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In Franklin Co., a murder charge shines light on the issue of prosecutorial discretion

An interview with The Appeal's Joshua Vaughn
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Owner of shuttered Franklin County dairy sentenced to 10 years in $60M fraud

Philip Riehl, the majority owner of Trickling Springs Creamery, ran a long-running Ponzi scheme that preyed on hundreds of Amish and Mennonite investors.
By The Associated Press

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‘They put me in solitary for having oranges’ — Muslim inmates struggle during Ramadan

A lawsuit in Franklin County highlights challenges faced by Muslim inmates during Islam's holy month
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Family members say Franklin County Jail inmates are staging hunger strike over coronavirus concerns

Inmates drafted a letter demanding basic hygiene supplies last Thursday
By Joseph Darius Jaafari

Owner of shuttered Franklin County dairy pleads guilty in $60M fraud

Prosecutors say the owner of Trickling Springs Creamery ran a long-running fraud scheme that preyed on hundreds of Amish and Mennonite investors.

By The Associated Press

Speaking Mam in MAGA country: Immigration, education and the teenage boy in the middle

The work of immigrants — who are often more willing to perform low-wage, manual labor jobs — undergirds the economy in Franklin County. But a dependence on cheap labor puts stress on other institutions.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

More than 300 contract workers could be affected in midstate military base layoffs

Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County says the end of several maintenance programs could lead to a cut of up to 323 contract workers by September.

By Rachel McDevitt

Prosecutors: Owner of shuttered Franklin County organic dairy ran $60M fraud

They say he ran a long-running fraud scheme that preyed on hundreds of Amish and Mennonite investors.
By NPR
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