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

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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

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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.

Contract Talks Scheduled To Resume Sunday In Reynoldsburg

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Members of the Reynoldsburg Education Association walk picket lines in front of Reynoldsburg High School on Livingston Avenue.
23, 2014

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.

No New Talks Scheduled in Reynoldsburg Teachers’ Strike

Day two of the Reynoldsburg teachers' strike brings no new talks.
22, 2014

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 Strike, No New Talks Scheduled In Reynoldsburg

Teachers picket in front of Reynoldsburg High School on the first day of the teachers' strike.
19, 2014

Teachers in Reynoldsburg are greeting students from the picket line after going on strike Thursday night.