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Vinton County Vikings Press Onto Final Four

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The Meadowbrook Colt’s bright orange and the Vinton County Viking’s deep maroon painted the Convo, highlighting the division between the cheering fans. Those wearing maroon jumped to their feet after the final buzz of the scoreboard and went home happy tonight. The Vinton County Vikings were able to clinch a spot in the Elite Eight… Read More

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Somali Refugees Await Relatives Amid Travel Ban Uncertainty

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Somali refugees in Ohio continue their wait for overseas relatives amid uncertainty created by the proposed White House travel ban and new court decisions blocking that ban. Columbus has the country’s largest percentage of Somali refugees. Some of them haven’t seen spouses, parents or children for years. Thirty-two-year-old Ayan Arab hasn’t… Read More

Bevin Administration Not Estimating GOP Health Bill’s Impact

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration says it will not calculate how the proposed GOP health care plan will impact Kentucky, a state where more than 400,000 people got health insurance through an expanded Medicaid program under a previous Democratic governor. Congressional Republicans released their plan to replace former President Barack Obama’s… Read More

Waterford to See Jackson Center in State Semi-Finals

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For the third year in a row, the Schottenstein Center will host the Waterford Lady Wildcats in the State Tournament. Waterford defeated Danville 50-35 on Saturday to clinch the Regional Championship. The Lady Wildcats (23-3) have to hurdle Jackson Center for a chance to defend their title for another season. The Lady Tigers (22-4) are… Read More

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Agreement Reached on Ensuring Inmates Pay Court Costs in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An information-sharing agreement between the state Supreme Court and the regional jail system will ensure that inmates pay their court-ordered fines and fees. The Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety announced the agreement Thursday. It will allow the Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority to check whether new inmates owe… Read More

President Trump’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Funds for Public Broadcasting

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President Donald Trump’s budget proposal released Thursday morning includes cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which helps to finance public radio and television stations. CPB received $445 million in the current fiscal year. PBS President Paula Kerger released the following statement: “PBS and our nearly 350 member stations, along with our viewers, continue to remind… Read More

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Morrisey, Nursing School Begin Drug Abuse Prevention Program

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia University School of Nursing and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey are embarking on a drug abuse prevention program with eighth-graders. The students and attorney general are trying to raise awareness about opioid abuse prevention. They will share information with students in Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Preston and Wetzel counties. The… Read More