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Report Ranks Ohio Near Bottom In Ethnic Achievement Gaps

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9:03AM
April
2, 2014

The “Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation used an index based on 12 factors including math and English scores, teen pregnancy rates, and employment prospects.

Ohio Group Holds Out Hope For Thorium Energy

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This schematic from 1969 represents the state of the art Thorium molten salt reactor design. Engineers at Oak Ridge Labs developed the technology then abandoned it in favor of the more familiar Uranium fueled light water reactors.
12:24PM
March
31, 2014

A group in Northeast Ohio is promoting an alternative form of atomic power that they say promises safer and cheaper nuclear reactors: Thorium. But critics say its time as a viable energy source has passed.

Columbus And State Make More Investments In Winter

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11:11AM
March
25, 2014

City and state leaders are spending a combined $5 million on new snow plows and road salt.

Lake Erie Proposal Dredges Up Controversy

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some residents, environmental groups, and politicians oppose this idea to put Cuyahoga River dredgings in Lake Erie. They say it’s an ill-advised cost-cutting measure.
10:37AM
March
25, 2014

The Cuyahoga River in northeast Ohio — known for catching fire in the 1960s — relies on frequent dredging to keep the shipping channels open. Now a controversial new proposal to dump the dredged material into Lake Erie has residents worried about contamination of the public water supply.

GOP Chair Denies Involvement In Libertarian Challenge

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Ohio GOP chair Matt Borges says neither he nor his party were involved in two recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.
10:56AM
March 18, 2014

The leader of the Ohio Republican Party says neither he nor his party had any involvement with recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.

Committee Approves New Rules For Ohio’s Jails

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Rules governing Ohio jails have been updated for the first time since 2003.
3:44PM
March
17, 2014

Ohio now has a new set of regulations for jails around the state.

DOJ To Ohio Youth Services: Stop “Rampant Use” Of Seclusion

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11:44AM
March
13, 2014

A motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Ohio seeks a temporary restraining order to limit the punishment of mentally ill boys through solitary confinement at four facilities.

Winter Weather Returning After Brief Respite

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Central Ohio is expecting a mix of rain, sleet, and snow beginning Wednesday afternoon.
8:31AM
March
12, 2014

After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.

Why Does Ohio Have Such Erratic Gas Prices?

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Ohio gas prices have increased 35 cents in the past month but are still two cents lower than what Ohio drivers were paying a year ago.
8:51AM
March
10, 2014

Ohio gas prices have jumped 35 cents a gallon in the last month, but are still two cents lower than what Ohio drivers were paying a year ago. So why are Ohio gas prices so volatile?

Libertarians Fight Order To Remove Them From Ballot

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Charlie Earl (eft) and Steven Linnaberry say they have filed a legal challenge to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's ruling that both should be removed from the May primary ballot.
8:30AM
March
10, 2014

Two Libertarians being removed from Ohio’s May primary ballot have filed a legal challenge against the state.