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Medical Board to Review Nearly 2,000 ‘Sexual Boundary’ Cases

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio plans to review nearly 2,000 closed cases involving alleged “sexual boundary” violations by doctors over the past 25 years to see if any involved evidence of criminal misconduct that was ignored. Gov. Mike DeWine requested such a review after learning credible evidence was ignored in… Read More

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Relative to Have no Calls with Suspects in Rhoden Family Massacre

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WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) – A judge says the mother of a woman charged in a Pike County family’s slaying must stop talking with her jailed daughter and have no phone calls with her or three other relatives charged in the case. The mother, 66-year-old Rita Newcomb, isn’t charged in the 2016 slayings of eight people… Read More

In this June 6, 2011 photo, this historical marker along W.Va. Route 17 in Blair, W.Va., is the only visible sign of the 1921 battle here between thousands of armed, unionizing coal miners and the thousands of law enforcement officers and security guards hired to defeat them. At least 16 men died on the mountain

On Labor Day, Miners Mark Historic Union March

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Ninety-eight years ago, thousands of pro-union miners marched toward West Virginia’s Logan County, to protest abuses by coal operators in what was then a largely anti-union territory. The marchers were met at Blair Mountain in Logan County by an army of men, fighting on behalf of anti-union mine guards and local law enforcement. The battle… Read More

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Trial Date in Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Set for Next Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A federal judge says a wrongful conviction lawsuit against a West Virginia prosecutor’s office and a county commission can go forward. Former minor league baseball player Jimmie Gardner sued the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Kanawha County Commission and others after his 1990 sex assault conviction was vacated in 2016 due… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Sen. Manchin Says He Won’t Run for West Virginia Governor

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says he’s staying put in the U.S. Senate and won’t run for governor. The 72-year-old Manchin announced his decision on Tuesday after months of reflection. It means Manchin will steer clear of a potential showdown with incumbent Republican Gov. Jim Justice, who already has announced he’s… Read More

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Oberlin College Seeks New Trial After Order to Pay $25M

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ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Oberlin College is seeking a new trial after being ordered to pay $25 million to the owners of a market who accused the Ohio school of ruining their business by encouraging protests and branding them racists after a shoplifting incident involving black students. The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria reports Oberlin alleges a variety… Read More

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin with miners on Capitol Hill.

Manchin Preparing to Announce Decision About Governor’s Race

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is preparing to announce whether he’ll run for governor in next fall’s election. His spokesman says Manchin is expected to announce his decision sometime Tuesday. Manchin’s entry into the gubernatorial race would likely set up a showdown with Republican Gov. Jim Justice, a former Democrat who… Read More

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Trump Adviser Kellyanne Conway to Headline Ohio GOP Dinner

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway will headline the Ohio Republican Party dinner this month. State party chairwoman Jane Timken says she expects tickets to go quickly for the Sept. 21 event at the Columbus Convention Center. Dinner tickets start at $60 for young Republicans and $150 for other individuals. President… Read More