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.
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.
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.