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Democrats Blast DeWine Gas Tax Hike, But He Says It’s Necessary

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Republican Gov. Mike DeWine has found himself in a tough position right at the start of his administration – having to raise a tax that hits most Ohioans. And Democrats have pounced on him for it. During last fall’s campaign for governor, Republican Mike DeWine ran tough ads – one claimed Richard Cordray would “raise taxes… Read More

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Doc Investigated Over Drug Overdoses Seeks Board Hearing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An intensive-care doctor accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients has asked the state’s medical board for a hearing before it decides whether to take further action against his suspended license. Board spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says the hearing requested Friday by William Husel hasn’t been scheduled yet…. Read More

The Gathering Place to Hold Fifth Annual Community Illumination Event Feb. 28

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On Thursday, February 28 starting at 4:30 p.m., The Gathering Place will hold their fifth annual Community Illumination event, taking place at Central Venue (29 East Carpenter Street, Athens). The event is an annual advocacy one for community mental health awareness for the organization, which has been serving the region for over 40 years. There… Read More

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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 4 from Family, Including Boy

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IRONTON, Ohio (AP) – The suspect in the deadly Ohio shootings of four relatives, including a young boy, and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the potential death-penalty case. Twenty-four-year-old Arron Lawson pleaded guilty to 13 counts last week in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. The case was… Read More

W. Va. Hunters Argue Against Guided Bear Hunts, For Buck Limits


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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia hunters have protested a bill to allow guided bear hunts and supported lowering the limit on bucks for deer hunters from three to two. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports more than 300 people packed the midwinter meeting of the state Natural Resources Commission on Sunday. The commission has no influence… Read More