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Ohio Agrees to Phase Out Solitary Confinement As Punishment In Youth Prisons

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The Justice Department sought to end what it claimed was excessive and harmful use of seclusion of mentally ill youth. But the settlement goes further, with the state agreeing to phase out solitary confinement as a punishment for any children in prison. The plan calls for more mental health services, too, since mental illness is… Read More

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Gas Infrastructure Investment Signals Industry’s Growth

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People in the oil and gas business break down the industry into different chunks. Upstream is exploration and drilling. Downstream is where finished products meet consumers. The midstream is processing, and that’s where bottlenecks can crop up. Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison… Read More

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Youngstown Mayor Indicted On Conspiracy, Bribery Charges

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Prosecutors in Ohio are bringing conspiracy and bribery charges against the mayor of Youngstown and a county official. A grand jury has indicted Mayor John McNally and Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino. The indictments were announced Wednesday by Ohio's attorney general and the prosecutor in Cuyahoga County, where some alleged actions occurred. They say the… Read More