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Tuesday, 25 March 2014 10:13

Oil Leak Under Investigation

   CINCINNATI (AP) - Federal environmental officials estimate more than 20,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from a pipeline into a nature preserve in southwest Ohio.
 
   The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doubled initial estimates in its latest update. Meanwhile, Sunoco Logistics reports that its pipeline has been repaired and oil flow has resumed.
 
   Sunoco shut off a stretch of the Mid-Valley Pipeline from northern Kentucky to Lima, Ohio, early March 18 after a leak was confirmed. A company spokesman says the cause of a 5-inch pipeline crack is still being investigated.
 
   The oil leaked into an intermittent stream and acre-sized marshy area in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve just west of Cincinnati.  Officials say no problems have been found with air quality or local water wells, but some small wildlife has been affected.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The only woman on Ohio's death row is set to be sentenced a third time for plotting the killing of her ex-husband.
 
   Sixty-nine-year-old Donna Marie Roberts was sentenced to death in 2003 for plotting with her boyfriend to kill her husband in 2001 in Howland, near Youngstown.
 
   The Ohio Supreme Court for the second time overturned Roberts' death sentence - but not her guilty verdict - last October and sent the case back for resentencing.
 
   The Columbus Dispatch  reports that the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied an appeal arguing that she should be allowed to offer mitigating evidence at sentencing about why she should not receive the death penalty.
 
   She's scheduled to stay on death row until she's sentenced again.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 09:31

Lawmakers Mulling Over Oil and Gas Tax

 

Kasich, budget experts far apart on figures
 
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:17

Winter Spending Surges Even More

State to pony up a couple million more for winter weather
 
Monday, 24 March 2014 09:35

Dead Fish Filling Lakes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State officials say Ohioans may see some dead fish along Ohio's ponds and small lakes as ice and snow from this past winter melt.
 
   The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says winterkills occur when persistent ice forms a surface barrier between the water and air that prevents circulation of oxygen and blocks sunlight. Depleted oxygen can result in fish suffocating, and plants cut off from sunlight stop making more oxygen.
 
   Winterkills are most common in shallow ponds, with the dead fish typically found along the shore. Ohio's northern counties are usually affected the most because of colder temperatures and more frequent snows, but the kills are possible throughout the state this year.
 
   Some fish die-offs also are expected in some of Ohio's larger lakes this year.

Monday, 24 March 2014 09:33

Insured Owners to Pay More

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - Many home and business owners across Ohio with federally subsidized flood insurance are likely to be hit with rate increases this year.
 
   Around 20,000 property owners in Ohio are among the 1.1 million policyholders nationwide facing higher rates to rescue the debt-ridden National Flood Insurance Program
 
   Records analyzed by The Associated Press show some of those who will see their rates live in places where flooding is a constant worry.
 
   But many others will pay more despite living in cities where there have been very few damaging floods since the program began in the late 1970s.
 
   Homeowners could pay up to 18 percent more while business owners and those with vacation homes will see their rates rise 25 percent annually.

Monday, 24 March 2014 09:12

Early Ballot Casting Commences

State primaries heating up
 
Monday, 24 March 2014 08:53

Pump Prices Plummet

 Much lower than last Monday
 
Sunday, 23 March 2014 09:02

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