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President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio

Trump Backtracks on Call to Gut $300M Great Lakes Program

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried repeatedly to gut funding for a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup, only to be stymied by Congress. Suddenly, he did an about-face. It happened Thursday during a campaign-style speech in the battleground state of Michigan. For years, the program the Obama administration established in 2010 enjoyed bipartisan… Read More

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Man Indicted in Slayings of 3 People in Ross County

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say killed three people in early February has been indicted in southern Ohio on charges that could result in a death sentence if convicted. The Chillicothe Gazette reports 39-year-old James Rinehart Jr. was indicted Friday in Ross County on charges that include aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and rape…. Read More

Rare Conservation Win In Congress Helps Ohio Valley Parks And Monuments

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The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge’s namesake is apparent upon stepping outside its visitors center in Williamstown, West Virginia. Gazing past bird feeders and the forested bank of the Ohio River, a skinny island looms large. “So Buckley Island is right across the water from us,” says Michael Schramm, visitor services manager at the refuge…. Read More