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House Again OKs ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

Members of the group "Ohio Right to Life"strongly support the so-called "Heartbeat Bill."
March 25, 2015

A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate.

Leaders: Lake Erie Algae Bill Moves Ohio In Right Direction

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
25, 2015

Legislative leaders in Ohio are praising new rules for farmers aimed at cutting down the toxic algae in Lake Erie.

Excavation Project Could Offer Insight Into Early Days Of Cholera

Undergraduate students examine the skeleton of a young male excavated from the Badia Pozzeveri cemetery.
23, 2015

An Ohio State University professor is leading an archaeological project that could help doctors better understand how the deadly bacteria has evolved over the last 160 years.

Governor Kasich Vows New Dam At Buckeye Lake

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Gov. John Kasich discusses plans to fix Buckeye Lake Dam with other department directors at the Ohio EMA headquarters in Columbus.
19, 2015

Governor John Kasich says the dam forming Buckeye Lake will be replaced. Kasich announced the project after meeting with state and local officials Thursday. He says the state has “dodged a bullet” since the dam has not yet failed.

Kasich to Discuss Buckeye Lake Dam

Buckeye Lake Dam
Buckeye Lake Dam
March 18, 2015

Governor Kasich plans to meet with the news media Thursday to discuss the dam at Buckeye Lake.

OSU Study Says Youth In Rural Areas Have Higher Suicide Rate

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
March 14, 2015

A new Ohio State University study has found that adolescents and young adults living in rural areas are more likely to commit suicide than those in cities.

Decades Of Development To Blame For Dam Compromise

Buckeye Lake Dam
Buckeye Lake Dam
March 12, 2015

Ohio officials are determining how they’ll fix what federal officials call a structurally unsound dam at Buckeye Lake. Development on the earthen dam is partly to blame, and it seems there was little oversight on construction for decades.

Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County

A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.
12, 2015

A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.

Ohio Legislature Weighs New ‘Run-off’ Regs For Farmers

The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
9, 2015

The Ohio House is expected to vote on legislation this week to regulate fertilizer and manure run-off from fields. The run-off is partially blamed for a toxic algae bloom on Lake Erie that disrupted water supply for 400,000 Toledo residents last summer.

Artifact Excites Archaeologists, Raises More Questions

The gorget found February 13, 2015, in Newtown appears to be engraved with an image that appears to be half bird and half cat.
3, 2015

Contractors digging a trench for a fiber optic box near Cincinnati earlier this month found human remains. They also found an ornamental plate known as a gorget.