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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
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 vote that made Larry Householder the Speaker of the Ohio House again 14 years after he left that position was the end of the months-long battle to lead the chamber, but it’s the beginning of some new work – and maybe some more changes. Householder got half of his 52 votes from Republicans, half… Read More
Federal prosecutors in New York have charged Natalia Veselnitskaya with obstruction of justice. The indictment suggests she has close ties to the Russian government.
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
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
The department’s public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that didn’t stop it from making announcements in support of the administration’s messaging about immigrants.
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
As her memoir The Truths We Hold hits shelves, the California senator tells NPR that family and the country’s need for “real leadership” will weigh into her decision whether to run for president.
With “To Be Young, Gifted and Black,” Simone aimed to capture joy in black identity amid bloody civil rights struggle. The song was addressed to children, but adults caught on, too.
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
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
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – Federal prosecutors say the wife and stepdaughter of a minister charged with child sex trafficking in Ohio abducted one of the victims and tried to talk her out of testifying at his trial. A federal complaint says the two women went to the victim’s apartment in Toledo on Saturday and forced… Read More
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
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man was sentenced Monday to just under four years in prison for his role in the beating of a black man the day of a white nationalist rally in Virginia. Daniel Borden was sentenced to 20 years, but most of that sentence was suspended. His active sentence amounts to… Read More
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
Award-Winning Film Tells the Strange Tale of Louisiana’s War Against Giant Swamp Rats “A bizarre and fascinating documentary that’ll make your jaw drop.” —San Jose Mercury News The residents of Louisiana south of New Orleans have faced many an environmental threat, from oil spills to devastating hurricanes. But a growing menace now lurks in the… Read More