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These Three Factors Are Driving Many COVID-19 Outbreaks In Rural Communities

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MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — As the economies of the Ohio Valley gradually reopen from the pandemic closures, state officials are still reporting hundreds of coronavirus cases each day in the region. In Kentucky, coronavirus cases are again on the rise, with a week-long average of daily cases approaching the highest level yet. Public health officials are concerned… Read More

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Ex-Officer Shown Kicking Suspect Gets a Year in Prison

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A former Ohio police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Ohio’s southern district says former Franklin Township officer Robert Wells was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in December to violating… Read More

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Man Gets 14 Years For Crash That Killed 3-Year-Old Girl

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A driver who pleaded guilty in a hit-skip crash that killed a young girl and injured her mother near the Cincinnati zoo has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/2f2cllQ ) that 23-year-old Donteiz Dickey was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in July to charges including aggravated… Read More

Baby’s Sitter Gets 15 Years In Prison For His Benadryl Death

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. Forty-five-year-old Lori Conley was sentenced Tuesday in the 2016 death of Haddix Mulkey. She previously pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, child endangering and tampering with evidence…. Read More

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Inmates At Ohio Prison Strike To Protest Programming Cuts

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Inmates at Ohio’s highest security prison have entered the second week of a hunger strike protesting recreation and programming restrictions that include a ban on religious gatherings. A prisons department spokeswoman said nine inmates at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown were continuing to refuse meals as of Friday, in a protest that began March… Read More