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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Ohio’s offense disappears in Toledo

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TOLEDO, Ohio — As the weather got colder in Northwest Ohio, so did the Ohio womens basketball team’s shots in the first half against the Toledo Rockets. Ohio’s (20-3, 9-3 MAC) worst shooting performance led to their largest loss of the season falling 76-50 to the Rockets (15-7, 7-4 MAC) Wednesday night. Ohio went 9-of-40… Read More

Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Sentenced

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars. A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, restitution and court costs. Loughry is scheduled to… Read More

Lake Erie

Senate GOP Creating “Open Dialogue” To Clean Lake Erie

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Ohio Senate Republicans are saying one of their top goals is to protect what they believe to be the state’s number one natural resource: Lake Erie. They say keeping Lake Erie clean will be a team effort that doesn’t just fall on the shoulders of farmers. Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington Court House) says they want to… Read More

This Aug. 1 2018 photo shows a board at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., listing the odds on pro football games in the first week of the NFL season. Resorts casino will begin taking sports bets in person on Wednesday, Aug. 15, becoming the fifth Atlantic City casino to do so.

Analysis Says Sports Betting Could Generate Kentucky $20M Annually

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An analysis of a proposal to legalize sports betting in Kentucky says it could generate about $20 million per year in tax money. House bill 175 would tax sports betting in Kentucky at 10.25 percent for in-person wagers and 14.25 percent for wagers made online. An analysis by Commonwealth Economics said… Read More

W.Va. Bill Would Raise Minimum Age for Tobacco Buys to 21

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill moving through the West Virginia Legislature would raise the state’s minimum legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The Senate health and human resources committee on Tuesday sent the bill to the Senate judiciary committee. The bill covers all tobacco and vaping products. A similar bill… Read More

Athens County Foundation Director Pens ‘The Community Table’

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Athens County Foundation Executive Director Susan Urano wrote a book on her experience organizing the annual Bounty on the Bricks fundraiser, and Ohio University Press has just published the book, entitled The Community Table: Effective Fundraising through Events. In the book, Urano lays out concrete steps for organizations looking to put together a fundraising event akin… Read More

Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats take undefeated road record to Toledo

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio women’s basketball team (20-2, 9-2 MAC) – undefeated at 8-0 in true road games – will travel to Savage Arena, a hostile environment, Wednesday night to face Toledo (14-7, 6-4 MAC). “They’re going to have four to five thousand people there, which is unique for a MAC game,” head coach… Read More

Mount Carmel West

Mount Carmel Tightens Policies, Drug Access

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system that found a doctor ordered possibly fatal doses of powerful painkillers for dozens of patients has tightened policies and drug access to address problems in pharmaceutical services that jeopardized Medicare participation for two hospitals, according to corrective plans submitted to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The… Read More