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MELTED 2019: Defining Psychedelia with Noel Von Harmonson of Heron Oblivion

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On Sunday, February 24, California’s Heron Oblivion will perform at Melted, a psychedelic rock festival that has been organized by the Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live. The band is what one could easily categorize as a “psych-rock supergroup,” as every member was a part of the mid-2000s psychedelic rock scene in various capacities…. Read More

Ohio Football 2019 Schedule: A Rivalry Game Resumes and Bobcats Featured on 150th Anniversary Celebration

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The road to Detroit has been revealed for Bobcats Football. The Ohio Bobcats 2019 schedule was released Wednesday morning, revealing the dates of a plethora of big games that stand between the ‘Cats and a trip to the MAC Championship Game in December. Most notably, the Battle of the Bricks game returns to Athens this… Read More

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W. Va. Board of Education Approves Security Guards for 12 Schools

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia school board has approved placing security guards at 12 schools. News outlets report the Cabell County Board of Education approved placing security guards at several schools that don’t have man-trap entry Tuesday. A handful of buildings do not have double-doored man-trap main entrances, which are reinforced and remotely… Read More

Jacksonville, Ohio- Voters cast in their ballots.

Making Election Day A Holiday? Statewide Officials Weigh In

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Ohio’s top elections official, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, says giving workers a day off for Election Day is an interesting idea, but he’s not convinced it’s the one and only solution. The city of Sandusky moved its paid city holiday from Columbus Day in October to Election Day. Local leaders said they wanted to prioritize that time as… Read More

Party Leaders Debate Ohio’s Future Political Landscape

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The leaders of Ohio’s two major parties see different signs in the outcome of the 2018 election. At a forum sponsored by the Ohio Associated Press, both said they have good reason to hope their parties will be in control in coming years. Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken says the 2018 election proved one thing…. Read More

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Kentucky Project’s Demise Linked to International Fallout From Journalist’s Murder

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When battery manufacturer EnerBlu announced it would suspend plans for a new factory in Pikeville, Kentucky, the company used an intriguing phrase. “Unexpected geopolitical factors,” the company said, had soured the deal. According to a former executive at the company, those factors tied the rural eastern Kentucky development project to one of the world’s largest… Read More

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Bill Allowing Sunday Liquor Sales Heads to W.Va. Governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has agreed with a Senate amendment that will allow retail outlets to sell liquor on Sundays except when it falls on Christmas or Easter. The House previously passed the bill and approved it with the Christmas-Easter amendment added on an 86-12 vote Tuesday without debate…. 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.

Sports Betting Bill Advances in Kentucky Legislature

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have taken the first step to legalize sports betting. A legislative committee approved House bill 175 on Wednesday. The bill would make it legal to bet on sports in Kentucky. It would also make internet poker and fantasy sports gambling legal. Bill sponsor Republican Rep. Adam Koenig said the… Read More

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State Patrol: Prison Inmates Planned Possible Escape, Riot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting “a possible escape attempt and possible riot” when the plan was interrupted. The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, drawings of handguns, and a fake explosive device. Prison officials… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Executions In Ohio On Hold For Now

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Gov. Mike DeWine says there won’t be any executions in Ohio in the near future. DeWine told reporters at an Ohio Associated Press event that a federal court has ruled Ohio’s existing death penalty drugs are cruel and unusual punishment.  That’s why he delayed the execution of Wayne Keith Henness weeks ago. And now DeWine says he has put… Read More