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.
Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.
The sponsor of the original bill says Gov. John Kasich's proposal cuts in half the amount of water businesses would be allowed to take from the lake without a permit.
Republican state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon tells The Columbus Dispatch Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.
A prosecutor says an Ohio mother and three nurses have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died.
Montgomery County Prosecutor Mathias Heck Jr. says they ignored or failed to care for the Dayton girl who was totally dependent upon them.
The county coroner's office ruled that Makayla Norman died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by her chronic condition. She died minutes after paramedics rushed her to a hospital.
Ohio's largest state employee union says it's reached a tentative deal with state officials to extend its current contract until 2015.
Leaders in the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association credited last week's defeat of a contentious collective bargaining law with allowing them to better negotiate their contract.
The tentative agreement will retain all current contract provisions between the union and the state. It doesn't include furlough days or personal leave that were in the current agreement that is set to expire at the end of February.