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A Balloon, A Camera And Its Four-Month Journey To West Virginia

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A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.
April 18, 2014

A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.

Ohio Homeland Security Unveils Phone Safety App

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April 12, 2014

Ohioans can now report suspicious activity to the state’s Homeland Security agency with a new app that can be downloaded on mobile devices.

Ohio Energy Group Opposes Lifting Ohio Targets

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WInd turbine generator
April 9, 2014

Ohio alternative energy producers are fighting a new Senate proposal to halt the phase-in of Ohio’s clean- and advanced-energy targets.

Despite Dealer Concerns, Tesla Strikes Deal To Sell In Ohio

Tesla Model S.
27, 2014

Car dealers in Ohio say they’ve reached a compromise with Silicone Valley-based Tesla, the electric automaker with a unique and controversial business model. The company sells directly to customers, not through a dealer. There’s no haggling; the price of each car is non-negotiable.

Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Drug Overdose Bill

Columbus Fire medics administer Narcan about 5 times a day. It can reverse a heroin or prescription opioid overdose in minutes.
11, 2014

Governor Kasich today signed a bill to allow greater access to Nalozone used to fight drug overdoses.

State To Buy New Raffle Machines Despite Vet Objections

The new machines will be built Intralot, a Greek gaming company.
10, 2014

A state legislative panel has authorized the Ohio Lottery to spend $22.5 million to build and operate new electronic raffle machines for veterans’ posts and fraternal organizations. But most organizations say they don’t want the new machines.

Tree-Killing Insect Threatens Hocking Hills Skyline

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees in Hocking Hills.
March 6, 2014

An insect threatens a key tree in Ohio’s picturesque Hocking Hills. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills Hemlock trees. But the state of Ohio is fighting back.

Ohio Job Market Suffers Tech Disconnect

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Connect Ohio Executive Director, Stu Johnson, advocates for high speed internet and more worker training in Ohio. The organization is funded mostly by federal and state grants and contracts for services.
3, 2014

Ohio’s job market suffers from a kind of disconnect. A new report shows a technology gap between the needs of employers and the technological competence of workers.

COTA To Begin Downtown Circulator Bus Service In May

COTA's downtown circulator service will begin May 5.
27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has purchased six new buses as it prepares to begin a circulator route in downtown Columbus. The CBUS service, scheduled to begin in May, will shuttle passengers to popular downtown and Short North destinations.

OSU Prof: Warming Polar Cyclones More Frequent Than Thought

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OSU Geography professor David Bromwich
February 9, 2014

A new analysis of polar weather data has shown that 1,900 cyclones churned across the top of the world each year from 2000 to 2010. That’s 40 percent more than previously thought. An Ohio State University professor analyzed the data that led to the finding.