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  • Hundreds of millions of dollars goes to COVID-19 contractors accused of prior fraud

    USA Today, July 7, 2020

    San Diego ventilator manufacturer agreed to pay more than $37 million in January to settle a civil lawsuit alleging it defrauded the federal government through illegal kickbacks to suppliers, admitting no guilt.

  • Farm-tastic! Wayne County part of unique agriculture-bolstering project

    Wooster Daily Record, July 7, 2020

    Driving through Wayne County you might spot a horse and buggy trotting alongside the road, rolling green hills with grazing sheep or rows of corn and soybeans lining a field. The county has set itself apart from other rural counties with a focus on collaboration and economic development within the agriculture community. Wayne County is one of two regions selected to be a part of an applied research and extension project titled Pathways to Prosperity.

  • What’s the real flood danger in Ohio? New data shows potential risk for your home

    The Alliance Review, June 29, 2020

    Nearly half a million properties in Ohio are at risk of flooding -- more than double the number recorded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, according to a new modeling tool released Monday.

  • Ohio State study links green space to income, race

    Columbus Dispatch , June 26, 2020

    Access to green space, such as parks and sports fields, can be associated with income and race, according to a recent study by Ohio State University researchers.

  • Drivers, slow down, you move too fast

    Crain's Cleveland Business, June 26, 2020

    Slow down.

    That's one takeaway from a Reuters analysis that shows coronavirus lockdowns "led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities."

  • COVID Pandemic Affecting Researchers, But Not Lake Erie Algae Blooms

    Ideastream, June 26, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for many of us, including university researchers keeping an eye on Lake Erie. Teams only recently set off into the lake for water quality measurements, meaning they don’t have as much data as usual this year, and lab work is still disrupted by social distancing.

  • NACDA and USG Announce The Ohio State University as 2020 Sustainability Award Winner

    National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, June 23, 2020

    The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) have announced The Ohio State University (OSU) as the winner of the sixth annual USG NACDA Sustainability Award. Ohio State received the award for its work on The Schumaker Complex.

  • Ohio State athletics wins 2020 NACDA & USG Sustainability Award

    247 Sports, June 23, 2020

    Ohio State athletics does well on the playing surface but the Buckeyes but also are invested in helping the environment when it comes to their athletic facilities. On Tuesday, the Scarlet and Gray were recognized by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USG Corporation as the winner of the sixth annual USG NACDA Sustainability Award for the work done on the newly-constructed Schumaker Complex, the Covelli Center and the Jennings Wrestling Facility.

  • This Is Not a Drill

    REI Co-op Journal, June 22, 2020

    Lonnie Thompson is racing against time and his health to unlock the secrets of our past in the world’s melting glaciers.

  • Soil Prof Hits Pay Dirt: $250K Prize For Helping Farmers, Fighting Climate Change

    NPR, June 22, 2020

    Rattan Lal just won a quarter of a million dollars for his scientific research on dirt. Or as he prefers to call it, "soil."

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