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OSU’s Mirror Lake Well On Its Way To Sustainability

The fountain in the center or Mirror Lake might be removed at some point in the near future to make the water's surface more reflective
26, 2014

For 9 months a chain-link fence surrounded Mirror Lake as crews made repairs – part of an on-going project to ensure future students get to enjoy Mirror Lake.

Anti-Fracking Billboards In Ohio Coming Down

Two billboards in Coshocton, Ohio oppose deep-injection wells. The billboard owners ended the lease on the signage.
8, 2014

An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards near two wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages are coming down.

CDC, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Make Case To Fight “Superbugs”

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Drug-resistant superbugs of concern to CDC, some members of Congress
September 5, 2014

Health officials say antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to rise and pose threats that can lead to fatal infections.

Cincinnati Zoo Remembers Last Passenger Pigeon

"Martha" lived and died at the Cincinnati Zoo
September 1, 2014

The Cincinnati Zoo remembers the last known passenger pigeon with a renovated memorial 100 years after the bird’s death at the zoo.

Damaged Insulation Led To Underground Explosions In Columbus

1, 2014

American Electric Power says explosions that sent manhole covers flying in downtown Columbus last February happened when insulation material on electricity cables broke down because of water, salt and other factors

Goodyear Christens New ‘Wingfoot One’ Airship

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Wingfoot One emerges from the hangar
23, 2014

Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has christened its new airship, launching the next generation of its well-known blimps.

Health Officials: 2 Ohioans Have West Nile Virus

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West Nile Virus is transmitted by mosquitos
August 20, 2014

Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state’s first human cases.

Land Owners Join Ohio Child Cancer Cluster Suit

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 [...]

Palm-Sized Spider Found At Southern Ohio Preserve

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A wolf spider
16, 2014

A big, hairy, palm-sized spider more common in the South has been spotted in Ohio, reportedly for the first time in six decades.

Ohio Passes 1,000 Mark On Utica Shale Wells

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16, 2014

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