Conservation groups say Ohio's wild turtle populations are at risk due to increased harvesting. They are calling for limits to be placed on the numbers of turtles that may be harvested by for-profit traders.
The Ohio Inspector General's office says a now-retired Ohio Department of Natural Resources official could face criminal charges for accepting payment for hours not worked, using his state vehicle for personal purposes, and misusing his state cell phone and email account.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued water warnings for Delaware and Alum Creek Reservoirs, saying E. Coli contamination could pose health risks to swimmers, particularly the elderly, children and those with weak immune systems.
The Ohio EPA and Department of Natural Resources are fining an international oil and gas company more than 200 thousand dollars for a malfunction and fire at a fracking well in Monroe County in 2014 that killed thousands of fish and forced the temporary evacuation of some residents.