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W.Va. to cut child care, social program funding

June 22, 2012 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia plans to scale back child-care aid ‚Äî freezing enrollment and then ending it for some families while increasing costs for the rest — and also will cut $9. more »»

Ohio eases access for Medicaid-eligible pregnant women, children

June 14, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are hoping to more easily grant uninsured pregnant women and children in Ohio access to health care services under Medicaid, if they are likely to qualify for... more »»

Reporting Abuse

June 13, 2012 As the man accused of perpetrating sexual crimes against children at Penn State University faces a jury this week, legislation enacted by West Virginia lawmakers following that scandal are now in... more »»

Federal officials discuss school bullying at Parkersburg High

March 20, 2012 PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials met with students and teachers at Parkersburg High School to discuss school-based violence, bullying and the misuse of social media. U.S. more »»

Pa. food-stamp asset test gets first hearing

March 15, 2012 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Advocates for food-stamp recipients in Pennsylvania are lining up against a Corbett administration plan to bar the aid for people who have more than a certain amount of asset. more »»

WV Governor signs suicide prevention bill

March 14, 2012 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia on Tuesday became the seventh state to enact a law aimed at preventing suicides among young people, as Gov. more »»

Ohio AG urges schools to keep updated safety plans

March 2, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging schools to ensure their floor plans and safety plans are up to date in the wake of a high school shooting that killed three student. more »»

Ohio grandparents-to-be learn child-rearing tricks

February 20, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anyone approaching the status of a grandparent clearly survived parenting the first time around. And babies are still babies. more »»

Ohio Lawmakers Look to Later School Year Start

February 6, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio lawmakers who want public schools to wait until after Labor Day to start classes say the state's tourism industry loses business when kids go back to school too early. Rep. more »»

Bill Would Start Ohio Schools After Labor Day

February 3, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers who want public schools to wait until after Labor Day to start classes say the state's tourism industry loses business when kids go back to school too early. more »»

Ohio adopts foreclosure changes to held homeowners

January 17, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's foreclosure prevention program has made changes aimed at helping more struggling owners remain in their homes. more »»

School System Audit Arrives

January 10, 2012 CHARLESTON - A wide-ranging review of West Virginia's public school system has arrived just as lawmakers prepare to launch their regular session for 2012. more »»

Plan outlined to tackle drug abuse in W.Va.

January 10, 2012 PARKERSBURG — The Advisory Council on Substance Abuse gave a report to Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Monday that outlined a plan to combat the growing problem of drug abuse in West Virginia. more »»

Ohio 'heartbeat bill' sponsor explains hold up

January 5, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The sponsor of an Ohio bill that would impose the nation's most stringent abortion limit has taken responsibility for some confusion over proposed changes to the measure that... more »»

New W.Va. bullying policy protects LGBT students

December 16, 2011 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The state Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved revisions to an anti-bullying policy in schools that now protects sexual orientation and gender identity. more »»

Feds accept Ohio changes to welfare

December 5, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio plans to give $10 a month to working families that receive food stamps so that it can increase the number of welfare participants who are employed or looking for wor. more »»

Cabell Co. schools try single-sex classrooms

November 23, 2011 BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Two Cabell County elementary schools are experimenting with single-gender classrooms to determine whether boys and girls can learn better without distractions. more »»

W.Va. lawmakers ready to fix autism insurance law

November 16, 2011 CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers will try to correct errors in a new law that improves insurance coverage for children for autism. more »»

7 Ohio counties merge Job and Family Services offices

November 9, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Faced with the problem of what to do about an increasing workload amid state funding cuts, seven Ohio counties have decided to merge the offices of their Job and Family Service... more »»



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