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Beer Boosts Concession Sales At WVU Football Games

Posted: 02/24/2012 - MORGANTOWN, W.V. (AP) - Adding beer sales and requiring West Virginia University football fans to stay put throughout games is translating to stronger concession sales.

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Ohio Mom-In-Law Sane At Time Of Septic Tank Death

Posted: 02/24/2012 - LOGAN, Ohio (AP) - A judge has ruled that the mother-in-law of a southeast Ohio woman found strangled in a septic tank was sane at the time of the alleged crime.

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W.V. Delegate Files Bill To Grant Civil Unions

Posted: 02/16/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - A West Virginia lawmaker has introduced a bill that would give gay and lesbian couples the same legal protections as heterosexual married couples.

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W.V. Mine Safety Bill Heads To Full House

Posted: 02/16/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee wants West Virginia to require random drug testing of everyone at a coal mine and not just its miners.

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Ohio AG: DNA Requirement Helps To Crack Cold Cases

Posted: 02/16/2012 - LONDON, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio attorney general says a law requiring the collection of DNA genetic evidence from adults arrested on a felony charge has helped identify suspects in scores of cold cases.

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Ohio Patrol: Roadway Deaths Down, Drug Seizures Up

Posted: 01/31/2012 - SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) - The Highway Patrol says initial data show that fewer people died in fatal crashes on Ohio roadways in 2011 and that drug seizures increased, with the highest jump in cocaine.

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Ohio Panel To Vote On Proposed Road Project Delays

Posted: 01/31/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state panel that approves funding for large road and bridge projects is set to vote on a recommendation from Ohio transportation department staff that several projects be postponed, some by up to 19 years.

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Public Input Sought On W.V. Broadband Grant Rules

Posted: 01/31/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - A state council is seeking the public's input on proposed rules for a grant program aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access in West Virginia.

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W.V. Senate Kills Magistrate Education Bill

Posted: 01/31/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The Senate killed a bill that would require elected magistrates to have an associate's degree, likely ending efforts to increase education requirements.

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DMV to Open New Regional Office in Parkersburg in 2012

Posted: 01/26/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.Va.-The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is planning to open a new, permanent Regional Office location in Parkersburg by late summer 2012. The structure will be built on Division of Highways’ property adjacent to the Eagles building located at 627 Lubeck Avenue. The construction contract on the 9,000 square foot building should be awarded in March, 2012.

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Wood Leads Seven-County Region In Unclaimed Property

Posted: 01/26/2012 - CHARLESTON – State Treasurer John Perdue’s office returned to Wood County the highest unclaimed property total amount and the largest average claim in the seven-county mid-Ohio Valley region.

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US Supreme Court Decision Means Ohioan Stays Free

Posted: 01/24/2012 - CLEVELAND (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a decision that prevents prosecutors from pursuing another trial against a man who spent two decades on Ohio's death row.

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Advocates Tout New Ohio Special Needs Scholarship

Posted: 01/24/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Advocates of expanding school vouchers in Ohio are touting a new state program that awards scholarships to students with special needs to help pay tuition at private or public schools that would better serve them.

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ODOT Outlines Looming Financial Crisis

Posted: 01/17/2012 - COLUMBUS (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) – After a year of discussing the looming transportation financial crisis facing Ohio, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) today released funding projections that could result in pushing back by decades some of the state’s largest construction projects.

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Realignment Project to Upgrade Township Road to State Route

Updated: 01/17/2012 - MARIETTA (Tuesday, January 17, 2012) – District 10 of the Ohio Department of Transportation announces that a project to upgrade Township Road 209 (Monastery Road) to State Route 607 and attract future economic development to the area is scheduled to begin work.

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Many Ohio Senators Returning Pro-Life Bears

Posted: 01/16/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Many state senators plan to return teddy bears given to them by supporters of an Ohio "heartbeat bill" that would give the state the nation's strictest abortion limit.

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Snowy Owls Making More Appearances In Ohio

Updated: 01/16/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Wildlife officials say snowy owls are showing up in increasing numbers in Ohio, likely moving south from their Arctic tundra homes in search of prey.

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W.V. DEP Seeks Comment On Violation Settlements

Updated: 01/16/2012 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - More than a dozen companies have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling more than half a million dollars to settle alleged environmental violations.

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