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Charles Reader

New Criminal Charges Filed Against Suspended Ohio Sheriff

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WAVERLY, Ohio – A suspended Ohio sheriff has been indicted on multiple felony charges including a count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. The Columbus Dispatch reports the grand jury charges filed Friday against suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader update a series of charges filed against him last year. The 18 new… Read More

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Voter Rights Group Pitches Ballot Initiative as “Popular Across Political Spectrum”

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The coalition pushing constitutional protections for voter rights is one step closer to circulating their petition for signatures and they’re pitching the potential ballot measure as something that can have widespread support. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R-Ohio) approved the petition language for the proposed “Secure and Fair Elections Amendment.” The ballot initiative would create automatic voter… Read More

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Lady Vikings Move Onto District Finals in Hard-Fought Win Over Unioto

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Tensions were high at Southeastern High School on this chilly Thursday night for playoff basketball. Three technical fouls and two fan ejections distracted from the physical play that was shown by both sides on the court. That style of play led to fouls, and they piled up very quickly on both sides. The Lady Vikings… Read More

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Spartans Can’t Match Eastern Brown in Family Affair

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WAVERLY, Ohio- Tonight, residents of Sardinia and Albany gathered in Waverly to witness not only a battle between two talented basketball programs, but a battle of families. The Alexander Lady Spartans (13-8) fell to the Eastern Brown Lady Warriors (22-2) in the Division Three District Semi-Finals 46-29, after an intense defensive battle. The father-daughter duo… Read More

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC.

WATCH: Could the 2020 Democratic Nomination Still be up for Grabs Come Convention?

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Wednesday’s fiery 2020 Democratic debate came at a critical moment in the campaign, right before the Nevada caucuses and with early voting underway in a dozen states. Judy Woodruff talks to ABC News’ Matt Dowd, former chief strategist for President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign, and Democratic campaign advisers Michael Meehan and Iam Sams about… Read More

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Rural Ohio Fire Departments Receive State Funding

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More than 65 fire departments serving rural communities in the state are getting a funding boost from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The ODNR’s Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding of more than $410,000 to aid in projects that include investing in personal protection and fire suppression equipment, obtaining utility terrain vehicles… Read More

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WATCH: Why More Older Workers are Finding Themselves Unemployed as Retirement Approaches

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Many Americans plan to do the bulk of their retirement saving in their 50s. But what happens if you lose your job at that age instead? According to researchers, the situation is common, and laid-off older workers have a harder time finding a new job — especially one that pays their previous salary. PBS NewsHour… Read More

Goodman’s family farms 4,000 acres of corn and soybeans in Fulton Co., KY.

Major Trade Agreements Have Ohio Farmers Expressing Optimism

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The U.S. has reached two major trade agreements with international partners in the past month, with the Trump administration pitching these deals as a way to ease the burden farmers have shouldered during the trade war with China. During the nearly two-year trade dispute, Ohio farmers have battled falling commodity prices and a struggling market…. Read More

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Proposal Would Set 16-year Limit on Ohio Lawmaker Terms

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A proposed constitutional amendment would set 16-year limits on legislators serving in the Ohio House or Senate. Ohioans for Legislative Term Limits filed signatures and petition language with Attorney General Dave Yost on Thursday. The group’s goal is to place the amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot. The organization wants to… Read More

Athens Treatment Center Offers MAT Services

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Medication-assisted treatment is offered at only half the rehabilitation centers in Ohio. Health Recovery Services in Athens is one of the facilities that does. Three main medications are available in the MAT program. According to Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services, the “medication allows [a person] to regain normal state of mind, free of drug-induced… Read More