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Country Club to Appeal Ruling it Must Sell to Nonprofit

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NEWARK, Ohio (AP) – A central Ohio country club plans to appeal an order that it sell its property to a nonprofit agency seeking to provide public access to ancient burial mounds. The Newark Advocate reports Licking County Judge David Branstool ruled recently that Ohio History Connection can reclaim the 2,000-year-old Octagon Mounds from Moundbuilders… Read More

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Mountain Valley to Pay $266K for Environment Violations

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and Mountain Valley Pipeline have agreed the latter will pay $266,000 for environmental violations dating back to April 2018. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the consent agreement dated April 19 was made public Tuesday. MVP has received at least 20 notices of violations in several… Read More

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ACLU Sues Over Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” Six-Week Abortion Ban

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The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to challenge Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill”, a ban on abortion at the first detection of a fetal heartbeat. That can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law was signed in April, but wouldn’t take effect for three months. The ACLU of Ohio’s Legal Director, Freda Levenson,… Read More

Coroner: Woman Who Died in Jail Swallowed Unknown Substance

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NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) – A coroner says a woman who died in a county jail in Ohio ingested a package containing a yet unknown substance. The Coshocton Tribune reports Tuscarawas County Coroner Jeff Cameron says it could take six to eight weeks for the completion of toxicology tests to determine what 21-year-old Megan Larrick… Read More

DeWine Says New Lethal Injection Protocol Coming Soon

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The Ohio Supreme Court has added a new inmate to the execution schedule – though Gov. Mike DeWine has delayed four executions until a new way to carry them out is developed. DeWine said the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction is moving on his order to work up a new lethal injection method. “We expect to… Read More

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West Virginia Woman Admits to Stealing ID for Gun Purchase

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal prosecutor says a West Virginia woman who used a stolen identification card to buy a gun from a licensed dealer has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 36-year-old Erica Nicole Blake of Parkersburg entered the plea in federal court in Charleston. Stuart says in… Read More

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Speaker: Bevin Still Lacks House Votes For His Pension Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky House’s speaker says the governor still lacks the votes in the Republican-led House to pass his pension-relief proposal in a potential special legislative session. Speaker David Osborne told reporters Wednesday that some House members haven’t reached a “comfort level” with the proposal offered by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin. The speaker… Read More

Nelsonville Music Festival Celebrates 15 Years June 6-9

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The Nelsonville Music Festival will celebrate its 15th birthday June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus. Performers include the likes of Mavis Staples, Tyler Childers, The Breeders, Death Cab For Cutie, Thee Oh Sees, Mandolin Orange, Water Witches, and many more. WOUB spoke to Brian Koscho, the marketing director of the festival,… Read More