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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Bobcats’ Offense Falls Flat Against Buffalo

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ATHENS — When the Bobcats’ offense went cold in Toledo two weeks ago, shooting just 24 percent in a 26-point loss to the Rockets, it could be written off as a fluke. However, after Wednesday night’s performance in the Convo, what was a fluke could prove to be something much worse as the ‘Cats season… Read More

Michael Cohen Calls Trump A ‘Racist’ And A ‘Con Man’ In Scathing Testimony

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Updated at 5:16 p.m. ET Donald Trump apparently blessed the meeting his son held with a Russian delegation to get dirt on opponents in 2016 and welcomed advance word of efforts by WikiLeaks to disrupt the election, his former lawyer told Congress on Wednesday. Those were only a few of the politically incendiary allegations Michael… Read More

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Bill Would Revive West Virginia Film Tax Credits

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A bill that would revive film production tax credits in West Virginia has passed the House of Delegates. Last year Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation ending the state’s program after an audit showed the $5 million in annual credits produced little economic benefit. Delegate Dianna Graves is the bill’s sponsor. The… Read More

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Task Force Looking Into Using Risk Assessments In Bail Process

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The Ohio Supreme Court chief justice is gathering a team of experts to examine the state’s bail system, determining whether or not the system is unfair for people who are arrested but held on expensive bail before they can argue their case. Daniel Dew, with the conservative leaning Buckeye Institute says a high bail can… Read More

Democrats Try Again For Tax Credit For Low-Income Ohioans

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With debate over increasing the gas tax and adding another income tax cut in the next budget, Democratic lawmakers and anti-poverty advocates are trying again what they’ve pushed for years – changes to a tax credit aimed at low-income working Ohioans. Ohio is one of six states with a non refundable earned income tax credit,… Read More

Speak With Lilly Martin Spencer in Lancaster March 3

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On Sunday, March 3, visitors to the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will have the opportunity to “speak” to artist Lilly Martin Spencer, who is the subject of the museum’s latest exhibition, “Lilly’s World.” Spencer herself passed away in 1902, but Robin Schuricht, an Education Specialist at the Ohio History Connection, will act as Lilly,… Read More

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Federal Prosecutor Adds Charges In Kentucky Coal Dust Fraud Case

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A federal prosecutor announced new charges against a senior coal company official for conspiring to falsify the required monitoring of coal dust. The case comes amid a surge in cases of black lung disease and widespread allegations from miners that cheating on dust monitors is common in the mining industry. Western Kentucky District U.S. Attorney… Read More

Students’ Testimony Revives Effort to Restrict Vaping

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after some heart-felt testimony from a group of middle school students. The students attended the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Wednesday. They testified about Senate bill 218, which would set up an… Read More

Winner of 2019 Appalachian Advocate Award: Teresa Curtiss


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The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2019 Women of Appalachia Project Appalachian Advocate Award is Athens Food Rescue Executive Director Teresa Curtiss. The award is given yearly to a woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the wellbeing of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families or… Read More

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Mom of Patient who Died Sues Care Center for Alleged Neglect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The family of a patient who died is suing an Ohio care facility where alleged neglect led to criminal charges against employees. A wrongful-death lawsuit against Whetstone Gardens and Care Center in Columbus was filed Monday over the March 2017 death of 56-year-old James Chandler. His mother alleges Chandler died because… Read More

West Virginia to Receive $1.4M in Federal Funds to Fix Roads

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NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government has provided $1.4 million to repair West Virginia roads that were damaged in storms last spring. The funding is through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s public assistance grant program. The repairs are to be made to roads in Wetzel County. Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West… Read More

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State EPA Considers Rules for Water-Quality Certification

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Draft rules being considered by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency would allow developers’ privately-hired consultants to be trained by the state to monitor and certify water quality. State biologists currently monitor water quality and determine whether applicants should receive water permits for developments at sites including wetlands or streams. The state… Read More

13th Annual Colony Short Film Fest to Feature ‘The Price of Free’

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Friday, March 1 through Saturday, March 2 mark the 13th Annual Colony Short Film Festival, which will take place at the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The festival is intended to spotlight independent short films from around the globe, and this year the event is highlighting The Price of Free, the winner of the 2018 Sundance… Read More