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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is seeking bids for natural gas drilling on state-owned land under the Ohio River.

The agency is soliciting bids from energy companies to drill under the river in Marshall, Wetzel and Pleasants counties.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed $1.4 million to local and state governments, hospitals and some non-profit groups for costs related to January's chemical spill in Charleston.

Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a southwestern Ohio Wal-Mart store are again asking for public release of the video surveillance.

Cleanup of thousands of gallons of fuel oil spilled into the Ohio River from a power plant last week is mostly complete. Monitoring for any residual problems continues.
 
State regulators and a company are negotiating a remediation agreement for the site of a proposed ethane cracker plant in Wood County.
 

Hundreds of skaters flocked to the Athens Skate Park to meet legendary pro-skater Tony Hawk on Sunday.

Hawk made an appearance at the park located on East State Street, rounding out the Birdhouse on the Road Summer Tour.

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine officially opened the doors of its newest campus.

The Ohio University Marching 110 joined students, faculty, and dignataries for the official opening on Saturday.

After passing legislation at the last General Assembly that required Ohio public high schools to provide suicide awareness training, State Rep. Marlene Anielski is joint-sponsoring a measure to hold all public Ohio universities'standard of suicide prevention programs to one standard.

 A bill is being proposed in Ohio that would require community colleges and universities to have suicide prevention programs on and off campus.

Ohio's elections chief will soon mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters with up-to-date addresses ahead of the fall election.

Secretary of State Jon Husted says residents should begin getting the applications around Labor Day.

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