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WVU Dean: Time To Improve Health In W.Va. Is Now

Posted: 11/22/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The interim founding dean of West Virginia University's School of Public Health urges state leaders to take what he calls deplorable health problems seriously.

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W.V. Denies Tax Credit To MTV Show Producers

Posted: 11/22/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - The state Film Office has denied tax credits to a company planning an MTV reality series, citing concerns the show "Buck Wild" will negatively portray West Virginians.

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W.V. Struggling To Fix For Hundreds Of Road Slips

Posted: 11/22/2011 - WHEELING, W.V. (AP) - The Division of Highways says it has to prioritize repairs to more than 420 slips along Northern Panhandle roads because of a lack of funding.

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In Rarity For Ohio St-Mich. Game, Govs Are Alums

Posted: 11/22/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - For the first time in nearly 70 years, the governors of the two states will have a more personal stake in the outcome when Ohio State and Michigan take to the field in their annual football rivalry.

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Ohio Bill Could Mean Tax Savings For Students

Posted: 11/22/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A bill awaiting Gov. John Kasich's signature would allow Ohio college students to use grant money for their room and board tax-free.

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'Heartbeat' Bill Divides Anti-Abortion Groups

Posted: 11/22/2011 - LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - An anti-abortion group in southwest Ohio has severed ties with a statewide anti-abortion group partly over a bill that would ban abortions in the state after the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

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Ohio Driver Who Killed Trooper In 2001 Arrested

Posted: 11/21/2011 - WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a motorist who served nearly eight years in prison and lost his license after killing an Ohio trooper while driving drunk has been charged with driving under suspension and having an open mixed drink in the vehicle.

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New W.V. Senate President Keeps Leadership Team

Posted: 11/21/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Senate President Jeff Kessler is keeping the leadership team he assembled during his nearly yearlong tenure as the body's acting president.

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Two Cabell Schools Try Out Single-Gender Classrooms

Posted: 11/21/2011 - BARBOURSVILLE, W.V. (AP) - Two Cabell County elementary schools are experimenting with single-gender classrooms to determine whether boys and girls can learn better without distractions.

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Groups, Towns Say Ohio Fracking Rules Fall Short

Posted: 11/21/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough.

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W.V. Approves Higher Rates At 10 Hospitals

Posted: 11/11/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Patients at 10 West Virginia hospitals who pay out of pocket or with commercial insurance can expect higher bills next year.

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Local Officials Question WV 311 Telephone System

Posted: 11/11/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - Emergency officials in some counties are questioning whether a state police-supported 311 telephone system for non-emergency calls is needed.

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Purple Heart Given To Ohio Brother Of WWII Soldier

Posted: 11/11/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The lost Purple Heart of a World War II soldier who died in the D-Day invasion has been given to his Ohio brother after being anonymously left at a veterans' shelter in Maryland.

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Utah Man Pleads Guilty To $2M Mortgage Scam

Posted: 11/11/2011 - CHARLESTON, W.V. (AP) - A Utah man has pleaded guilty to federal charges in a multimillion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme involving a Hurricane subdivision called Stonegate.

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W.V. Festival Organizers Deny Liability For Death

Posted: 11/11/2011 - KINGWOOD, W.V. (AP) - Producers of the All Good Music Festival in West Virginia deny responsibility for an accident that killed one South Carolina woman and injured two others.

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Ohio Fatal Crashes Down 9 Pct. This Year

Posted: 11/11/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio troopers say stepped-up efforts to combat drunken driving have contributed to a nearly 9 percent drop in fatal accidents this year.

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Revised Ohio Congressional Map Gets Airing

Posted: 11/10/2011 - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Republicans still hope they can avoid a June primary by instituting a new map of congressional districts before Dec. 7.

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