WOSU News Archives For: August 18, 2014

How Far Will $150 Million Go To Fight Toxic Algae

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
1:56PM
August
18, 2014

Water treatment operations along Lake Erie and beyond welcome word the state is setting aside $150 million for upgrades to help them battle an escalating problem with algae blooms. But $150 million may fall far short of what’s needed to keep the liver toxins spawned by the algae blooms out of drinking water.

Ohio Examining Regulations For Rideshare Companies

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Ohio is considering whether to regulate two of the country's largest rideshare companies. Customers download a mobile app to use the Uber car service.
1:52PM
August
18, 2014

Ohio is considering regulating two of the nation’s biggest ride-sharing companies as they start to do business in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

Chevy Truck Was Most Stolen Vehicle In Ohio In 2013

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Nationally, the Honda Accord was the most frequently stolen car last year, regardless of model year.
11:56AM
August
18, 2014

For the second year in a row, Ohio auto thieves were most fond of a truck in 2013.

House Committee Begins Hearings On Common Core Repeal Bill

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This bill is before the Rules Committee, not the Education Committee, where Republican chair Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster halted a similar measure last fall.
9:46AM
August
18, 2014

Hearings are scheduled to begin today on a controversial second attempt to repeal the Common Core public education standards now being phased in in Ohio.