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WV Senate Rejects Calorie Counting Bill

Posted: 03/30/2009 - The West Virginia senate has voted 19-14 to reject a bill that would have required restaurant chains to post calorie counts on menu items for customers to review while ordering.

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WV Senate Advances School Calendar Reform Measure

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Charleston, WV (AP) -- The state Senate has passed a bill that would start the school year two weeks before labor day in a bid to make sure students get 180 days a year in the classroom.

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Union Debating Proposed Labor Contract in Ohio

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The union representing about 35,000 state employees in Ohio is deciding whether to approve a labor contract that includes significant cutbacks.

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WV Tax On Methadone Treatment Debated At Capitol

Posted: 03/25/2009 - Charleston, WV (AP) -- Foes of a bill that would tax the drug methadone turned out in force at the state capitol Tuesday to condemn the proposal as discriminatory against patients seeking treatment.

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Petland is Accused of Scheme to Sell Sick Puppies

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- The Humane Society of the United States has accused Petland Inc. of scheming to sell sick puppies to thousands of unsuspecting consumers.

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Panel OKs Bid to Aid Police, Fire, VFD Benefits

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Charleston, W.Va. (Ap) -- Cities and towns across West Virginia with underfunded police and fire pension programs could get some legislative help this year, along with volunteer firefighters seeking pension-like benefits.

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Man Indicted in 3 Cincinnati-Area Deaths

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Cincinnati (AP) -- An Ohio Grand Jury has indicted a registered sex offender on 12 counts involving the slayings of two girls and a woman in cases dating back to 2006.

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WV High Court to Hear Cases in Lewisburg

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Charleston , W.Va. (AP) -- High school students from three counties can see how the West Virginia Supreme Court works when the justices travel to Lewisburg to hear cases.

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Ohio GOP Senators Want Line-Drawing Changes

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Republican state senators want a louder voice for the minority party when Ohio's congressional boundaries are redrawn in 2012.

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WV Man Dies In Construction Accident

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Charleston, WV (AP) -- A construction worker has died after a steel bar joist fell on his head at a shopping mall near West Virginia's capital city.

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WV Interlock Law Unlikely To Change This Year

Posted: 03/16/2009 - West Virginia lawmakers are unlikely to endorse a bill that would require vehicle interlocks for everyone convicted of drunken driving offenses.

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OSHA Fine WV Chemical Plant

Posted: 03/16/2009 - A chemical manufacturer in West Virginia faces $44,000 in penalties for alleged workplace safety violations.

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WV Supreme Court Considers Same-Sex Adoption

Posted: 03/11/2009 - The West Virginia Supreme Court is considering whether a foster baby would be better off adopted by a husband and wife she hasn't met or the same-sex couple who have cared for her since birth.

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Cleveland Man Sought in Killing of 5 Found Dead

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Cleveland (AP) -- Authorities say a Cleveland man suspected of killing his newlywed wife, his sister-in-law and three young children has killed himself as police prepared to arrest him.

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Hunt On for Ohio Gunman Who Killed 3 Kids, 2 Women

Posted: 03/06/2009 - Cleveland (AP) -- Special police teams and a helicopter in Ohio are searching for an ex-convict suspected of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her three young children.

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WV Judge Fines Company $4.5m

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Wellsburg, W.Va. (AP) -- State officials say a judge has fined health care products maker Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary nearly $4.5 million for sending misleading information to West Virginia physicians about a two prescription drugs.

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Ohio Youth Prison Retrains Staff After Sex Attack

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio is retraining employees at a juvenile detention facility after a report questioned how well staff understood procedures for preventing assaults by youth.

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Ohio Guard Gets $8.5m to Upgrade Facilities

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- Gov. Ted Strickland says the Ohio National Guard will receive more than $8.5 million in federal stimulus money to upgrade aging facilities across the state.

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