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Gage Shuler awaits the snap

Game of the Week Preview: Tornadoes Seek to Take Down Goliath in Glouster

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The Southern Tornadoes (5-3) travel to Glouster on Friday to take on the undefeated Trimble Tomcats (8-0). This is going to be a very physical game due to the way Trimble’s front seven succeeds against the run thanks to defensive standout Sawyer Koons. Southern, being a run heavy team thanks to Senior running back Trey… Read More

A gavel in front of some legal books

Kentucky Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Pension Case

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Government employees in Kentucky who sued over state investment decisions have taken their case to the state’s Supreme Court after a lower court said they lacked standing to file suit. The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Thursday. The fraud lawsuit was filed two years ago by a group of… Read More

Prescription Drugs falling out of a sideways bottle

Dozens of Collection Sites Set for W.Va. Drug Take Back Event

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The public can drop off unused, expired or unwanted prescription drugs at more than 110 collection sites across West Virginia this weekend. Law enforcement officials are participating in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Dropoff locations can be found online . The collection… Read More

Protesting miners blocked the tracks in the morning fog.

Blackjewel Miners Get More of Their Pay as Labor Dept. Acts Against Bankrupt Company

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Coal miners who went without pay when mining company Blackjewel declared bankruptcy this June are one step closer to receiving lost wages. The checks come weeks after some of the miners ended a long-running protest, and months after the federal Department of Labor first intervened to allege the company violated labor laws in the month… Read More

The Ohio State Fair

Ohio Amusement Ride Bill OK’d After Fatal Ride Malfunction

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A professional engineer would get a formal role in amusement ride safety under a bill headed to the Ohio governor’s desk. Legislation dubbed Tyler’s Law would place a professional engineer on the Ohio Advisory Council on Amusement Ride Safety. The panel makes recommendations to the state’s agriculture director about safety matters,… Read More

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J&J Sets Aside $4 Billion for Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Johnson & Johnson says it has set aside $4 billion for its share of a proposed multistate agreement to settle opioid litigation, a step that forced it to slash its recently reported financial results. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Wednesday, J&J said the charge cuts third-quarter net income from $4.8 billion to $1.8… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Repeal of State Sales Tax on Tampons Headed to Ohio Governor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposal repealing Ohio’s sales tax on tampons and other feminine hygiene products is headed to the governor. The measure cleared the Ohio Senate on Wednesday in a 30-1 vote after earlier winning unanimous approval in the Ohio House. Republican State Rep. Niraj Antani, of Miamisburg, and Democratic state Rep. Brigid… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Ohio to get $40M in US Settlement with Ex-opioid Distributor

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state Attorney General’s Office says Ohio will receive nearly $40 million as part of a nationwide settlement with a British company that once distributed a drug used to treat opioid addiction. An attorney general spokesman says Reckitt Benckiser Group signed its agreement with all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

DeWine Declares ‘Positive Start’ to Talks Over Opioid Money

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says about 100 lawyers and other interested parties have made a “positive start” on deciding how the state ultimately might spend millions of dollars it could receive from settlements in the national opioid litigation. The Republican governor told The Associated Press he hopes the meeting he convened… Read More

HB6 Referendum petitioner collects signatures on Otterbein University's campus.

Federal Judge Declines Extension for Nuclear Bailout Referendum

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U.S. District Court Judge Edmund Sargus has rejected the request from Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts, the anti-nuclear power plant bailout group, to have more time to collect signatures. The group was trying to put the controversial law, HB6, up for a vote on next year’s ballot. Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts already missed the deadline and did not… Read More