Statewide News
7:04 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Ohio drilling falls short of expectations

A newspaper reports that injection drilling in Ohio hasn't met the initial expectations of state officials this year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials had told state legislators in March that as many as 250 of the natural-gas and oil wells would be drilled in eastern Ohio Utica shale by the end of the year.

But state records show that only 165 wells have been completed, with 22 more being drilled.

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Around the Miami Valley
12:18 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Clark County Democratic Chair Rhine resigns

Clark County Democratic Party Chairman Ron Rhine is planning to retire from his position next year.  A search for a replacement is currently underway.

Rhine took over as party chairman in 2007 after taking over the unexpired term of Charlie Bush. He was elected to the position in 2010.

He also served as a state representative and past president of the UAW International Union. He still serves on the Board of Elections.

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9:59 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Ohio Higher Education Presidents Meet To Discuss Incentivizing Graduation

There was quite a meeting of the minds in Gov. John Kasich’s office, as the presidents of many of Ohio’s public universities and community colleges gathered to put forward their ideas on improving Ohio’s public education system. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports on their reform plan.

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Health, Science & The Environment
9:53 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Ohio Offers Help During Medicare Open Enrollment

Ohioans with Medicare coverage have until the end of this week to shop for a new prescription drug insurance plan.

Ohio Department of Insurance officials are reminding Medicare beneficiaries that open enrollment ends on Friday. Any changes made to Medicare coverage will take effect Jan. 1.

The window is the only chance most beneficiaries have each year to find coverage or switch plans the government's program for seniors and the disabled.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Conrad's Corner: December 2, 2012

Rita Coleman reads her poem, "If Trees Could Do Yoga."

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