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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Kick Off 2019 Against FCS Rhode Island

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ATHENS, OH — When the 2019 Bobcats take the field for the first time on Saturday afternoon, it won’t be with any new expectations and aspirations than they’ve had in recent years.  Ohio was tabbed by both the media and the coaches as the favorites to not only win their division but to also win… Read More

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Two More Wanted on Charges Related to Athens Co. Drug Ring in Custody

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ATHENS, Ohio – Two wanted Athens County residents have been arrested on charges related to their alleged involvement in a local drug ring. Natalie Hoffman, 32, and George Cloud III, 34, both of Chauncey, were arrested Thursday on warrants related to indictments earlier this month for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and possessing criminal… Read More

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Preseason Power Rankings: MVL

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The MVL hasn’t had much parity in a while. The Tri-Valley Scotties have won at least part of the MVL each of the last eight years and the teams vying to overtake the top spot usually stay consistent as well. But with a new season comes a new chance for teams to take down the… Read More

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Supreme Court Says Nonprofit Must Pay Pension Liability

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that a nonprofit mental health provider can’t use bankruptcy to escape its financial obligations to the state pension system. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the unanimous ruling on Thursday could help protect the financial viability of one of the country’s worst-funded public pension systems. Louisville mental… Read More

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Mandolin Orange II 2019 Gladden House Sessions

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Gladden House alumni Mandolin Orange brought their lush, haunted sounds back to the stage Saturday afternoon for a secret show featuring a showcase of emotionally rich songs from over the course of their decade-long career. The Chapel Hill, NC husband-wife duo, Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, have crafted four albums since signing to esteemed independent… Read More

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University, Federal Agency Partner to Fight Opioid Crisis

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A university in West Virginia will work with the investigative division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to fight the opioid crisis. The Herald-Dispatch reports Sen. Shelley Moore Capito announced Wednesday the partnership between Marshall University and Homeland Security Investigations. Sen. Capito says the school in Huntington will receive more than… Read More

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

Probe: Guards, Gang Members Smuggled Drugs Into Jail

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CLEVELAND (AP) – Prosecutors say guards at the troubled county jail in Cleveland worked with gang members to sell drugs to inmates. State prosecutors on Wednesday charged two corrections officers and one gang member with running a criminal enterprise inside the Cuyahoga County jail. The indictment says the two guards, Stephen Thomas and Marvella Sullivan,… Read More

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W.Va. Lawsuit: School Official Harassed Trans Teen in Bathroom

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a West Virginia transgender male who said an assistant principal harassed him when he tried to use the boys’ bathroom, the latest in a string of court challenges to school policies for transgender students nationwide. The lawsuit filed in state court accuses the… Read More

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Kentucky Broadcaster Matt Jones Takes Step Toward Senate Run

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Prominent Kentucky broadcaster Matt Jones is planning to take a step toward running as a Democrat for the seat held by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by forming an exploratory committee. Jones said Thursday he expects to make a final decision on whether to enter the campaign after this year’s November… Read More