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Minor Earthquake Hits Ohio; No Injuries or Damage Reported

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal geologists say a small earthquake hit Ohio in the middle of the night with no injuries or damage reported. Tuesday morning’s 2.6 magnitude quake struck about 1:25 a.m. in Madison about 40 miles east of Cleveland. Cleveland.com reports the quake was felt in several cities around northeast Ohio. The quake was much… Read More

Ohio Council OKs Hunting Rules For 2015-2016 Deer Seasons

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Ohio’s wildlife council has given the OK to reductions in deer bag limits and removed the peregrine falcon from Ohio’s threatened species list. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the Ohio Wildlife Council voted to reduce the statewide number of deer hunters can take from nine to six. Only one deer may be antlerless…. Read More

Groundwater Tests Considered Near Injection Wells

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A proposal to do baseline groundwater testing at a K&H Partners injection well site near Torch is being considered by the Athens County Commissioners. K&H Partners of West Virginia received a state permit March 18 to drill its third injection well in Troy Twp. near Torch. Injection wells are used to dispose of saltwater and… Read More

State Awarded More Than $500K For Marine Patrols In Ohio

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Ohio will award more than a half-million dollars to support local marine patrols in 23 communities around the state. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the grants totaling more than $575,000 are intended to enhance safety and recreational boating on the state’s waterways. The money will help local law enforcement agencies provide emergency response… Read More

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Drilling Permit Issued For Injection Well In Troy Township

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K&H Partners has been issued a state permit to drill its third injection well in Troy Twp. “The injection well permit was issued to K&H today and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will monitor each step of the drilling and injection process,” according to a statement released Wednesday by the agency. The permit was… Read More

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Ohio Officials To Discuss Situation At Faulty Dam

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Ohio emergency management officials plan to discuss the precarious situation with a faulty dam at Buckeye Lake. State and local officials plan to brief the media on Monday morning on emergency preparedness planning for residents who live near the reservoir about 30 miles east of Columbus. A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report released last… Read More

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State Advise Ohioans To Be Cautious Burning Spring Debris

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Natural resources officials are reminding Ohioans about the state’s outdoor burning regulations for spring as warmer weather approaches. State forester Robert Boyles says most wildfires in Ohio are caused by people who are careless when they burn trash or other debris. Ohio law bans outdoor debris burning from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. during March,… Read More