Researchers predict smaller harmful algae bloom on Lake Erie

PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio (AP) — Potentially toxic algae is expected to form again this summer in western Lake Erie but should be considerably less severe than the blooms that blanketed the lake and threatened drinking water supplies the previous two years, scientists said Thursday.

  • Written by JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

Study: Public-school students test better than voucher users

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study says Ohio students who moved to private schools under a state-funded scholarships program tended to perform significantly worse on state reading and math tests compared to similar students who stayed in public schools.

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Jurors say DuPont acted with malice, award $5M to ill man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The DuPont chemical company acted with malice by dumping chemical-tainted water from its West Virginia plant into the Ohio River, a federal jury said Wednesday in awarding $5.1 million in compensatory damages to a man who developed cancer.

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Ohio cops eye possible fentanyl after 17 overdoses in 1 day

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in one Ohio city who dealt with 17 suspected heroin overdoses in one day say they believe the drugs involved in at least some cases were laced with the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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