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Ohio Supreme Court Takes Up Mineral Rights Cases

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Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped. Pending court decision could clarify mineral rights.
9:17AM
August 22, 2014

Big money is at stake in two cases argued this week before the Ohio Supreme Court. The decisions could change who profits from the boom in oil and gas drilling.

Cancer Researchers Put Hope In Stem Cells

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Researchers think tumors are spurred on by a certain group of cells known as “cancer stem cells.”
7:45AM
August
21, 2014

Researchers are gathering in Cleveland for a conference on what one doctor calls “the fundamental reason that we can’t cure cancer today.”

Brine Hauler Sues Ohio Man Over Biblical Fracking Billboard

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Coshocton man has placed billboards in area opposing fracking waste water injection wells.
1:50PM
August 20, 2014

An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is facing a legal threat from the well’s Texas operator.

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

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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.
11:32AM
August
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.

Ohio Examining Regulations For Rideshare Companies

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Ohio is considering whether to regulate two of the country's largest rideshare companies. Customers download a mobile app to use the Uber car service.
1:52PM
August
18, 2014

Ohio is considering regulating two of the nation’s biggest ride-sharing companies as they start to do business in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

Chevy Truck Was Most Stolen Vehicle In Ohio In 2013

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Nationally, the Honda Accord was the most frequently stolen car last year, regardless of model year.
11:56AM
August
18, 2014

For the second year in a row, Ohio auto thieves were most fond of a truck in 2013.

Ohio Employers Seek First Time Job Candidates

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Collage of photos greets visitors to the Administrative offices of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in the Rhodes Tower, Columbus
8:39PM
August
17, 2014

State and national jobless numbers are closely watched as economic indicators. The unemployment figures can also give useful clues for those seeking their first full-time job.

Land Owners Join Ohio Child Cancer Cluster Suit

6:49PM
August
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 [...]

Ohio Passes 1,000 Mark On Utica Shale Wells

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8:34PM
August
16, 2014

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

OSU Trustees Decline To Act On Band Director’s Firing

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6:20PM
August
15, 2014

The former director of the Ohio State University Marching Band, Jon Waters, appealed Thursday to the university’s board of trustees to be reinstated. On Friday, the board, in response, sent a letter to Waters’ attorney declining to do so.