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Sun June II Gladden House Sessions 2019

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Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury, the founding members of Austin, Texas-based band Sun June, met while working in Terrence Malick’s esteemed film editing studio. The idea of forming a band had never crossed their minds until they started playing around with the various instruments laying around the studio. Between editing for films, when their boss… Read More

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Alternate Program Offering Addiction Support for Local Residents

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A support program aiming to help people suffering from dependency issues  is now available in Athens, Hocking and Vinton counties. The program, SMART recovery, stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, and offers weekly group discussions for not only those suffering from an addiction,but also for the families who want to help their loved ones, according… Read More

More Former Athletes Sue Ohio State Over Sex Abuse By Doctor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – More former football players and other ex-athletes are suing Ohio State over allegations that they were sexual assaulted by a university doctor during exams decades ago. Like at least six other pending federal lawsuits, the case filed Monday says school officials knew about concerns but failed to stop Richard Strauss. The… Read More

Trump Celebrates at W.Va. Fundraiser After Mueller Hearings

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WHEELING, West Virginia (AP) — A triumphant President Donald Trump celebrated Wednesday evening after Robert Mueller’s testimony, telling attendees at a closed-door fundraiser in West Virginia that the former special counsel’s appearance was a dud. Trump, who arrived at the fundraiser energized and excited, told a crowd at the WesBanco Arena that Mueller’s testimony was… Read More

The site near Ashland, KY, where Braidy plans a new aluminum facility.

Braidy Industries Attracts Kentucky Backers in Mill Project

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — Braidy Industries says hundreds of Kentuckians have become shareholders as the company lines up financing for a $1.7 billion aluminum mill in eastern Kentucky. The company says it recently completed the “crowdfunding” portion of its common stock offering, which was capped at just over $1 million worth of shares. Braidy CEO… Read More

W.Va. Consumers Hit by Equifax Data Breach Can File Claims

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s attorney general says state consumers affected by an Equifax data breach last year can now file claims. Patrick Morrisey says in a news release the claims process is open for a $425 million national settlement along with a separate $2.4 million settlement reached in a lawsuit filed by Morrisey’s… Read More

West Virginia Flooding

After Flash Floods, W.Va. Lawmakers Want Federal Emergency

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s congressional delegation is asking the president to authorize federal disaster relief funds after flash flooding damaged the state’s eastern highlands late last month. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito joined U.S. Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and Carol Miller in a joint statement Wednesday asking for the… Read More

This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo, shows the exterior of the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center in Cleveland.

Inspection Finds Persistent Problems at Northern Ohio County’s Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A state inspection of a troubled county jail in Cleveland in early July found that problems with medical care, sanitation and inmate lockdowns persist months after they were first cited in federal and state inspections, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and… Read More

Coal Miners Back in Washington Fighting for Benefits

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United Mine Workers and supporters were on Capitol Hill Wednesday in an effort to shore up their pension and health benefits. More than 43,000 coal miners in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia are growing anxious about losing their retirement benefits. The coal miner’s union says its pension fund will be insolvent in three years if Congress doesn’t… Read More

Mike DeWine Meets Fair Ride Victim’s Mother In Chance Encounter

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Mike DeWine’s first tour of the Ohio State Fairgrounds as governor was mostly a festive affair. But an unplanned encounter brought DeWine face-to-face with the mother who lost her son to a fair ride malfunction in 2017. Amber Duffield shared some stories about her late son, Tyler Jarrell, during her brief meeting DeWine. She talked… Read More

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Man Who Shot Granddaughter is Found Not Competent for Trial

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fatally shot his 19-year-old granddaughter, thinking she was an intruder, has been found not competent for trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter. The Columbus Dispatch reports a psychologist determined 73-year-old Booker Moody has dementia and can’t understand his criminal case or help his public defender. Franklin County Prosecutor… Read More