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2-year effort aims to prepare 500K Ohioans for emergencies

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The American Red Cross and Columbia Gas have launched a new effort aimed at getting more Ohioans ready for fires, floods and other emergencies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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Ohio reviews ginseng rules as diggers, dealers increase

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are reviewing new ginseng regulations as the number of Ohioans digging and selling the medicinal root increases.

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Ohio National Guard to help form new cyber protection team

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A cyber protection team of soldiers from Army National Guard units in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan will be among the first of three such teams beginning work this fall to support the military's cyber defense efforts.

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Gas and oil drilling still rising in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio says oil and gas production rose again in the fourth quarter of last year.

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Ohio utility regulators reject AEP plan for coal plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio utility regulators have rejected an American Electric Power proposal to guarantee profitability from two of its aging coal plants.

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Ohio House passes legal protection for skilled volunteers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a bill that gives legal protection to certain volunteers who provide service and expertise during emergencies.

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Great Lakes Areas of Concern to receive $7.9M grant

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Great Lakes Areas of Concern is receiving $7.9 million from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to fund habitat restoration projects.

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Police relations panel to hold forum in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A group looking into police and community relations in Ohio plans to meet with the public in northwestern Ohio.

The latest in a series of meetings around the state will take place Thursday at the University of Toledo's Scott Park Auditorium.

Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) formed the 24-person committee of city council members, religious leaders and law enforcement officials after a several police-involved shootings in Ohio and across the country raised concerns.

The task force on police-community relations is collecting information to develop recommendations on how to help train police officers to interact with residents in minority communities.

A related task force created by Attorney General Mike DeWine also is reviewing possible changes to the way Ohio trains officers in the use of force.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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