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House names the barn a part of Ohio’s architectural history

by Associated Press on March 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has unanimously passed a bill designating the barn as the official historical architectural structure of Ohio. Republican Rep. Anne Gonzales of suburban Columbus says a school group brought the idea to her. Students from the Westerville City Schools’ gifted education program wanted to emphasize the importance of preserving… Continue Reading

Cleveland Fire Department hasn’t hired a woman in 25 years

by Associated Press on March 26, 2017 at 12:53 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Fire Department hasn’t hired a female recruit in more than 25 years, leading many to question why such a gender gap exists in the Ohio city. WKYC-TV reports (http://on.wkyc.com/2mwfEal ) there are more than 750 firefighters currently employed by the department. But just four of them are women, and they… Continue Reading

Campaign to reach out to immigrants who may be crime victims

by Associated Press on March 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Buses and billboards in northeast Ohio will reach out to immigrants and refugees in four languages as part of an effort to help potential crime victims. Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has launched a new campaign, titled “We Can Help,” to assist victims of crime. The Akron Beacon Journal reports… Continue Reading

Ohio doctors employ virtual reality to train for trauma care

by Associated Press on March 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dr. Arishi Abdulaziz put on a headset, moved his hands slightly and immersed himself into a virtual world. But this was no video game. Abdulaziz was “standing” in a trauma bay at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, amid a medical team treating a car crash victim. He watched the team cut off… Continue Reading

Agency increases walleye, yellow perch catch for Lake Erie

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 2:54 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The commission that oversees fishing on Lake Erie is allowing a big increase in the number of walleye and yellow perch that can be caught this year. The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed Friday to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye. The… Continue Reading

Agency increases walleye, yellow perch for Lake Erie in 2017

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 2:44 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The commission that oversees fishing on Lake Erie is allowing a big increase in the number of walleye and yellow perch that can be caught this year. The Lake Erie Committee of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission agreed Friday to a 20 percent increase in the total allowable catch for walleye. The… Continue Reading

Garden company sponsors $10M prize in fight against algae

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 2:22 pm

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio-based lawn and garden company will be the presenting sponsor of a $10 million prize that will be awarded to the team that finds the best way to remove an algae-feeding nutrient from water. Phosphorus discharge feeds toxic algae. The Everglades Foundation’s George Barley Water Prize seeks ways to remove… Continue Reading

2 Ohio colleges may cut, combine course offerings

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 10:49 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two public universities in Ohio are considering cutting or combining programs following a request from Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sihk) to find ways to save money. The Blade reports (http://bit.ly/2nrFcoj ) that the University of Toledo is reviewing 11 programs, including American studies, Asian studies, German and French. The programs could… Continue Reading

Ohio police: Driver shot, killed after hitting boy, 4

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 10:13 am

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say a driver was shot and killed after his car hit a 4-year-old boy who ran into the street. Investigators think the driver got out of his car after hitting the child Friday and that a confrontation broke out. Police say 44-year-old Jamie Urton was shot several times and… Continue Reading

Final stage of I-75 rebuild in NW Ohio getting underway

by Associated Press on March 25, 2017 at 9:30 am

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The last stage of rebuilding Interstate 75 through northwestern Ohio is getting underway. But it will still be two more years before the entire project is finished. The work that began in 2014 will eventually widen I-75 from two lanes to three lanes in each direction between suburban Toledo and Findlay…. Continue Reading