Health, Science & The Environment

Weather
7:15 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Ohio Storms Dump Rain, Cut Power to Thousands

Ohio is drying out and powering back up following storms with high winds that also dumped large amounts of rain.

More than 14,000 American Electric Power customers lost service. AEP still had nearly 4,000 out this morning (Monday), out of more than 5,000 utility customers without power statewide.

The Dayton Daily News reports lightning brought an early end to a major air show in Dayton, while the area's winds blew over a large tent at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, sending two people to the hospital with minor injuries.

Health
6:30 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Attorney General DeWine's Health Care Fraud Units Recover $103 Million

The Ohio attorney general's office says its units that deal with Medicaid and workers' compensation fraud recovered a record-setting amount in the last fiscal year.

Attorney General Mike DeWine says more than $101 million was recovered by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which secured 135 indictments and 121 convictions.

DeWine's office says the workers' compensation unit recovered nearly $1.9 million and had 99 indictments and 100 convictions.

Health
6:30 am
Wed July 20, 2011

Ohio Weather Heat Advisory Continues

This week's stifling heat across Ohio is about to get hotter.

Highs in the low to mid-90s are in Wednesday's forecast throughout the state, with even more sizzling temperatures to come.

The National Weather Service looks for Cincinnati and Columbus to reach 99 degrees on Thursday, while Toledo could soar to 105.

Nature
4:53 pm
Tue July 19, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: July 19 - 25, 2011

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Flickr Creative Commons user me'nthedogs

Poor Will's Almanack for the fifth week of Middle Summer.

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Environment
8:30 am
Tue July 19, 2011

Ohio Sets Up Water Monitoring at Polluted Lake

The state is setting up a monitoring system at the polluted Grand Lake St. Marys that officials say will help battle the algae that's fouling the water. Four water monitoring stations have been set up at the lake between Dayton and Toledo.

It's the state's largest inland lake and it has been plagued by algae in recent years, prompting warnings against swimming and boating last summer.

In June, the state began spraying the lake with about 3 million gallons of alum in hopes the chemical can neutralize phosphorous in the water that feeds the blue-green algae.

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