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Wet Summer Is Good News For Ohio Corn Crop

Ohio's corn industry supports about 34,000 jobs and generates nearly $359 million in labor income each year.
31, 2013

The USDA reports that more than three-fourths of Ohio’s corn crop was in good or excellent condition as of July 21 – compared to 15 percent at the same time last year.

Women’s College Rebuilds From Tornado

winds that ripped through the Pepper Pike campus early Saturday morning tore off the gym walls, as well as a roof, leaving a cutaway that shows an American flag, a basketball backboard and hoop – and a lot of debris.
23, 2013

Ursuline College plans to reopen for classes Tuesday, three days after a 110-mph tornado ripped through the Northeast Ohio campus.

AEP Mobilizes Hundreds Of Workers For Expected Outages

AEP spokeswoman Melissa McHenry says they’re mobilized between 300 and 400 workers from more-western states like Texas and Oklahoma.
October 29, 2012

American Electric Power says hundreds of line workers are headed to Ohio and other states likely to see effects from Hurricane Sandy.

More Than 200,000 Ohioans Without Electricity From Sandy

Sandy has been downgraded from a hurricane, but it continues to bring high winds and torrential rainfall for much of the East Coast and Midwest.
October 29, 2012

Tens of thousands of Ohioans are still without power after Superstorm Sandy brought high winds and the season’s first snow to some parts of the state overnight.

Expert: Drought Will Drive Up Ohio Food Prices

A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio.
20, 2012

An agricultural economist says the lack of rain is sure to raise Ohio prices on meat, milk, and other food commodities.

Heat Pushes City To Open Cooling Centers, ODNR Issues Fire Warning

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Columbus area residents keep cool under spray fountains at Bi-Centennial Park downtown
29, 2012

City leaders are using public pools, fire hydrants, and “cooling centers” to help residents beat the heat.

Community Centers Provide Respite From Heat

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In the midst of a heatwave, city workers opened fire hydrants at several locations around Columbus, including this one at Linden Park, on July 20, 2011.
21, 2011

People in Columbus are trying to stay cool under an oppressive heat wave that seems to have stalled over much of the nation’s mid section. People are beating the heat in various ways.

Heat Dangers Lead To Fan Giveaway

A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents.
11, 2011

A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents. Communications Director for Life Care Alliance, Michelle Jones says demand for fans started in the spring.

Columbus ERs Busy With Weather-Related Injuries

2, 2011

The ice, snow and wind have caused people to succumb to gravity. WOSU reports falls have caused increased visits to local emergency rooms.

Ohio Utility Crews Work To Restore Power

12, 2009

Utility crews are at work this morning restoring power from the latest storm to sweep through Central Ohio. For the third time in six months, American Electric Power and other utilities in the state are responding to storm-related power outages. Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour or higher blew down trees and power poles.