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A trail along Clifton Gorge found in John Bryan State Park located in Yellow Springs.
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

A group of experts is working with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by taking a close look at Ohio’s 75 state parks to find out what kind of improvements can be made. 

Environmental advocates say time is running out to save a federal fund that helps improve local parks, pools, and playgrounds. 

Jesse Owens
Ohio State University

Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday dedicated a new state park and wildlife area in eastern Ohio named for Olympic great Jesse Owens.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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Gov. John Kasich has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget, which covers state spending on infrastructure, colleges and universities and community projects for the coming two years.

10:00... New proposals in state legislature allow drilling for oil and gas in Ohio's State Parks, but what about mineral rights? A discussion about who owns these rights, and may have access to these minerals within State Parks. 10:40... There is worry surrounding the more than $400 million in proposed cuts to Ohio nursing homes. Many wonder if these cuts will force nursing homes to reduce staff or possibly close. What is the future of elder care within Ohio now? Will the nursing homes survive, or will there need to be other options available? Guests: