Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hot Off the Press

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Sen. Brown asks for disaster aid after DHL restructuring
The Gazette Staff
The Chillicothe Gazette
January 14, 2009

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown has asked Congress and the Obama administration for $100 million in disaster relief funds for economically distressed communities that have experienced sudden and severe economic downturns due to corporate restructuring…
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Groups sue EPA, want tougher ship discharge rules
By John Flesher (AP)
The Logan Daily News
January 13, 2009

Environmentalists sued the federal government Monday over new rules that critics say do too little to prevent cargo ships from dumping invasive species into the nation's waterways…
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Local Sierra Club hasn’t taken position on proposed area strip mine
By Jim Phillips
The Athens News
January 12, 2009

Though members of the Ohio Sierra Club make no secret of the fact that they’re not keen on coal as a power source, a local chapter has not so far come out publicly for or against a proposed coal mine in northeast Athens County near Sharpsburg…
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Senate boosts wilderness protection across US
By Matthew Daly (AP)
The Logan Daily News
January 11, 2009

In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress…
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Area farmers markets to receive marketing aid from federal office
By David DeWitt
The Athens News
January 8, 2009

Farmers markets in Appalachian Ohio will receive financial assistance totaling $75,000 to be used for marketing and communication thanks to funds recently made available by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission…
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