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Hemp’s Heyday: It’s Finally Legal. Now, Can Ohio Valley Farmers Cash In?

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Inside Winkin’ Sun Hemp Company in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, store owner Doug Flight tries to position himself in front of a camera crew. His experience with growing and selling hemp spans years. But memorizing lines for what he says could be the first hemp TV commercial in the state is another issue. “I know,… Read More

Sherrod Brown Taking His Tour To New Hampshire

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is heading to New Hampshire to kickoff the second leg of his tour of the early presidential primary states. Brown says he’s nearing a decision about whether to make a run for the White House. Sherrod Brown says like in Ohio, there are many Iowa communities dealing with the challenges… Read More

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Two Face Felony Charges Related to Falsifying Concealed Carry Training

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PORTSMOUTH — Two Scioto County men face felony charges after allegedly issuing or selling false training certificates used to obtain concealed carry permits. Jerry Hayes, 36, of Lucasville, was indicted on 25 counts of falsification by a Scioto County Grand Jury last week, according to Sheriff Marty V. Donini. A months-long investigation revealed Hayes was selling the… Read More

Rooted in the Hills


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  Photos and Story by Nicholas Oatley   Several miles up and down Mountville Road in Glouster, Ohio will bring you to the Smith household. “I wouldn’t sell that place and go live somewhere else … I drove 100 miles a day to work, that’s forty thousand miles a year … driving back and forth to work because i wouldn’t go move… Read More

Transportation Officials Say Cold Snap Worsened Potholes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Transportation officials in Ohio say dramatic swings in temperatures have exacerbated a pothole problem on Ohio’s roads. Late winter is usually a time for road repair, as more potholes appear on central Ohio’s roadways during swings in outdoor temperatures. Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Breanna Badanes says the extreme changes in… Read More