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Shale Boom Brings Jobs, Noisy Neighbors

At his property line, Frank Brothers holds a sound meter reading 86 decibels. The noise runs 24/7.
18, 2014

For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache.

Ohio Sending More Samples For Testing Of Uncommon Virus

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Ohio is sending more samples to be tested for enterovirus 68, an uncommon virus that causes cold-like symptoms.
September 17, 2014

Ohio is sending more samples to be tested for an uncommon virus that officials suspect is causing a severe respiratory illness for hundreds of children in a number of states.

More Ohioans Get Health Insurance

The number of Ohioans without health insurance dropped by 47,000 over the past year.
September 17, 2014

The federal government reports that the number of people without health insurance in Ohio fell by 47,000 during the past year.

Ohio Measles Outbreak Appears To Be Over With 377 Cases

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September 9, 2014

Health officials say the Ohio outbreak that helped push the number of U.S. measles cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.

Ohio Firefighter In Lightning Strike At Stadium Improving

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A Columbus firefighter struck by lightning over the summer continues to improve.
September 9, 2014

A central Ohio firefighter who went into cardiac arrest when lightning struck outside a soccer stadium in June is continuing to improve.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sees Spike In Respiratory Patients

Nationwide Children's Hospital has seen an increase in respiratory cases. The increase could be related to an outbreak of an uncommon strain of enterovirus.
8, 2014

The number of children being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for respiratory problems increased 20 percent during the last week. So far, doctors have treated about 73 patients.

Franklin County Child Poverty Rates Up

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Kids Count, an annual report released by Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, finds more than a quarter of Franklin County children live in poverty. Forty-five percent of area children receive free or reduced school lunches.
8, 2014

The economy may be improving, but the number of local children living in poverty continues to increase.

Prison Inmate Food Vendor Weighs Recommendations

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Food service vendor Aramark says it will implement recent suggestions from a legislative oversight committee to solve problems feeding prison inmates.
5, 2014

The private vendor with the contract to feed Ohio prison inmates says it will work with the corrections agency to address several recommendations to fix problems.

CDC, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Make Case To Fight “Superbugs”

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Drug-resistant superbugs of concern to CDC, some members of Congress
September 5, 2014

Health officials say antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to rise and pose threats that can lead to fatal infections.

Ohio Supreme Court Delivers Blow To AEP In Coal Ruling

An American Electric Power plant in Conesville, Ohio.
4, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with state utility regulators in a dispute with American Electric Power over how much the company can charge customers for coal.