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W. Va. Board Revokes License of Doctor Who Wrote Illegal Scripts

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MILTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor who admitted in state and federal court to writing illegal opioid prescriptions and possessing drugs has had his license revoked. Records show the state medicine board took away Marc Spelar’s license to practice psychiatry last week. Spelar, of Milton, was charged in federal court this year with… Read More

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Ohio University Researchers Getting $3.2 Million to Improve Teacher Training

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Researchers at Ohio University will receive $3.2 million to study a new approach to professional development for teachers. The effort is meant to make teachers better equipped to meet the needs of students with emotional or behavioral issues. Researcher Julie Owens says teachers face a lot of stress in the classroom, which can make it difficult… Read More

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Ohio Senate President Pledges Action on Drug Sentencing Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate is pledging to take action by year’s end on a bill designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. Senate President Larry Obhof, a… Read More

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Ohio DREAMers Share Their Stories Ahead of U.S. Supreme Court Case on DACA

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A major piece of President Donald Trump’s immigration policy is set for a showdown in the U.S. Supreme Court after the lower courts rejected the attempt to phase-out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The program allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children to temporarily stay… Read More

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Ohio Football: ‘Cats Face Must-Win on Senior Night Against WMU

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ATHENS, OH — As the end of another football season approaches, one game always tends to stand out among the others. The final home game, or Senior Night, simply just means more. On a cold Tuesday night in mid-November, the Bobcat Football’s Class of 2020 will have theirs. “Every time the senior game comes up,… Read More