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Ohio Volleyball: ‘Cats Sweep College of Charleston in First Game of Bobcat Invitational

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Ohio (4-4) wasted zero time taking down College of Charleston with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-23, 25-18) victory. In the first set the Bobcats gained control from the start, taking an 11-5 lead after a Shayla Phillip kill. Phillip would ride that momentum to eight kills on a .615 hitting percentage. “It was amazing. Personally, it’s… Read More

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More Than 100 People Arrested In Human Trafficking Sting Operation

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A three-day, multi-agency, undercover human trafficking sting in Central Ohio has resulted in 104 people being arrested. This sting is just the latest in statewide efforts to combat human trafficking. Attorney General Dave Yost says 30 police agencies worked together in this sting….an operation called “Fourth and Goal.” 53 of 104 arrests were for felonies,… Read More

This Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, shows Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers discussing the status of the statewide broadband network at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Launched with considerable fanfare in 2015

SOAR At Six: Group’s Lofty Goals For Coal Country Meet Challenges

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In a conference hall in Pikeville, Kentucky, this September, Gov. Matt Bevin led an eager audience in a countdown. When the audience reached “One!,” a map on the screen behind the governor lit up with the promise of a high-tech future. After years of delay and scandal, major portions of the commonwealth’s “middle mile” of… Read More

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Young Mom Sentenced to 3 Years of Probation for Corpse Abuse

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LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A young Ohio woman acquitted of killing her newborn but convicted of corpse abuse has been sentenced to three years’ probation. The sentence handed down Friday allows 20-year-old Brooke Skylar Richardson to go home with her parents. A jury on Thursday acquitted her of more serious charges, including aggravated murder, in… Read More

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Bond Set at $1M on Murder Charges for Gymnast’s Brother

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland. Attorney Joseph Patituce entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a video arraignment Friday in Cuyahoga County…. Read More

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Report: Over 38% of W.Va. Schools Missing Attendance Goal

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials say they’ve found a problem with the state’s school system: many students aren’t showing up to class. The education department released a report Thursday saying that more than 38% of schools did not meet attendance standards in the 2018-2019 school year. In a statement, schools superintendent Steven… Read More

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Jury Convicts Candidate’s Father of Breaking Federal Law

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The father of Kentucky’s secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter’s failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell. A jury deliberated about two hours following a five-week trial on charges that Democratic stalwart Jerry Lundergan broke federal law by… Read More

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Third Family Comes Forward in Probe of VA Hospital Deaths

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A third family has come forward in an investigation of multiple suspicious patient deaths at a Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia. Attorney Tony O’Dell says Thursday he’s representing the family of Navy veteran John Hallman after the 87-year-old died at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg last… Read More

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Chaotic Talks Show Challenge of Reaching Opioid Settlement

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For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands of lawsuits filed by state and local governments. But the chaotic developments this week in the case against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma underscore how difficult that goal is. By Thursday, half of the… Read More