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

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.
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

Mosquito Bites
West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitos
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.

Dozens Seek Release Of Video In Wal-Mart Shooting

John Crawford III
John Crawford III
19, 2014

A crowd of about 100 people gathered at the Ohio Attorney General’s office to call for the release of store security video in the fatal police shooting of a man at a Dayton-area Wal-Mart.

2 Teens Shot Outside Columbus Club After Fight

The shootings happened at Cub Questions
17, 2014

Police say two teens were shot in the parking lot of a Columbus club after a fight.

Land Owners Join Ohio Child Cancer Cluster Suit

17, 2014

The owners of polluted land in northern Ohio are joining a civil lawsuit filed by families whose children have been among dozens sickened in a cancer cluster. The group’s lawsuit against Whirlpool Corp. links the company’s washing machine factory in the northern Ohio city of Clyde to the cancer cases. Benton Harbor, Michigan-based Whirlpool says [...]

Palm-Sized Spider Found At Southern Ohio Preserve

Wolf Spider 1
A wolf spider
16, 2014

A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.

Ohio Passes 1,000 Mark On Utica Shale Wells

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16, 2014

State officials say there are now more than 1,000 Utica shale wells around Ohio.

Health Coverage In Jeopardy For 6,000 Ohioans

Thousands of Ohioans stand to lose health care coverage
August 16, 2014

The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

Ohio Health Department Urges Vaccines As Classes Start

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August 16, 2014

The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.