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

Braidy Industries Changes Name To Unity Aluminum

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — An aluminum company planning to build a massive mill in Appalachia has changed its name from Braidy Industries to Unity Aluminum. A release from the company Thursday says the new name “signifies the company’s steadfast commitment to its customers, innovative technologies and local community in Ashland.” Company leaders say Unity is… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

AG, Prosecutors Suggest Reforms Instead Of Ban On No-Knock Warrants

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — No-knock warrants have gotten a lot of attention – most notably in the death of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in March during a shootout between her boyfriend and police in Louisville, Kentucky. Ohio’s Republican attorney general says he doesn’t want to ban those warrants, as some communities do, but… Read More

Miners assemble on railroad tracks to block a shipment of coal from a Blackjewel mine.

Environmental Risks Remain As Blackjewel Bankruptcy Nears Its End

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Environmental advocates worry a coal company liquidation plan will leave dozens of coal permits in eastern Kentucky unreclaimed, according to filings in the bankruptcy proceedings of Blackjewel L.L.C. The bankruptcy case has dragged on since last July, when the once-mighty coal company’s Chapter 11 filing left hundreds of Appalachian coal miners suddenly without work, and without… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine gives a coronavirus update from his home on August 20, 2020.

‘Everything Is Going The Wrong Way,’ Says DeWine

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine gave a pessimistic account of the state of Ohio’s response to the coronavirus pandemic during his live press conference on Thursday. “There’s a red tide flowing all over the State of Ohio,” DeWine said, referring to the warning colors on the state’s COVID emergency map. Over 85%… Read More

A banner over Court St. in Athens urges people to wear masks.

Athens Co. Remains At Level 2 Public Health Emergency, Confirms 29 COVID-19 Cases For October 15

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County remained at a Level 2 Public Health Emergency as 29 COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday brought its total to 1,102 since the beginning of the pandemic. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the news in a press release sent October 15. Athens County again triggered three of the state’s seven… Read More