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Retired miners begin a meeting with the pledge of allegiance.

Ohio Valley Senators Again Aim to Shore Up Shaky Pension Plan For Coal Miners

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Following a failed attempt to address a looming crisis in many multi-employer pension programs, two Ohio Valley lawmakers have introduced a bill in Congress to shore up the shaky pension plan for coal miners. The bill also aims to protect health benefits and restore funding for the federal trust fund providing benefits for thousands of… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Jon Husted To Lead Newly-Created InnovateOhio

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Gov.-elect Mike DeWine has tapped Lt. Gov.-elect Jon Husted to be the director of InnovateOhio, created in law just last month. DeWine said on the campaign trail that InnovateOhio will help modernize state and local government. Husted says this new office will help streamline the process between Ohioans and state government services. “We want to take every touch that… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

W.Va. Tax Collections Above Estimates For 9th Straight Month

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia revenue collections have surpassed tax estimates for nine consecutive months. Gov. Jim Justice announced Tuesday that collections in December were $44.8 million above estimates. That pushes year-to-date collections to $186 million above estimates. Justice has projected the surplus will grow to $300 million by the end of the fiscal… Read More

Filing: Manafort Accused Of Lying About Sharing Poll Data

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WASHINGTON (AP) – A new court filing says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied about sharing polling data on the 2016 presidential race with Konstantin Kilimnik, an associate accused of having ties to Russian intelligence. The information is in a redacted court filing Tuesday from Manafort’s lawyers. The Associated Press was able to view… Read More

Playlist: Springsfest 2019


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Once again Springsfest is bringing a dazzling array of musical acts to Yellow Springs, OH. This year the event is taking place on Saturday, July 6 at the John Bryan Community Center (100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs), so mark your calendars! Performers will include Deerhunter, Amen Dunes, Grapetooth, Post Animal, Crooked Spines, Chris Cohen, The… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Special Election For Kentucky Senate Seat Set For March 5th

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has called a special election to fill a vacant state Senate seat in eastern Kentucky. The election will be March 5th in Senate district 31, which includes Elliott, Martin, Lawrence, Morgan and Pike counties. The Republican and Democratic parties will each nominate one candidate for the election…. Read More

Hocking College Medical Marijuana Facility Ready After Go-Ahead From State

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NELSONVILLE (WOUB) – Hocking College’s medical marijuana testing lab is now up and running with receipt of a certificate operation, according to officials. Dr. Jonathan Cachat, head of the new cannabis technology program at the college, told WOUB Tuesday the certificate had arrived, and was in effect until January 2020. Hocking College becomes the second… Read More

Kroger, Microsoft Collaborate On Digital Shelf Technology

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is collaborating with Microsoft to test an upgraded digital shelf technology that the Cincinnati-based supermarket chain says could speed up shopping for its customers. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports shoppers needing to find specific items on shelves can use Kroger’s self-checkout scanning technology to see personalized icons on shelves below the items. Shoppers can… Read More

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W. Va. Superintendent Supports Possible Teacher Bonus

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine says he supports a possible one-time pay incentive for teachers to improve their math education and teaching skills. He tells The Charleston Gazette-Mail that Gov. Jim Justice will provide more information about the idea on Wednesday during the State of the State address. Paine says he… Read More