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POCAHONTAS COUNTY, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia state trooper has killed a man who shot him during a pursuit in the woods. The West Virginia State Police on Tuesday says Trooper First Class J.M. Tallman was airlifted to a hospital. Officials say the man first fired a rifle at Pocahontas County Sheriff… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, had expressed a desire to commit a mass shooting and showed an interest in violent ideology, investigators said Tuesday as the FBI announced it is opening an investigation. Federal investigators will try to determine what ideologies influenced 24-year-old Connor Betts, who might… Read More
More than a thousand coal miners left unpaid by the abrupt bankruptcy of Blackjewel mining could soon be getting some – but not all – of the money they are owed. Dozens of miners have staged a week-long protest on railroad tracks in Kentucky’s Harlan County, blocking delivery of a load of coal from a Blackjewel mine… Read More
Unfortunately it may not be a coincidence that several mass shooting incidents took place in one week. Research shows perpetrators are often inspired by media coverage of other shootings.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Ohio hospital officials say 37 people have been treated for injuries connected to the mass shooting in Dayton over the weekend. Authorities have said 14 people were treated for gunshot wounds after a gunman opened fire in a popular nightlife area Sunday, killing nine people. The gunman was quickly shot by… Read More
Ohio is far from the U.S. southern border, but the policies and practices there are playing out here daily. The Cleveland Immigration Court has a caseload numbering in the thousands. Ohio jails and private prisons are collecting millions of dollars to house immigrants. And immigrant families who have lived in Ohio for years are planning their departures…. Read More
Gun control groups say the National Rifle Association has been “distracted” by recent investigations, financial troubles and turnover. But the organization clearly still holds sway in Washington, D.C.
The ‘house mother’ job is now for both sexes, with decent pay and perks When I was in college in the early 1980s I had a second mother, so did my 40 sorority sisters at the Tri Sigma house at Northern Illinois University. Her name was Doris Streepy, a widow who patiently managed the… Read More
Morrison was the author of Beloved, Song of Solomon and The Bluest Eye. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a former teacher at an Ohio preschool accused of recording and posting a video online of children fighting at the school playground has been sentenced to three weekends in jail on 14 endangering children counts. The Columbus Dispatch reports 31-year-old Chavay Jessie, also known as Chavay Williams, was sentenced… Read More
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is responding to the mass shooting in Dayton by urging the GOP-led state Legislature to pass laws requiring background checks for nearly all gun sales and allowing courts to restrict firearms access for people perceived as threats. Persuading the Legislature to pass such proposals could be… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Attorney General’s Office has ruled the state’s Education Department violated the Open Records Act by not properly fulfilling a request for staff sick leave records. The Monday opinion stated the Education Department gave an untimely response to a man named Tyler Fryman, who asked for copies of timesheets and emails…. Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new pension law looms as a “negative” for the state’s credit rating, according to a credit rating agency’s report. Gov. Matt Bevin, who urged lawmakers to enact the law, said Monday he wasn’t surprised by the Moody’s report, saying it backs up his claims that considerably more work is needed… Read More
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A California man who admitted having about 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of marijuana in his suitcase when he flew to West Virginia has been sentenced to 10 months. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart’s office said in a news release that U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers sentenced 22-year-old Gerardo Delgadillo Jr. on… Read More
Blackjewel coal miners will have to wait at least another day to learn if the sale of the bankrupt coal company’s mines and equipment will deliver their overdue paychecks. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia recessed Monday after an all-day hearing that yielded few results. The court is scheduled to… Read More
Jon Anderson is the legendary creative catalyst behind beloved progressive rock band YES, and he will be performing some of the most enduring YES hits as well as a few favorites from his latest release, 1,000 Hands, (which features the likes of Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan… Read More
Moon Hooch is an inventive instrumental trio from Brooklyn, NY that has been making unique saxophone and percussion-heavy music for almost 10 years. The band will return to Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Garrettsville, OH for the park’s annual Summerdance Festival Saturday, August 31 through Sunday, September 1, performing two sets over the course of… Read More