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10:41 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Ohio Has 5,300 Areas at Risk of Rockslides

Ohio Department of Transportation officials say the state has 5,300 hillside areas at risk of sending rocks onto nearby highways and spends $16 million a year preventing or cleaning up slides.

A department spokesman tells The Columbus Dispatch all 88 counties have such areas. Crews are working in eight counties to stabilize hillsides or clean up after falls, and 37 summer projects are planned.

State engineer Jim Graham says hillsides were made steeper for roadways along Ohio rivers. Rock cracks fill with rainwater that freezes and melts, making it vulnerable.

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Statewide News
9:10 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Ohio's First Liquefied Natural Gas Station to Open

Clean energy advocates are announcing the opening of the state's first liquefied natural gas fueling station, aimed at long-distance truck travel.

Clean Fuels Ohio says the station is part of a planned network of such stations along U.S. interstates.

The Clean Energy LNG Truck Fueling Station will open April 4 in Seville in northeast Ohio near Interstate 76.

The station is one of four being opened in Ohio by Seal Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy. It will be available for all trucks using liquefied natural gas.

Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Conrad's Corner: March 28, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads Robert Paschell's poem, "Batter Up."

Music
1:00 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Live on Excursions: David Wax Museum

Photo by Erik Jacobs

 

David Wax and Suz Slezak, together known as David Wax Museum, stop by Excursions to share their bizarrely brilliant “Mexo-Americana” music.

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Military
12:42 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Beavercreek Native First Female 4-star General in Air Force

An Ohio native has been confirmed as the next commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, making her the first woman to become a four-star general in the Air Force.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger this week to lead the command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in February.

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