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Gun rights bill headed for House vote
Other headlines: Thousands still without power after Sunday's storms; Water wells safe from Carroll County shale drilling
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Thousands still without power after Sunday's storms
  • Water wells safe from Carroll County shale drilling
  • Murrow County Teen accidentally shot by friend 
  • Thousands still without power after Sunday's storms
    Nearly 13,000 FirstEnergy customers are still without power today after strong winds swept the Midwest last night.

    Cuyahoga County is reporting more than 2,500 outages, around 7,000 homes are affected in Western Ohio’s Wood and Lucas Counties, scattered outages are still being reported in Stark, Ashtabula, and Lake counties.

    State meteorologists are investigating a possible tornado south of Columbus in Pickaway County.

    Last night’s storms are blamed for six deaths in Illinois.


    Water wells safe from Carroll County shale drilling 
    Researchers in Ohio say shale-gas drilling is not affecting drinking water wells in the heart of Ohio’s gas fields.

    The Beacon Journal reports a study by University of Cincinnati geologists found that 25 drinking water wells in Carroll County have not shown methane contamination from drilling activity over the past 12 months.

    The study was funded by the National Science Foundation and several environmental groups.

    One water well was found to contain methane but researchers determined  it came from natural sources.

    Gun rights bill headed for House vote
    Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote this week on sweeping changes to Ohio’s gun laws.

    House Bill 203 includes Ohio’s version of a “stand your ground” provision that protects people who claim self-defense in gun related violence.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports another provision ensures that cities will pay attorneys’ fees when their gun laws are challenged.

    Other changes include:  reciprocity in recognizing concealed-carry permits issued by other states, and removing low-level drug offenses and other criminal exclusions as disqualifiers for a concealed-handgun license.

    A House committee is expected to vote tomorrow. 


    Teen accidentally shot by friend
    Authorities say a 15-year-old central Ohio boy died when he was accidentally shot by another teenager.

    The Morrow County Sheriff says that 15-year-old Trevor Patrick Clark died Sunday in Edison, north of Columbus. His body was found at about noon on some railroad tracks.

    The sheriff said friends were walking in the woods along the tracks. Clark had brought a weapon with him and passed it to a 16-year-old friend, the sheriff said. The friend did not know that the weapon was loaded and accidentally shot Clark.

    The name of other teen hasn't been released, and the investigation continues.

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