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Advocates: People Held at W.Va. Mental Hospitals Unnecessarily

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Disability rights advocates in West Virginia say patients who are sent to state-run psychiatric hospitals after being found not guilty of a crime by reason of mental illness are being held for years after they are well. The Register-Herald reports the problem was discovered after Sharpe Hospital in Weston lost permission to accept… Read More

Voters cast their ballots on Election Day in McArthur, Ohio.

Ohio Releases List of 183,000 Cancelled Voter Registrations

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s elections chief is urging voters to see if they’re among almost 183,000 registrations canceled as part of the state’s voter rolls maintenance. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the process is incomplete, but he released the searchable list Friday so that affected voters still have time to register by the Oct…. Read More

Jail bars

Kentucky’s Overcrowded Jails Full of Nonviolent Offenders

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s overcrowded jails are filled with nonviolent offenders who pose little risk, according to an analysis by the Administrative Office of the Courts reported in the Lexington Herald-Leader. The analysis looked at every defendant in custody on Nov. 1, 2018. It found that of the 6,796 defendants eligible for release, approximately 71 percent… Read More

The Ohio House in voting session

Women In Government: What Stands In The Way?

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When Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor for President Donald Trump, took the stage at the Ohio Republican Party State dinner the very first topic of discussion was on women in leadership and how to encourage more candidates to run for office. Conway says encouragement is key. “The number one impediment for many women not running… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Ohio Weighs Opening Highway Corridors to Broadband Projects

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — About 1 million Ohioans, mostly in Appalachia, lack high-speed internet service and the state’s highway corridors may hold the key to addressing the stubborn problem, a report released Wednesday concluded. A fact-finding effort by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration identified a number of causes for the lack of broadband availability to… Read More