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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia judge has denied an attempt by teachers unions to halt the state’s mandate to reopen more classrooms during the pandemic. Kanawha County Judge Carrie Webster on Tuesday denied a temporary restraining order that sought to reverse the resumption of in-person learning in all 55 counties. The two largest… Read More
WHITESBURGH, Ky. (OVR) — The convoluted bankruptcy of coal company Blackjewel has hit another turn of events as the company’s former CEO moved to liquidate the company. A federal judge is considering a motion submitted last week to convert the bankruptcy from Chapter 11 to Chapter 7. That would mean that instead of exiting bankruptcy… Read More
Ohio State University announced that it’s reached a monetary settlement with some of the men who have alleged sexual abuse by longtime doctor Richard Strauss. Officials said in press release Friday that the school has settled with plaintiffs in 11 of the 18 lawsuits, which accuse the school of knowing about and ignoring decades of abuse by… Read More
AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A man charged with murder in the slayings of two women in Ohio in the 1970s has pleaded not guilty. Seventy-five-year-old Gustave Sapharas pleaded not guilty Monday in Akron to charges including aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping and attempted rape. He’s charged in the stabbing deaths of 18-year-old Louise Bentz in 1970… Read More
Physically marking a tire without a warrant is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled. The amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The state of West Virginia has settled the final two of 12 wrongful-termination lawsuits filed against the Secretary of State’s office. Charleston attorney Mark Atkinson told the Charleston Gazette-Mail on Thursday that fired investigators Thomas Ranson and Jeff Shriner settled their lawsuits for $50,000 each. The lawsuits were filed against Republican… Read More