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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.

Experts Predict Lower Heating Costs This Winter

Many energy companies used the lessons of last winter, one of the coldest and snowiest in decades, to improve their delivery systems.
29, 2014

With a milder winter predicted, experts say heating costs should be lower for most Ohioans.

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.

Man Who Raised $55,000 For Potato Salad Throws Columbus Party

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September 27, 2014

A Columbus man who raised $55,000 in a joking crowdfunding appeal to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad has thrown a huge public party that promised “peace, love and potato salad.”

Drones Forecast To Be Economic Boost to Springfield

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September 25, 2014

Springfield economic leaders see drones providing an economic boost to the city’s future.

Community ‘Shocked’ By Immigrant Businessman’s Arrest

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The arrest of La Michoacana Mexican Markets owner Liborio Alcauter has shocked the central Ohio community. Investigators say his stores were used to launder drug money.
24, 2014

Tuesday’s police raids of several Mexican groceries and indictment of 13 people on drug charges has shocked the central Ohio community. Among those charged is the owner of the chain of stores. The immigrant businessman was known for his work in the community.

Ohio Prisons, Private Vendor, Developing New Menu

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The Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is working with Food service vendor Aramark to create a new menu in the state's prisons.
23, 2014

Ohio’s prisons agency says it’s working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter.

Central Ohio Home Sale Prices Hit Record High

Columbus Realtors reports home sales are up as inventory continues to decline.
22, 2014

Central Ohio home sales hit a record high, last month, despite fewer people buying.

High Corn Yields Offset By Expenses, Down Prices

Experts predict most farmers will have enough assets to withstand a tough year or two.
22, 2014

Most farmers are reporting they are producing more bushels this year, but the price they’re able to get for the commodity has been roughly cut in half compared to last year.

Ohio’s Final Racino Opens Outside Of Youngstown

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Penn National's racino near Youngstown is now open
20, 2014

The opening of Ohio’s seventh licensed racino drew big crowds outside of Youngstown.