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

State Seeks Federal Aid for Areas Impacted by Severe Storms

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Gov. Mike DeWine has officially requested a disaster declaration from President Donald Trump and federal assistance for 10 Ohio counties impacted by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and landslides. State officials say 21 tornadoes touched down in Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry, and Pickaway counties during… Read More

Sponsor of Closed Online School ECOT to Repay State $879,000

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The sponsor of a huge online charter school that abruptly closed in Ohio has agreed to repay the state $879,000. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow closed in January 2018 after the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West suspended its sponsorship. Attorney General Dave Yost says the repayment represents the amount… Read More

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Marshall Expels Convicted Student Facing 2 More Rape Charges

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University in West Virginia has expelled a student who was allowed to remain enrolled despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female schoolmate. The college’s Wednesday announcement comes as 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin faces new sexual assault charges against two additional women. Hardin was ordered to remain jailed… Read More

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Study: For-Profit Charter Operators Spend Lots More On Admin Than Traditional Schools

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Ohio’s charter schools are by law non-profit, but nearly 200 of them are managed by for-profit operating companies. And a new study by an anti-charter school group says charters run by for-profit operators spend a lot more money on non-classroom costs than traditional public schools do. Steven Dyer with the research group Know Your Charter looked… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Medical Board Delays Vote on New Conditions for Medical Cannabis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board members time to consider expert reports…. Read More

Gov. Justice takes the oath of office as his son James C. Justice III (center) looks on.

Coal Companies Belonging To WV Gov. Justice’s Family Agree To Pay Overdue Taxes In KY

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Coal companies controlled by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice have agreed to a settlement covering millions of dollars in overdue property taxes in four eastern Kentucky counties: Harlan, Knott, Magoffin, and Pike. Checks totaling $1.2 million from Justice entities began rolling in last week, county officials said. According to state officials, the… Read More

Marshall Student Faces Sexual Assault Charges After Previous Conviction Against Fellow Student

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A student who remains enrolled at West Virginia’s Marshall University despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student is facing charges of assaulting two more women. Court records filed Thursday show 22-year-old Joseph Chase Hardin was indicted on second-degree sexual assault charges involving two women in 2018. Hardin… Read More

The Lavender Scare | Tuesday, June 18 at 9


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THE LAVENDER SCARE Premieres Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00-10:00 p.m. on PBS  Narrated by Glenn Close, Film Tells the Shocking Story of the U.S. Government’s Decades-Long Effort to Rid the Federal Workforce Of LGBTQ Employees   Narrated by Glenn Close and featuring the voices of Cynthia Nixon, Zachary Quinto, T. R. Knight and David Hyde… Read More

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Journalist Maria Gallucci Touts the Importance of Environmental Reporting


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Science reporting and writing has become the mainstay of award-winning journalist Maria Gallucci. She feels that factual writing about the environment and in-depth science reporting is important and necessary in a world clouded with concepts of “alternative facts” and “spin.” Gallucci is a bi-lingual reporter who has had global experience with an emphasis on reporting… Read More