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Campus Pride Index Removes OU Amid LGBT Center Uncertainty

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ATHENS (WOUB) — Ohio University has been removed from a national index of LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities after the university stopped responding to questions from the leader of the organization. Shane Windmeyer, executive director of the Campus Pride, notified President Duane Nellis that the university would be suspended from the national list for “a minimum… Read More

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Man Who Admitted Using Meth Sentenced in Fatal W. Va. Wreck

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man who admitted using methamphetamine before causing a fatal accident has been sentenced to up to 25 years in prison. News outlets report 50-year-old Timothy Wayne Carper of Charleston was sentenced Wednesday in Kanawha County Circuit Court. Prosecutors say Carper fled police in a car that struck an… Read More

Kentucky teachers fill the capitol for a rally.

State Labor Chief Looking Into Subpoenas For Teacher Names

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Labor Secretary David Dickerson says his agency is still investigating subpoenas sent to several school districts seeking names of teachers who might have used sick days that shut down schools as they attended statehouse rallies. The labor agency has the authority to issue fines against public workers who engage in… Read More

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Charter Students Get Less Than Traditional Public Students Under New School Funding Formula

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A new school funding formula proposed by two state lawmakers would cost a billion dollars more than the current K-12 formula. And that proposal didn’t include money for charter schools. Now it appears charter school students would get a lot less money than traditional public school kids under that plan. Sources say the new formula would… Read More

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Marshall University Student IDs Now on iPhone, Apple Watch

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University students can use their own electronic devices to access buildings on campus, pay for meals and other uses. Officials at the university in Huntington, West Virginia, announced the launch Tuesday of school-issued identification cards on iPhone and Apple Watch. Marshall says it’s the first school in West Virginia and… Read More

Opponents Argue Costs Of Nuclear Subsidies, Alternative Energy Programs

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Opponents are speaking out against the bill that would prop up two struggling nuclear plants while also toss out the state’s green energy requirements for utilities. There’s a debate over whether the legislation will end up saving a person more or less on their electric bills. The proposed law would create a monthly fee of $2.50 to create clean air… Read More

This photo released by the West Virginia National Guard shows a landslide Thursday, March 12, 2015 near Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Runway Overrun Collapse

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit over the 2015 landslide that collapsed a runway safety overrun at Yeager Airport. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Yeager officials say the airport was awarded $14.8 million in the settlement that ends all legal wrangling stemming from the collapse. Of that, about $6 million… Read More

Ohio Officials Discuss Hate Crimes Before Klan-Related Rally

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Federal and local officials in Ohio are discussing how to prevent and respond to hate crimes at a public meeting ahead of a Ku Klux Klan-related group’s rally planned next month. Wednesday’s meeting is part of scheduled programming by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Rob Streck expected a larger turnout… Read More

Judge Blocks Schools From Ohio Suit Against E-school Founder

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A judge won’t let school districts intervene in Ohio’s civil case seeking to recoup millions of dollars in public funding from leaders of a now-defunct online charter school. Eight districts, including Dayton and Toledo, sought to be part of the case involving founder William Lager and officials from the massive Electronic… Read More

Historic Flag Returns to Statehouse for Lincoln Anniversary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An historic flag is returning to the Ohio Statehouse during this year’s commemoration of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln. The 36-Star flag that flew over the grounds during Lincoln’s repose was originally presented to David Nevin Murray, of Portsmouth, on behalf of the Union Army for Murray’s contributions to the… Read More