Ohio

Earthquakes in Ohio: History, Safety Tips and Fracking

Nov 5, 2015
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When it comes to natural disasters, earthquakes are not typically something the average Ohioan worries about. But last month, Ohio participated in a nationwide earthquake drill that had increased participation in the Midwest. This hour, we'll talk about the risk  in Ohio, the effects that fracking and wastewater wells have on seismic activity and what to do in the event of an earthquake. 

Mike Mozart

Ohio motorists are seeing lower prices at the pumps as they start the new work week.

Craft Beer in Ohio

Oct 19, 2015
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Ohio's craft brewing industry has more than doubled in size with the number of breweries increasing from 58 in 2012 to 130 and counting today. Fourth in the nation for craft beer productivity, Ohio is creating an economic impact of more than $1.3 billion and is responsible for more than 10,000 industry-related jobs. With a sizeable population and home to Ohio State, Columbus is a great location for the craft beer industry. 

Charter School Reform Legislation

Oct 14, 2015
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House Bill 2 passed in the Ohio General Assembly and promises wide-ranging reforms for charter schools statewide. Reforms include increased transparency among board members, eliminating conflicts of interest within the system, empowering board independence, and increasing accountability. The bill had wide ranging support, but is it enough to fix the state's troubling charter school record.

Regulating Puppy Mills

Oct 13, 2015
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There are an estimated 10,000 puppy mills in the United States and Ohio ranks among the worst in the nation for having USDA licensed breeding kennels and brokers. This hour, a closer look at what that means and how Ohio lawmakers are addressing the issue. 

Attorney General Mike DeWine says 848 public entities in Ohio will get a share of the state's $11.5 million settlement with rock salt producers accused of conspiring to drive up prices.

Ohio Ranks Among Worst States in Food Security

Sep 30, 2015
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recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture indicated that over seven percent of Ohioans lived in households with very low food security in 2014, ranking Ohio third nationally. 

Liberal And Conservative Groups Unite To Fight Civil Forfeiture Laws

Sep 29, 2015
Civil forfeiture is when the government seizes someone’s property. In Ohio, it can happen without criminal charges.
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Conservative and liberal groups are joining forces to reform a piece of law that they say violates people’s rights, but doesn’t get much attention.

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The average cost of gas for Ohio drivers has increased again from the previous week, but is still significantly cheaper than it was a year ago.

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A Georgia man convicted in Ohio of charges involving illegal trafficking in white-tailed deer was ordered to pay fines and restitution of $1.6 million, which federal officials say is the largest sum of money an individual has been ordered to pay for a U.S. wildlife crime.

Ohio Dems Push For Charter Investigation

Sep 14, 2015
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The Ohio Democratic Party is calling for an independent investigation into the Ohio Department of Education over the changing of data for online and dropout recovery charter schools.

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A Columbus man suffering from a long-term mental illness was sentenced to serve four years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama in 2013.

A.G. Signs Off On Term Limit Petition Effort

Sep 9, 2015

A group that wants to reinforce term limits is one step closer to the ballot.

Charter School Evaluation and Oversight

Sep 1, 2015
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Ohio continues to be the target of sharp criticism of charter school failure after an official at the Department of Education altered test scores from poor-performing online school evaluations. These revelations unfold as backers and school leaders urge state lawmakers to come up with a better system.

Pro-Pot Mascot "Buddy" Draws Critics

Aug 28, 2015
Jo Ingles, Ohio Public Radio

The group behind this fall’s proposed amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio has a controversial new mascot.

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