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Lawmakers Explore Complicated Issue Of E-School Funding

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The Ohio House and Senate is exploring its options when it comes to how the state gives money to e-schools. But as lawmakers are discovering, the issue gets complex when considering the different types of online academies. There are digital platforms found within traditional public schools, charter schools, and dropout prevention and recovery schools. The… Read More

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Three Bobcats receive All-MAC Honors

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ATHENS, Ohio — Jason Carter, Jason Preston and Ben Vander Plas were awarded with All-MAC honors Monday, the league announced. In a vote conducted by media members and coaches, Carter was selected to the All-MAC third team, while Preston and Vander Plas both made the All-MAC Freshmen Team. Carter missed all but three games last… Read More

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Milestone Win Builds on GOP Strength in Eastern Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The GOP will have its largest margin ever in the state Senate after voters in an eastern Kentucky district elected a Republican for the first time since the 1960s. Republican Phillip Wheeler defeated Democrat Darrell Pugh in a special election last week in state Senate District 31. The Legislative Research Commission… Read More

Measure Seeks Review of Kentucky’s Response to Hepatitis Outbreak

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a proposal that calls for a review of the state’s response to a hepatitis A outbreak that became one of the country’s largest. Senate Minority Floor Leader Morgan McGarvey said Monday the goal is to determine how the outbreak occurred, how it spread and how such outbreaks… Read More

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1st Ohio Medical Marijuana Processor Receives OK to Operate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state Commerce Department has awarded Ohio’s first certificate of operation to a medical marijuana processor, allowing for the conversion of cannabis into edibles, tinctures, creams and other products. Grow Ohio in Muskingum County received its certificate Thursday. Commerce Department spokeswoman Kerry Francis says 37 other processors awarded provisional licenses are… Read More