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Feds: Lake Erie algae bloom in 2015 was largest on record

posted on November 13, 2015 at 4:16 PM

The algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this summer was the largest on record and left behind a thick, paint-like scum that covered an area roughly the size of New York City, government scientists said Tuesday. Full Story

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues

posted on March 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Wildfires burn in dry areas as drought continues
Warmer temperatures returned to the Midwest this week. But in Ohio, heavy rains and rapid melting of snow led to severe flooding. Full Story

NY Farmers Lament Lost Opportunity for Gas Riches

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM

While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams. Full Story

Proposed Rule for Farms Aims to Improve Lake Erie

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:09 PM

Ohio's lawmakers are taking their first step toward slowing the spread of algae in Lake Erie since a toxin contaminated the drinking water for more than 400,000 people. Legislation approved in the state House would ban farmers in much of... Full Story

Ohio Offers No-Interest Loans in Water Toxin Fight

posted on August 15, 2014 at 11:40 AM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to a water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without... Full Story

Local Gas Drilling Laws Get A Key Airing In Ohio

posted on December 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

The lawsuit questions whether states that are eager for the jobs and tax revenues can trump local restrictions that communities say protect them from haphazard development? Full Story

CDC: 158 Cases of New Swine Flu Strain From Pigs

posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

 ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials Thursday reported a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people. The cumulative case count jumped from 29 a week ago to 158 this week, thanks to a wave of... Full Story

Ohio Farm Where Exotics Escaped Faces Foreclosure

posted on May 11, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Ohio Wants Farmers to Help Reduce Lake Erie Algae

posted on March 16, 2012 at 6:29 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's farmers won't be forced to change how they use fertilizer and manure even though both are thought to be contributing to the growing algae outbreaks in Lake Erie. Instead, state officials are hoping that farmers will... Full Story

Company Cautions Against Linking Well, Ohio Quakes

posted on January 13, 2012 at 4:57 PM

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Boos, applause and the occasionaloutburst marked a gathering of about 500 Ohio residents seekingexplanations for a series of earthquakes that has hit their areasince deep injection drilling came to... Full Story

Butter sculptures churn 100-year state fair legacy

posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Life-size butter sculptures of everything from cows to space heroes and Hollywood stars are among the most beloved traditions of state fairs, drawing thousands of admirers each year from Iowa to Ohio and as far south as Texas. Full Story

Ohio Farmers Unhappy With Attack on Corn Sweetener

posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Food companies that remove high-fructose corn syrup from their products threaten the jobs of farmers in Ohio, the nation's No. 7 grower of corn, state agriculture leaders say. Full Story

Farm States May Copy Ohio Vote on Livestock Rules

posted on October 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP)-Ohio voters will decide next week whether to create a board overseeing livestock care in a move that could give farmers in rural America a blueprint for battling animal rights groups intent on outlawing cramped cages for... Full Story

High School Students Learn Farming at Ohio State

posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — On a small plot of land owned by Ohio State University, 13 high school students have dedicated their summer vacation to farming. Full Story

Ohio Food Giveaway Aids Jobless Workers' Families

posted on February 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Wilmington, Ohio (AP) - Semi trailers loaded with donated food and other items pulled into town Thursday, bringing much-needed supplies to families devastated by the impending pullout of cargo shipper DHL. Full Story
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