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Ohio Right-to-Work Backers Collect 100K Signatures

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Supporters of "right-to-work" restrictions in Ohio plan an Election Day petition push after gathering about one-fifth of the signatures they say they'll need to make the November 2014 ballot.

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Rescue Group Takes Snakes Seized From NE Ohio Home

Posted: 10/15/2013 - A reptile rescue organization in suburban Cleveland is caring for nearly 100 snakes and lizards seized from a northeast Ohio home and has sent several more to a Kentucky zoo.

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UPDATE: Truck Inspected Before it Hit Train in W.Va.

Posted: 10/14/2013 - A state agency spokesman says a logging truck that collided with a sightseeing train in West Virginia was inspected about two days prior to the accident and no problems were found.

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Ohio Sen. Portman Says Multiple Issues for Deal

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Ohio's Republican senator says he can't understand President Barack Obama's refusal to negotiate on ending the federal shutdown impasse, while his Democratic counterpart warns that Republicans would then use shutdowns as a tool again in the future.

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Manchin Seeks Answers on FDA Meeting Allegations

Posted: 10/09/2013 - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin asks the Food and Drug Administration for information in response to allegations that pharmaceutical companies paid to be involved in panel discussions on federal regulations for prescription painkillers.

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Ohio Business Coalition Leader Defends Common Core

Posted: 10/09/2013 - An influential business group is asking the Ohio House education chairman to kill or sideline a proposal to block implementation of multi-state learning standards known as the Common Core.

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W.Va. National Guard: Shutdown Affects Readiness

Posted: 10/08/2013 - The leader of the West Virginia National Guard says the state isn't as prepared to respond to a disaster as it should be due to the federal government shutdown.

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Ohio Parents of Fenced-In 4-Year-Old Get Jail Time

Posted: 10/08/2013 - A central Ohio couple who confined a 4-year-old girl at night in a bed wrapped with steel fencing have pleaded guilty to child endangering in a plea deal and been sentenced to 180 days in jail, minus time already served.

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Ohio Clears Specialty Drug-Makers in Executions

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Ohio could begin executing inmates with doses of a lethal injection drug prepared by specialized pharmacies under a change in its execution process prompted by difficulties securing the powerful sedative last used by the state.

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W.Va. Board Rejects Proximity Detector Regulation

Posted: 10/04/2013 - Over the objections of the United Mine Workers and a coal miner's widow, West Virginia's mine-safety board rejects a regulation that could help prevent crushing injuries and deaths underground.

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Last Ohio S-Bridge, From 1800s, Closes To Traffic

Posted: 10/04/2013 - The last S-curve bridge in service in Ohio is being closed to traffic because of concerns that heavy trucks used in the modern drilling boom are too much for a structure once traversed by wagons, Model T's and even Abraham Lincoln.

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Ohio Says Nutrition Program Secure Into November

Posted: 10/03/2013 - Ohio health officials say a special nutrition program for mothers and young children has sufficient funding to continue into November, despite the partial federal government shutdown.

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