Health, Science & The 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.

2:49 pm
Wed July 13, 2011

Teen Drivers Might be Required to Learn CPR

Teen drivers may soon have to prove that not only can they parallel park and obey road signs, but that they have basic first aid skills. A bill proposed by Rep. Cheryl Grossman, a Republican of Grove City, would require 16- and 17-year-olds to get certification in CPR and first aid to get their drivers' licenses. Grossman says her research has shown many teens don't know first-aid basics, and she's rather kids learn through a voluntary effort rather than a mandatory class.

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12:44 pm
Tue July 12, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: July 12 - 18, 2011

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Poor Will's Almanack for the fourth week of middle summer.

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8:38 am
Tue July 5, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: July 5 - 11, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Middle Summer by Bill Felker July 5 - 11, 2011

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8:35 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: June 28 – July 4, 2011

Flickr Creative Commons user gmayfield10

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

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