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A student walks to class on the campus of Shawnee State University, on March 16, 2006 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

US Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Transgender Pronoun Dispute

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A judge has dismissed a professor’s lawsuit against a small, public university in Ohio that rebuked him for not addressing a transgender student using the student’s preferred gender terms. Nicholas Meriwether’s federal lawsuit alleged that Shawnee State University officials violated his rights by compelling him to speak in a way that… Read More

Nelsonville, Ohio

Prosecutor: Others Could Be Implicated in Nelsonville Mismanagement Case

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ATHENS, Ohio — An investigation into financial mismanagement in Nelsonville may not end at the indictment of a deputy auditor, according to the Athens County Prosecutor. Stephanie Wilson, of Stewart, is reportedly cooperating with investigators as they dig deeper into the city’s practices. “I’m not sure whether other people will be criminally charged for it,” Athens… Read More

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Grand Jury Indicts Nelsonville Deputy Auditor for Alleged Payroll Fabrication

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(UPDATE 2/11/20 3:45 p.m.) Although none of the allegations involve their schools, WOUB News has a learned Stephanie Wilson was asked to resign her position from the Federal Hocking Local School District Board. The statement from the board reads, “The Federal Hocking School Board has been made aware of the allegations against newly elected Board… Read More

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West Virginia Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Teenager

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – A murder charge against an 18-year-old West Virginia woman has been dismissed after prosecutors failed to find a key witness in the case. News outlets report that Andrea Glenda Moore was charged as an adult with murder in the 2018 shooting that killed Joann Dawn Saunders Childers, a 32-year-old mother of… Read More

Aaron Baer, President, Citizens for Community Values

Lawsuit Filed Against State Over Recent Changes to EdChoice Program

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A suit has been filed in the Ohio Supreme Court by families who are affected by the legislature’s recently imposed 60-day moratorium on vouchers for the state’s EdChoice private school program. The President of Citizens for Community Values, Aaron Baer, says he represents parents and private schools who have been harmed by the law pushing… Read More

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Former TV Weatherman Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former television weatherman accused of downloading pornographic images depicting children has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in Ohio. Mike Davis pleaded guilty Thursday in Columbus to four counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor. Authorities say he downloaded and emailed the material to himself over a period of… Read More

President Donald Trump speaks at Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in Lima, Ohio

Where Trump’s 2019 State Of The Union Promises Stand

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The State of the Union this year may make for a seriously awkward moment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be seated over President Trump’s left shoulder Tuesday, less than two months after the Democratic-controlled House impeached him — and just as the Republican-controlled Senate will be deciding whether to keep or or remove him from… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Senate Lawmakers Consider Public Defender Loan Repayments

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Senate committee is considering a bill that would create a student loan repayment program to help recruit and retain attorneys to serve as much needed public defenders in the state. The proposed program is similar to those in Ohio aimed at encouraging physicians, dentists and dental hygienists to practice… Read More