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Mayor of Bridgeport Suspended After Records Tampering, Theft in Office Charges

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BRIDGEPORT, Ohio (WOUB) — The mayor in the Village of Bridgeport has been suspended from office after alleged theft in office. A commission designated by the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday made the ruling against David W. Smith. Auditor of State Keith Faber had appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Smith, who was indicted on February… Read More

The Kentucky Statehouse

Kentucky Lawmakers to Take up 1-year Budget Due to Pandemic

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Key Kentucky lawmakers say the legislature will be presented a one-year state spending plan. Lawmakers traditionally pass two-year budgets. Sen. Chris McDaniel on Tuesday called it a “fairly unprecedented move” caused by disruptions from the coronavirus pandemic. Rep. Steven Rudy says passing a one-year plan will enable lawmakers to meet their… Read More

Auditor of State Awards Athens City Schools and Others for Audit Reports

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio’s state auditor has awarded several local entities after reviewing their financial audit reports.  Athens City School District was one of four districts in Ohio to receive the Auditor of State Award with Distinction. On his website, Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber explains this distinction is given to entities who… Read More

House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) speaks to reporters after session on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Voter Rights Groups File Challenge to Ohio Primary Absentee Extension

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The ACLU of Ohio has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Ohio claiming the new absentee voting extension is “cumbersome.” The Ohio House and Ohio Senate set the absentee voting deadline at April 28 through HB197. This sets the end date of the primary much earlier than the June 2 date… Read More

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Federal Judge Halts State from Restricting Abortions with Coronavirus Order

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state from using the coronavirus order that bans elective, non-essential surgeries to stop the six clinics in Ohio that offer surgical abortions from performing those procedures. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett means for the next 14 days, Ohio officials cannot use the COVID19 order barring… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine speaks at his daily press conference on coronavirus on March 22, 2020.

DeWine Extends Order to Close Ohio Schools Through May 1

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Gov. Mike DeWine has extended his order to close all Ohio K-12 schools from April 3 through May 1. And he’s hinting that another extension is possible. DeWine said he extended the order to give families a heads-up. “We want to take this kind of one chunk at a time, because we don’t know exactly where we’re… Read More

New tests being developed to detect signs of “toxic stress” in young children

Broken Places, Premiering Monday, April 6 at 10 pm


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Broken Places, Premiering Monday, April 6 on PBS  New documentary from Peabody Award-winning and two-time Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Roger Weisberg explores the devastating impact of childhood trauma and stories of remarkable resilience as part of PBS’s spring slate of health and wellness programming   PBS presents Peabody Award-winning producer/director Roger Weisberg’s new documentary Broken Places,… Read More