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Manchin Opposes Trump’s Mine Safety Nominee

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West Virginia Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will not support the Trump administration’s nominee to lead the federal agency in charge of mine safety. Manchin said in a statement that he will not support David Zatezalo to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA. Zatezalo, a Wheeling, West Virginia, resident and formercoal company executive, was named… Read More

Kentucky Gets $10M Grant To Focus On Drug Addiction Help

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state’s drug addiction epidemic. The Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities will implement a new project with two regional providers – Centerstone in Louisville and Mountain Comprehensive Care in… Read More

2 Ohio Colleges Apply For Medical Marijuana Testing

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Two colleges have applied to handle testing for Ohio’s nascent medical marijuana program. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Commerce tells The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Central State University in southwest Ohio and Hocking College in southeast Ohio both sent in applications by last Friday’s deadline. State law mandates only… Read More

Report Card Problems Still Exist, SE Ohio Educators Say

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Educators throughout southeastern Ohio say accuracy problems in measuring student achievement still persist with the way the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) grades school districts. ODE officials first rolled out the “report card” system for school districts in 2013, grading school districts in categories such as “graduation rate” and “K-3 Literacy” with traditional letter grades… Read More