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Perry Nuclear Power Plant

Anti-Nuclear Bailout Group Argues for More Time to Collect Signatures

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Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts revealed in a U.S. District Court hearing that they fell far short of the signatures needed to qualify for a potential referendum on the nuclear bailout bill, created through HB6. The group was trying to put a referendum of HB6 on next year’s ballot and needed 265,774 valid signatures in order… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Convenes Talks With Lawyers in Opioid Lawsuits

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that he has convened a meeting with the state attorney general and lawyers for cities and counties involved in the national opioid litigation to discuss how millions in settlement dollars might be spent. The Republican governor told The Associated Press he expects about 90 people… Read More

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Woman Claims Sold Drugs to Help Kids; Gets 11-year Sentence

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio woman who claims the reason she sold drugs was to raise money to buy a farm and send her five children to college has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. The Zanesville Times Recorder reports 41-year-old Janet Gartner’s defense attorney, Nicole Churchill, said Monday before sentencing in Muskingum… Read More

Murray Energy CEO Bob Murray speaks at the EnVision Forum

Murray Energy CEO Lashes Out at “Feckless” Federal Officials Over Coal Subsidy Plan

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Coal executive Bob Murray clashed Monday with federal energy regulators at a Lexington, Kentucky, energy forum over what Murray called a failure by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to sufficiently support the struggling coal industry. “The word that I’ve been using to describe FERC is feckless,” Murray told the audience, including FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee…. Read More

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Data Center Lets Kentuckians Track Higher Education System

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Council on Postsecondary Education says the public launch of a comprehensive data center will enable Kentuckians to track progress in the state’s higher education system. Officials say the CPE data center features 17 interactive tools that track campus and state progress on key metrics. The information is available at http://cpe.ky.gov/data/ They… Read More

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Home Rule In Ohio – Under Attack Or Reined In?

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The home rule provision was added to the Ohio constitution by voters in 1912, and the struggles between local officials and state lawmakers have raged almost since then. In recent years, state laws colliding with local ordinances on guns, fracking, traffic cameras, residency and construction projects have come for resolution to the Ohio Supreme Court. In 2009, assistant attorney general Benjamin Mizer argued before the… Read More

Don Blankenship

Ex-CEO and Ex-prisoner Blankenship Making Presidential Bid

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he’ll seek the Constitution Party’s presidential nomination next year. West Virginia Constitution Party chairman Jeffrey-Frank Jarrell says Blankenship made the announcement Saturday during the party’s national committee meeting in Pittsburgh. Blankenship finished third in the 2018 Republican primary for a U.S. Senate… Read More

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Fired TV Weatherman Pleads Not Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded not guilty in Ohio to four child pornography-related charges. Sixty-year-old Mike Davis pleaded not guilty Monday in Columbus to counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. The indictment alleges Davis downloaded and emailed to himself videos and… Read More

Zahn’s Corner Middle School in Pike County is framed by the air quality monitor

Parts of Pike County to be Tested for Radiological Contaminants

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PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — A private company will test schools and homes near a former uranium enrichment plant in Ohio for radiological contaminants after trace amounts of enriched uranium were found at a nearby middle school over the summer. Pike County officials say North Canton-based Solutient Technologies will test schools, public and private properties and… Read More