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WVa Lawmaker Offers Tips On Beating Tolls

Posted: 07/20/2009 - Even as tolls on the West Virginia Turnpike are set to increase, a Mercer County lawmaker is giving advice on getting a free ride.

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Ice Cream Social to Fund Red Cross

Updated: 07/17/2009 - Officials at Broughton say each year the event earns about $20,000 that goes to a local organization.

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Roads Closed for Sweet Corn Festival

Updated: 07/17/2009 - If you're traveling through Marietta this weekend, there are a couple of streets you won't be able to drive down.

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Back to School for a Truck Driving Career

Posted: 07/16/2009 - As the unemployment rate continues to rise, many laid off workers, and people in need of a job are hitting the road, and going to truck driving school.

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Gearing Up for Sweet Corn Festival

Updated: 07/16/2009 - The Sweet Corn Festival kicks off Friday night at the National Guard Armory at 4 p.m. with the Mayor's Jubilee and Farmer's Market.

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WVa Resort Owner Says Gambling Starts By Fall

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The Greenbrier's new owner says he plans to open a small casino at the four-star southern West Virginia resort shortly and have the dice rolling and cards being dealt at a full-scale gambling operation April 1.

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Ohio Governor: No Clemency For Keene

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Gov. Ted Strickland says he will not show mercy to a man scheduled to be executed in Ohio on Tuesday for his part in the killings of five people in Dayton in 1992.

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Agencies: Ohio Budget Restricts In-Home Services

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Agencies serving older Ohioans say state budget cuts to in-home and community-based services that help seniors stay independent will push more of those seniors into nursing homes at a higher cost to taxpayers.

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Foreclosures Rise 15 Percent In First Half Of 2009

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes soared by nearly 15 percent in the first half of the year as more people lost their jobs and were unable to make mortgage payments.

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Gates Foundation Offers $6.5 Million For Libraries

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is announcing $6.5 million in grants to help public libraries in 11 states improve the quality of the free computer access they offer.

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WVa PSC Launches Hearing Webcasts

Posted: 07/16/2009 - The West Virginia Public Service Commission is making it easier for the public to monitor utility rate cases and others that it handles.

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Beckley VA Center Gets $522,500 For Addition

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A $522,500 federal grant will help the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Beckley boost its home-based health care and vocational rehabilitation services.

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WVa To Expand Drug-Court Program

Posted: 07/16/2009 - West Virginia has opened five drug courts this year and the State Supreme Court expects to open a sixth by the end of the year.

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WVa Gov. Accepts Findings On State Prison Study

Posted: 07/16/2009 - West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he accepts the findings of an inmate overcrowding study and is working to determine how to implement the 14 recommendations.

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Housing Other Counties' Inmates

Updated: 07/15/2009 - The Washington County Jail has been open for five years, but one of the main factors that helps the jail maintain operations doesn't include Washington County inmates.

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Harry Potter Fans Flock to Theaters

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Starting Wednesday morning at midnight, movie theaters began showing Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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Ohio County Commissioners Drop Lawsuit Threat

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Commissioners in a southwest Ohio county are backing off their threat to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of slots-type video terminals.

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