The first of the two conflicting reports comes from Team NEO—an economic development firm based in Cleveland. It says employment should return to pre-recession levels in about two years. The other study, from IHS Global Insight, says Ohio will need five years.
Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough.
The Columbus Dispatch reports drilling firms won't have to reveal all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. That's a horizontal drilling technique that releases natural gas from shale by breaking up the rock with chemical-laced water.
This episode features Dr. Robert Arceci, the current director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, editor-in-chief of Pediatric Blood and Cancer magazine, and the creator of A Lion in the House, an Emmy-Award winning documentary released in 2006 that provides the unique perspectives of pediatric patients with cancer who come from starkly varying socioeconomic backgrounds.