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8:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

400 Homes Evacuated After Fracking Accident In Jefferson County

400 homes in Jefferson County were evacuated after a nearby fracking operation sprung a leak and began shooting invisible gaseous discharge into the air. 

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7:30 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

ODNR Has $8 Million State And Federal Funds For Trails

Clean Ohio Trails Fund
Credit ohio.gov

  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says nearly 8 million dollars worth of state and federal grants will fund the creation of and improvements to recreational trails. 

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8:44 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

ODNR Re-establishing Hellbender Populations In Ohio

Eastern Hellbender
Credit Ohioamphibians.com

  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says nearly 200 large hellbender salamaders have been released into three eastern Ohio watersheds through a partnership with two zoos.  

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6:24 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Man Killed When Boat Sinks At Indian Lake

Indian Lake
Credit wikipedia

Authorities have identified the man who died late Sunday night after a boat carrying nine people on Indian Lake sank.

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6:44 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler
Credit Ohio Public Radio

Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems.

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6:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Algae Warnings At East Fork Lake Lifted

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has lifted a public health advisory issued last month for swimmers at East Fork Lake in Clermont County. 

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6:43 am
Mon July 28, 2014

No Asian Carp Found In Muskingum River

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service say a search of three Ohio rivers found no invasive silver or bighead Asian carp.

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7:26 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

ODNR Says Shale Drilling Industry Coming Of Age

The natural gas boom is still pushing an industry that’s growing in Ohio -- not only attracting oil and gas companies but other businesses that benefit from shale production.

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7:03 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Ohio Gas And Oil Developers Had Big Year In 2013

State data shows 2013 was a big year for oil and gas development.

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6:57 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Group Revives Debate Over ODNR Fracking Strategy

An environmental group is rekindling debate over the controversial communications strategy the state crafted with oil and gas drillers about fracking on on state-owned land.

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8:12 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Driller Causes Fracking Liquid Spill In Morgan County

State and federal authorities are searching for the cause of a spill of hundreds of barrels of fracking waste at a site in Morgan County last Sunday night.

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6:59 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Flooding Victims and ODNR Before State Supreme Court Over Compensation

The state is responding to complaints by dozens of landowners near Ohio's largest inland lake who say compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again.

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7:24 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Second Body Recovered From Buckeye Lake

Authorities have found the body of a second boater who drowned in Buckeye Lake after a fishing boat capsized last Friday.

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11:42 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Ohio Department of Education “Hit List” Claim

A month ago, questions were raised about an alleged list of people at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who were supposed to be treated as enemies. 

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7:10 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ODNR Shuts Down Drilling Site After Early Morning Earthquakes

State regulators ordered a gas drilling company to halt operations today after four minor earthquakes shook an area 20 miles south east of Youngstown.

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8:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

ODNR Investigations Reintroducing Sturgeon To Lake Erie

Lake Erie sturgeon
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is looking into whether it can reintroduce breeding populations of sturgeon to Lake Erie.

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1:32 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

State Seeks Public Input On Hunting Proposals

State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. 

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4:40 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Lawmakers Targeted In ODNR Communications Plan Respond

Two state lawmakers were listed as adversaries in a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks. 

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6:46 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Document Shows Influence Oil And Gas Drillers Have On State Lawmakers, Policy

An environmental group has discovered a controversial plan by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to tackle oil and gas drilling issues.

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12:22 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

More Coyote Sightings In Central Ohio

State wildlife officials say they're getting more calls about coyotes in suburban Columbus.

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