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Kentucky Pipeline Blast Leaves 1 Dead, 5 Injured, 7 Missing

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JUNCTION CITY, Ky. (AP) — A regional gas pipeline ruptured early Thursday in Kentucky, causing a massive explosion that killed one person, hospitalized five others, destroyed railroad tracks and forced the evacuation of a nearby mobile home park, authorities said. Some structures were completely consumed by the blaze, and five to seven people were unaccounted… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Report: WV Governor’s Companies Owe $2M Virginia Tax Debt

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Records show West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s companies owe almost $2 million in delinquent taxes in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reports Wednesday that companies owned by the Republican governor owe $1.9 million in taxes to several counties in Virginia. Justice lists more than 100 businesses in his most recent financial statement, including coal,… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin Pushes Abortion to Front of Kentucky Governor’s Race

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has pushed abortion to the forefront of his reelection campaign by lashing out at his Democratic challenger and a federal judge who struck down an abortion law. The Republican incumbent accused Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear of taking “blood money” from an abortion-clinic operator who attended a… Read More

Online Child Enticement Investigators Ramp Up Efforts With New Funds

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Ohio is pumping more money into a program that protects children from abuse and exploitation online, but while the money will go towards important resources, state leaders say parents still play the most vital role. Lawmakers added $1 million into Ohio’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force fund. The group, which investigates child abuse imagery… Read More

Cordial Sins II Gladden House Sessions 2019

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Making the short trek from Columbus to Nelsonville, The Cordial Sins joined us at the Gladden House Sessions Friday as the third session of the day. Combining front woman Liz Fisher’s training in classical violin and her spunky vocals with cofounder Corey Dickerson’s gritty guitar riffs, the Cordial Sins’ alternative rock-pop sensation came to life… Read More

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House

After ‘Send Her Back!’ Chant, Ohio Rally a Test for Trump

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CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump’s latest rally will be a test for both candidate and crowd. The Cincinnati gathering Thursday night will be Trump’s first since his audience chanted “Send her back!” about a Somali-born congresswoman during a July rally in North Carolina , raising the prospect of a 2020 presidential campaign increasingly fought along racial… Read More

Piles of coal

Auction Set for Bankrupt Coal Producer Blackjewel’s Assets

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An auction is set for the assets of bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel LLC. A notice filed in federal bankruptcy court in West Virginia said the auction was scheduled for Thursday morning at the Cincinnati law office of attorneys representing Blackjewel. Bristol, Tennessee-based Contura Energy last week offered $20.6 million as the stalking… Read More

Stormy Daniels

Columbus Officers Face Discipline in Stormy Daniels Arrest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus police say five officers from the department’s now-disbanded vice unit face discipline for a raid on a strip club last year that resulted in the arrest of Stormy Daniels. The department said Wednesday that the officers could face punishment ranging from a reprimand to firing. The officers include a commander,… Read More