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Multiple Mumps Cases Found In Central Ohio School

Delaware General Health District officials say that students who lack a mumps vaccine will be excluded from attending the Delaware County school where the cases were reported.
18, 2014

A central Ohio health district is investigating a probable cluster of mumps cases after two cases were reported in one school building, in addition to 25 more cases in the county.

Ohio Had Record Number Of Heroin Overdoses In 2012

Health officials say 680 people died of heroin overdoses in 2012, up from 426 deaths in 2011, a 37 percent increase.
April 18, 2014

The state says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2012 as it released the newest available figures for a problem that’s been called an epidemic and public health crisis.

Space Added As Columbus Homeless Families Increase

The Community Shelter Board plans to increase space for homeless families at the YWCA family center.
April 17, 2014

Central Ohio’s homeless agency is expanding space for displaced families as the number of parents and children with no place to live increases.

Mumps Cases Spread To Columbus State Community College

Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
April 17, 2014

Columbus health officials say they’ve confirmed 2 cases of mumps at Columbus State Community College as an outbreak of the illness continues.

Student Drivers Learn To Co-Exist With Cyclists

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Anthony Thomas teaches a "share the road" class at the Columbus Driving Academy in Reynoldsburg. The state, in recent years, has included more information about bicyclists in the curriculum guidelines.
17, 2014

With more bicyclists on the road, drivers have to learn to share. While fewer cyclists were hurt on Ohio roads last year, fatalities ticked up slightly. Ohio driver’s ed instruction has been slow to keep up with the rising number of bicycle commuters. But student drivers are learning more than ever about how to co-exist with cyclists.

Springfield Man Charged With Refusing To Land Drone

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April 15, 2014

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says Kele Stanley refused to stop flying his drone while a medical helicopter was preparing to land.

Drilliers, Environmentalists React To New “Fracking” Policy

Wells like this one where new drilling techniques are used will be regulated under new rules passed by Ohio lawmakers.
15, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is now requiring oil and drilling companies to implement seismic monitoring policies if they want to frack near a fault line or an area known for seismic activity.

Mumps Outbreak Grows To 189 Cases

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Health officials say the outbreak began on the Ohio State University campus and quickly spread to surrounding areas.
11, 2014

Local health agencies in the area say that those infected by the viral illness range in age from 9 months to 70 years. They include 89 Ohio State students.

Ohio’s Congressional Delegation Upset About Flood Plan Delay

The city of Findlay has struggled with flooding over the past seven years, particularly in the downtown area near the Blanchard River.
10, 2014

Several Ohio members of Congress say they are not happy that the Army Corps of Engineers may wait until 2016 to issue a final report on a flood control plan for the flood-prone Blanchard River.

Central Ohio Mumps Cases Rise; College Vaccine Policies Differ

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April 8, 2014

As of April 8, 163 cases of mumps had been reported in Franklin and Delaware counties.