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Andy Beshear

ACLU and Top Kentucky Lawyer Differ on Tackling Abortion Law

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – An abortion-rights group is disagreeing with Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general over the validity of a state law that could determine if the state’s only abortion clinic stays open. The disagreement stems from a legal brief filed by Attorney General Andy Beshear supporting EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville. Beshear urged a… Read More

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Charge to be Dropped Against Man in W.Va. Abduction Case

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A prosecutor in West Virginia is dismissing a charge against a man who was arrested after a woman told police he tried to abduct her young daughter but later said she might have been overreacting. News outlets report Cabell County Prosecutor Corky Hammers announced Thursday that an attempted abduction charge will… Read More

OU Theater Division Takes Audience to ’80s Berlin Rather Than Verona in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Ohio University Theater Division’s final play of the year takes the audience to Berlin rather than Verona with a new take on the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Director and MFA candidate Jonathan Hetler chose to bring the star-crossed lovers to Berlin in order to make the metaphorical barrier between the Montagues and the Capulets… Read More

Developmental Disability Awareness Month Celebrates Integration and Inclusion

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities observed March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month to celebrate and empower those with developmental disabilities. Board Superintendent Kevin Davis said events like the march on Court Street, attended by more than 100 people, raised awareness in the community. “[Athens] is very inclusive and integrated,” he… Read More

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Lawmaker in Impaired Driving Case Pleads Guilty to 1 Charge

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state lawmaker from Cincinnati who was accused of impaired driving and acknowledged driving after drinking has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Democratic Rep. Sedrick Denson pleaded guilty Thursday to having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence. His license is suspended for six months, and he must… Read More

Prison Bars

Death Row Inmate Dies Apparently From Natural Causes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio prison officials say a death row inmate has died, apparently from natural causes. The Springfield News-Sun reports authorities say 44-year-old Jason Dean died March 23 at the state’s medical treatment prison in Columbus “due to apparent natural causes.” Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says the cause of death remains… Read More

Catholic School Sues Ohio City Over LGBTQ Protections

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The Lyceum, a Catholic college preparatory school, is suing the city of South Euclid for its anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBTQ people. The school’s attorney says, making sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes, threatens The Lyceum’s religious freedom. Christiana Holcomb with the Alliance Defending Freedom represents The Lyceum. She says the law counters some of the school’s… Read More

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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Cancer Screenings, Study Says

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A new study says colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in Kentucky have increased 230% since the state expanded its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. A study by the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons found while the… Read More

OU Welcomes NPR’s Bob Boilen, Tank and the Bangas April 12

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NPR’s Bob Boilen will visit Ohio University on Friday, April 12 for the Scripps Visiting Artist series as a product of a partnership between the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media,… Read More