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Agency Using New Scale To Grade Lake Erie Algae

Lake Erie
Lake Erie
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

Speaking about the failed May ballot issue, one board member said “We sat on our haunches hoping Jack Hanna would carry us through.”
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

The Ohio Attorney General today certified a clean energy ballot isse.
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

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
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

New reverse lookup feature would allow parents to checkout who is communicating online with their children.
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.

Ohio History Center Exhibit Traces Extinction Of State’s Species

The last female passenger pigeon, part of the Going, Going, Gone? exhibit
1, 2014

A new exhibit at Columbus’ Ohio History Center traces the state’s extinct species and looks at modern-day threats to other animals and plants.

Dayton Air Show Returns One Year After Fatal Crash

The Blue Angels
The Blue Angels return to this year's Dayton air show
28, 2014

A resurgence in attendance is expected for this weekend’s annual Dayton air show, a year after a fiery crash claimed two performers.

GM Recalling Nearly 29,000 Cruzes To Fix Air Bags

Chevy Cruze
26, 2014

General Motors is recalling more than 29,000 Chevrolet Cruze compact cars because metal parts in the air bag assemblies can hit the driver and passengers if the bags are inflated.

State Begins Gypsy Moth Treatment Program

The Ohio Department of Agriculture today began using low flying airplanes to spray gypsy moths living in Central Ohio.
23, 2014

The sounds of low-flying planes above Central Ohio today are part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s attempt to reduce the gypsy moth population.

Columbus Woman Refuses To Let Autism Define Her

sondra williams
Sondra Williams hugs Gov. John Kasich after receiving the Courage Award in 2013. Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder applauds in the background.
20, 2014

More than 50,000 Ohioans are on the autism spectrum. They face many hurdles. One Columbus woman with autism continues to break down barriers along life’s path, inspiring others along the way. WOSU sat down with Ohio Courage Award recipient Sondra Williams and has this profile.