says it will keep limits on toxic mercury emissions from coal plants but now deems them not cost-effective. Environmental groups worry the move could hinder future regulations.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Drivers who frequently use the West Virginia Turnpike have a little extra time to enroll in the state’s E-Z Pass discount program. Gov. Jim Justice says in a statement that the West Virginia Parkways Authority held an emergency meeting Friday and voted unanimously to extend the deadline to enroll to Jan…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio and its capital city are dropping a lawsuit that sought to stop the Columbus Crew from leaving in order to make way for the soccer team to be sold to new owners who plan to keep them in Columbus. The group seeking to take ownership of the team starting in… Read More
Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said he’s open to discussing two high-profile gun laws when the General Assembly returns next year, the “Stand Your Ground” bill and the “red flag law.” These two issues caused a rift among members of the House and Senate, along with Gov. John Kasich. The “Stand Your Ground” bill… Read More
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham has announced that he will retire from the bench early next year. News outlets report Cunningham, who is 74, announced on Thursday that his last day will be Feb. 1. He was first elected in 2006 to represent the First Supreme Court District, which encompasses… Read More
INEZ, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is recommending a takeover of a troubled eastern Kentucky water district. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Beshear’s office released a report on Thursday recommending that the Public Service Commission, the state agency that regulates most Kentucky utilities, force the Martin County Water District into receivership, which would… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city is asking local leaders what can be done about the humming sound that’s drifting across the Ohio River from a manufacturing plant in Washington County. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports Vienna city residents complained to the Wood County Commission Thursday that a sound has been coming from the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio bill prohibiting the release of police body camera footage under certain conditions, including video shot inside a home, is headed to Republican Gov. John Kasich. If he signs it, the measure also will ban release of such video if it’s considered a confidential investigatory record, was taken inside a… Read More
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – A street corner weed that had been decked out with Christmas lights and brought out holiday goodwill in Ohio has apparently met an early demise. WTVG-TV in Toledo reports that someone pulled out the “Christmas weed” early Friday morning and drove off with it in his trunk. The weed had become… Read More