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Yarmuth To Seek Re-election In Kentucky 3rd District

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The only Democrat in Kentucky’s congressional delegation has announced that he’ll run for re-election next year. In a statement critical of President Donald Trump’s administration, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth’s campaign said on Monday that the congressman has “never been more invigorated” to serve as Louisville’s ally in Washington. Yarmuth represents Kentucky’s… Read More

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Weather Service: Wildfire Danger Higher In West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP)- The National Weather Service says warm, dry conditions and gusty winds have increased the chances for wildfires in West Virginia. The weather service says in a news release Sunday that outdoor burning is considered extremely dangerous. The statement says residents should be aware of heat and sparks while operating equipment and avoid… Read More

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Local Bars, Law Enforcement Fund New Tool for Sexual Assault Investigations

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Six Athens bars have joined with local law enforcement in the fight to find sexual assault suspects. According to a press release from Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital asked for his office’s help in raising funds for a Cortexflo machine, a photo and video system “to assist in forensic medical examination of… Read More

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Ohio University Administration Reaffirms Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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ATHENS, Ohio — Administrators at Ohio University have reaffirmed their commitment to diversity and inclusion in response to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice revoking previous policy on protecting the rights of students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost… Read More

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Suspect In Athens Bank Robberies Arrested in Parkersburg, Connected To Other Robberies

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ATHENS, Ohio — A suspect wanted in connection to two bank robberies in Athens has been arrested by authorities in West Virginia in connection to several other robberies in multiple states. Christine Joy Martin, 30, of Davisville, West Virginia, was arrested at a hotel in Parkersburg on December 30. Police in Morgantown, West Virginia had… Read More