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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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