A New York man afflicted with a severe frog phobia since childhood won a $1.6 million lawsuit he filed against his hometown and a property developer for draining water onto his property, creating a wetland and prime breeding ground for hoards of bloodthirsty frogs. WORLD +1
Cincinnati Republican Bill Seitz in an interview with The Wall Street Journal compared Ohio’s energy efficiency laws to former Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin’s five-year plan. CINCINNATI -1
A federal judged ordered the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to remove sale restrictions of the morning-after pill based on age, citing a history of “politically motivated” age restrictions. Previously, emergency contraception required a prescription for girls 16 and younger, and is often denied by “morally” discerning pharmacists and doctors. WORLD +1
States with loose gun laws have higher rates of gun violence according to a new study from the Center of American Progress (CAP), despite the NRA’s frequent claims of the opposite. WORLD +1
One in six Ohio prison inmates — about 8,300 of the state’s 50,000 — are affiliated with violent gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood, according to a new report.
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