Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources today released new production figures for oil and gas wells in the state’s Utica Shale. For 2012, ODNR tallied oil and natural gas production for 87 wells which used hydraulic fracturing techniques. Most of the wells are situated in eastern Ohio counties. 65 wells produced oil and gas.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources wants to cut in half the total number of deer a hunter can kill in a year.
A wildlife officer has been placed on unpaid leave after state investigators found that he and two other officers in southwest Ohio hunted while on the job.
Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.
The list of proposals includes banning drilling rigs from coming within 300 feet of campgrounds, high-quality lakes, and historical and archaeological sites.