COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Youngstown-based citizens' group says it will no longer take the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines covering the drilling process known as fracking adequately take public safety into account. A state geologist's finding released last week linked quakes in the area to fracking, leading to a moratorium on such drilling within three miles of the seismic activity's epicenter.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Procter & Gamble says its net income for the quarter ending last month rose 2 percent, thanks to a reduced tax rate and lower expenses. The consumer products maker says revenues totaled more than $20.5 billion.
CINCINNATI (AP) - A former police captain released after nearly 15 years behind bars for his ex-wife's murder can stay free as the state's Supreme Court weighs whether it will take up his case. This morning's ruling means former Akron Captain Doug Prade will likely stay out of jail until at least this summer.
CINCINNATI (AP) - Several dozen protesters marched yesterday in Cincinnati to protest behavior clauses newly written into teachers' contracts at Catholic schools in the region. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports archdiocese officials say they have no intention of changing the contract language, which specifies behaviors -- including abortion, homosexual lifestyles or artificial insemination -- that could get teachers fired.
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