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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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Ohio Rally Pushes Abortion Rights, Women's Health

Posted: 10/02/2013 - More than 500 opponents of Ohio laws limiting access to abortions and other women's health care are hoping a Statehouse protest draws the attention of Gov. John Kasich and Republican lawmakers.

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Advocate: W.Va. Misses Out On Health Care Ad Money

Posted: 10/01/2013 - A group working to spread the word about a new health insurance marketplace born of the Affordable Care Act says West Virginia has passed up millions of dollars in federal advertising money.

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Ohio's Wayne National Forest Seeks Visitors' Input

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The Wayne National Forest is scheduled to begin conducting a nearly year-long voluntary survey that will quiz visitors about the recreational activities that they participated in during their trip to the forest in southeast Ohio.

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Ohio Prison to Compost 676 Tons of Food Waste

Posted: 09/30/2013 - An Ohio prison and the state Environmental Protection Agency have launched a composting program to keep more than 600 tons of prison food waste out of the landfill.

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Ohio Braces for Potential Government Shutdown

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.

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Secretary Sues Mingo Judge, Others for Harassment

Posted: 09/30/2013 - The former secretary of a suspended Mingo County judge says he pursued her relentlessly, professed his love in a letter and tried to pressure her into having sex with him - first bad-mouthing and then attempting to frame her husband for false crimes.

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Panel: Weigh Mental Illness in Ohio Capital Cases

Posted: 09/26/2013 - A committee examining capital punishment in Ohio wants lawmakers to debate whether the death penalty should be off the table for offenders with serious mental illness.

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Deadline Looms in W.Va. to Seek Storm Loans

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Time is running out for residents, businesses and nonprofits to apply for federal disaster loans to recover from severe storms in June.

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W.Va. Lawmakers Hear Marijuana Presentation

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project tells West Virginia lawmakers that permitting the use of marijuana for medical purposes can be a revenue generator for the state, although he says helping patients who need it is more important.

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Gay Marriage Lawsuit Expanded in Ohio

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.

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Ohio Uses Execution Drug, For Last Time, On Killer

Posted: 09/25/2013 - A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his Ohio apartment complex has been executed with the state's last use of its execution drug.

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