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Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Medical Marijuana: Half A Million In Sales Despite Limited Launch

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There are only four medical marijuana dispensaries open in Ohio at this point but in the last two weeks, they’ve sold more than a half million dollars worth of product. The latest figures from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program shows more than $502,000 in medical marijuana has been sold since dispensaries opened on January 16th. More than… Read More

ODOT Director Says Agency Facing “Grim”, “Dangerous” Financial Situation

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The road ahead is rough for the Ohio Department of Transportation, according to the agency’s director. ODOT Director Jack Marchbanks spoke before a panel that will recommend to Gov. Mike DeWine how to fund major new road construction, telling them that money is also running out for maintenance of existing infrastructure. Marchbanks said 15 years… Read More

Report: Pensions Fuel Kentucky’s $54 Billion Debt

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is more than $54 billion in debt, with estimated unfunded retirement benefits accounting for more than 80 percent of that figure. Republican Auditor Mike Harmon issued a report on Tuesday detailing the various sources of Kentucky’s debt. Pension liabilities were the largest, accounting for $43.3 billion. That’s the total number… Read More

The West Virginia Senate Chambers

After Impeachment Scandal, W.Va. Court Issues New Policies

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has issued new administrative policies following an impeachment scandal last year. The policies released Monday address state-owned computer systems, the use of purchasing cards, court-owned equipment and other assets, court travel and accounting practices. Chief Justice Beth Walker says the policies are being posted on the… Read More

Athens City Council Officially Opposes Federal Government Shutdown

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Athens City Council addressed several different ordinances at Monday night’s meeting, but a resolution opposing the government shutdown garnered the most discussion. Copies of the resolution, introduced by all members of council, will be sent to President Trump, all members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation, the National League of Cities and the Ohio Municipal League…. Read More

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Oscar Nominee, Best Documentary Feature) | INDEPENDENT LENS | Monday, February 11


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Academy Award Nominee Hale County This Morning, This Evening Premieres on Independent Lens Monday, February 11 on PBS Critically Acclaimed Film Offers a Richly Detailed Look at Life in Alabama’s Black Belt “Pure cinematic poetry. . . poses a quietly radical challenge to assumptions about race, class and the aesthetics of filmmaking.” — A. O…. Read More