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5:44 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Ohio Board Sets Caging Rules for Exotic Animals

A newly formed board created by Ohio's law on exotic animals has set temporary rules for cage sizes and caretaking of the dangerous wildlife.

The Dangerous and Restricted Animals Advisory Board met for the first time Wednesday to establish interim housing rules for regulated animals, such as alligators, cougars and lions. A legislative panel would have to approve the rules.

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Statewide News
4:46 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Ohio Reports 14th Illness in Meningitis Outbreak

A meningitis case in central Ohio increases the state's total to 14 illnesses linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.
 
The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday the additional case involves a 39-year-old Union County woman. Cases of rare fungal meningitis also have been reported in Clermont, Crawford, Franklin, Hamilton, Marion, Morrow and Warren counties.
 
Those cases involve adults, and none have died.
 

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Politics
8:36 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Romney Focuses On Disaster Relief In Kettering

Mitt Romney at Trent Arena in Kettering
Credit Emily McCord / WYSO

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney canceled campaign events Tuesday in Ohio, but he still made an appearance in Kettering. As Emily McCord reports for  WYSO, the focus was on disaster relief.

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Health, Science & The Environment
12:06 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Teen Births Decreasing in Ohio

The number of teen births in Ohio is still declining.

The rate of women 19 and younger who gave birth in Ohio fell for the fourth consecutive year in 2011. That's according to an analysis by The Dayton Daily News of preliminary state data.

Ohio Department of Health statistics show that the 12,189 teen births last year were down 11 percent from 2010. And it was the fewest recorded since the state began keeping track in 1990.

Nature
8:35 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: October 30 - November 5, 2012

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Steve Corey

This is Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack for the LAST WEEK of Middle Fall

I wake up to leaves from the redbud tree and the white mulberry tree on the lawn where I just yesterday. Today, I will just look and listen.

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