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Ohio EPA awards more than $1M in grants to curb mosquito-borne viruses

OHIO — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced 58 local health departments and municipalities in 47 Ohio counties will receive more than $1 million in grants for mosquito control activities. The Ohio EPA said the funding will help mitigate the spread of mosquito-borne viruses, such as West Nile and La Cross Encephalitis. “The… Keep Reading

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New Albany Mexican restaurant opens location in Gahanna

GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) – A New Albany-based Mexican restaurant has opened a second location in Gahanna. Blue Agave opened its doors at 64 Granville St. on Monday. The restaurant’s first location opened in New Albany, at 9745 Johnstown Road, in 2011. The eatery serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and other traditional Mexican dishes. Blue Agave’s… Keep Reading

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Gahanna increases penalties for distracted driving

GAHANNA, Ohio (WCMH) – The city of Gahanna is cracking down on distracted driving. A city ordinance went into effect on April 3. It’s similar to state law, however, Gahanna’s recently amended code goes further to penalize those that text while driving. Columbus doctors study best way to transport critically injured children Leaders said it’s… Keep Reading

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Ohio proposes new $20 million natural gas law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Republican lawmakers want to ensure that Ohio has the option to tap into the state’s natural gas resources. House Bill 349, sponsored by Reps. Don Jones (R-Freeport) and Tim Barhorst (R- Fort Loramie), would create an interest loan fund to the tune of $20 million. “To incentivize [natural gas companies] to… Keep Reading

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National steakhouse chain opening second central Ohio location this year

Apopular restaurant for wood-fired proteins and vegetables is opening another location this year. Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is slated to open in Westerville at 6036 N. Hamilton Rd. The media department at Firebirds said they’re hoping for a late November/early December opening date. This national steakhouse chain with over 60 locations across 20 other states is known for… Keep Reading

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Ohio Victory Gardens program continues to grow

Ohio’s movement to promote urban and rural gardening is back and bigger than ever. The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University Extension are partnering once again to encourage Ohioans to cultivate their own produce. The popular Ohio Victory Gardens program is back for its fifth year and due to high demand, the… Keep Reading

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