How shale fracking led to an Ohio town's first 100 earthquakes

Since records began in 1776, the people of Youngstown, Ohio had never experienced an earthquake. However, from January 2011, 109 tremors were recorded and new research in Geophysical Research-Solid Earth reveals how this may be the result of shale fracking.

Anonymous pwns InfraGard yet again

Hackers linked to Anonymous and AntiSec have compromised InfraGard's servers yet again.

Couple allowed to sue firm that monitored their sex chat

An Ohio woman has been given permission to sue a laptop-tracking company that recorded her sex video-chat sessions with her boyfriend.

Biofuel crops come to Ohio, Pennsylvania

The USDA will establish a new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) for the creation of a biomass facility at the Port of Ashtabula, as well as convert acres of land across Ohio and Pennsylvania for biomass crops.


Smartphones not replacing traditional media for news access

More and more people may be using mobile phones to access news, say researchers, but this isn't eating into the kfor more traditional news services.

Crazy small-town Republican candidate becomes Youtube star

John Davison gave a speech for his candidacy for Stark County Treasurer in Ohio in front of just 100 people, but now more than three quarters of a million people have watched it online.

Ohio makes sexting illegal

Ohio's state legislature today passed a bill that carves out a new law for under-18 individuals who share nude pictures of themselves with other minors. It will allow them to be charged with something other than child pornography.

Ohio wants to make teen "sexting" illegal

After a teenage girl was faced with charges of child pornography, for sending out nude pictures of herself, Ohio lawmakers are looking into a new law that specifically addresses the growing issue of "sexting."