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West Virginia AG Sues Opioid Makers, Says They Hid Risks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s top prosecutor says he’s sued the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey filed separate suits against the companies Friday in Boone County, West Virginia. Both cases accuse the drugmakers of violating the state’s… Read More

Gavel leaning against a row of law books

Former OU Professor Convicted Of Evidence Tampering, Won’t Serve Prison Time

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ATHENS (WOUB) — In a case that began as a child pornography investigation five years ago, a former Ohio University professor was convicted Friday and sentenced to community control. Amol T. Kharabe, 47, of Dublin, was convicted on charges of tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property and unauthorized use of property, all felony counts. Athens… Read More

Richard Ojeda talks outside his campaign headquarters in Logan, W.Va. Ojeda is decorated with military medals and 26 tattoos and can bench presses 300 pounds. The retired Army paratrooper doesn't fit the typical profile of the ideal candidate for Congress.

Ojeda Says VA Leak Derailed His Congressional Bid

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Former Army Maj. Richard Ojeda says his West Virginia congressional campaign was derailed by a Department of Veterans Affairs employee who is charged with leaking medical records. The former Democratic state senator and one-time presidential hopeful filed suit against the VA on Thursday. He’s seeking documents relating to the agency’s investigation… Read More

Pedestrians pass through The Ohio State University's student union

300-plus Accusers in Ohio State Doctor Scandal

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. Totals confirmed to The Associated Press put the group’s size in the same ballpark as the initial wave of plaintiffs who got $425 million from Michigan… Read More

W.H. Sammis Coal Plant in Stratton, Ohio.

Advocates Say Climate Change, Children’s Health Issues Intertwine

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A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children’s health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. The report lists climate issues that create potentially hazardous conditions for children, such as lower air quality due to increased heatwaves and torrential… Read More

Mourners bring flowers to a makeshift memorial Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, for the slain and injured in the Oregon District after a mass shooting that occurred early Sunday morning, in Dayton.

Ohio Attorney General Backs Release of Gunman School Records

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month. Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools has denied media requests for access to the high school files of the gunman, who was shot dead by police about 30 seconds into… Read More

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Deadly Virus Detected in West Virginia White-Tailed Deer

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Wildlife officials say a deadly virus has been detected in white-tailed deer in southern West Virginia. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that the deer were found dead in Greenbrier, Monroe and Summers counties. It says a lab confirmed the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease… Read More