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9:26 am
Wed December 7, 2011

New Rules Limit Occupy Group in Ohio

Occupy protesters will no longer be allowed to camp on Courthouse Square in Dayton under rules approved by Montgomery County commissioners.

They approved the rule changes Tuesday that prohibit sleeping, camping and lodging.

The Occupy Dayton members camped on the square for weeks but recently moved to nearby Dave Hall Plaza. The city says they will not be allowed to continue camping in that park.

Statewide News
8:27 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Seismographs to Monitor for Earthquake-Brine Link

New monitoring equipment will help determine whether earthquakes in northeast Ohio are resulting from
the disposal of brine used in natural gas drilling.

Deputy director Andy Ware of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources tells The Vindicator that four new seismographs have been set up in the Youngstown area, which has seen eight minor earthquakes this year. The latest was a 2.1-magnitude quake that occurred Nov. 25 just a few blocks from a brine injection well.

Statewide News
8:22 am
Wed December 7, 2011

Bill Would Let Ohio Troopers Police Casinos

Adam Tinworth

A key state lawmaker isn't comfortable with a proposal to let the State Highway Patrol investigate crimes
within Ohio's new casinos.

Republican state Rep. Matt Huffman, of Lima, said during a hearing Tuesday that he has concerns about extending the patrol's turf to private property. The Columbus Dispatch reports Huffman chairs a House panel overseeing legislation related to gambling.

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Statewide News
5:10 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Report Finds Misconduct In Ohio Development Department

Ohio's government watchdog has found wrongdoing in the way the development department handled federal grant money meant to help low-income people weatherize their homes.

The report from the office of the inspector general says state Department of Development was given $266 million as part of the federal stimulus to help poor Ohioans weather-proof their homes.

The report finds that the department didn't do enough inspections to make sure that groups weatherizing homes actually did the work they were paid for.

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5:17 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

OSU Set To Introduce Meyer As Next Football Coach

Ohio State says interim coach Luke Fickell will remain on Urban Meyer's staff and lead the Buckeyes in a their bowl game.

Meyer, the former Florida coach and native Buckeye, was officially hired Monday by Ohio State, a program with a glittering past that has suffered through a difficult year of NCAA violations, suspensions and a 6-6 record.

The university scheduled a 5:15 p.m. EST news conference to introduce Meyer.