Columbus, OH – At 63,000 acres, the Shawnee State Forest west of Portsmouth is the largest of Ohio's state forests and includes an 8,000 acre wildernesse area. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources recently completed an update of the wilderness area management plan. Fred Kight of member station WOUB in Athens reports.
Columbus, OH – State and local officials say Cleveland's bid to host the International Gay Games could bring tens of thousands of visitors and dollars to Ohio. A site selection committee visits this weekend. From member station WCPN in Cleveland, David C. Barnett reports.
Columbus, OH – Americans love lush, full lawns. Fertilizers and herbicides help, but there's a concern about the water pollution they cause. Experts advise using fertilizers and gherbicides in moderation. For the Environment Report, Julie Grant reports.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Department of Insurance says consumers are paying more for car and home insurance than they did last year. Spokesperson Jarrett Dunbar tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles what his agency found when it looked at average rates for the state's ten most popular insurance companies.
Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council last night approves six minor changes to its law regulating scrap-metal sales at local yards. The changes are designed to bring it into compliance with the state scrap metal law passed after the city's ordinance took effect in 2007. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.