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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Fatal Ohio Police Shooting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit against police in Ohio’s capital city over the 2016 shooting of a man by undercover officers. Columbus police say 23-year-old Henry Green, who was black, ignored commands by two white officers to drop his gun during the incident. Court documents and depositions… Read More

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Judge in Opioid Litigation Won’t Remove Himself from Case

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The federal judge in Cleveland overseeing national opioid litigation denied the requests Thursday of several drug companies that he remove himself from the case. U.S. District Court Judge Dan Polster said in his order that he has done nothing over the past two years to favor cities and counties seeking money… Read More

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Mom of Dead Baby in Well Found Competent for Murder Trial

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) – The mother of a months-old boy found dead in an Ohio well has been found competent for trial on charges including aggravated murder. Jessica Groves and her husband, Daniel, pleaded not guilty in the death of their son, Dylan. Groves’ attorney, Robert Shawn Stratton, stipulated to a psychiatrist’s finding about her… Read More

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Former Blackjewel Miners End Railroad Blockade In Kentucky

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The nearly two-month blockade of a Kentucky railroad track is coming to an end as unpaid coal miners end their protest in order to take new jobs, start classes, or move away from their coal-dependent communities. When coal company Blackjewel abruptly declared bankruptcy in July, it left some 1100 Appalachian coal miners in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia without pay…. Read More

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Ky. Justices Rule in Favor of Newspaper Seeking Records

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a newspaper seeking documents related to a sexual harassment complaint against a Republican lawmaker. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports justices ruled Thursday that the Franklin Circuit Court could hear an appeal by the newspaper for records from a sexual harassment complaint filed in… Read More

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Athens Co. Commission Names Acting Clerk of Courts

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Athens County Commission has named an interim clerk of courts after the Tuesday death of Tina Willis. Candy Russell was selected during a special meeting of the commission Thursday morning, according to the commissioners’ office. Russell has worked in the clerk’s office for more than a decade, most recently serving as… Read More

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Audit: Athens Co. Board of Elections Overpayed Employees

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Athens County Board of Elections paid back the county after an audit found the organization overpayed eight employees. Auditor of State Keith Faber released the fiscal year 2018 audit of the county this week, which uncovered “poor internal controls” that resulted in eight Board of Elections employees being overpaid a total… Read More