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Retired Kentucky miner Virgil Stanley at a UMWA rally for pension protections.

Murray Energy’s Bankruptcy Could Bring Collapse of Coal Miners’ Pensions

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The recent bankruptcy of Ohio Valley coal giant Murray Energy has renewed fears about the already shaky financial foundations of the pension plan that tens of thousands of miners and their families depend upon. The seismic collapse of yet another coal employer has lawmakers from the region renewing their push to fix the United Mine Workers pension… Read More

Ohio University Alumni Gate

Ohio University Investigates Engineering Fraternity For Alleged Violations

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ATHENS, Ohio — A professional coed fraternity at Ohio University is now under review as part of the school’s widespread investigation into alleged violations of the student code of conduct. The Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity was placed under a conduct review by the university on Friday. All non-academic group activities are suspended during this process “to… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Task Force Seizes Large Quantity of Suspected Fentanyl

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a joint task force in Ohio has seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl large enough to kill the state’s population “many times over.” A Montgomery County sheriff’s news release says law enforcement recently confiscated over 20 kilograms, or more than 40 pounds, of suspected fentanyl. Investigators also seized quantities… Read More

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) at new Google Data Center in New Albany.

With New Google Data Center, Husted Calls Columbus ‘Tech Hub’ of Midwest

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Google broke ground on a new $600 million data center in New Albany, a central Ohio suburb. The data center is expected to generate about 50 jobs within the next few years. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) says the new development is a large display of investment from Google which will impact the local economy…. Read More

West Virginia on a map

W. Va. Racing Officials say Horse Body was Improperly Dumped

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) – A former West Virginia horse racing commissioner says photos posted online of a euthanized thoroughbred racing horse surrounded by trash in a landfill should be a wakeup call for state leaders. Bill Phillips served for years on the commission before being replaced by Gov. Jim Justice in 2017. He told… Read More