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

Cuyahoga County Jail Official Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Charges

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CLEVELAND (AP) – A troubled county jail system’s associate warden accused of ordering a corrections officer to turn off his body camera after an inmate’s fatal overdose and lying to investigators has pleaded guilty in Cleveland to misdemeanor charges. Fifty-four-year-old Eric Ivey, of Euclid, pleaded guilty Monday to obstruction of justice and falsification charges. Ivey… Read More

In this July 18, 2016 file photo, Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder speaks during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Householder Says Passing DeWine’s Gun Regulations Will Be “Difficult”

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The gun regulation portion of Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan to reduce gun violence will likely meet resistance in the Ohio House. Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) says his members of the Republican-controlled chamber have several areas of concern. The plan includes expanded background checks and DeWine’s version of the “Red Flag Law” which allows courts to… Read More

In a Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Ky., greets President Donald Trump as he steps off Air Force One at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in Hebron, Ky., to speak at a campaign rally in Cincinnati.

Kentucky Governor Looks for Boost From Trump

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The reelection campaign of Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin recently raised the ante in the November election, placing nearly $4 million worth of advertising on television and radio leading up to his showdown with Democratic challenger and Attorney General Andy Beshear. Now, the governor’s campaign is looking to reap a financial… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

ACLU Of Ohio Asks Court To Block Controversial Abortion Ban Permanently

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The ACLU of Ohio is asking a federal court to permanently block a ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Pro-choice advocates had secured an order to temporarily stop the so called “heartbeat law” from going into effect as planned in July. Here’s what is happening with the latest court filing. Freda Levenson, legal director for… Read More

City Approves $130K Settlement in Excessive Force Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia city has approved payments totaling $130,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing three police officers of using excessive force against a teenager and his toddler cousin. The Gazette-Mail reports the Charleston City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve the two settlements. The mothers of both juveniles, who are… Read More

Crime with police lights in the background

Meth Confiscated, Dozens Arrested in Ky., Tenn., W.Va.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Federal authorities say a drug sweep in Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia has netted more than 800 pounds of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration says in a news release that Mexican cartels and other drug trafficking groups and individuals were targeted. Since January, 235 people were arrested on federal drug charges… Read More

Darlingside II 2019 Gladden House Sessions

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Darlingside gave a lush and tranquil performance at the Gladden House Sessions on Sunday morning, displaying the rich and introspective song craft that has made them a fan-favorite.  David Senft, Auvon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner, and Don Mitchell performed around a single vocal microphone, allowing the audience to experience the dynamic and organic combination of their serene… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

W.Va. Gov Lawyers Ordered to Explain Residency Case Motions

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Lawyers for the West Virginia governor have been ordered to explain motions filed in a lawsuit about the governor’s residency. The News and Sentinel reports Mike Carey and George Terwilliger are set to appear in Kanawha County court Wednesday morning. Democratic Del. Isaac Sponaugle has thrice sued to require Gov. Jim Justice live… Read More

The Ohio Supreme Court building in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Ex-Ohio Elections Chief Brunner Seeks Seat on High Court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democrat Jennifer Brunner (BROO’-ner) has announced plans to seek a seat next year on the Ohio Supreme Court as her party tries to wrest control of the high court from Republicans. The 62-year-old Columbus appellate judge joins the race with statewide name recognition. She served a four-year term as secretary of… Read More