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Freedom Industries is set to answer to a pollution charge stemming from last year's chemical spill into a river in Charleston.
 
Federal prosecutors say the company is expected to plead guilty at a court hearing Monday in Charleston.
 
Ohioans are now able to show proof of insurance to police officers and state agencies with their electronic devices.
 
Ohio officials are proposing to provide additional time between gun and muzzleloader hunting seasons this coming winter.
 
Ohio's potential move to a 75 mph speed limit would put it in the fast lane among states in the eastern U.S.
 
Callers in central and southeast Ohio's 740 area code are beginning to need 10 numbers to make local calls as preparations are made for the addition of a new 220 area code in about a month.
 
A new state law that relaxes some requirements for concealed carry permits and allows hunters to use noise suppressors under certain conditions is set to take effect in Ohio.
 

The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday.

A consultant quoted a price of $5,145 to do testing to find out if records dug up from a landfill as part of the Patrick Kelly investigation pose a safety risk.

Hiring of the consultant is on the agenda of this week’s Athens County Commissioners meeting.

The former Meigs County Sheriff’s secretary accused of taking funds while serving in that position is scheduled for a second jury trial beginning on Monday.

After pleading innocent in October, a Glouster man who led police on a chase and allegedly fired at officers last fall has now entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

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