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2 hrs ago | WaterWorld

Gas leaks from faulty fracking wells linked to groundwater contamination, finds study

Results from a new study conducted by a team led by a researcher at Ohio State University and researchers at Duke, Stanford, Dartmouth, and the University of Rochester, have found that improved construction standards for cement well linings and casings at hydraulic fracturing sites is the likely source of most natural gas contamination in drinking water wells associated with fracking. The team recently devised a new method of geochemical forensics to trace how methane migrates under the earth.

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Related Topix: University of Rochester

6 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Rush Limbaugh on consent for sex: 'No means yes if you know how to spot it'

Conservative host Rush Limbaugh on Monday suggested that sexual conduct policies stifled romance because sometimes "no means yes if you know how to spot it." Last week, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ended its Title IX investigation of Ohio State University when the school agreed to its strengthen sexual assault policies, The Washington Post reported .

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Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh

8 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds.

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12 hrs ago | The Daily Record

Ensuring clean drinking water for Ohio communities

Earlier this month, I visited Put-in-Bay to tour The Ohio State University's Stone Laboratory. I met with Stone Lab scientists and accompanied them as they collected water samples of Lake Erie to better understand the rise in toxic algal blooms.

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Related Topix: Marcy Kaptur, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Senator Rob Portman, Put-in-Bay, OH, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Opinion

13 hrs ago | WGRE-FM Greencastle

Fiction Writer E.J. Levy Here October 15

E.J. Levy's debut collection of stories, Love, In Theory , won the 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award and the 2014 Great Lakes Colleges Association's New Writers Award. On Wednesday, October 15, she'll visit DePauw University as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series.

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17 hrs ago | University of Cambridge

Winton Symposium tackles the challenges of a growing population

On September 29th, the Department of Physics will host the third annual Winton Symposium at the Cavendish Laboratory on the theme of 'Global Challenges for Science and Technology'. The increasing pressure that an ever-growing population is placing on our natural resources is one of the great challenges currently facing our world The third annual Winton Symposium will be held on 29th September at the University's Cavendish Laboratory.

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Related Topix: Agriculture

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Gamedayr.com

Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart Steals Show With Ventriloquist Act

Miss Ohio, Mackenzie Bart, brought the house down in Atlantic City on Sunday night at the Miss America pageant. Bart brought her dummy, Roxy, out for a ventriloquist routine of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."

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The Daily Princetonian

News & Notes: Ohio State to strengthen sexual assault, harassment policies

Ohio State University has agreed to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and sexual harassment, the Washington Post reported, ending the longest-running Title IX investigation conducted by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The Title IX investigation involving Princeton University is now the longest currently active investigation.

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Related Topix: Princeton University

The Miami Herald

Thomas tops Sterne in Ohio

Columbus, OH - Justin Thomas birdied the first playoff hole on Sunday to defeat Richard Sterne and win the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. The pair returned to the 18th for the extra session.

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The Columbus Dispatch

Obama strategy in Iraq conflict promising, but risky

It is a war that President Barack Obama thought he ended in his first term. Now, he finds himself ordering American forces back into a combat zone in the Middle East, a continuation of protracted conflict in Iraq that has cost the United States thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Syria, World News, Middle East, Iraq, Senator Rob Portman, US Senate, Republican, Ohio

Weirton Daily Times

Quick Takes

Dragisich is accepting appointments at Ohio Valley Vision Center's offices located at Suite 204, 4100 Johnson Road, in the Medical Pavilion behind Trinity Medical Center West.

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Related Topix: Weirton, WV

The Columbus Dispatch

Alarming losses: Columbus works to reverse trends in infant deaths

Kaniel Duran lived 15 days after being born with a chromosomal disorder. He made it home for only 10 hours, but his presence is still felt deeply there.

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Related Topix: Columbus, OH, Franklin County, OH

TheCourier.com

Weekend: Enjoy a The Best Damn Band in the Landa

The Arts Partnership invites you and your family for an afternoon with "The Best Damn Band in the Land."

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Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Cleveland, OH, University of Arizona, The Ohio State University Marching Band, Big-Band

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Crescent-News.com

Martin 'Marty' Pardo

Martin "Marty" Andrew Pardo, 56, Punta Gorda, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on September 10, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Florida.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Florida, OH, Defiance, OH, Toledo, OH

Palladium-Item

Farm Notes

Farm Notes Weekly roundup of local, regional, state and national agriculture news. Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://pinews.co/1tOnZ2e Lawmakers from ethanol-producing states are confident they can prevent significant cuts to the mandate.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Luke Messer

The Lebanon Daily News

5 things about treasure hunter turned fugitive

For more than two years, the U.S. Marshals Service has been on the hunt for Tommy Thompson, an oceanic engineer and treasure hunter who is now a wanted federal fugitive. Here are five things to know about Thompson, the treasure he found and the disputes that followed.

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Related Topix: Defiance, OH

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Southbound I-71 will close for the weekend through Downtown

Southbound lanes of I-71 through Downtown will be closed this weekend. So will the freeway-entrance ramps at 5th and 11th avenues, although the 11th Avenue ramp will be open for four hours on Saturday to accommodate traffic after the Ohio State University football game.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Union: Prison learned of escape plans day earlier

Prison officials were warned about an escape the day before three inmates, including a school shooter who killed three students, scrambled over a fence before being recaptured, the union representing Ohio guards said Friday. One inmate was put in segregation when an escape plan was discovered on Wednesday, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association said in a statement.

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WTVG-TV Toledo

Perrysburg starts breathalyzing students at games

The teenager convicted in the deadly Chardon High School shooting is behind bars once again after escaping from a Lima prison Thursday night. TJ Lane shot six students killing three of them in 2012.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Columbus, OH

WTVG-TV Toledo

Blade Briefing: Bedford HS vandalism

There are new developments in the Bedford High School vandalism case. Authorities say a group snuck into the stadium and drew a sexually explicit image of a male body part on the field using weed killer.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Columbus, OH

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