A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
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 [...]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company has exposed workers to machine hazards at the South Parsons Avenue plant.
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.