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The Trump administration is seeking to fine some immigrants in the country illegally hundreds of thousands of dollars for failing to follow court’s directions so they can be removed.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says West Virginia collected more revenue growth this fiscal year than any other year in state history. The Republican governor announced in a news release Tuesday that general revenue growth hit $511 million in the fiscal year that ended Sunday. He says the figure is due to the… Read More
The National Reserve brought authenticity and simple charisma to the Gladden House Friday afternoon. The band has been impressing barflies and critics alike for nearly half a decade, and after playing continuous weekly gigs at Brooklyn’s Skinny Dennis in Williamsburg before going on tour earlier this year, this heartfelt and far-reaching artistry was no surprise… Read More
ST. CLAIRSVILLE (WOUB) — With enrollment dipping down last year, Ohio University is looking at plans to bring in a new crop of honors students. The university saw enrollment decline between six and eight percent last year, equivalent to 250 to 300 less students, according to Craig Cornell, senior vice provost for Strategic Enrollment Management…. Read More
The Trump administration appears to have delayed the printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for next year’s count as it decides whether to try again to add a citizenship question.
Among the group’s most offensive posts were discussions of recent migrant deaths, jokes about throwing burritos at lawmakers and illustrations depicting sexually aggressive acts.
Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader will be allowed to remain free after pleading not guilty Tuesday to 16 charges, including theft in office and tampering with evidence. A Pike County grand jury indicted Reader on the charges Friday. He faces seven charges of conflict of interest, four charges of theft in office, two charges of… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – When Kentucky’s Republican governor reached out to lawmakers to outline changes to his pension-relief proposal, a Democratic representative read the electronic version but decided to make a point with the paper copy. Rep. Jeff Donohue sent the paper copy back unopened, the envelope marked “Return to Sender.” The Louisville lawmaker says… Read More
FirstEnergy Solutions says it will continue its plans to deactivate and decommission Ohio’s two nuclear power plants since lawmakers were not able to pass a bail out measure before the June 30 deadline. However, the energy company says there’s still time to reverse course. FirstEnergy Solutions filed for bankruptcy last year and laid out a… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – If your summer travel plans involve traveling through Ohio and you’re a fan of paper maps, you’ve probably encountered the work of Bruce Hull. Hull’s artistry has appeared on millions of maps helping drivers navigate the state with the nation’s fourth busiest highway system. He selects the images, the design, the… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses purchased in Ohio are no longer subject to state sales taxes. The Dayton Daily News reports the change went into effect Monday. Hearing aids, prescription drugs and other medical devices already were exempt. The Ohio Optometric Association supports the change, saying a sales tax can be… Read More
In the latest sign of problems for the U.S. coal industry, one of the country’s largest coal producers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. West Virginia-based Revelation Energy LLC and its recently-formed affiliate, Blackjewel LLC, began the bankruptcy reorganization process in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Monday. The companies,… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio– According to an Athens City police officer, an Old Dominion semi-truck knocked over a light pole on West Washington Street after backing into it while making a delivery to the Salaam restaurant. The pole fell onto a car parked behind it and brought down two power lines. Officials called the Athens City Street… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials say one person has died amid a spate of HIV cases in one county. Health Department spokeswoman Allison Adler confirmed the person who recently died was associated with an HIV cluster in Cabell County. The Register-Herald reports it’s unknown what the cause of death was. Charleston Area… Read More