That pattern has continued since then.
In 2011, the Ohio Turnpike raised its limit to 70 and recorded its lowest fatality rate that year, USA Today reported.
The higher speed limit attracts travelers to use the safer, limited-access, divided highways of the interstates from more traditional roads. That makes both types of roads safer.
ON Monday, after a long quarter-century, West Virginians said goodbye to their state's 6 percent food tax.
Now to see what, if any, business we've been missing.
In 1989, retailers warned that sales in West Virginia would go down if legislators imposed a 6 percent tax on food.
"Whatever they put on would be passed on to the consumer," Charles Forth, who owned supermarkets in both West Virginia and Ohio, told the Daily Mail on Feb. 3, 1989.
"Six percent is $6 on $100. That will make a difference when people are already hurting and trying to make ends meet."
It's a lot easier to drive customers away than to win them back, a fact legislators should bear in mind when it comes to taxation.
THE Register-Herald in Beckley reported the arrest of Derrick Crouch, 27, and Holly Crouch, 26, of Quinwood in Greenbrier County on charges of operating a clandestine methamphetamine lab.
Sadly the story is all too common, and on the surface, it seemed routine.
But the couple also faced one other charge: exposing a child to methamphetamine. Child Protective Services took into custody their four children - ages 7, 4, 2 and one month.
If convicted and sentenced on the drug charges, the parents will become two more statistics that count as people sanctioned for drug charges, but there is much more to this story.
The crime also forever affected the lives of four children.