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W.Va. Senate Ready To Tackle OPEB Costs

Updated: 05/13/2010 - County school boards and other government employers would get a break from what they must pay each year toward retiree benefits, as part of the state senate's plan for closing a huge funding gap from these costs.

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New Cemetery Planned For Southern W.Va. Veterans

Posted: 02/18/2010 - A second West Virginia cemetery for military veterans has the green light, thanks to a land donation from Dow Chemical Co. and the likelihood of $13 million in federal dollars.

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W.Va. Student Charged With Texting Death Threats

Posted: 02/18/2010 - An East Fairmont High School student is free on $15,000 bond after allegedly text-messaging death threats to two other students and warning of action against the school itself.

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Ohio River Basin Monitored As Snow Continues

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The Army Corps of Engineers has delayed raising the water levels of its reservoirs in the Ohio River basin to summer pool because of potential flooding from melting snow and spring rains.

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Manchin Says Next Tech Park Meeting Will Be Open

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Another meeting is scheduled on the state's plan to take over part of the South Charleston Technology Park, and Gov. Joe Manchin says this time the gathering will be open to the media.

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Report: W.Va. Leak Undetected For Nearly 2 Weeks

Posted: 02/18/2010 - A Kanawha County Metro 911 Center report says Dow Chemical Co.'s facility in Institute leaked ammonia gas every day for nearly two weeks before the problem was detected.

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Traficant Stays Mum On Whether He Will Run

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Democrats in northeast Ohio are watching to see if a former congressman who spent seven years in federal prison for corruption will try to stage an unprecedented political comeback.

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New GI Bill Helpline To Be Fully Staffed

Posted: 02/18/2010 - Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with questions about the new post-9/11 GI bill will again be able to get help by phone five days a week starting Thursday.

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W.Va. Bill Would Up Beer Tax To A Nickel

Posted: 02/18/2010 - The cost of a beer in West Virginia would go up by at least 3 cents under a plan aimed at funding substance abuse programs.

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New Foreclosure Cases Hit Record In Ohio

Posted: 02/17/2010 - Data released by the Ohio Supreme Court shows that the number of new foreclosure cases filed in county courts set a record in 2009.

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Last 2 Suspects Plead Guilty In Ohio Drug Case

Posted: 02/17/2010 - Federal officials say the final two defendants have pleaded guilty in a drug trafficking operation involving big shipments of cocaine and marijuana over more than a decade.

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CSX Gets Stimulus Funds To Expand Freight Capacity

Posted: 02/17/2010 - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is giving out a new round stimulus money that will allow trains to carry more cargo boxes from ohio to the east coast, helping take commercial truck traffic off highways.

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