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2 Decades Pass Since Toyota Groundbreaking in West Virginia

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BUFFALO, W.Va. (AP) — Two decades have passed since ground was broken on Toyota West Virginia Motor Manufacturing’s engine and transmission plant in Putnam County. On Sept. 18, 1996, Japanese and American officials planted 10 Japanese maple trees at a ceremony in Buffalo. The plant opened in 1998 with about 300 employees. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports… Read More

Pain Care Lobby Gave $3.5M in Ohio as Opioid Deaths Climbed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Ohio’s accidental overdose epidemic climbed toward a record high, an army of lobbyists representing makers of prescription painkillers poured more than $3.5 million into Ohio political coffers. Data analyzed by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity show pharmaceutical companies and allied groups belonging to the Pain Care… Read More