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Obama Talks Jobs In Columbus

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President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to pass his jobs bill immediately, asking lawmakers, "What on earth are we waiting for?" Speaking at a school in House Speaker John Boehner's home state of Ohio, Obama is highlighting one element of the jobs plan that would devote $25 billion of new spending to school construction and… Read More

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Lima Company Remembers 9-11

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Veterans of the Marines' Lima Company that lost nine members in a 2005 roadside bombing in Iraq are marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks in a public ceremony at a minor league ballpark in Columbus. About a dozen members of Lima Company participated in Sunday's event at Huntington Park. Flags were… Read More

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WV Supreme Court Unveils New Website

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The West Virginia Supreme Court is making it easier to access online information about the state's judicial system.    The court announced the launch of new website today. Visitors to the court's previous website will be redirected to the new one. Improvements include a unified look for all pages and one list that combines all decisions issued during a term of… Read More

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Flash Flood Watch

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A flash flood watch has been issued through Wednesday morning for much of southeast Ohio, western West Virginia and northeast Kentucky. Moisture from the remnants of Tropical Depression Lee will continue to spread northeast, along a front stalled out over the region. There will be waves of rain that are heavy at times. It will… Read More

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Health Care Focus Of Appalachian Regional Commission Conference

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Health care in Appalachia will be the focus of this year's Appalachian Regional Commission Conference, being held next week in eastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear says the conference offers an opportunity for representatives of the 13 states in the commission to share ideas and practices that are creating better living conditions in Appalachia. Among topics… Read More

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Job Creation Lawsuit To Be Refiled

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Two Democratic state lawmakers and a liberal policy group are re-filing a lawsuit against the private job-creation board. The suit challenges the law championed by Republican Gov. John Kasich creating an appointed, nine-member board to handle economic development deals. Justices ruled last week the Ohio Supreme Court was the wrong for the case.  ProgressOhio, Sen…. Read More