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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