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W.Va. group takes over civic-minded leadership program

Oct. 3, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Julie Sole still keeps in touch with her classmates of Leadership Marion, even though it’s been about four years since she completed the class. Of all the knowledge she gained from the civic-oriented leadership program, Sole said the connections she made while a student are...

Ohio station honors record-setting treasurer as she turns 90

Oct. 1, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

MARION, Ohio (AP) — It was “kind of unheard of” for a woman to enter politics in small-town Ohio in 1969, former U.S. Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow told a local radio host Thursday as her life was celebrated on the eve of her 90th birthday. Withrow, a Democrat, spoke to Scott Spears of WWGH FM...

FILE - In this April 13, 1921, file photo, President Warren G. Harding throws out the first ball to open the Washington Senators' baseball season. The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding has gone to court seeking to dig up the Republican's remains from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. (AP Photo/FIle)

Grandson of Harding and lover wants president's body exhumed

Sep. 13, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The grandson of U.S. President Warren G. Harding and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains exhumed from the presidential memorial where they have lain since 1927. James Blaesing told an Ohio court that he is seeking Harding’s...