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Steubenville Schools Tech Director Indicted In Latest Probe

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William Rhinaman, IT director for Steubenville schools, was booked into Jefferson County Jail.
8:22AM
October 8, 2013

A grand jury investigation stemming from the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two Ohio high school football players has led to an indictment against a school information technology employee.

Shale Drilling Creates Tax Revenue, Few Jobs

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:30AM
August
23, 2013

A new report out of Cleveland State University shows shale drilling has provided an economic boost for several counties around Ohio this year. But it says the drilling boom has not yet had a big impact on jobs.

Construction Begins On Eastern Ohio Pipeline

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:31AM
August
5, 2013

Work on an underground pipeline to transport liquid petroleum products across Ohio has begun in Muskingum County and other portions of Eastern Ohio.

Oil Companies Pulling Out As Tax Debate Rages On

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Four large drilling companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio.
7:30AM
April
26, 2013

Four large oil and natural gas companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio, but that’s not stopping the debate over increasing Ohio’s severance tax on drillers.

Environmentalists Push To Ban Ohio’s Monitoring Of Storage Wells

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
12:54PM
March
18, 2013

A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking federal regulators to suspend Ohio’s authority to monitor wells that store drilling waste water.

DeWine To Convene Grand Jury For Steubenville Case

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Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. The community has struggled with media attention since two high school football players were charged with and convicted of rape.
8:12AM
March 18, 2013

Ohio’s attorney general says he’ll convene a grand jury to investigate whether other people should be charged in a rape of a teenage girl beyond two boys who were found guilty.

Steubenville Prosecutors Turn To Cell Phone Evidence

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A statue of Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. Two Steubenville High School football players are charged with raping a 16-year-old girl last August.
12:35PM
March
14, 2013

Police and witnesses from phone service providers have testified about cellphones collected as evidence in the case against two high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl.

Prosecutors, Defense Lay Out Case As Steubenville Trial Begins

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The eastern Ohio community has been divided over the case that's drawn worldwide news coverage for its intertwining with social media and calls for justice by the hacker group Anonymous.
12:32PM
March 13, 2013

After months of worldwide attention, the trial of two Steubenville high school football players accused of raping a 16-year-old girl is under way.

One Dead, Another Injured After Eastern Ohio Drilling Accident

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The accident happened near Carrollton in eastern Ohio.
8:52AM
February 26, 2013

Authorities said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.

“War On Coal” At Forefront In The Race For Ohio’s 6th District

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The most common sign in eastern Ohio's 6th District doesn't mention either congressional candidate.
7:48AM
October
25, 2012

Anti-war slogans are everywhere in eastern Ohio this campaign season. “Stop the War on Coal” is one of the most common yard signs seen in Ohio’s sprawling 6th congressional district, a region at the center of the state’s shale oil and gas boom.