New Ohio well rules in place

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Ohio Rep. Jack Cera believes new state Department of Natural Resources rules will help prevent accidents at Marcellus and Utica shale drilling pads, such as those in Monroe County that displaced residents and killed thousands of fish last year.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Poultry products to be in the spotlight at state fair

COLUMBUS -– Ohio-produced eggs, chicken and turkey will have a featured role in the Taste of Ohio cafe at the Ohio State Fair, which kicks off next week with gates opening on Wednesday, July 29.

  • Written by TIMES STAFF, writer

Ohio Gov. Kasich is 16th notable entry into Republican race

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Saying "big ideas change the world," Ohio Gov. John Kasich declared his candidacy for the Republican nomination Tuesday and set about trying to distinguish himself in a bustling contest with other high achievers.

  • Written by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

Marijuana rights group misses mark

COLUMBUS — An effort to ask voters to legalize marijuana and hand 10 investor-owned facilities exclusive commercial growing rights failed to file enough signatures on first pass to qualify for the ballot.

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OU president touts OHIO Guarantee for incoming students

Ohio’s newly-released biennial budget focuses on state investment in higher education coupled with tuition restraint among colleges and universities. While Ohio University joins the chorus of gratitude for the notable increase in state support, we are especially pleased by the ways in which House Bill 64 supports Ohio University’s visionary cost containment model.

  • Written by Roderick J. McDavis, writer