Ohio’s gubernatorial contest is officially on. Incumbent Governor John Kasich has launched his first ad for major markets and online audiences. And as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the minute-long ad, titled “Deliver”, makes no mention of Kasich’s likely Democratic challenger.
The Army Corps of Engineers says it’s considering its options after the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency shot down its plan to dispose of dredging waste in Lake Erie. The two-sentence statement released this afternoon didn’t elaborate.
One of the people who was a spark in the revival of theatre in downtown Cleveland and helped save the buildings now known as “Playhouse Square,” has died at the age of 70. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on the legacy of preservationist and civic activist Ray Shepardson:
The annual big fundraising dinners for Ohio’s two major political parties are proving the state has a lot of influence, even in an off-year election. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Industry and environmental advocates are weighing-in on how a significant policy shift by the state of Ohio could impact oil and gas drilling nationwide. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports on the state’s historic announcement that there may be a link between drilling and earthquakes.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has denied the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ request to dump sediment dredged from the Cleveland harbor into the open lake. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the EPA says dredged material still may pose a threat to Lake Erie.
A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing gay marriages is unconstitutional. But that doesn’t mean the state must recognize those marriages immediately. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, this decision has people on both sides of the issue wondering what will happen in the coming days.
After state officials in Ohio issued stringent new rules on shale drilling anywhere near areas that have experienced earthquakes, it could be expected that the industry wouldn’t be singing the Department of Natural Resources praises. But as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports …neither are fracking critics.
With the harsh winter over, Ohio’s growers of wine grapes are taking stock of the damage. A state survey indicates it was one of the worst on record. Ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.
A federal judge has ruled Ohio’s ban on recognizing out-of-state gay marriages is unconstitutional. But as Jo Ingles reports, that doesn’t mean the state must recognize those marriages immediately.
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