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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR:

Dr. William Johns has joined Charity Hospice as associate medical director. He will provide medical services along with our Medical Director Dr. Abdullah Kalla.

A native of Mingo Junction, Johns graduated from Mingo High School. He attended medical school at Universdad Autonoma DeGuadalajara Mexico and graduated in December 1975. He did his residency in family practice at Wheeling Medical Park, graduating in 1978. He joined the practice of his personal physician and longtime friend Dr. Paul W. Ruksha. After Ruksha’s death in 2002, he acquired and still operates the family practice they shared together.

Johns and his wife are active in the community. He enjoys photography and is fluent in Spanish.

ACCUSED: An Ohio man has been indicted federally for a business that authorities said laundered more than $300 million in cryptocurrency used by customers to make illegal purchases from the darknet marketplace.

Larry Dean Harmon, 36, of Bath Township, was arrested Tuesday after the unsealing of an indictment handed up by a Washington, D.C., grand jury in December. FBI and IRS agents also searched Harmon’s home and offices in the Akron area and a property he leased in the Central American country of Belize on Tuesday.

Harmon operated a “mixing” or “tumbling” service from 2014 through 2017 that would collect a fee from darknet customers seeking to hide the source or ownership of cryptocurrency from the prying eyes of law enforcement, prosecutors said.

From staff and wire reports

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