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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Toledo Blade. December 3, 2022. Editorial: EPA smacks down big Ag The state of Ohio should give up, once and for all, trying to have the state Department of Agriculture oversee the permitting of manure discharges from factory farms. It’s too close a relationship,...

Parts of NY dig out after potentially 'historic' snowfall

Nov. 20, 2022 18:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Parts of New York finally caught a break Sunday after a storm spent days dumping a potentially record-setting amount of snow on cities and towns east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Many businesses in the hardest-hit areas remained closed, but highways reopened and...

Massive snowfall buries cars, keeps falling in western NY

Nov. 19, 2022 17:59 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Piles of snow, in some places taller than most people, buried parts of western and northern New York as a lake-effect storm pounded areas east of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for a third straight day Saturday, with possibly even more to come. Snowfall totals as...

Dangerous lake-effect snow paralyzes parts of New York state

Nov. 19, 2022 10:39 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A dangerous lake-effect snowstorm paralyzed parts of western and northern New York on Friday, dumping over 5 feet in some spots with more expected to fall through the night into Saturday. The storm was blamed for the deaths of two people stricken while clearing snow. ...

NFL shifts Bills' game vs. Browns to Detroit due to storm

Nov. 17, 2022 19:51 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Mother Nature is forcing the Buffalo Bills to shuffle off to the Motor City. The NFL decided Thursday to shift the Bills' home game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday to Detroit’s Ford Field because of travel and safety concerns stemming from a...

Fishermen plead not guilty to charges in tournament scandal

Oct. 26, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two men accused of stuffing five walleye with lead weights and fish fillets during a lucrative fishing tournament on Lake Erie pleaded not guilty to cheating and other charges on Wednesday. Jacob Runyan, 42, of Broadview Heights, Ohio, and Chase Cominsky, 35, of...

Clean Water Act at 50: environmental gains, challenges unmet

Oct. 17, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

Lifelong Cleveland resident Steve Gove recalls when the Cuyahoga River symbolized shame — fetid, lifeless, notorious for catching fire when sparks from overhead rail cars ignited the oil-slicked surface. “It was pretty grungy,” said the 73-year-old, an avid canoeist in his...

Yanks may face Cleveland's bugs again in a throwback to '07

Oct. 14, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Their fans still bugged by what happened in 2007, the New York Yankees could face pesky midges again when the American League Division Series moves to Cleveland this weekend. The flying insects memorably swarmed Joba Chamberlain during Game 2 of the 2007 Division...

Prosecutor: Fisherman caught cheating at tournament charged

Oct. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two anglers accused of stuffing fish with lead weights and fillets in an attempt to win thousands of dollars in an Ohio fishing tournament were indicted Wednesday on charges of attempted grand theft and other counts. Jacob Runyan, 42, of Broadview Heights, Ohio,...

Midges swarm Browns field, stands during game with Chargers

Oct. 09, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Those October nuisances, the midges, are back. This time, they're on the football field. The flying insects that impacted a Cleveland-New York Yankees playoff game 15 years ago swarmed the field and stands at FirstEnergy Stadium as the Browns and Los Angeles...