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Letter to Feds Charges Wind Industry with Ignoring Voluntary Federal Guidelines

Bird Groups Raise Alarms over Wind Industry Installation of Six Giant Wind Turbines in Critical Great Lakes Bird Migration Corridor

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Bird American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) charge that millions of migrating and federally protected birds, including an active Bald Eagle nest, will be threatened by an Ohio wind development currently under construction.

The concern was raised in a letter sent this week to federal officials.

Read Full Article (Feb-21-2014 10:53)

Ohio Legislature Passes Supersized Voter Suppression Bills

Governor Kasich Has Duty to Veto Bills Which Impose Barriers to the Ballot Box for Hundreds of Thousands of Ohioans.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - John Kasich The national civil rights organization Advancement Project and the Ohio Organizing Collaborative today voiced strong concerns regarding a series of bills passed in the Ohio legislature.

The legislation will make it harder for eligible Ohioans to vote. The groups urged Governor John Kasich to immediately veto the bill.

Read Full Article (Mar-19-2013 11:31)

Steubenville, `Innocence Lost or Par for the Course?`

It's a sad way for an Ohio community to become national news.

(CLEVELAND) - Steubenville rape case A judge found two Steubenville teenagers guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at a series of parties in a case that drew major attention to teenage alcohol use and tawdry text messaging.

In fact the attorney general in Ohio now plans to continue seeking indictments in the case. Attorney General Mike DeWine says the girl's rape was an example of a cavalier attitude displayed toward sex...

Read Full Article (Feb-29-2012 01:13)

Letter to the Editor re: School Shooting

Tragedies like this will be avoided when people learn to criticize contempt--in ourselves and others, and make choices for respect for the world and people around us.

(RIVERDALE, NY) - Ohio school shooting victims: Danny Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russel King My heart goes out to the friends and family of the students of Chardon High School who were shot in the attack by another teenager.

As a person who worked in NYC high schools, I know how much young people need to know that the cause of such violence has been understood and can be changed.

Read Full Article (Feb-27-2012 17:06)

Chardon, Ohio Shooting, 4 Wounded, 1 Dead

The suspect in the early morning shooting at the high school building, Scott Wilson, was arrested

(CLEVELAND) - Scene after shooting in Ohio The nation is in shock today once again, over a deadly high school shooting, this time it happened in Chardon, Ohio. One student was left dead after a student opened fire in the school cafeteria.

Four others students were injured in this tragic event, the shooting survived and was taken into custody after shooting the five classmates.

Read Full Article (Jan-04-2012 22:20)

Richard Cordray`s Appointment as CFPB Chief Applauded by Many

Advocates say Cordray brings strong pro-consumer credentials to this important job.

(SALEM) - Richard Cordray "Today I’m appointing Richard as America’s consumer watchdog," U.S. President Barack Obama said today.

The decision is being applauded by a number of groups and one Oregon Senator, who says American families deserve a cop on this beat, to keep the marketplace fair and protect against the financial scams and predatory schemes.

Read Full Article (Aug-28-2011 22:15)

SOLACE for Ohio and Appreciation for State`s Relentless Drug Fighting Heroes

The "Mission Statement" of SOLACE is to reach people who have lost loved ones to drugs, to help the addicted make changes to their lives and to prevent future pain in the addict and family members.

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) - Chief Charles Horner of Portsmouth, Ohio and Lisa Roberts I have written extensively about a town in Ohio called Portsmouth where a police chief by the name of Charles Horner and a public health nurse named Lisa Roberts are the Matt Dillon and Annie Oakley of their community.

Read Full Article (Aug-14-2011 16:18)

State of Ohio Leads Nation in Fighting `Pill Mill Doctors`

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Oxycontin abuse Effective immediately, the Ohio State Medical Board permanently revoked the medical license of Portsmouth, Ohio obstetrician/gynecologist John Temponeras.

The Board’s action was the result of a June 8 citation issued by the Board related to the immediate suspension of Temponeras’ Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration in May.

Read Full Article (Aug-07-2011 14:48)

Fighting for a Better Day in Drug Plagued Ohio

"The computer should be the smoking gun -- but there are a lot of ways to hide information on a computer -- and you need a well-trained person to unlock it." Robert Morgester

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Ohio Governor Kasich The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has taken a $1 million check from Purdue Pharma to participate in a prescription monitoring program. Is there a "smoking gun" involved here Ohio Governor Kasich?

In March 2011, the NABP announced that the prescription monitoring programs of North Dakota, Ohio and Virginia entered into agreements to participate in the PMP Interconnect™ system, currently under development.

Read Full Article (Aug-04-2011 00:17)

Portsmouth, Ohio Heroes are Without a Police Headquarters

Purdue Pharma owes it to this brave community of people fighting the OxyContin tsunami perpetrated by the pharmaceutical company.

(PORTSMOUTH, Ohio) - Portsmouth, Ohio Police building sign It recently came to my attention that the small community of Portsmouth, Ohio in Scioto County, Ohio is fighting crime and their prescription drug epidemic without a police headquarters facility.

It was closed down in 2010 due to an asbestos and black mold problem. The 40 officers of the Portsmouth Police Department are scattered in buildings throughout the town.

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