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Hate groups are increasingly relying on flyers to spread their message without publicly revealing the identity of their members.
The director of the Ohio Department of Transportation isn’t pleased with the decision by the House Finance Committee to cut Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cent gas tax increase down to just under 11 cents. But he’s holding out hope, even though that plan is likely to be on the House floor Thursday. ODOT Director… Read More
The Trump administration has finalized new rules that bar federally funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions. Abortion-rights supporters call that prohibition a “gag” rule.
President Trump has pushed tariffs to cut the trade gap. But the United States bought more from other countries than it sold to them last year, pushing the deficit to a level not seen since 2008.
Rural jails in Kentucky are increasingly relying on income derived from payments for holding state prisoners in county facilities, according to a new report by a think tank that advocates for criminal justice reform. To address overcrowding, states make payments to counties to hold convicted prisoners and pretrial detainees. States save money, and counties get… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum has been sentenced to three years’ probation for using a state vehicle and gas fuel card for a 2014 golf trip to Virginia. Ketchum was also fined $20,000 and ordered to pay $749 in restitution Wednesday in federal court in Charleston for his… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has passed a state budget that doesn’t include funding for teacher raises, almost certainly setting up a potential showdown with the House of Delegates. Senators voted 20-14 on the proposal Wednesday, one day after they gutted a House version of the budget that would have raised teacher… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A political feud between Kentucky’s top elected officials is complicating the state’s effort to hold drug companies accountable for their part in the opioid epidemic. That fight is reflected in a lawsuit that comes before Kentucky’s Supreme Court this week. Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear has hired some high-powered law firms… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow state residents to attend community and technical college for free. The bill was approved on an 85-13 vote Wednesday. It now goes back to the Senate, which had previously passed the bill unanimously and now must address House… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Public health advocates say Kentucky lawmakers missed a chance to combat youth smoking by failing to take up proposals to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The proposals did not come up Tuesday when the state Senate debated a bill to set up a way for students to… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation to allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on West Virginia college campuses has been defeated. The Senate judiciary committee voted Tuesday night by a narrow margin to keep the measure from going to the full Senate. The House of Delegates had passed the bill last week. Leaders… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Vice President Mike Pence is headed to Ohio to headline a fundraiser for the oil-and-gas industry. The Republican vice president is to appear Friday at the annual meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a trade association for companies that explore, produce and develop crude oil and natural gas resources… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s attorney general is joining with others around the country to support federal legislation to help cut down on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said that his office receives frequent calls from residents complaining about scams, robocalls and call spoofing. The release said a coalition of 54 state and… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio House Republicans have proposed cutting Republican Gov. Mike Dewine’s 18-cents-per-gallon recommended gas-tax increase to maintain roads and bridges to 10.7 cents. Republicans unveiled their plan Tuesday in a substitute version of Ohio’s transportation budget. The House finance committee plans to vote on it Wednesday with a full House vote expected… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio men’s basketball team (13-16, 5-12) scratched and clawed for all 40 minutes Tuesday, but ultimately came up short against the MAC-Leading Buffalo Bulls (27-3, 15-2) 82-79 in the Convo. After falling to the Bulls in New York by 47 points on Feb. 19, the Bobcats showed far more resistance in… Read More
As per tradition, Athens residents and OU students celebrate Green Beer Day on the Wednesday before spring break. Bars such as The J Bar and The Crystal were scheduled to open at noon with specials like select $2 beer and green-tea shots for $3.50, aimed at attracting early celebrants. Anna Onderisin, senior bartender at The… Read More