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Legislation to lengthen prison terms for felony offenders for elderly crimes stalls

A Democrat lawmaker's proposal to lengthen prison terms of felony offenders who victimize the disabled and elderly has stalled in committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.
House Bill 109, a bill that would bring enhanced penalties for crimes that currently do not delineate an enhanced penalty when committed against the elde ... (full story)

Scientists expect 'significant' algae bloom on Lake Erie

Scientists expect 'significant' algae bloom on Lake Erie

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A "significant" harmful algae bloom is expected to form in western Lake Erie this summer, though it probably won't be as large as some previous formations that posed health risks and hampered tourism, scientists said Thursday.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and rese ... (full story)