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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - The Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash involving the Marshall University football team that killed 75 people is the worst air disaster in American sports history. It's also something Pickerington resident Dennis Foley has suffered with for 47 years _ because he was not on the plane, but many of his friends and teammates were.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through Monday morning for southwest West Virginia as well as northeast Kentucky. The watch begins Saturday afternoon.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission rejected Texas-based Energy Transfers' request to resume horizontal drilling. A company spokeswoman says it hopes to resolve outstanding issues.

GLEN DALE, W.Va. (AP) - At schools around Marshall County, teachers know developing a green thumb early in life can lead to a legacy of successful gardening later in life. Students at John Marshall and Cameron high schools and Sherrard Middle School began their annual flower sale earlier this month, offering hanging baskets, vegetable plants, herbs and a variety of flowers they grew in their school's greenhouse.

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