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7:46 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Columbus mayor urges end to violence toward police

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The mayor of Ohio's capital city is calling for an end to a recent spike in violence against police locally and nationally.

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said Tuesday that anyone who pulls a gun on officers should expect police to respond with deadly force.

Coleman says suspects pointed guns at Columbus police six times in August, and two suspects fired. Police shot and killed two young men last week in separate incidents. No officers were hurt.

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Environment
10:13 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Ohio confirms 2 human cases of West Nile virus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state has confirmed this year's first two human cases of West Nile virus in Ohio, amid a sharp increase in mosquitoes found carrying West Nile.

The Ohio Department of Health said Tuesday that a 19-year-old woman has been hospitalized in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County with meningitis related to the potentially dangerous virus.

Officials also said a 14-year-old boy in northwest Ohio's Putnam County has been confirmed with a West Nile fever.

The department said in a statement that both teens are recovering.

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Business & Technology
8:58 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Gov wants consultant to look at Ohio Lottery

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Ohio's governor plans to hire a consultant to look at whether the state should let a private operator run the Ohio Lottery.

A spokesman for Gov. John Kasich says his administration wants to find out the full value of the lottery and whether it makes sense to let an outside operator take over.

Kasich already is privatizing Ohio's job creation operation and some state prisons. He also wants to explore leasing the Ohio Turnpike.

Statewide News
4:45 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Gas Prices A Dollar Higher Than A Year Ago

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Ohio gas prices are more than a dollar higher than they were a year ago just ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Today’s survey from auto club AAA and its partners shows regular-grade gasoline is averaging $3.64 a gallon statewide, compared to $2.62 last year at this time. Still, the cost of gasoline in the state has dropped since early May, when regular hit a record $4.16 per gallon.

Environment
8:46 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Ohio EPA suggests pollution limits for drilling

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Companies drilling for oil and natural gas in shale formations in Ohio might soon face new air pollution limits.

The new practice of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," in pursuit of gas can require multiple wells on a single site, creating a concentration of equipment that can leak hazardous airborne compounds. An Ohio Environmental Protection Agency spokesman tells The Columbus Dispatch that's causing concern about the pollutants the drilling operations might be releasing into the air.

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