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After Toledo, What's Next?

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Karen Hobbs, Senior Policy Analyst, Chicago:It’s been almost 2 months since half a million residents of Toledo, Ohio and surrounding communities were told not to drink their water after unsafe levels of toxins, caused by Lake Erie algal blooms, were found at a city water...

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on Sep 30, 2014 at 01:51 PM
End the Algae Assault: Grea...

End the Algae Assault: Great Lakes Mayors Should Push for Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Protection Rule

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Henry Henderson, Director, Midwest Program NRDC, Chicago, Illinois:The nation was greeted last month with the distressing news that nearly a half-million Americans were robbed of access to drinking water by toxic algae blooms near Toledo. It is amazing, spooky and utterly unacceptable for the citizens of...

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on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:50 AM
US EPA Carbon Rules Comment...

US EPA Carbon Rules Comment Period Extended, But There's No Need to Delay Ohio's Clean Energy Standards

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Samantha Williams, Staff Attorney, Chicago:Although the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday that it’s extending the comment period on the Clean Power Plan for states to curb carbon emissions from our nation’s power fleet to Dec. 1, Ohio doesn’t need additional time to...

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on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:20 PM
Skunk With Head Stuck In Be...

Skunk With Head Stuck In Beer Can Rescued In Ohio

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OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio.Oxford police said a resident called them about the skunk's predicament on Sunday. Police found the animal banging around trying to get the can off and running into shrubs. Skunks are known for the offensive spray they can emit when threatened. But Sgt. Jon Varley says an...

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on Sep 17, 2014 at 06:20 PM
Investigations underway int...

Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.

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on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Cleanup Work Complete in the Ashtabula River Area of Concern (OH)

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Ashtabula, Ohio - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the completion of all cleanup work required to remove the Ashtabula River on Lake Erie from the binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. EPA Region 5 Administrator/Great Lakes Program Manager Susan Hedman was jo...

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on Sep 04, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Ohio diocese discourages AL...

Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."

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on Aug 21, 2014 at 08:50 PM

U.S. EPA Serving as On-Scene Coordinator in Emergency Response to Ohio River Oil Spill (KY, OH)

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CHICAGO (August 19, 2014) ? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is serving as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill that occurred last night when approximately 3500 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the Ohio River from Duke Energy?s Beckjord power pl...

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on Aug 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM
On Books Since 1988, Ohio R...

On Books Since 1988, Ohio River Dam Project Keeps Rolling Along

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The $3 billion Olmsted Locks and Dam project, expected to be finished in 2020, is seen as too big to fail.

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on Aug 19, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Ferrer, Federer to clash in...

Ferrer, Federer to clash in Cincinnati final

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Five-time former champion Roger Federer continued his dominance over hard-hitting Canadian Milos Raonic with a 6-2, 6-3 win to reach the final of the ATP Cincinnati Masters tournament. The 33-year-old Federer, who advanced to the semis with a straight set win over Scotland's Andy Murray, has now won all six career meetings against Raonic. Federer's victory sets up the battle of the 30-something...

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on Aug 17, 2014 at 05:20 AM