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Farmers At Least Partly To Blame For Toledo Water Crisis

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The blue-green algae inundating Lake Erie and some other Ohio lakes is fueled by fertilizer runoff from farm fields and lawns.
8:46AM
August
5, 2014

About a half-million people were told to avoid their tap water after tests showed a toxin linked to algae found in Lake Erie. That algae is fueled by fertilizer runoff.

Ohio Ranks Fourth In Number Of Farmers Markets

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Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for the number of Farmers's Market.
2:28PM
August
4, 2014

Federal statistics say Ohio now ranks fourth in the number of farmers markets, up from fifth place last year.

Findlay Flood Study Still On Schedule

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The city of Findlay has struggled with flooding over the past seven years, particularly in the downtown area near the Blanchard River.
8:14AM
August
4, 2014

The Army Corps of Engineers says it still plans to finish a study within at least two years on flooding that has plagued areas near Findlay.

State Fair Closes With Sale Of Champions

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The 2014 Ohio State Fair closed Sunday. Fair managers say they should come close to or exceed previous attendance records.
7:46AM
August 4, 2014

The Ohio State Fair is over for another year, and while final attendance figures aren’t in yet, the fair did bring in some big numbers with the Sales of Champions.

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban

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Toledo officials issued the water warning in Ohio's fourth-largest city early Saturday after tests revealed the presence of a toxin likely from algae on Lake Erie.
7:26AM
August
4, 2014

Ohio’s fourth-largest city warned residents not to use city water early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, most likely from algae on Lake Erie.

Latest Common Core Repeal Effort To Bypass Supporter

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Republincan State Rep. Gerald Stebelton of Lancaster.
9:01AM
August 1, 2014

A new bill that seeks to repeal the Common Core education standards in Ohio will try a new path through the legislature, after a previous repeal attempt stalled in committee. That committee chair isn’t happy about this new move.

Fewer Police Have Access To Facial Recognition Software

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7:33AM
August 1, 2014

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office says fewer than 6,000 law-enforcement officers statewide now have access to facial-recognition technology that was kept from the public for months.

Obama’s Approval Rating Falling In Ohio

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7:59AM
July
31, 2014

A new poll by Quinnipiac University says Obama’s approval rating in Ohio has slipped to 36 percent. The same survey in May gave him a 39-percent approval rating.

Prison Guards Blame Food Vendor For Maggots, Security Problems

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7:29AM
July
31, 2014

There are problems with maggots, food shortages and contraband in state prisons, and the committee that inspects those facilities is blaming a private vendor hired by the prison system.

Kasich Maintains Double-Digit Lead Over FitzGerald

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A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
9:08AM
July 30, 2014

The poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows Republican Kasich ahead of FitzGerald 48 percent to 36 percent. The same poll in May had Kasich leading by a 50-to-35 percent margin.