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Month: August 2018

Nasal Spray and Baby Products Recalled for Bacteria

Products to treat sinus problems or mouth pain, sold at stores across the country, may be contaminated with bacteria that can cause serious infections, including meningitis, pneumonia, and septicemia. The recall has now been expanded to include nasal sprays and drops sold under a number of store brands, including Dollar General, Family Dollar, Rexall, and Walgreens, just to name a few. Other brands include Rhinall, Humist, Premier Value, and Quality Choice. The recall also includes Finafta Baby Oral Gel. The company issued a detailed list of the recalled products, including the item codes, descriptions and lot numbers, including contact information if...

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United Steelworkers Hold Rally in Weirton Ahead of Negotiations

Members of Local 2911 joined thousands of others in several states standing in solidarity amid contract negotiations with ArcelorMittal. The current contract expires on September 1 and both sides are at the bargaining table. Union representatives say that what’s on the table now is a concessionary contract, which they feel is unacceptable. If the current agreement were to expire it would impact more than 700 local hourly employees and  15,000 others at 13 local unions across several states, including West Virginia and Ohio. Representatives explained that when the current contract was negotiated, the steel industry was struggling, but that’s not the...

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Prison Workers Exposed to Heroin and Fentanyl

In South Central Ohio authorities are still investigating after a mixture of heroin and Fentanyl sickened dozens of people yesterday at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe. O-N-N’s Shelby Croft spoke with Christopher Mabe, President of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association… http://1063theriver.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/109/2018/08/PRISON-EXPOSURE-UPDATE1_180830.mp3...

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Supreme Court Denies Blankenship Ballot Attempt

Don Blankenship will not be on the November General Election ballot for U.S. Senate in West Virginia after the state Supreme Court denied his attempt in an order handed down Wednesday afternoon. The order came about three hours after oral arguments had concluded before the Court in which Blankenship’s attorney argued the state’s Sore Loser Law shouldn’t apply to his client’s case because it took effect after Blankenship became a candidate representing the Constitution Party and the law itself violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution. Blankenship came in third in the Republican Primary in May in the...

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