Health, Science & The Environment

Health
3:32 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Error Costs SW Ohio Planned Parenthood $5.05 Million

DAYTON, OH - An incomplete application for federal funding means clients of an Ohio Planned Parenthood chapter will now pay for services that were free.

The Dayton Daily News reports the error will cost Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region more than $5 million dollars over the next five years.

The funding loss is expected to primarily affect low-income clients in four counties. They made up nearly 45 percent of Planned Parenthood visitors in 2010.

The Cincinnati-based chapter does not plan any layoffs and hopes to make up the shortfall with private fund raising.

Weather
2:46 pm
Thu July 28, 2011

Extreme Heat Returning to Cincinnati and Dayton

DAYTON, OH - Heat is going to extremes again in southwest Ohio, a week after the region saw one of its warmest and longest hot spells in years.

The National Weather has issued an excessive heat watch for the counties that include Cincinnati and Dayton, and has posted a heat advisory for surrounding counties. Humidity will also be a big factor today. 

The weather service office in Wilmington said earlier this week that the eight days that ended Sunday were Dayton's warmest, on average, since 1940. It was Cincinnati's hottest eight-day stretch since 2007.

Nature
11:36 am
Tue July 26, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: July 26 – August 1, 2011

Waning Crescent Moon
Flickr Creative Commons user Usonian

Poor Will’s Almanack for the sixth week of Middle Summer

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Weather
8:25 am
Mon July 25, 2011

High Winds in Ohio Topple Vietnam Wall Replica

An Ohio storm knocked down a 10,000-pound granite replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.

The Blade of Toledo reports winds approaching 70 mph on Friday knocked over most sections of the 288-foot-long memorial. No one was hurt.

Wall manager Greg Welsh says it was the first time the replica, on display for a weekend festival, has ever gone down.

Volunteers worked for four hours to get the structure back up.

Weather
8:05 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Heat Keeps Attendees Away from Ohio Air Show

Organizers of the annual Vectren Dayton Air Show say attendance was down 15 percent amid the weekend's extreme heat and humidity.

A news release says an estimated 65,000 attended the show.

Officials with the air show said Monday that no other major problems were reported, though on Saturday, the show's general manager said that about a dozen people were treated for dehydration or heat exhaustion.

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