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Top federal labor and mine safety officials are heading to West Virginia to release a long-awaited final rule on coal dust.
    

A man from Vinton County is accused of animal cruelty after a dog was beaten with a baseball bat, according to information from the Vinton County Sheriff's Office.

Clint Dickerson, 42, of Creola, Ohio, was charged with criminal trespass, cruelty to animals and injury to animals.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill making it easier for schools, camps and coaches to stock general-use supplies of epinephrine shots used to counter allergic reactions.

The measure unanimously passed both chambers of the Legislature earlier this month. Kasich signed it on Monday.

Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has topped 250 cases. That's more than half of the nation's 438 reported cases last year.

UPDATE 12:30 p.m. Athens Police have identified the body as Samuel Wiater, the 21-year-old Athens man who went missing in March.

Antero Resources can resume operations at two drilling sites where water storage tanks ruptured recently.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has lifted orders requiring Antero to cease operations at the well pad sites in Doddridge and Harrison counties.

A Marietta man accused of shooting at police has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

William Ransom was found to be mentally ill and sentenced to eleven years at the Athens Behavioral Healthcare Center.

A female student is being investigated after a bomb threat was reported at Athens High School about 9 a.m. Monday.

Deputies from the Athens County Sheriff's Office responded along with the FBI and The Plains Volunteer Fire Department.

The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a $20,000 grant to bring live symphonic music to rural communities.

The symphony said Monday that it's one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an Arts Work grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Two Democrats will square off in the upcoming primary election for the chance to unseat Republican Bill Johnson for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ohio 6th District.

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