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Bills To Ax Greyhound Funding Move To House, Senate Floors

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Money-saving bills that greyhound racing officials say would doom the industry in West Virginia have advanced to both floors of the state Legislature. Separate bills that passed the House and Senate finance committees on Wednesday would end the West Virginia Racing Commission’s Greyhound Breeding Development Fund. The bills would transfer $15… Read More

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Ohio Senate Unanimously OKs $7.8B Transportation Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A $7.8 billion transportation budget that sends additional funding to local roads and bridges, lowers fees on high-volume commercial truck fleets and makes it easier for municipalities to share road maintenance and repair responsibilities has cleared the Ohio Senate. Senators unanimously approved the two-year spending measure Wednesday. It returns to the… Read More

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Inmates Help Package Meals for Central Ohio Food Pantries

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ORIENT, Ohio (AP) – A pilot program is enlisting prison inmates to assemble meals for central Ohio food pantries. The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction says prisoners at Pickaway Correctional Institution will package and distribute 50,000 meals. The inmates will assemble meals Wednesday and provide them to food pantries Thursday. The meals are easy-to-prepare pasta… Read More