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W.Va. Says Voters Should Register By April 17

Posted: 03/26/2012 - West Virginia officials say voters who wish to cast ballots in May's primary election have until a few more weeks to register or make any changes to their registrations.

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Wood County Rt. 46 Closded Thursday, March 1st

Posted: 02/28/2012 - Wood Co,, WV - West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Wood County Route 46, Wadesville Road, will be closed at milepost 4:01 on Thursday, March 1, according to Cliff Essig, District Three Bridge Engineer.

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Ohio Man Given Choice Of Facebook Apology Or Jail

Posted: 02/24/2012 - CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who was threatened with jail time for posting comments about his estranged wife on his personal Facebook page unless he posted daily apologies for a month says the court ruling violates his freedom of speech.

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Ohio Unveiling Efforts Targeting Drug Trafficking

Posted: 02/24/2012 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New efforts to crack down on drug trafficking in Ohio include legislation targeting hidden compartments in vehicles and changes in how drivers can use the Highway Patrol hotline.

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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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