March 13, 2013

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Tired driving and auto accidents

Technology Helping to Prevent Auto Accidents Caused by Drowsy Driving

Although most of us were probably told when we started driving, and are still reminded by a loved one, “Pull over when you are tired,” statistics show the majority of us do not. The AAA (American Automobile Association) recently found more than 100,000 auto accidents each year are linked to drowsy drivers or to those […]

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March 11, 2013

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Ohio Oil and Gas Leases

Oil and Gas Lease Deemed Expired by Coshocton County Judge Due to Non-Production

A Coshocton County, Ohio judge recently ruled personal household use cannot be considered production in a case involving a 1983 Ohio oil and gas lease. The suit was filed in 2012 by George and Bonnie Clark and Roy W. and Sheila A. Krasky against Zelpha Myers concerning a gas well and lease. The gas well is […]

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March 11, 2013

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C8 in Ohio River

Study of Rivers Shows C8 Can Travel Long Distances in the Environment

A study of rivers reveals that a man-made industrial surfactant is present in bodies of water all over the world. The chemical of concern is known by the trade name C8. Scientists call it perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA.  It has been the subject of a class action lawsuit in the Mid-Ohio Valley brought against DuPont by […]

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March 11, 2013

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texting while driving

Texting While Driving Ban Has Enforcement Issues

The new texting while driving (TWD) ban which recently went into effect in Ohio on March 1, 2013 as a violation for all drivers caught texting while driving in the state is aimed at tackling the problem of distracted driving and the car accidents caused by distracted driving. However, many Ohio law enforcement officials fear […]

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March 8, 2013

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preeclampsia link to C8 water contamination

Study Suggests Pregnant Mothers Exposed to C8 May Transfer It To Their Unborn Children

A chemical of concern because of its toxicity, C8 crosses the placenta of exposed mothers, contaminating the blood of unborn babies – and a recent study suggests that process begins early in pregnancy. C8 is DuPont’s trade name for PFOA or perfluorooctanoic acid, an industrial surfactant used to make Teflon and many other household products.  The substance […]

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March 6, 2013

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Marietta Ohio Attorney Ethan Vessels

C8 Public Meetings Scheduled for Little Hocking and Chester, Ohio

If you have been drinking water contaminated with C8, do you know how to protect your family for the future? Marietta attorney Ethan Vessels is championing the rights of the individual and educating impacted people about the contamination that infiltrated several Mid Ohio Valley water supplies as the result of manufacturing processes at DuPont Washington […]

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March 5, 2013

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Cleveland Ohio Car Accidents

Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project Proceeds with New Funding

An important traffic event is coming up for local residents and others driving through the City of Cleveland who have been awaiting the completion of the second Innerbelt Bridge.  The end of the construction is in sight on this phase of the reconstruction. The Innerbelt project was facing a budget shortfall until recently when an […]

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March 4, 2013

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Underride guards and truck accidents in Ohio

Underride Guards on Large Trucks Help Decrease Severity of Truck Accidents

It looks very exciting in the movies when a passenger car slides underneath a tractor-trailer truck, and no one is injured.  In real life, it is usually not so sleek. Recently, a 68-year-old woman from Cleveland, Ohio was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on the Ohio Turnpike and collided with a semi […]

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February 27, 2013

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C8 Cancer Study

C8 Exposure Associated with Prostate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer According to Study

A recent study indicates that prostate cancer and ovarian cancer may be associated with C8 exposure.  However, the strongest evidence demonstrates a link between C8 contamination in the Mid-Ohio Valley with kidney and testicular cancer in residents. The cancer study, which appeared in the January 8 edition of Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the relationship between […]

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February 27, 2013

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Ohio nursing home abuse ratings

Ohio Nursing Homes Rated in Long Term Care Guide

Eight Ohio nursing homes received ratings of 95 or higher in the family satisfaction survey compiled by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODOA).  The Department is updating its Ohio Long Term Care Guide which asks families of nursing home patients if they would recommend to another person the facility where their loved one is residing. […]

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