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Abortion Bill Suggests Doctors Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy. A doctor who terminates a pregnancy could face murder charges under the Republican-sponsored bill unless it is done to save a… Read More

This March 15, 2018 photo shows a natural gas drill rig in Belmont County, Ohio.

Ohio Governor Meets with Proposed Belmont Co. ‘Cracker’ Plant Developer

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor met Wednesday with officials from one of the companies proposing to build a multi-billion dollar ethane “cracker”plant in southeast Ohio. A spokesman for Gov. Mike DeWine said no “substantive update” would be provided from the meeting in Columbus with board members from Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical…. Read More

Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

WATCH: What Newly Released Emails Reveal About OxyContin and its Makers

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The U.S. opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives. A reckoning for the manufacturers, marketers and distributors of these drugs has now begun — but despite several multibillion dollar settlements, some states and municipalities say accountability and transparency for the companies is lacking. Casey Ross of STAT News joins PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz… Read More

Athens Co. Search Warrant Nets Seven Arrests on Drug Charges

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CHAUNCEY, Ohio — Seven Athens County residents face multiple charges related to drug crimes after authorities executed a search warrant in Chauncey. Multiple law enforcement units made the arrests Tuesday at 24 Fourth Street, where suspected crack cocaine, heroin, suspected fentanyl and Schedule II prescribed narcotics packaged for sale, were located and seized. Drug use and… Read More

2019 Annual Athens Art Guild Holiday Shoppe Slated for Dec. 14-15

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Over 40 Athens Art Guild artists selling a variety of works will set up shop in the Athens Community Center (701 East State St.) Saturday, December 14 through Sunday, December 15. Featured works will include watercolor paintings, photography, jewelry, and more. “Shopping locally keeps our money in our own, local economy, and buying handmade items… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine, with Dean Christopher Peters of the University of Akron School of Law behind him, announces his expedited pardon process at Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law. Students from the two schools will help screen applicants.

DeWine Creates Process to Expedite Pardons for Some Former Offenders

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Gov. Mike DeWine says he wants to make it easier and quicker for people who have long-ago criminal convictions to be considered for pardons. DeWine says he often sees pardon applications for murderers, rapists and other offenders. “They got a snowball’s chance in hell of getting granted, some of them. And so they’re kind of… Read More

Meigs Marauders Belpre Golden Eagles

Meigs Defend Home-Court Despite Turnovers, Missed Free Throws

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POMEROY, Ohio- On Tuesday night, the Meigs Marauders took on the Belpre Golden Eagles in a gritty battle in Pomeroy, Ohio.  To start the game, it took nearly three minutes for there to be any scoring. There was a plethora of fouls and turnovers from both sides, and the effort and will to win was… Read More

Vinton County Vikings New Hope Academy Statesmen

Vikings Hang On To Victory Versus New Hope

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MCARTHUR, Ohio- A fast-paced game ensued Tuesday night for the Vinton County Boys in their second match up of the season, this time taking on the New Hope Academy Statesmen. The strong offense by the Statesmen kept the Vikings defense on their toes. Regardless, the Vikings came through with a 77-70 victory in a nail-biting,… Read More