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Oktoberfest Back On In Ohio Capital City

Posted: 07/21/2009 - A more than 40-year tradition will continue in Ohio's largest city now that a German restaurant has agreed to take over the Columbus Oktoberfest.

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2 Premier Ohio Higher Education Programs Cut

Posted: 07/21/2009 - A tuition freeze at public universities and a program to put Ohio college students to work at local businesses have fallen prey to budget cuts.

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4 Injured After Train Derails At WVa Coal Site

Posted: 07/21/2009 - A Norfolk Southern spokesman says four people were hurt today after a train derailed and struck a loading facility at a Mingo County coal preparation plant.

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Byrd Returns To Senate

Posted: 07/21/2009 - Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has returned to the chamber after being absent for weeks due to illness.

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WVa Conference To Focus On Special Needs Students

Posted: 07/20/2009 - More than 315 educators who work with special needs students are planning to come to Charleston for a five-day conference on improving the learning experience for those children.

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FEMA Says Disaster Aid To Wva Tops $11.5M

Posted: 07/20/2009 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency says West Virginia has received more than $26 million in relief from severe storms, flooding and landslides in May.

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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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