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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale fracking boom.That vocal support from blue-collar workers complicates efforts by environmentalists to limit drilling.The Laborers' International Union, or LIUNA, says that construction work its members do on large pipeline jobs in Pennsylvania and ... More>>

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Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Hog farms in Ohio are reporting cases of a relatively new disease that kills newborn pigs.The state's agriculture department says it has recorded a couple hundred confirmed cases of the virus across Ohio.The disease first found a year ago causes baby pigs to become dehydrated and die.Severe strains of the virus can wipe out a farm's entire supply of baby pigs.The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently said the die-off has had a hand in shrinking the nation's pig herd by 3... More>>

Gender gap under Ohio governor nearly $10 an hour

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A newspaper investigation has found the average pay gap between men and women in the offices of four of Ohio's five elected statewide officials has grown to almost $10 an hour, as it's shrunk to under a dollar across the rest of state government.The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/1jWcGS7 ) women working in Republican Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) office earn $9.81-an-hour less, on average, than men. That's the highest gender pay gap among statewide officeholders... More>>

Ohio AG offers tips in wake of Heartbleed bug

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state's attorney general is offering tips for Ohioans to protect their personal information following a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this month.The so-called "Heartbleed" security problem has put millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information at risk.The extent of the damage caused by the breakdown is unknown. The security hole exists on a vast number of the Internet's Web servers and went undetected for more than t... More>>

New rules for Ohio's county jails go into effect

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - New rules for Ohio's county jails cover a variety of topics, including revised mental standards and emails. More>>

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's auto safety watchdog, also didn't seek a recall of the compact car from the 2004 through 2007 model years even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago and f... More>>

One injured during skydiving in Mercer County

GROVE CITY, Pa. One person was flown by medical helicopter from Skydive Pennsylvania in Mercer County after a rough landing.Emergency crews responded to the skydiving center at Grove City Airport around 6:50 p.m. Saturday evening.21 News is told the victim's parachute did open, but the man was injured during the landing.His condition is not known at this time. More>>

Motorists reminded of more Amish buggies on the roads Video included

LISBON, Ohio - Orange barrels won't be the only thing motorists will have to watch for while traveling throughout Columbiana County. More>>

Wild turkey season opening in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's spring season for hunting wild turkeys opens Monday with youths allowed to begin hunting the popular game bird this weekend.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Ohio has had above-average hatch years that should result in many 2-year-old and 1-year-old male turkeys. The agency's Division of Wildlife anticipates about 70,000 licensed hunters aside from landowners hunting on their own property.The spring and youth turkey seasons are open statewide with the ... More>>

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  • Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Communities rally to fight back against heroin

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:32:17 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
    HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) - Some communities are trying to fight back against the scourge of heroin, with rallies, town halls, and social media.In southwest Ohio's Butler County, heroin deaths are increasing at stunning rates and communities have turned to a task force, town halls, and poster-waving rallies. Some activists are using a northern Kentucky group that formed two years ago as a model.One activist leader in Butler County says heroin is "a 360-degree problem" that is impacting everyone.Ohi...More >>
  • Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Goodyear narrows possible names for new airship

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:26:01 GMT
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Ohio-based Goodyear Tire Rubber Co. has narrowed the list of possible names for the new airship that is the next generation of its famous blimp.The Akron Beacon Journalreports people submitted more than 15,000 suggestions through a naming contest. The ten finalists include Ambassador, Explorer, Inspiration and Pride of Goodyear.People can vote for their favorites on Goodyear's website for the next three weeks. Goodyear has said whoever submitted winning name will get acces...More >>
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    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    Search for 2 missing Lake Erie boaters delayed

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) - A state agency says it had to postpone a planned search in western Lake Erie for two boaters who disappeared days ago with two others whose bodies have been recovered.More >>
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    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
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