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Five state employees have filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming their rights have been violated by being required to pay union dues. Four employees with the Ohio Department of Transportation and one with the Ohio Department of Public Safety have filed suit against two labor unions, Gov. Mike DeWine and Department of Administrative Services Director Matt Damschroder…. Read More
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is slowing his return to public activities due to a complication from lung surgery early this month. WPSD-TV reports the Kentucky Republican canceled an appearance Wednesday at the Paducah Rotary Club. His spokeswoman, Kelsey Cooper, said Paul developed fluid on the lung and his doctor asked him… Read More
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is touring the state pushing for a way to soften the blow for workers who lose their job to automation by adding requirements for companies. Brown’s bill would require companies to give workers 100 days advanced notice if they’re going to be displaced by new technology, six months of severance… Read More
Versatility is a prized trait in football. Dual-threat quarterbacks, offensive linemen adapt at power or zone blocking, cornerbacks equally equipped to shutdown the opposition in cover 0 or cover 4. The more things you can do, the more valuable you are. Southern’s Logan Drummer just took that to a whole new level. Fresh off a… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s state auditor says two of its largest public pension systems haven’t been properly disclosing information about how they invest money and pay investment managers in the spirit of a 2017 law requiring more transparency. News outlets report State Auditor Mike Harmon held a news conference Tuesday morning in Frankfort to… Read More
A group is looking to collect signatures statewide to ask voters to overturn the law that bails out nuclear power plants. But a competing group has formed to argue in favor of the ratepayer subsidies. Ohio voters could soon face an important decision regarding the future of the state’s new energy law, without even looking at a… Read More
What’s the link between smartphone use and teens’ mental health? Experts disagree, with some arguing that the threat is overblown.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has awarded the final round of prizes in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis. Four winners were announced Tuesday, with each receiving $1 million as part of the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. Winning ideas included “Brave Button,” an in-home device from Vancouver, Canada-based… Read More
The states are taking legal action to prevent the Trump administration from dropping out of an agreement on how long it can hold children in federal facilities and under what standards.
Nelsonville Music Festival alumna Amanda Anne Platt provided a pensive, poignant performance fitting for the final afternoon of the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival during her Sunday Gladden House Session. Platt usually plays as Amanda Anne Platt and the Honeycutters, a group that first performed at the Nelsonville Music Festival in 2009, directly after the release… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department for Public Health has a new commissioner. The agency’s Cabinet for Health and Family Service on Monday announced that Dr. Angela Tackett Dearinger, of Versailles, has taken on the role. Dearinger is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and is board certified in… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal CEO Don Blankenship’s misdemeanor conviction for conspiring to violate mine safety laws should be tossed out, a federal magistrate judge in West Virginia recommended Monday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Omar Aboulhson wrote that Blankenship’s rights were violated under the Brady rule, which says suppression of evidence favorable to the accused… Read More
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia resort owned by Gov. Jim Justice has launched a sportsbook app with fantasy sports company FanDuel. The app debuted Monday for use by people inside West Virginia’s border. Last year, New York-based FanDuel reached an agreement for retail, online and mobile sports wagering services for The… Read More
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities in West Virginia say two people have died in a house fire. WTAP-TV reports Parkersburg Fire Chief Jason Matthews identified the victims as 84-year-old Raymond Tanner and his 86-year-old wife, Beverly. The couple’s son was able to escape the home after the fire broke out early Monday. The cause of the fire… Read More
Specific information about the Laurel Valley Creamery, located in Gallipolis, Ohio comes from their website (available here). When Betty and Fuzzy Cook moved from Boone County, WV, onto the 110 acre farm on a dirt road in Cora, OH, back in 1947, they started a lasting adventure. They raised four children, milked cows, and raised… Read More