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Ohio Women’s Basketball: Barker’s hot shooting night fuels Ohio’s win over Marshall

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ATHENS, Ohio — Katie Barker hit four of her six three-point shots in the first quarter —  Barker’s hot start to the game helped lead Ohio to an early lead as the Bobcats stomped the Thundering Herd 67-51 Wednesday night in the Convocation center. Barker missed all of last season except one game due to… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof and House Speaker Larry Householder

Speaker Admits Frustration On Priority Bills, But Senate Says They’re “Moving Fine”

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One of the Ohio House’s top agenda items known as priority bills was passed in the Senate on Wednesday. But Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) said he’s still frustrated with the pace of legislation moving from his chamber through to the other one. Householder said there’s not tension with fellow Republican leaders in the Senate, but ‘frustration”…. Read More

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announces his intent to call for a recanvass of the voting results from Tuesday's gubernatorial elections during a press conference at the Governor's Mansion in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

Kentucky Governor Faces Big Decision in Contested Election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Republican Gov. Matt Bevin could face a legacy-defining decision when the vote totals from the Kentucky governor’s race are double-checked Thursday — concede to Democrat Andy Beshear or contest last week’s election in a historic move that could put the outcome in the hands of state lawmakers. Bevin faces a growing… Read More

Lake Erie

Judge Allows Lawsuit Seeking Action on Lake Erie Algae

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge in Ohio says an environmental group pushing for mandatory regulations to prevent toxic algae blooms on Lake Erie can move forward with its lawsuit. The judge in Toledo issued a ruling Wednesday denying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s request to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit says the U.S…. Read More

Lamar Thornton

Ohio Men’s Basketball: Lamar Thornton helps build freshman class

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When Jeff Boals was hired at Ohio University he had many spots to fill on the Bobcats roster. He brought assistant coach Lamar Thronton with him from Stony Brook and the two got to work immediately. The pair brought in five freshman that are all expected to make an impact during their freshman season at… Read More

Water pouring

Study Finds Water, Sewer Services Cost Day’s Wages for Ohio’s Low-Income Families

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A new report examining water accessibility in “water-rich” Ohio shows affordability is an issue for residents in both urban and rural areas. The study from the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Ohio Environmental Council shows that while water costs are essentially the same across the state, households in lower income brackets have more difficulty… Read More

Rep. Tim Ryan

US Rep. Tim Ryan, Former Presidential Contender, Backs Biden

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio congressman who recently ended his own White House bid has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s backing was announced by the Biden campaign Wednesday. It could provide a pivotal boost for the former vice president in the blue-collar Youngstown area, which Ryan has represented since… Read More

This Aug. 22, 2018, file photo shows a sign declaring the future home of Braidy Industries' aluminum mill in Ashland, Ky.

Bevin Administration Again Ordered to Release Braidy Records

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration has again been ordered to release records about Braidy Industries, which is partly owned by the state and plans to build an aluminum mill in Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said in a ruling released Tuesday that he reviewed documents submitted by the… Read More

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West Virginia Board of Education to Discuss Charter Schools

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Board of Education is set to discuss charter schools this week. The board will meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Charleston. A board policy proposal on charter schools is on Thursday’s agenda. Details of the policy were scheduled for release Wednesday. The board’s agenda says it’s recommended that… Read More

Mount Carmel West

Nurses’ Hearings Set Over Drug Doses for Patients Who Died

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Administrative hearings have been set for the 25 Ohio nurses accused of giving excessive painkillers to patients who died and not questioning the medication ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. Those nurses from the Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus aren’t being criminally prosecuted but face possible discipline by the Ohio… Read More

Josh Mandel

Future of Ohio Bitcoin Program, Deemed Illegal, in Limbo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Resuming Ohio’s attempt to allow cryptocurrency in certain tax payments is up in the air after the state’s top lawyer found a Bitcoin program launched by the former state treasurer was illegal. Republican Attorney General Dave Yost found then-Treasurer Josh Mandel skirted state law when he launched the OhioCrypto.com website last… Read More

Tantrum featured

Tantrum Opens Ionesco’s ‘Rhinoceros’ Nov. 21

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Ohio University’s professional theater, Tantrum Theater, will premiere their production of French-Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco’s absurdist work Rhinoceros on Thursday, November 21 in Ohio University’s Forum Theater. Rhinoceros was written in 1959, and even 60 years after it’s creation, the work still speaks to the tragically easy way in which humanity has a tendency to conform, even to… Read More