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Kentucky’s Economic Development Chief Resigning

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says his administration’s economic development secretary is stepping down from the job he has held since early 2017. Bevin said Tuesday it’s with “regret” he accepted Terry Gill’s resignation, effective at the end of May. The governor says Gill brought a business executive’s perspective to economic development… Read More

Bill Would Ban Child Drag Performances

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Social media posts from groups in Lancaster have been abuzz for weeks following a child’s performance in a drag queen show at a local bar. Now the state lawmaker who represents that area has introduced a bill that he says will keep that from happening again. The bill by Republican Rep. Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) would prohibit a performance in which a child simulates… Read More

Husted: Honda’s Suspended Shift Reflects Automotive Sales Trends

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The Honda plant in Marysville is planning on suspending a second shift production line. The change will result in a reduced production of about 55,000 cars a year, mostly Honda Accords. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted says this highlights the unpredictable nature of the automotive industry. While the Accord saw a slight uptick in sales to start… Read More

Kentucky University Cuts Ties To Its Confucius Institute

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Western Kentucky University is cutting ties to its Confucius Institute due to a new federal policy. News outlets report University President Tim Caboni made the announcement Monday in an email to faculty and staff. Caboni says defense spending legislation passed last year doesn’t allow institutions to host Confucius Institutes if… Read More

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West Virginia University Offering Voluntary Job Buyouts

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University is offering buyouts to employees with at least 20 years of service as part of cost-cutting efforts. The voluntary program comes after the university last week announced a tuition and fee increase for the fall semester. According to the university, eligible faculty and staff would be offered a… Read More

Bill Would Increase Penalties For Roughing Up The Referee

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Referees at sporting events are used to being heckled by fans but, sometimes, they are victims of actual assault. A new bill has been introduced in the Ohio Legislature to address that problem. Democratic Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) is also a college basketball referee. He says he hasn’t been assaulted by over-zealous fans but he’s aware… Read More

School Superintendent Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges

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RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio school superintendent facing sex charges involving two male juveniles while they were district students has pleaded not guilty. The Ravenna Record Courier reports Laura Amero, superintendent of Windham Exempted Schools, pleaded not guilty Monday in Portage County to charges of sexual battery, attempted sexual battery and intimidation of a… Read More