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Ohio’s Libraries Weathered The Storm And Are Now Helping With Relief Efforts

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When storms ravaged parts of Ohio during Memorial Day weekend, several libraries were forced to close their doors for a short time. Those facilities are back in operation. And many libraries are serving in relief efforts now. The Ohio Library Council’s Michelle Francis says some libraries in Green, Montgomery and Mercer counties lost power or… Read More

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West Virginia University Wins NASA Robotics Contest

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University robotics team has won a NASA competition for the second time in three years. The college on Friday announced the team’s win in NASA’s Moon to Mars Ice & Prospecting Challenge. WVU’s Mountaineer Ice Driller Automated System III beat out other machines made by the Massachusetts Institute… Read More

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Officials: Ohio Tornadoes Led to Sewage Release in River


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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Officials say 4.7 million gallons of untreated sewage was released into a river during Ohio’s Memorial Day tornado outbreak. The Dayton Daily News reports county sewer workers had to divert wastewater directly into the Stillwater River after two pump stations lost power during the storms. Hundreds of homes and businesses were… Read More

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DRC Head Says Execution Protocol Won’t Be Rushed

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Gov. Mike DeWine has put off all upcoming executions till a new lethal injection method is developed, which he has said will happen in the coming weeks. But the head of the prisons agency says it’s taking some time. DeWine ordered the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction to come up with a new method after… Read More