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Blackjewel Miners Continue Protest As Bankruptcy Hearing Looms

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Miners left unpaid by the bankrupt Blackjewel coal company say they are prepared to keep up their protest on railroad tracks in Harlan County, Kentucky, where they are blocking delivery of a load of coal. As their protest grows and gains attention, a bankruptcy court hearing on Monday could determine whether and when the miners… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin-Beshear Grudge Match Set For Fancy Farm Picnic

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — It’s a showdown that’s been boiling for years — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear competing in the cauldron of Kentucky’s foremost political event. As they prepare to square off in the summer heat Saturday at the Fancy Farm picnic, the governor’s race already has the makings… Read More

Pedestrians pass through The Ohio State University's student union

OSU Women’s Hoops Assistant Resigns Amid NCAA Investigation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says an assistant women’s basketball coach has resigned amid an investigation into NCAA rules violations. In his resignation letter dated Friday, associate head coach Patrick Klein said, “I’ve been made aware that in some instances, my communications with some student-athletes may have been too informal or in some cases… Read More

Columbus Bump Stock Ban in Effect After Appeals Court Ruling

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state appeals court decision means Ohio’s capital city has resumed banning bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly. Two gun rights groups sued Columbus after it enacted the ban last year. A Franklin County judge then ruled that municipalities can’t regulate bump stocks under… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor: ‘No Doubt’ Drugmakers Caused Opioid Crisis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says evidence made public over the past two weeks makes clear that drugmakers were responsible for the U.S. opioid crisis. The Republican spoke Friday at a joint appearance with U.S. drug czar Jim Carroll, the president’s chief drug policy adviser. The two were highlighting record usage of… Read More

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Police Say Man Punched Protester Outside Trump Rally in Ohio

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A Kentucky man is accused of punching a protester outside an Ohio rally for President Donald Trump. News outlets report 29-year-old Dallas Frazier of Georgetown was arrested Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor assault. He’s set to appear in court Friday. Thousands attended the Thursday rally , which included speeches by Trump,… Read More

Big Crowds Expected at WV Airport as World Scout Jamboree Ends

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Transportation officials are warning of large crowds at Charleston’s airport later this week as the World Scout Jamboree comes to a close. The Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday said thousands of scouts from 152 countries will start heading home Friday and into the weekend. Officials said they expect Saturday to be… Read More

President Trump touted coal’s “comeback” at a WV rally.

Trump Denounces Dems at Ohio Rally, Plays Down Race

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CINCINNATI (AP) — President Donald Trump used a revved-up rally in Cincinnati to tear into the Democrats he has been elevating as his new political foils, attacking four liberal congresswomen of color and their party’s urban leaders, while also directing fire at those he could be facing in 2020. But the president mostly avoided the… Read More

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.

Group Calls For Capital Punishment Reform After DeWine Delays Execution

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Gov. Mike DeWine is delaying the execution of a death row inmate, for the second time, as the state works to overhaul its lethal injection protocol. But anti-death penalty advocates say it’s time for a more comprehensive change to the way Ohio prosecutes capital punishment cases. Abraham Bonowitz says Ohio’s criminal justice system regarding capital punishment… Read More