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Steady Oil Prices Prompt More Fracking Activity In Ohio

By | September 30, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties. The state permits allow for more oil and gas development in an area known as the Utica shale.

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Ohio Wal-Mart Where Cops Shot Man Pulls Air Rifles

By | September 30, 2014

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

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Anti-Death Penalty Group Plans Central Ohio Forum

By | September 30, 2014

The state’s leading anti-death penalty group plans a series of forums this week to publicize the work of a Supreme Court panel that reviewed the state’s capital punishment law.

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Previously: Spare the Rod? Parenting and Corporal Punishment

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Man Gets 38 Years For Rape, Torture Of Teen

By | September 30, 2014

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Larry Fox and his uncle Harry Fox handcuffed the teen, stripped him naked, burned and tormented him at Larry Fox’s mobile home in Delaware County two years ago.

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FirstEnergy Moves To Suspend Energy Efficiency Program

By | September 30, 2014

FirstEnergy has become the first Ohio utility company to make a big move since state lawmakers voted to delay incoming renewable energy mandates.

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US Supreme Court Blocks Early Voting in Ohio

By | September 29, 2014

Less than 24 hours before early voting was to begin in Ohio, the US Supreme Court has stopped an earlier federal judge’s order to allow for an extra week of early voting.

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Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

By | September 29, 2014

After three reported week-end sexual assaults, Ohio State University campus police issued a safety alert for students and staff. Campus and Columbus police say none of the three assaults appears to be linked to a single suspect.

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Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

By | September 29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

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Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

By | September 28, 2014

A teacher’s strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week Monday. Negotiators for the Reynoldsburg Board of Education and Reynoldsburg Education Association met Sunday with a federal mediator. But, little progress was reported. The meeting ended without agreement.

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Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

By | September 28, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has a plan to improve water quality in Lake Erie and other Great Lakes. The announcement comes in the wake of a crisis in Toledo where water supply was turned off temporarily for a half-million residents when toxic algae bloomed. The crisis has galvanized calls for a clean-up among consumers, farmers, and researchers.