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2 hurt when cable on 'Skyha...

2 hurt when cable on 'Skyhawk' ride in Ohio snaps

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SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio amusement park ride that swings riders as high as 125 feet has been closed indefinitely after a cable snapped, injuring two visitors.

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on Jul 28, 2014 at 08:21 PM

Ohio Fracking Spill Highlights Problems with State Disclosure Laws

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Matthew McFeeley, Attorney, Washington, D.C.:After tens of thousands of gallons of fracking chemicals flowed into a creek last month in Ohio, officials with the state and federal environmental protection agencies, who oversee the safety of drinking water, were forced to wait for five days...

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on Jul 25, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Ohio woman gets 32 years fo...

Ohio woman gets 32 years for enslaving mentally disabled woman

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An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the U.S. attorney's office said.

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on Jul 25, 2014 at 01:20 PM

Wooly Mammoths and Mastodons loved Cincinnati!

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Their scruffy beards weren't ironic, but there are reasons mammoths and mastodons could have been the hipsters of the Ice Age.According to research from the University of Cincinnati, the famously fuzzy relatives of elephants liked living in Greater Cincinnati long before it was trendy -- at the end of the last ice age. A study led by Brooke Crowley, an assistant professor of geology and anthrop...

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on Jul 23, 2014 at 04:20 PM
In historic shift, working-...

In historic shift, working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

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Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups.

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on Jul 22, 2014 at 08:20 PM

Halliburton takes 5 days to provide chemical information at Ohio fracking explosion that killed 70,000 fish

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Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C.:Last week I blogged about explosions and a spill at a fracking operation in Ohio. More details are now available, and the reports offer a cautionary tale of all the things that can go wrong on a fracking site. Here are...

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM
Ohio company wins rights to...

Ohio company wins rights to shipwreck's gold

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A fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its bid to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and has been the subject of legal fights for nearly 30 years.

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on Jul 10, 2014 at 11:20 PM
Ohio man stole dead mom's S...

Ohio man stole dead mom's Social Security for 33 years

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(Reuters) - An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he collected more than $230,000 in Social Security benefits intended for his mother for 33 years after she died. Frank Pospisil admitted in U.S. District Court in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday that he had stolen his mother's Social Security survivor benefits totaling $230,479 since she died in 1981, according to federal court docum...

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on Jul 03, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Ohio Rolls Back Renewable Energy Standards

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Many states around the U.S. have adopted policies that encourage the development of renewable energy. Lately, though, there's been a major push nationwide for states to repeal those policies. As Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow reports, Ohio appears to be the first state to temporarily halt some of their standards for utilities.

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on Jun 20, 2014 at 08:50 PM

Ohio Puts Double-Whammy on Green Energy

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The Ohio government put a double whammy on renewable energy this past week, freezing its renewable portfolio standard and inserting a last-minute rule in the state budget bill. Changing the siting rule for wind turbines puts $25 billion in wind energy projects in serious jeopardy.The post Ohio Puts Double-Whammy on Green Energy appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit.

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on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:50 PM