Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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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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6:50 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Officials Say Ohio's Bobcat Population Rebounding

Bobcat in winter
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

State wildlife officials are asking to remove the bobcat from Ohio's threatened species list.

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6:53 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Drillers Get More Oil And Gas From Ohio

Ohio energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from the Utica shale during three months last year than all of 2012.

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12:35 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Local Deerkeeper Reaches Deal With State

A Mount Vernon woman who has been fighting for months to keep some injured deer in her enclosed back yard says she has reached an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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8:07 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Shale Drilling Permits For 2013 Surpasses Expectations

2013 saw more than twice as many drilling permits issued for the Utica Shale than first expected.

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7:59 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Inspector General Cites More Wildlife Officers

The state watchdog is referring 18 more Ohio wildlife officers for possible criminal prosecution after a follow-up investigation into illegal hunting while on duty uncovered additional cases.

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7:56 am
Tue December 3, 2013

State Trying To Increase Population Of Hellbender Salamanders

The state is trying to bring back the population of North America's largest amphibian. The hellbender salamander lives in streams hard hit by water pollution in the 1970s.

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7:04 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Dredging At Grand Lake St. Marys Exceeds Goals

Natural resource officials say they have exceeded dredging goals this year for Ohio's largest inland, which has been plagued by toxic algae outbreaks.

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6:14 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

ODNR Considers Need For More Oil And Gas Well Inspectors

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.

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6:50 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

State Considers Storage Lagoons For Fracking Wastewater

State officials are considering rules for storage sites containing fracking wastewater.

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12:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Local Student Injured In Crash

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized this morning for treatment of injuries sustained in a crash with a state pickup truck.

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7:02 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Report Details Environmental Damage From Fracking

A study of government records quantifies the environmental damage caused by fracking.

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7:13 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Drillers Must Report Fracking Chemicals

Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials are advising oil and gas companies to share information on the toxic chemicals they use in fracking with local authorities, including first responders.

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6:58 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Judge Allows Coal Mining Near Local Park

A federal district judge has sided with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources in a lawsuit over mine tunnels being developed within the watershed of Burr Oak State Park in southeast Columbus.

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7:12 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Salt Miners Return To Work

Half of the crew at a salt mine under Lake Erie is back on the job.

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