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Ohio Men’s Basketball: Ohio snaps 6-game losing streak with overtime win over Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio — Whenever a team loses by 47 points, you have no idea how they will respond. Ohio responded with one of its best performances of the year when the team tied for the lead in the MAC came to the Convocation Center Friday night. The Bobcats scratched, clawed, fought and fought some more for… Read More

Inventor, Businessman, Activist: The Remarkable Life Of Ohio Valley Native Garrett Morgan

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On the night of July 24, 1916, a natural gas explosion near Cleveland trapped workers in a waterworks tunnel beneath Lake Erie. Rescuers sent in to recover the trapped men were themselves felled by “noxious fumes.” The Cleveland authorities knew just who to call: Garrett Morgan, an inventor who had recently given a demonstration of… Read More

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W.Va. House Passes Pay Raise Bill for Teachers, Others

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has approved pay raises for teachers and school service workers a day after they returned to classrooms following a two-day strike. The bill that passed the House 89-8 on Friday also includes raises for state police. The governor last fall requested the raises, which still… Read More

State Lawmakers Mulling Over Impact Of Gas Tax Increase

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Gov. Mike DeWine says raising the gas tax from 28-cents a gallon to 46-cents a gallon will help fill a $1 billion construction budget shortfall, but the proposal has led to a debate over how it will impact Ohioans. Democratic lawmakers and left-leaning groups are concerned a gas tax will disproportionately hurt poor people. “Gas… Read More

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No More Oxycontin For Injured Workers In Ohio

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As of July 1, the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation will no longer pay for a powerful painkiller that’s at the center of the opioid crisis here in the Buckeye State. Ohio BWC spokesman Bill Teets says the drug, Oxycontin and its generic equivilent, oxycodone, is being removed from the list of drugs it approves for injured workers. “They are replacing it… Read More

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Senate President Says “Heartbeat Bill” Will Pass His Chamber Next Month

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The so-called Heartbeat Bill abortion ban is on its fifth try through the legislature, after being passed and vetoed in the lame duck session. But it’s been introduced in both the House and Senate this time, and Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll sign it. And it’s expected to move quickly. “We are going to pass… Read More

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Protest at West Virginia University Over Campus Carry Bill

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A protest has been held at West Virginia University over legislation that would allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry weapons on college campuses. Dozens of people gathered at WVU in Morgantown on Thursday to listen to concerns from students and other speakers about campus safety. The bill was endorsed… Read More

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Marshall University Building to Keep Confederate Name

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A building at Marshall University will retain its name after a Confederate Army general. The Marshall Board of Governors on Thursday voted to keep the building as Jenkins Hall, named after Marshall Academy graduate Albert Gallatin Jenkins. The announcement came after a committee evaluated the names of every building on campus…. Read More

Official Melted Music Festival Pre-Party at Ace of Cups Feb. 23


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The Nelsonville Music Festival and Archie Fox Live are hosting an official Melted Music Festival Pre-Party at Ace of Cups (2619 N. High Street) in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, February 23 at 7 p.m. The event will feature performances from JJUUJJUU (Los Angeles), Heaven’s Gateway Drugs (Fort Wayne), and The Harlequins (Cincinnati), with DJ John… Read More