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WV School Board Considering Changes to Nutritional Standards

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Board of Education has voted for a 30-day public comment period for proposed policy changes that would tie the state’s standard for school meals and snacks with federal minimum requirements. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the public comment period for proposed changes to Policy 4321.1 received no dissenting votes… Read More

Nuclear Option: Officials Hope Old Facility Can Fuel Growth

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Paducah, Kentucky, is home to USEC, a Department of Energy uranium enrichment facility that operated for 50 years until being decommissioned in 2013. Just across the Ohio River lies the Honeywell corporation’s Metropolis Works, the nation’s only uranium conversion plant. Former State Sen. Bob Leeper thought it made sense to build on that existing capacity…. Read More

Overcharges Cited in West Virginia Broadband Project

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal authorities say Frontier Communications overcharged West Virginia for $4.7 million of federal grant money in the $126 million project to extend broadband internet to underserved regions of the state. The Office of Inspector General cites reimbursements for $465,000 for invoice processing fees as “unreasonable” and at least $4.24 million in… Read More

Kent Player Dies After Team Drills

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county coroner says hyperthermia is the likely cause of death of a Kent State University football player who died following a morning workout. The Portage County Coroner says an autopsy indicates hyperthermia is the preliminary reason Tyler Heintz died Tuesday morning. Hyperthermia occurs when the body fails to cool… Read More

Slight Unemployment Dip For Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say Ohio’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in May from the previous month but remains higher than the national rate.The state unemployment rate decreased from 5 percent in April to 4.9 percent last month. Ohio’s unemployment rate in May 2016 also was 4.9 percent. The national rate decreased from 4.4… Read More