Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Negotiations in the four-day old Reynoldsburg teacher’s strike are scheduled to resume this week-end. Both the board and teacher union representatives have agreed to meet again with a federal mediator on Sunday to try to reach a contract agreement. The resumption of talks occurs against the backdrop of strong community pressure.
Attendance in Reynoldsburg schools took a hit as teachers went on strike. Members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association returned to picket lines Monday. No new talks are scheduled.
Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.
Ohio’s agricultural interests are recovering from a black eye caused by toxic algae this summer. Now farm groups, academia, and environmental agencies say they’ll spend millions of dollars to keep commercial fertilizer and manure nutrients on the field and out Northwest Ohio streams that feed western Lake Erie.
Powerful storms, deregulation, and tougher environmental standards, have all made the cost of electricity more volatile for consumers in recent years. Now, a small micro-grid project in Athens County would allow homeowners to generate their own power.