Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Columbus-based American Electric Power has agreed to pay at least $4.6 billion to reduce chemical emissions blamed for spreading smog and acid rain across a dozen eastern states.
The Ohio EPA is considering doing something that’s only been done in one other state’s cracking down on the amount of air pollutants in hair spray, deodorant, furniture polish and other consumer products.
In June of 1969 a train crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland tossed a spark that ignited oil and kerosene floating on the river’s surface. The fire spread to debris caugh beneath the train trestle, and the Cuyahoga River fire was born.