US House OKs bill extending Great Lakes restoration program

 

The U.S. House has voted to extend for an additional five years a program designed to improve water quality in the Great Lakes and make progress on resolving their biggest environmental threats.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Feds update strategy to keep Asian carp from Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal agencies plan to spend $57.3 million this year on preventing invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could disrupt food chains and out-compete native fish.

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Ohio city-county merger plan under fire from officials

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a proposal to combine a southwest Ohio county and the city of Dayton said the merger could disenfranchise voters, eliminate self-governance and fail to improve services.

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Activists pack license hearing for Ohio abortion clinic

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Anti-abortion activists packed a hearing to determine the fate of an Ohio abortion clinic's license on Tuesday as the facility's operators argued they are meeting emergency requirements laid out in a 2013 law that has contributed to clinic closures around the state.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, AP Statehouse Correspondent

Coroner: Most Ohio victims shot many times, some bruised

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seven of eight relatives who were killed in their southern Ohio homes had been shot multiple times, including one who was shot nine times, according to autopsy results released Tuesday. Some also had bruising, which matched a report from a 911 caller who said two appeared to have been beaten up.

  • Written by ANN SANNER, Associated Press