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West Virginia Alliance Pushes Area Growth, Revitalization

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Several higher education institutions in West Virginia have launched an alliance meant to kick-start economic development. The Herald-Dispatch reports the Alliance for the Economic Development for Southern West Virginia was launched Monday. It will focus on 21 counties and aims to revitalize the area’s small communities by using their resources more… Read More

Kentucky Agriculture Official Predicts More Hemp Growers, Processors

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s agriculture commissioner is predicting record numbers of hemp growers and processors in 2018 as the experimental crop’s supporters look to strengthen its foothold. The state’s agriculture department said Tuesday it approved 225 applications from growers to produce up to 12,018 acres of hemp for research purposes this year. Last year,… Read More

Group Home Administrator Pleads Guilty in Resident’s Death

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MADISON, Ohio (AP) – The former administrator of a northeast Ohio group home has pleaded guilty to charges of reckless homicide and patient abuse in connection with the death of an 85-year-old resident. Fifty-five-year-old Alice Ramsey entered the plea Monday after reaching an agreement with prosecutors to drop a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Ramsey was… Read More