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Man who Pleaded Guilty in 4 Lawrence County Slayings Sentenced to Death

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IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the deadly Ohio shootings of four relatives, including a young boy, has been sentenced to the death penalty. A panel of three judges sentenced 24-year-old Arron Lawson on Thursday in the 2017 slayings near Ironton in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. Prosecutors say he killed his… Read More

A stethoscope on top of money

State Saved $4.4B According To Report From Health Plans

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The group that represents Ohio’s Medicaid health plans says their managed care process is saving the state about $2.2 billion a year. But critics say there are several improvements that can still be made. Miranda Motter, president/CEO of the Ohio Association of Health Plans, says the report outlines how the private health plans provide accountability, quality care and… Read More

Trump Accepts Kim ‘Word’ He Had No Role in Warmbier Death

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he takes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un “at his word” that Kim was unaware of the alleged mistreatment of an American college student who died after being imprisoned there. Kim “tells me he didn’t know about it, and I will take him at his word,” Trump… Read More

Advocates Say Awareness Is Vital Tool In Fight Against Human Trafficking

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Hundreds of people gathered in Columbus for the 10th annual Human Trafficking Awareness Day to discuss the most pressing issues related to the issue and share what has been working in their communities. Advocates, law enforcement, attorneys and human trafficking survivors filled the Ohio Statehouse atrium for the conference hosted by Sen. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo)… Read More

Senator Sponsors Bill To Require 20-Hour Workweek For More Medicaid Recipients

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Ohio is among 15 states that have asked the federal government for permission to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Ohio’s request would cover people up to age 50, but a state senator has proposed a bill that would go further. The bill sponsored by Sen. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) would require 20 hours of work per… Read More

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

State House Speaker Open to Idea of More Revenue for Roads

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s House speaker has indicated he’s open to the idea of more revenue for road and bridge maintenance although he hasn’t committed to any changes the House might make in the governor’s proposal for increasing Ohio’s gas tax to raise that revenue. Republican Speaker Larry Householder says a safe, well-maintained transportation… Read More

The West Virginia state capitol building

W.Va. Gov Signs Bill Mandating High School Computer Science

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BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed legislation requiring students to take computer science classes before graduating high school. Justice held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday at Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary School in Beckley. The governor’s office says in a news release West Virginia is the first state to require high school computer… Read More

ECOT Case Still Ongoing, Though No Criminal Charges So Far

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The state says the now-closed Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow still owes tens of millions of dollars for students it didn’t have but was paid to educate. Last year, an audit of what was the state’s largest online charter school was turned over to the Franklin County Prosecutor and the federal government for possible criminal charges…. Read More

ABC Players Present ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Stuart’s Opera House


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On this episode of Conversations From Studio B, Chris Parsons, director of the upcoming ABC Player’s performance of Beauty and the Beast, talks with members of his cast and crew about the show. Showtimes are March 1-2, 8-9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees March 3, 9, & 10 at 2 p.m at the historic Stuart’s… Read More