Health, Science & The Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
3:43 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Health Coverage In Jeopardy For 6,000 Ohioans

Credit The U.S. Health and Human Services Department

The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.

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Health, Science & The Environment
3:28 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Ohio Health Agency Urges Vaccines As Classes Start

The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.
 
The department says children who aren't vaccinated have a higher risk of contracting and spreading illnesses such as measles and mumps. Ohio has dealt with outbreaks of both of those diseases this year.
 
The mumps outbreak in central Ohio stood at 479 cases as of this week, with just over half of those cases linked to Ohio State University.
 

Nature
6:30 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: August 12 - 18, 2014

Credit westpark / Flickr Creative Commons

Middle August brings the sun almost halfway between summer solstice and autumn equinox. It is a time that lies halfway between the chorus of birdsong that characterizes the first part of the year and the chanting of insects that marks transition to the second part.

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Travel
6:51 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

TSA: Rise In Loaded Guns Found In Carry-on Bags

The .380 caliber Ruger TSA officials confiscated Sunday at James M. Cox International Airport in Dayton. The Weapon was found with 7 rounds - 6 in the magazine and 1 chambered.
Credit TSA

For the third time this year, officials at the Dayton International Airport confiscated a loaded handgun from a passenger’s carry-on bag.  Now, TSA officials are reminding flyers about the rules of traveling with firearms.

Officials say what happened at the Dayton Airport this weekend is similar to two other incidents this year.  A loaded gun was found in the carryon bag of a traveler ready to board a flight.  The gun and its owner were then pulled away from other travelers and questioned by the TSA and local police. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:48 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Ohioan Gets Prison Time For Illegal Waste Dumping

A judge has sentenced a northeast Ohio businessman to 28 months in federal prison for dumping toxic sludge and brine into a storm sewer that reached a tributary of the Mahoning River.

Lupo's attorney had asked that he be sentenced to probation or home detention.Credit ForeverdigitalEdit | Remove

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