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Update: Students Will be Moved to Alternate Locations Next School Year

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Update (2:30 p.m. 5/24/19) Scioto Valley Local Schools say they plan to relocate students from Zahn’s Corner Middle School to two alternate sites for the upcoming school year. In a letter from the superintendent, posted on Facebook by the school board president for Scioto Valley Local School, the district says it will relocate 4th and… Read More

The Sigma Pi house

Sigma Pi Expelled From OU For ‘Hazing and Other Violations’

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ATHENS (WOUB)– A fraternity under fire after one of its pledge members died has been expelled from Ohio University. A university release sent Tuesday stated “hazing and other violations of the Student Code of Conduct” as reasons for the expulsion. “Through the administrative investigation, the University received reports of hazing activity by members of the… Read More

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West Virginia Man Gets 40 Years in Death of 1-Year-Old Boy

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the death of a 1-year-old boy. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reports 40-year-old William Travis Schoonover of Parkersburg received the maximum sentence Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge in Wood County Circuit Court. A criminal complaint says Schoonover… Read More

Kent State Names School’s Provost as New President

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KENT, Ohio (AP) – A national search for a new president at Kent State University in Ohio has landed on campus with the selection of the school’s provost and executive vice president. The Record-Courier reports Kent State trustees on Monday announced the appointment of Todd Diacon to replace President Beverly Warren, who’s resigning July 1…. Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina, left) stands alongside Gov. Mike DeWine during DeWine's first State of the State speech in March.

Speaker Says Republicans Still Want To Squeeze Income Tax Cut In Tight Budget

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State lawmakers have been advised by their economic researchers to cut the spending in Gov. Mike DeWine’s budget. And they may try to add something into the House version of the budget set to be released on Wednesday that DeWine deliberately left out. There have been tax cuts in nearly every state budget since 2005. And… Read More

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses on Distracted Driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses. Ohio troopers issued 271 citations in the initiative that began April 14 at 12:01 a.m. and continued through 11:59 a.m. on April… Read More