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School Groups, Police, Clergy Back Kasich Gun Reform Bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A coalition seeking to reduce gun violence across Ohio is urging lawmakers to act quickly to enact Republican Gov. John Kasich’s proposed gun law changes. Groups representing students, teachers, school counselors, police chiefs, pediatricians and Catholic clergy joined a letter sent last week to state legislative leaders. The groups criticized the… Read More

Ohio’s Private Job-Creation Office Says It Ranks Well

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A consulting firm says in a study that Ohio’s privatized economic development office ranks well in comparison with similar groups. A review commissioned and funded by JobsOhio examined its record of creating jobs, attracting projects and sharing information. Independent management consulting company McKinsey & Co. compared JobsOhio to economic development groups… Read More

Piles of coal

Coal Ash Uncovered: New Data Reveal Widespread Contamination At Ohio Valley Sites

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For generations, coal power has fueled American prosperity. But for each shovelful thrown into the furnaces, a pile of ash was left in its place. Today, as coal’s dominance in the power sector wanes, those piles of ash have grown into mountains as coal ash became one of the largest waste streams in the country, according to… Read More

City Pool Grand Opening Rescheduled

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Breaking: Athens officials say the pool will now open on Monday June, 18 from noon to 7 p.m. Check out this video we took on Tuesday of the new facility. pic.twitter.com/GY3O6UqMFT — WOUB News (@woubnews) June 15, 2018 ATHENS — The Athens City Pool will open on Monday after multiple delays, according to city officials…. Read More