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Ohio says no to new fracking drilling permits

A victory was scored in the fight against hydraulic fracking in Ohio today when the state Department of Natural Resources announced a suspension of new drilling permits.

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Youngstown earthquake hearing reveals public anger, few answers

"This is a dog-and-pony show," said a dissatisfied resident, among hundreds at a public hearing to investigate the city's 4.0 earthquake on New Year's Eve.

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Ohioans confront misleading natural gas industry promises

The natural gas industry was promoting the environmentally destructive process known as fracking in the Buckeye State.

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Ohio celebrates: Union-busting bill goes down by landslide

Labor and community activists throughout Ohio jubilantly celebrated the massive defeat of Issue 2 and  repeal of the draconian union-busting SB 5.

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Occupy movement holds dance party in America's heartland

Occupy Columbus marched from their permanent site on the west lawn of the Ohio Statehouse to the Columbus Police Department to hold a dance party.

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Civil rights, labor alliance mobilizing black voters to repeal SB 5

The civil rights movement and the labor movement have joined forces in a statewide campaign to get African-American voters to the polls Nov. 8, to restore union bargaining rights in Ohio by voting "No on Issue 2."

Social Security workers rally in 140 cities to protest cuts

Hundreds of Social Security workers, members of the American Federation of Government Employees, and their supporters staged rallies in Ohio and across the nation Oct. 27 to protest huge proposed cuts to Social Security.

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Not this old lady! GOP caught in “Grannygate” SB 5 scam

The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.

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Animal killing in Ohio highlights need for regulations

In the aftermath of this past week's tragic killing of 49 exotic animals, including 18 rare Bengal Tigers, in Zanesville, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is scrambling to put a positive spin on the calamity.

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Fox's Huckabee openly backs vote suppression

Mike Huckabee, former Republican governor of Arkansas and currently a Fox News host, has brought his party's voter suppression efforts completely out of the closet.

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