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OXFORD, Ohio - Ashton Rhodes was named to the Miami University spring 2019 president's list.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 3% of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2018-19 have been named to the president's list recognizing academic excellence.

MORRISVALE - Peyton Brake, 11, of Morrisvale, only began his racing career one year ago, after the parents of a friend suggested to his parents, Brian and Amber Brake, that he take it up. Many races later, including a first-place finish at the 2019 South Charleston Soap Box Derby, it became clear that the kid was a natural.

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LOGAN - "Deadly Divide: The Hatfield & McCoy Story," the all-new outdoor drama from The Aracoma Story Inc., debuted last week at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park.

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CHARLESTON - Steven Moyers registered a career-high 8.1 scoreless innings and 10 strikeouts as West Virginia blanked Hickory, 1-0, Tuesday night at Appalachian Power Park.

I know that when it comes to history, the names of Don Chafin and the Devil Anse Hatfield family standout for their distinguished contributions to true American history: Chafin for his renowned 1921 stance against marching miners at Blair Mountain. And, of course, the Hatfields for their role in the famous Hatfield-McCoy feud that lasted for many years following the Civil War.

Amid the ongoing trade tensions, the White House recently issued a proclamation with the stunning conclusion that Toyota and other international automaker contributions to the economy have reduced the market share of "American-owned" companies and thereby are a national security threat.