Global climate change has caused unprecedented changes to the Arctic environment, especially a rapid decrease in the summer sea ice sheet. While perilous to the survival of the iconic polar bear, many humans are watching these changes with an eye to what riches an open Arctic Ocean might bring forth: in oil and gas, mining, and open-water transportation. Five countries can lay claim to the potential wealth of the Arctic Ocean: Canada, Denmark, Norway, Russia, and the United States.
There's a section of Northwest Ohio where the flat rich farmland is poked by a series of church steeples – like push pins marking places on a map. The churches are topped by Catholic Crosses – as they were built by a sweeping German Catholic immigration, which began back in the 1830s.
Here in Mercer county the Convent of Maria Stein is the heart of it all, built by Father Francis de Sales Brunner in 1846. The bishop in Cincinnati at the time was looking for a German-speaking priest to minister to the growing German Catholic population.
SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio National Guard will be sending 80 medical workers to Springfield on July 28 and 29. The workers are part of the annual Guard Care program that provides free medical and dental services to Ohio residents.
Leslie Wade with the Clark County Combined Health District, says the two day program offers medical and dental help to residents regardless of their income level and whether or not they have insurance.