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The Athens Area Fiber Faire has found a home at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, and the two are collaborating to present Quilt Fest: a Celebration of All Things Fiber at the Dairy Barn Arts Center (8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH) Friday, August 30 through Sunday, September 1. The event will feature fiber artists of… Read More
The state is increasing wages for direct support professionals who work one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities in hopes of creating more stability for families and providing a livable wage for workers. Jan Dougherty says her son Ryan, who has a developmental disability, has been able to keep a steady job with the help of a direct… Read More
The president said he would postpone a planned trip to the Scandinavian country after Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his idea of buying the island “absurd.”
Unauthorized immigrants often do manual, low-paying jobs, and employers say they have no choice but to hire them. But the White House and advocates for lower immigration say the law is the law.
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can’t be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Governor Mike DeWine says more needs to be done to make sure Ohio’s schools are safe. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports. Gov. DeWine signed an executive order to establish the Ohio School Safety Center. The seven member office will focus on being a safety resource for schools and students throughout Ohio. It will work with… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state legislative panel is recommending pay raises for West Virginia judges. The West Virginia Judicial Compensation Commission released its final report on Tuesday and said the state has some of the lowest paid judges in the country. The report says Supreme Court, circuit and magistrate judges should get 18.3% raises. Supreme Court… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A charity group and others in Kentucky cited a local newspaper’s investigative series on child abuse as a wake-up call for the state. The Courier Journal of Louisville reports Kosair Charities and others hosted an event Tuesday to call on the community to help combat the “epidemic.” The newspaper’s five-part series details how Kentucky has… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial has been delayed for a Virginia man accused of threatening a West Virginia delegate who equated the LGBTQ community to the Ku Klux Klan. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the Monday bench trial for Jonathan George Benfer was delayed over several oversights. The absent Republican Delegate Eric Porterfield said he wasn’t informed… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky say they have a proposal that would eventually more than double the state’s minimum wage. Sen. Reggie Thomas of Lexington and Rep. Kathy Hinkle of Louisa say they’ll introduce the measure in the House and Senate during the 2020 session. Their legislation would gradually raise the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Can the governor of West Virginia be forced to live in the state capital? A persistent lawsuit seeking to do just that is back in court Wednesday. Republican Gov. Jim Justice has been frequently criticized by members of both major parties for not spending time at the Charleston statehouse. Perhaps the most forceful… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for its plan to enhance and expand Medicaid’s lead abatement program. DeWine said in a release Tuesday that the Children’s Health Insurance Program initiative was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He says that means… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Department of Health is set to begin oral raccoon-rabies vaccination operations in 14 northeast Ohio counties. The department says the annual fall baiting operations done in partnership with federal and local agencies will begin on or around Friday, weather permitting. The baiting is intended to immunize raccoons that are at… Read More
Aquabear Legion is an Ohio-based art and music collective that is celebrating its 15th birthday with the release of two compilations. Aquabear Legion Volume 7 will be a compilation of current Ohio based bands pressed onto vinyl, and Mother of Presidents will be an archival cassette tape featuring a wide variety of essential Ohio bands… Read More