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Sherrod Brown Weighs-In On Crowded 2020 Presidential Race

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown bowed out of the 2020 presidential race weeks ago, and many speculated that was because former Vice President Joe Biden was planning to run. When asked for his thoughts on Joe Biden running for president, Sherrod Brown said that he doesn’t comment on any individual’s strengths or weaknesses as a candidate. However, he continued to push… Read More

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Diocese Wants Suit Alleging it Hired Pedophiles Thrown Out

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A Catholic diocese and its former bishop want a judge to throw out a West Virginia lawsuit that claims they knowingly employed pedophiles. Attorneys for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and Bishop Michael Bransfield last week filed a motion to dismiss the suit brought by state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. The lawsuit… Read More

Lawsuit Settled Over Flag-Burning Arrest at GOP Convention

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland will pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a protester arrested during a flag-burning at the Republican National Convention in 2016. Steven Fridley of Cleveland was one of more than 15 people arrested near the site of the GOP convention. A judge threw out the charges against… Read More

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Ohio’s Top Elections Official Wants Automatic Voter Registration

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Ohio’s top elections official says it’s already easy to vote in Ohio but he says wants to make it even easier. Here’s what he wants to do. Right now, when you get your Ohio driver’s license, you can register to vote or update your registration. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose is asking a bipartisan group of… Read More

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Strip Club Dancers Sue Vice Cops, Claim Retaliatory Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Six Ohio strip club dancers accusing police of malicious prosecution say they were wrongly charged under retaliation by two officers from a Columbus vice unit that was later disbanded. Their lawsuit alleges the women were charged in 2017 and 2018 because officers targeted Kahoots Gentlemen’s Club in retaliation for firing a… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

State Launches Portal To Showcase Investment Opportunities In Low-Income Sites

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The state has launched a new portal for its 320 opportunity zones, so those economically distressed communities can showcase the projects potential investors can put money into. The 2017 federal tax law put more incentives into investing in low-income rural areas and struggling urban neighborhoods. And Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the next step was… Read More

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Jobless Rates Drop in All 55 West Virginia Counties

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Unemployment rates dropped in all 55 of West Virginia’s counties in March. WorkForce West Virginia says Jefferson County’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.2 percent was the lowest in the state, followed by Berkeley County at 3.8 percent and Jackson and Monongalia counties at 3.9 percent. Calhoun County had the highest… Read More

State’s Aviation Policy Panel Seeks Experts from Public

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio is looking for members of the public with expertise in aviation and aerospace technology to serve on a state panel. State Rep. Rick Perales, a Beavercreek Republican, chairs the 2019-20 Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee. He says applicants for the group could include military representatives, academic experts or industry… Read More

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WVa Police Officer Accused of Stalking is Released from Jail

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BETHLEHEM, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia police officer accused of stalking an underage girl has posted bail and been released from custody. 29-year-old Bethlehem police Officer Daniel Eastham was arrested last week and released from custody Tuesday. He’s not allowed near the school or girl. A police report says the mother of the Ohio… Read More