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Teachers from across Kentucky gather inside the state Capitol to rally for increased funding for education, Friday, April 13, 2018, in Frankfort, Ky.

Kentucky Finds 1,000 Teachers Violated Law During ‘Sickouts’

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s labor secretary says more than 1,000 teachers violated state law by participating in mass rallies at the state Capitol that forced some schools to close. But Labor Secretary David Dickerson says no penalties will be assessed. Dickerson is part of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Dickerson said Friday that his… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Parents Of Kids With Autism, Anxiety Will Continue Fight For Medical Marijuana

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Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. That reversed a recommendation made earlier this summer by the committee that the drug be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Ohio…. Read More

A row of desks in a classroom with a backpack hanging up on the back wall

WV School Boss: I Didn’t Mean to Downplay Homeless Students

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The head of West Virginia’s school system says he didn’t mean to downplay the seriousness of the rising number of homeless students in the state. Superintendent of Schools Steven Paine issued a statement Friday saying he “in no way intended to convey that the data was not significant” at an education… Read More

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Former W.Va. Educators Charged After Alleged Verbal Abuse

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s top prosecutor says three former educators have been arrested on charges that they verbally abused two autistic students. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey says former special education teacher Christina Lester and former aides June Yurish and Kristin Douty were arrested Friday morning and charged with misdemeanor failure to report abuse… Read More

Ohio Athletics: Julie Cromer Introduced as Bobcats’ New Athletic Director

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ATHENS, OH — Standing at the podium, addressing the Ohio athletic department and media for the first time as athletic director, Julie Cromer couldn’t contain a smile.  After all, her long road to the top of a Division 1 collegiate athletic department had led her to Athens as Ohio University’s first female athletic director. Cromer,… 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.

Ohio Lawmaker Suggests Using Confiscated Fentanyl For Executions

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The refusal of pharmaceutical companies to sell the state drugs to use in executions has capital punishment at a virtual standstill in Ohio. A state lawmaker said he has a possible solution. Ohio’s next execution is set for November, and one in December. But they’re very unlikely to go forward because the state is still… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Former WV Deputy, Son Charged in Large Fentanyl Bust

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a retired West Virginia sheriff’s deputy and his son have been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart on Thursday announced the superseding indictment against 76-year-old Larry McCallister and 45-year-old Steven Dale McCallister. Stuart says 2.6 pounds of fentanyl were found during a raid at their home… Read More

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PHOTOS: Dayton Funk Festival


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The first annual Dayton Funk Festival took place on Sunday, August 11 at the Levitt Pavilion in Dayton, OH. Take a look at the photos from the event, taken by WOUB’s Ruthie Herman, below. Performers included The Johnson Treatment, Lyd, Top Secret, Kick-n-Flava, and the Deron Bell Band.