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Nature
8:40 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: August 28 - September 3, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Fiduz

Poor Will's Almanack for the fourth week of Late Summer.

Summer is an entire life of landscape, lush and complete like the body and soul of a person grown to sweet and successful maturity. Now I see it coming all undone, see how perfection can unravel so swiftly and deliberately.

Still... in the year’s symmetry and counterpoint, I tell myself, nothing really falls out of place: descent is as impeccable as ascent, renewal as clear as decay.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:08 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ohio National Forest OKs Natural Gas Drilling

The U.S. Forest Service says the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio.

The Forest Service released its report Monday after a study of a land and resource management plan drafted in 2006 for the Wayne National Forest.

Forest Supervisor Anne Carey says that plan can adequately address any damage and risks to the forest from the gas extraction method also known as fracking.

She also says a new environmental impact study is not needed.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Conrad's Corner: August 27, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Judy Johnson's poem, "Green Market"

Politics
4:06 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Removal of Ohio Election Officials Recommended

A state hearing officer is recommending two Democrats be removed from the Montgomery County Board of Elections after they had moved to create extra voting hours on the weekends.

Secretary of State Jon Husted initially suspended Thomas Ritchie Sr. and Dennis Lieberman from their positions on the Board of Elections, then temporarily lifted his suspension last week so the board could continue its work.

Husted, a Republican, has ordered election boards in Ohio's 88 counties to have the same early in-person voting hours on weekdays and have no hours on weekends.

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Statewide News
2:53 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Local Aviation Photographer And Author Calls Armstrong A Remarkable Man

Neil Armstrong is being remembered as a national hero, and another Ohioan who was an aviation pioneer. WYSO's Emily McCord reports, that even though he made history, he is also being remembered as a humble man.

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