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Jacob Dyer at the Coalfield Development Corporation site.

Why Worker Training Programs Alone Won’t Save Coal Country

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Bobby Bowman mined coal in West Virginia for 12 years before his employer shut down. “I don’t think that mine will ever open again,” he said. Bowman lives in Welch, in the south of the state, where he worked at the Pinnacle Mine, which shut down almost exactly one year ago, putting him and about… Read More

Demonstrators gather during an anti-gun violence march held outside of the Ohio Statehouse.

DeWine Prepares To Release Specifics On Gun Background Checks, “Red Flag Law”

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Gov. Mike DeWine plans to reveal on Monday the official bill language on expanded background checks and red-flag gun confiscation two major issues that have been at the center of heated debate in the aftermath of the Dayton mass shooting. It was early August when hundreds of people chanted “Do Something” as Gov. Mike DeWine took… Read More

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Ohio Woman Caught With Gun at West Virginia Airport Checkpoint

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say they stopped a woman from getting on a plane with a loaded gun in West Virginia. The Transportation Security Administration on Thursday says officers found the handgun in the woman’s carry-on bag at a Huntington Tri-State Airport x-ray checkpoint. The woman’s named was not released but officials said she… Read More

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Why Ohio House Leader Dropped Protection For LGBTQ Employees

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The leader of minority Democrats in the Ohio House says when the new human resources handbook came out last month, it was missing the clause that provided job protection for LGBTQ employees. She wanted to know why that clause, which was in previous handbooks, had been removed. Democratic Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) says the… Read More

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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Turn Page to MAC Play Against Buffalo

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ATHENS, OH — September certainly wasn’t the Bobcats’ month. After three straight losses, Ohio limped into their bye week at 1-3 with a banged-up and struggling offense and a disappointing defense. But September is over now and the Bobcats need to wake up. With their bye week behind them, the rejuvenated Bobcats look to start… Read More