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Energy
9:41 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Panel Studying Ohio's Green Energy Law Kicks Off

Ohio's renewable energy standards are on hold for two years while the legislature studies their impact.
Credit Lucas County Choppers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative panel reviewing Ohio's renewable energy law while state mandates are on a two-year hiatus is kicking off with testimony from the state's top utility regulator.

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Tom Johnson addresses the Energy Mandates Study Committee Monday.

The panel was created in May to part of a bill delaying enforcement of state mandates for alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind.

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Police
9:37 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Probe Begins In Fatal Shooting Of Cleveland Boy By Officer

CLEVELAND (AP) - A 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by police in Cleveland after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun, triggering an investigation into his death and a legislator's call for such weapons to be brightly colored or bear special markings.
 
     The boy, Tamir Rice, died from his wounds Sunday, a day after officers responded to a 911 call about someone waving a "probably fake" gun at a playground.
 

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Politics
5:12 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Ohio House GOP Selects Rosenberger As Next Speaker

Rosenberger is currently serving his second term at the Ohio House of Representatives. He represents the 91st House District, which includes Clinton, Highland and Pike counties, and parts of Ross County.
Credit www.ohiohouse.gov

Republicans have picked an Air Force veteran to be the next leader of the Ohio House.
 
State Rep. Cliff Rosenberger, of Clarksville in southwest Ohio, is slated to replace term-limited House Speaker William Batchelder in January.
 
The GOP caucus elected its leadership team for the next General Assembly Wednesday.
 
House Finance chairman Ron Amstutz (AHM'-stuts) will be speaker pro tempore, the No. 2 ranking Republican. Other leaders will include Barbara Sears, Jim Buchy (BEE'-kee), Mike Dovilla and Dorothy Pelanda.
 

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Health, Science & The Environment
5:52 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

WPAFB Crew No Longer Monitored For Ebola

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user soundfromwayout

Officials say a group of airmen in southwest Ohio who dropped supplies in West Africa to help with the Ebola outbreak no longer have to report their medical condition with authorities. 

The Dayton Daily News reports the six reservists at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton had to check their temperatures twice a day and report their health conditions to medical authorities twice a week for 21 days after returning from West Africa.  A base spokeswoman says none of the reservists showed any symptoms of the virus.

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Election 2014
8:09 am
Wed November 5, 2014

French And Kennedy Retain Ohio Supreme Court Seats

Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French has held onto her seat in one of the year's toughest races.

The former Tenth District Court of Appeals judge turned back a challenge from Democrat John P. O'Donnell, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge. O'Donnell drew late criticism for breaking a clean campaign pledge with a negative TV ad.

French was appointed to the seven-member high court in 2012 by Republican Gov. John Kasich. She acknowledged she was concerned O'Donnell's Irish surname would play better with voters than the name French.

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