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As Some Midwest Farmers Struggle With Historic Flooding, Ohio Valley Ethanol Producers See Profit Boost

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Mick Henderson runs the Commonwealth Agri-Energy ethanol plant in west Kentucky. He said the past year for U.S. ethanol producers, including in the Ohio Valley, has been rough. “We’ve just passed our 15th anniversary just now, and this is going to be one of our weakest years,” Henderson said. Ethanol prices have been down the… Read More

Cupp, Patterson Take School Funding Formula Proposal On Ohio Road Trip

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Rep. Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) are traveling around the state to present their new school funding formula proposal to different teachers and school administrators around Ohio. The lawmakers say their formula ends up accurately reflecting how much state money each school district needs. Jim Rowan, executive director of the Ohio Association… Read More

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Union: Hospital Workers in Ky., W.Va. Ratify 3-Year Contract

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HARLAN, Ky. (AP) – A union says hospital workers in Kentucky and West Virginia have approved a three-year contract. WYMT-TV reports the United Steelworkers union announced the ratification of the contract with Appalachian Regional Healthcare. The contract covers 2,200 workers at nine nonprofit hospitals in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia. The agreement reached last… Read More

University Leads in Money from Ohio Specialty License Plates

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CINCINNATI (AP) – A review of specialty license plates shows Ohio State University collected the most money last year of any entity in the state for those types of plates. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports its review of Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles data shows Ohio State received $585,800 for 22,055 plates last year. The newspaper… Read More

Workers at General Motors' Lordstown Assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio put the final touches on Chevy Cobalts.

General Motors Seeks Dismissal of Union Lawsuit on Closures

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Attorneys for General Motors have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the automaker sidestepped an agreement with union workers through its plans to idle three plants, including one in Ohio. The Warren Tribune Chronicle reports GM’s motion argues the United Auto Workers didn’t exhaust grievance arbitration procedures contained… Read More

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Marshall Planning Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser For Needy

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is conducting an annual fundraiser this month to help feed needy families. The university says in a news release the 16th annual Empty Bowls event will take place April 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Marshall students and volunteers are making ceramic bowls for purchase at the… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina, left) stands alongside Gov. Mike DeWine during DeWine's first State of the State speech in March.

Transportation Budget Deadline Passes Without A Deal

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The deadline for a new state transportation budget with a gas tax hike came and went at midnight – without a new spending plan being signed. Lawmakers are coming back to the Statehouse this week hoping to work it out. Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) said the most significant disagreement continues to be the increase… Read More

A golden Rainbow Trout is in the mix of other adult trout being stocked

Golden Rainbow Trout Being Stocked in West Virginia Waters

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A special stocking of golden rainbow trout is returning to West Virginia’s lakes and streams. Gov. Jim Justice says in a news release the bright yellow trout is being added to 55 designated locations around the state this week. The Division of Natural Resources expects to stock about 40,000 golden rainbows… Read More