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A long highway

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

Athens-Based International Travelers Skeptical of Electronics Ban

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ATHENS, Ohio — Some Ohio University faculty and staff affected by the Department of Homeland Security ban on certain onboard electronics are not sure the new rule is about preventing terrorist attacks. Under the new rules, those flying to the U.S. from 10 airports in eight Middle Eastern countries are barred from bringing devices larger… Read More

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Universities Ask Lawmakers Not To Cut Higher Education Funds

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The presidents of Marshall and West Virginia universities say further state funding cuts to higher education would be devastating. Marshall President Jerome Gilbert and WVU President Gordon Gee issued a joint statement Tuesday. It comes after legislative leaders indicated higher education funding could be reduced to address the state’s budget shortfall…. Read More