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Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure

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A child with mumps with the characteristic swollen jaw
5:21PM
July 16, 2014

The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year.

Solar panel array to help heat, power Ohio prison

2:40PM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Solar Panel Array To Help Heat, Power Ohio Prison

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The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction holds tours Wednesday at the prison, 50 miles south of Columbus.
9:40AM
July
16, 2014

Ohio has unveiled a large solar project at a prison aimed at saving $245,000 in annual energy costs while training inmates to install and maintain the panels as a route to future jobs.

Cool Summer Temperatures Ahead

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10-day forecast, Columbus, Ohio
3:29PM
July 14, 2014

It certainly won’t be anywhere near as cold as last February, but Central Ohio and much of the nation is about to experience some unseasonable weather.

Study Seeks To Quantify Effects Of Stress Among Women

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An Ohio State laboratory
2:07PM
July
14, 2014

Ohio State university researchers today published findings that seek to quantify combined effects of stress and high fat meals among women. Professor Jan Kiecolt Glaser is lead author of the study. She says day-to-day stress takes a physical toll.

Agency Using New Scale To Grade Lake Erie Algae

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Lake Erie
8:42PM
July
12, 2014

Researchers are adding a new wrinkle to how they will forecast the yearly algae outbreaks on Lake Erie.

Columbus Zoo Won’t Try Levy Proposal On November Ballot

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Speaking about the failed May ballot issue, one board member said “We sat on our haunches hoping Jack Hanna would carry us through.”
8:13PM
July
9, 2014

The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has voted to forego a levy request on the November ballot.

AG DeWine Certifies clean energy ballot issue

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The Ohio Attorney General today certified a clean energy ballot isse.
1:44PM
July
7, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today certified a petition for a proposed Ohio Clean Energy amendment to the Ohio Constitution.

Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry

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An employee at the Union County Airport works on a small airplane. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says half a million pilots will be needed around the world in the next twenty years
7:31AM
July 7, 2014

Half a million pilots are expected to be needed around the world in the next twenty years, and that could be great news for “The Birthplace of Aviation.”

Ohioans Can Search Sex Offender Phone, Email Info

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New reverse lookup feature would allow parents to checkout who is communicating online with their children.
11:47AM
July
3, 2014

Ohioans can see whether phone numbers, email addresses or screen names belong to registered sex offenders under a new feature added to the state’s online database.