WOSU News Archives For: August 20, 2014

Brine Hauler Sues Ohio Man Over Biblical Fracking Billboard

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Coshocton man has placed billboards in area opposing fracking waste water injection wells.
1:50PM
August 20, 2014

An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is facing a legal threat from the well’s Texas operator.

Ohio’s Lethal Injection Expert Ends Role

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Ohio and other states have lost an 'expert witness' in lethal injection death penalty cases.
11:51AM
August
20, 2014

A leading expert witness for states defending their lethal injection methods has ended his role, creating another potential hurdle for Ohio and other states scrambling to find workable execution systems.

Gov. Kasich Mum On Democratic Challenger’s Campaign

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Republican incumbent governor John Kasich (left) and his Democratic rival Ed FitzGerald
11:50AM
August 20, 2014

Ohio governor John Kasich is staying mum on his Democratic challenger’s recent campaign problems.

Fuel-Tainted Portion Of Ohio River Reopens For Pumping, Cargo

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A 15-mile river section, which had closed after the spill, also reopened Tuesday with some restrictions. Vessels traveling through must get Coast Guard clearance.
11:32AM
August
20, 2014

Ohio and Kentucky water districts have resumed taking water from the Ohio River after a fuel oil spill led them to stop pumping river water.

Health Officials: 2 Ohioans Have West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitos
11:29AM
August 20, 2014

Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state’s first human cases.