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Public Good, Property Rights Collide On Buckeye Lake Dam

State and local emergency leaders will spend the next days and weeks refining evacuation procedures at Buckeye Lake after this weekend's drill. Residents are coping with lower levels as the state rebuilds the lake's ailing dam.
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Columbus Police say a man is in custody after firing several shots at an officer driving his personal vehicle. 

Police say Officer Kevin Schoppert was in uniform while driving west on Interstate 70 early Sunday when 24-year-old Alphonso Reed pulled beside him and fired several shots.

Police say another vehicle was also hit, but no injuries were reported.

Police say Reed was arrested after a brief foot chase that ended near Refugee Road. He's been charged with felonious assault.

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The Ohio Department of Health says botulism sickened 20 people who ate at a church potluck. One of those people later died.  

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Supporters of marijuana legalization in Ohio say they are about halfway to their goal of collecting the more than 305,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November ballot.

An aerial view of Buckeye Lake.

Emergency departments in Fairfield and Licking counties will conduct an emergency evacuation drill at Buckeye Lake tomorrow morning.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently found that the dam is in serious danger of failing.  

To hear the full interview with Sean Grady, Director of the Licking County Emergency Management Agency, click above.

To watch a video from the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources that explains a potential dam failure, click on the video file below.


Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice cream products and temporarily closed its stores due to a possible Listeria contamination. WOSU talked with Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long about what Listeria is and how it can get into food.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has voluntarily recalled of all of its ice creams and closed down its stores because of a possible Listeria contamination. 

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 The number of patients being treated for suspected botulism continues to fluctuate. The Ohio Department of Health reports 22 people are being treated for symptoms, that’s up five cases from Wednesday. The illness killed a 54-year-old woman.

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An Ohio police task force is recommending the state boost the minimum number of required training hours for officers and use stricter screening for applicants.

A Dayton Mother Looks In From The Outside

Apr 23, 2015
A mother with her daughter standing on the front porch of a house

Nube’s trying to get her kids out the door to school. Her six-year-old comes running down the stairs; her 15-year-old is up in the bedroom getting dressed. She and her children aren’t even five feet tall, but they fill up the kitchen bustling around trying to eat and get ready.

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Recommendations from a panel studying how to update police training in Ohio are set to be announced Thursday. They're expected to target some Ohio police academies.