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Rockets Fail to Launch Against Alexander

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SUGAR GROVE, Ohio- The Alexander Spartans planned a successful invasion of Berne Union Rockets when the two teams took the field on Friday night. The Spartans commanded the field as they defeated Berne Union, 33-12. Both teams came into the game following wins to lead off the season. The battle at the line of scrimmage… Read More

Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Officials Face ‘Uphill Battle’ Finding WV Hospital Buyer

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Officials in a West Virginia town say they’ve faced difficulties finding a buyer for a medical center that shut down its main services about a month earlier than expected. The Intelligencer reports the Ohio Valley Medical Center suspended its emergency medical services Wednesday ahead of the originally slated Oct. 7 deadline…. Read More

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Grants Aim to Boost Economic Growth in Eastern Kentucky

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Grants totaling $34.4 million have been announced in an effort to spur economic development and job creation in eastern Kentucky – a region hard hit by the coal sector’s downturn. Officials said Friday the grants will support projects impacting 14 counties. The support includes nearly $4.8 million for Pikeville Medical Center… Read More

PHOTOS: Tippapalooza 2019


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Saturday, August 31 marked the 8th annual Tippapalooza 2019, celebrating the music of the Miami Valley with performances by Sadbox, Age Nowhere, A Voice of Your Own, This Pine Box, and Seth Canan & The Carriers. WOUB’s Ruthie Herman was on the scene to capture these images.

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Ohio TV Meteorologist Faces Child Pornography Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A longtime Columbus television meteorologist arrested for possessing child pornography has made his first court appearance. A Franklin County Municipal Court judge set bond Friday for 60-year-old Mike Davis at $50,000 with conditions that he can’t have internet access or unsupervised contact with minors and must surrender his passport. Davis has… Read More

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Ohio Man Accused of Posing as Nurse Faces Felony Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man impersonated a licensed practical nurse for nearly four years using a stolen identity. Officials say that some of the patients he cared for were children. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office says 27-year-old Martez Morris was arrested Thursday after being indicted last month in Franklin County on… Read More

Former NBA basketball player and general manager Jerry West speaks after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump

Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to W. Va. Native, NBA’s Jerry West

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry West, the NBA legend who delivered championships to the Los Angeles Lakers as both a player and an executive, said, “It never ceases to amaze me the places you can go in this world chasing a basketball” as he was honored Thursday with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Now a consultant… Read More

A sign outside of the Nelsonville voter precinct lets people know where they can vote.

Boards Of Elections Start Removing Thousands Of Voter Registrations

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Secretary of State Frank LaRose says state law requires voter roll maintenance, but voting rights groups say they’re still worried eligible voters will be “purged” by mistake. Tens, and maybe hundreds, of thousands of Ohio voter registrations identified as inactive will be deleted today by local boards of elections. Aaron Ockerman, the executive director of… Read More

Marijuana plants

Man Calls Police Demanding They Return His Stolen Pot

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SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man confused about Ohio drug laws has called a police department demanding that officers return the small amount of marijuana they “stole” from him. WXIX-TV reports the man told a Sharonville police dispatcher in an expletive-laced call Tuesday that it’s legal to possess 100 grams of marijuana, and the amount officers… Read More