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Union: W.Va. Teachers’ Protest Among Options in Bill Debate

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Senate has bypassed a key committee in advancing major education legislation as a union official declined to rule out mobilizing teachers in protest for the second time in a year. The Republican-led Senate approved a rare motion by voice vote Monday to skip the finance committee and instead let… Read More

Mount Carmel West

Doc, Hospital Face 8 Wrongful Death Suits Over Drug Dosages

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman’s family says she died at a hospital minutes after receiving two excessive doses of potentially lethal medication ordered by a doctor now being investigated in connection with dozens of deaths. Attorneys say the May 2015 death of 85-year-old Norma Welch prompted one of two lawsuits filed Monday against… Read More

Jacksonville, Ohio- Voters cast in their ballots.

Edelen Files for Kentucky Governor Ahead of Tuesday’s Deadline

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Democrat Adam Edelen has filed to run for governor of Kentucky, promising an issues-based campaign that does not accept money from political action committees. Edelen filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office on Monday morning. He was joined by his running mate, Louisville businessman Gill Holland. Edelen is the fourth… Read More

Report Urges Lawmakers To Increase Funding For Social Services

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A new report by a coalition of social service groups says state leaders need to invest in families, Ohio’s seniors and the poorest in the state when they approve the next two-year state budget. The report by Advocates for Ohio’s Future says it’s important for Ohio to maintain Medicaid expansion while increasing mental and behavioral… Read More

Former Prison Inspection Director Says Ohio Office is Understaffed

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An office that inspects and reports on conditions, trends and violence in Ohio’s 27 adult prisons and three juvenile facilities is down to one staffer, and its work is being done largely by college interns. The office’s former director says she’s worried that trouble which should have been foreseen is on the horizon. Joanna Saul Carns… Read More

John and Wendy McVicker Bring Words and Images Together in ‘Sliced Dark’

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John and Wendy McVicker join Emily Votaw in the studio to discuss ‘Sliced Dark,’ their first collaborative, published work. The book is made up of Wendy’s poems and John’s corresponding visual responses. Wendy reads three of her poems, “Bad Buddhist,” “Things That Are White (Her Last Birthday)”, and “Sliced Dark.” On Thursday, January 31, the… Read More