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Norton City Manager Fred Ramey poses at Flag Rock Recreation Area.

The Coal Town Betting Big On Outdoor Recreation

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Standing on the breezy outlook at Flag Rock Recreation Area, Norton City Manager Fred Ramey is taking in the panoramic view of downtown Norton, Virginia. The brick building-lined streets are framed by the verdant, rolling Appalachian mountains. Jagged, brown scars from mountaintop mining operations can be seen in the distance, reminders of the region’s history… Read More

Sen. Sherrod Brown speaks at Ohio University's Baker Student Center in Athens, Oh on August 29, 2018.

Brown Says 50K Ohioans Left Out Of Trump’s New Overtime Rule

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is taking on President Donald Trump’s new overtime rule, saying the increased salary threshold to require overtime pay isn’t high enough. A rule created under President Barack Obama increased the salary threshold so everyone making $47,000 or less would be required overtime pay. But it’s Trump’s proposal that will go… Read More

A gavel on a set of scales

W.Va. Man Gets 30 Years in Machine Gun, Carjacking Case

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man convicted of threatening two county workers with a machine gun before stealing their truck and leading authorities on a chase has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. A news release from U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says 20-year-old Justin Michael Wilson received his sentence Wednesday. Wilson was… Read More

Vortex rollercoaster cars make the climb up the tracks.

Vortex Roller Coaster at Kings Island Closing After 33 Years

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MASON, Ohio (AP) — Kings Island amusement park in Ohio says its beloved Vortex steel roller coaster is closing permanently this year after giving thrills to riders for 33 seasons. When it opened in 1987, the Vortex was the world’s tallest, full-circuit roller coaster with the highest drop and six inversions. Park officials say that… Read More