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A collection of demonstrators gather in the heart of Otterbein University's campus.

Democratic Presidential Debate Sparks Demonstrations For Candidates, Causes

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Westerville was in the national spotlight as Otterbein University hosted the fourth Democratic Presidential Debate. While about 1,500 people were able to watch the event live in the campus gym, many more were outside the venue using the event as a platform for their own agendas. Student debt was one of the top concerns of college… Read More

Andy Beshear and Gov. Matt Bevin

Bevin, Beshear Wrangle Over Education in Debate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear traded shots in a rancorous debate Tuesday night that turned personal when the incumbent brought up his challenger’s children to claim his opponent is a “fraud” in promoting public education. Beshear responded that he supports his children and told Bevin that… Read More

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Judge Says He Miscalculated Award by $107M in Oklahoma Opioid Case

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Tuesday acknowledged making a nearly $107 million miscalculation in determining how much drug maker Johnson & Johnson must pay the state to help address the state’s opioid crisis. Following a hearing in Cleveland County, District Judge Thad Balkman acknowledged making the error in his August judgment in… Read More

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Minor Earthquake Hits Ohio; No Injuries or Damage Reported

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal geologists say a small earthquake hit Ohio in the middle of the night with no injuries or damage reported. Tuesday morning’s 2.6 magnitude quake struck about 1:25 a.m. in Madison about 40 miles east of Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports the quake was felt in several cities around northeast Ohio. The quake was much… Read More

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Jury Selection Begins in Opioid Trial Despite Delay Request

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Jury selection began Wednesday in the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic despite a last-minute request from lawyers to delay it because of news reports on a settlement offer. Two Ohio counties claim drug companies that made, distributed and sold prescription painkillers engaged in a deadly conspiracy that has inflicted massive… Read More

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Businesses in 3 W.Va. Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

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WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in three West Virginia counties are eligible for economic injury disaster loans as a result of excessive rain and flooding earlier this year. The agency said Brooke, Hancock and Ohio counties in the Northern Panhandle are eligible because they’re contiguous to one or… Read More