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Lawmakers seek short-term action to stop Asian carp advance

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 February 2015

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