Ohio Prepares For Ebola

Doctors work in West Africa to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak.
15, 2014

As doctors in West Africa continue to fight the deadly virus, health officials in Ohio say they’re preparing for a potential Ebola threat.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning

Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
8, 2014

During the strike, Reynoldsburg administrators have relied more on computers in classrooms to keep students learning. The district scrambled to purchase enough computer tablets to supply each high school student.

Blue Jackets Sign Top Scorer In Time For Season Opener

The Columbus Blue Jackets Monday signed their top scorer from last year to a 3-year contract
6, 2014

Three days before its season opener, the Columbus Blue Jackets today signed Ryan Johansen to a three year contract. Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekelainen says the deal came after he told Johansen it was decision time.

Researcher: Tax Phosphorous To Reduce Algae Threat In Lake Erie

Algae at Grand Lake St. Marys
Algae-saturated water at Grand Lake St. Marys in northwest Ohio
6, 2014

When a toxic algae bloom forced Toledo to shutdown its water supply for several days, state and local officials vowed a quick response. A state task force recommends cutting phosphorous run-off from fields and lawns by 40 percent. Among possible options, a new tax. Phosphorous and nitrogen are key ingredients for growing corn and other [...]

OSHA Moves To Fine Columbus Castings

The South Side foundry recently announced plans to nearly double its work force.
2, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company has exposed workers to machine hazards at the South Parsons Avenue plant.

Steady Oil Prices Prompt More Fracking Activity In Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says it has permitted 17 more horizontally-fracked wells in five eastern counties.
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.

Reported Sexual Assaults Prompt OSU Safety Notice

Pearl Street
Pearl Street near 15th Avenue. Columbus Police say two week-end sexual assaults occurred about three blocks apart on Pearl
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.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Enters Its Second Full Week

Teacher strike
A teacher's strike in Reynoldsburg enters its second full week after negotiators failed to reach agreement Sunday
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.

Ohio Officials Earmark Money To Reduce Lake Erie Algae Threat

Ohio agriculture officials and Ohio State University say they'll fund methods to clean up Lake Erie and protect water supplies from toxic algae..
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.