COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - On the heels of the worst recession since the great depression, many Ohioans are having a hard time repaying their student loans.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio's default rate for student loans was 8.5 percent as of Sept. 30, 2010 - making Ohio's the 18th-highest rate out of 54 U.S. states and territories ranked by the U.S. Department of Education.
Ohio's for-profit colleges saw the highest rate of students unable to pay back loans. American School of Technology in central Ohio had the highest rate of 22 percent.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A toxic algae treatment in Ohio's largest inland lake over the summer was successful, the state's Environmental Protection Agency director says.
The agency has released a report that says the 3.3 million gallons of the chemical alum dropped into Grand Lake St. Marys was more successful than anticipated, killing 56 percent of phosphorous in the treated area.
Phosphorous feeds the blue-green toxic algae, which produces a nerve toxin that can sicken humans and kill pets and animals.