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Ohio U Professors Point to Athletics & Admins re: Budget Issues

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ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio University chapter for the American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP) on Monday released research suggesting the university’s financial aid should come from Ohio Athletics as opposed to its academic departments. “Athletics typically runs an annual deficit in the range of $20 million,” according to OU-AAP. Their research further asserts, “Like… Read More

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Conviction Upheld for W. Va. Child Abuser Serving up to 210 Years

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a man sentenced to 65- to 210-year’ imprisonment for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl in 2007. The court unanimously ruled last week that there’s no need to throw out a 2016 jury ruling that found Douglas Neumeyer guilty. Neumeyer… Read More

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Symposium on Opioid Crisis Set this Week in West Virginia

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ROANOKE, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University’s School of Public Health is working with partners across the state on a symposium on the opioid epidemic. Assistant Professor Lindsay Allen says the rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids doubled between 2010 and 2017. Allen says extra effort is needed to find ways to address the… Read More

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Ohio Bill Would Erase Time Limits, Loophole in Cases of Rape

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of Lakewood, said Ohio’s current rape laws don’t account for… Read More

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Arguments Set for Case of Ohio Gun Owner Drunk Inside House

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February to decide whether a law prohibiting gun owners from carrying firearms while intoxicated should be applied inside a gun owner’s home. Lawyers for a Clermont County man arrested in 2018 after he acknowledged having an unloaded shotgun while drunk say the law… Read More

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Wright’s Three Touchdowns Not Enough as Trimble Falls in Heartbreaker

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When the clock ran out at Red Devil Stadium, midnight struck for the 2019 Trimble Tomcats’ season, ending any state title hopes. After a back-and-forth affair, New Middletown Springfield narrowly edged the Tomcats 20-19.  It came down to the last drive of the game, with the Tomcats driving inside the Tigers 30-yard line. On a… Read More

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Dayton Gunman’s Friend Expected to Plead to Unrelated Counts

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A friend of the gunman in the deadly Dayton mass shooting is expected to plead guilty to unrelated federal firearms charges. Court documents show 24-year-old Ethan Kollie will be in court Wednesday. No details of his plea agreement have been disclosed. Kollie is accused of lying on a federal firearms form… Read More

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Ohio Report Finds Many Pregnancy-related Deaths Preventable

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Department of Health says nearly 200 women died from pregnancy-related causes over a recent eight-year period and many of their deaths were preventable. A report the department issued Friday identified 186 pregnancy-related deaths between 2008 and 2016, a ratio of 14.7 per 100,000 live births. Black women were more than 2.5… Read More