APNewsBreak: Ohio seeks to coordinate Lake Erie algae effort

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's environmental agency wants to better coordinate the state's efforts to drastically reduce what's feeding the harmful algae in Lake Erie that has fouled drinking water and increased the costs to treat it.

  • Written by JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

Corn, soybean planting in Ohio lagging behind averages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Agricultural officials say planting of corn and soybeans in Ohio is off to a slow start, with only about a third of the corn crop and 10 percent of soybeans in the ground so far.

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Gov. Kasich signs $2.6 billion construction budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sihk) has signed a $2.6 billion capital budget bill that includes funding for public works, community and school projects over the next two years.

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National forest in Ohio requiring permits to harvest ginseng

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio is trying to ward off ginseng poachers by requiring a permit to harvest the root plant that's thought to have medicinal properties and can sell for hundreds of dollars a pound.

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