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4 Toledo City Council Members In Custody Amid Bribery Probe

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Federal prosecutors say four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney took part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and other things of value from business owners in exchange for favorable votes on issues before the council. Tyrone Riley, Yvonne Harper, Larry Sykes, and… Read More

West Virginia COVID-19 Cases Linked To Popular Beach Destination

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than two dozen coronavirus cases in a northern West Virginia county have been linked to travel to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Preston County health officials said three more cases were connected Sunday to the popular beach tourism spot, pushing the county’s total to 26 following trips to Myrtle Beach. Health… Read More

Second WVU Football Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A second West Virginia University football player has tested positive for the coronavirus. The school’s athletic department said Saturday that the person will self-isolate for 14 days. An investigation identified additional football players who have come into contact with the athlete and those people will also self-quarantine as a safety precaution,… Read More

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Columbus Statue To Be Removed From Namesake Ohio City

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther says a statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the Ohio city named after him. The statue located by City Hall will be removed immediately and placed in storage as monuments to Confederates and other historical figures who repressed or oppressed other people are being dismantled… Read More

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Nursing Home Residents Still Majority Of Ohio’s Coronavirus Deaths

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New data shows that coronavirus deaths in nursing homes continue to make up the vast majority of pandemic fatalities in Ohio. Wednesday marks at least the fifth week in a row that seven of every 10 COVID-19 deaths have involved long-term care residents, according to state records. Health Department statistics say… Read More

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Justices Revive Permit For Pipeline Under Appalachian Trail

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with energy companies and the Trump administration in paving the way for a critical permit for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cross under the Appalachian Trail. The justices reversed a lower court ruling that had thrown out the permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. It… Read More

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Virus Outbreak Grows To 28 Cases At West Virginia Church

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says a coronavirus outbreak at a church has grown to 28 cases. The outbreak that occurred last week at the Graystone Baptist Church in Lewisburg has led to additional available testing for the public in Greenbrier County. Justice says the National Guard conducted decontamination efforts at… Read More

This Aug. 1 2018 photo shows a board at Harrah's casino in Atlantic City, N.J., listing the odds on pro football games in the first week of the NFL season. Resorts casino will begin taking sports bets in person on Wednesday, Aug. 15, becoming the fifth Atlantic City casino to do so.

Sponsors Of Ohio Sports Betting Bills Optimistic On A Deal

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Sponsors of Ohio’s legislative efforts to make sports betting legal believe the House and Senate can work out a compromise despite differences on who would regulate it. The House overwhelmingly approved legislation in late May to put the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of sports betting and give much of the tax… Read More

Investigation Into Columbus Protester’s Death Continues

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Protesters have seized on the death of a recent college graduate in Ohio in their fight against excessive force by police, though how the woman died remains undetermined. Sarah Grossman, 22, of Dayton, died May 30 after participating in Columbus demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. An early theory that… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor Says He Welcomes All, Except Obama

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice says he would welcome any president to the state besides former President Barack Obama. The unprompted comment on Wednesday came during a coronavirus news conference in which the Republican governor took a phone call from President Donald Trump and sought to highlight his relationship with the… Read More