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Amy Obhof has been teaching social studies for 13 years. She enjoys mixing her love of art into her lessons.

Ohio Freshmen Begin High School With New Graduation Requirements

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After lawmakers have spent years making tweaks and changes to the high school graduation requirements, the incoming freshman class is beginning its high school journey with what are believed to be permanent standards. “Good morning everybody.” Amy Obhof greets a classroom full of new freshmen at Licking Heights High School, in central Ohio, before jumping straight… Read More

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Ohio Medical Board Failed To Act On Evidence Of Abuse By Richard Strauss

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The Ohio Medical Board had credible evidence of sexual misconduct by longtime Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss in 1996 but didn’t inform law enforcement, a review by a state working group found. Gov. Mike DeWine established the working group in May specifically to review State Medical Board records from a 1996 investigation into Strauss, which ultimately resulted… Read More

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Former Marshall University Student Appeals Assault Lawsuit

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Marshall University student has appealed a Title IX lawsuit accusing the school of mishandling her rape case and allowing the man accused in the attack to remain on campus. The Herald-Dispatch reports Alicia Gonzales’ case was appealed Wednesday. Judge Robert C. Chambers dismissed the case about a month ago,… Read More

Kentucky State Police Stepping up Enforcement During Holiday

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say troopers are stepping up their enforcement efforts on the state’s roads through Labor Day weekend. Police say the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on removing impaired drivers. Troopers will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints statewide to enforce all traffic laws, with attention to seat… Read More

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West Virginia’s First Female Fire Chief Wins National Award

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chief of the Huntington, West Virginia, Fire Department has been named as the American Legion’s national firefighter of the year. Chief Jan K. Rader received the award at the American Legion’s 101st National Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Wednesday night. Rader is the state’s first female fire chief after having… Read More

Official: Kentucky Cabinet Fails to Secure Coal Worker Bonds

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The state’s Labor Cabinet hasn’t secured the necessary bonds from coal companies that would cover wage payments to miners if their employer unexpectedly shuts down, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said. Beshear, a Democrat running for governor, announced on Thursday that his office examined records of Kentucky companies that should be… Read More

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Did Board Properly Handle Investigation of Accused Doctor?

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials plan to share findings about whether the State Medical Board properly handled a 1996 investigation involving an Ohio State University team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men for two decades before that investigation. Findings on the handling of the investigation will be provided Friday. The investigation details have remained… Read More

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Opioid Settlement Would Divide Money Based on Local Impact

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to resolve a crush of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across the country, The Associated Press has learned. The formulas would take into account several factors, including opioid… Read More

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2 West Virginia Mountain Valley Pipeline Protesters Arrested

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LAWN, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say two people who locked themselves to equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline work site have been arrested. WOAY-TV reports 22-year-old Andrew J. Saltzberg and 21-year-old Cameron B. Angeiopouus were charged with trespassing on Thursday. The station says the two were protesting the pipeline in Lawn, an unincorporated community in Greenbrier… Read More

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Ohio Horse Confirmed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

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REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — State officials say the Eastern equine encephalitis virus has been found in a horse in Ohio. Ohio Department of Agriculture State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey says the confirmed case was in northeastern Ohio’s Ashtabula County. Forshey says the disease is transmitted to horses by mosquitoes and attacks a horse’s central nervous… Read More

Live from Lincoln center: Odyssey- The Chamber Music Society in Greece

Live From Lincoln Center presents “Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece” | Friday, September 6 at 9 pm


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Live From Lincoln Center has announced that Odyssey: The Chamber Music Society in Greece, will air on PBS Friday, September 6, 2019. Live From Lincoln Center’s first production outside the U.S., with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), the broadcast also contains another milestone – the CMS concert at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural… Read More