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Ohio Supreme Court hears Munroe Falls home rule case
Other headlines: Toledo leads Ohio in arson fires: Ohio State attracts $70 million research collaborative
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Toledo leads Ohio in arson fires
  • Ohio State attracts $70 million research collaborative
  • Ohio Supreme Court hears Munroe Falls home rule case
    Home rule activists and supporters of shale gas development are lining up this week on opposing sides of a case before the Ohio Supreme Court.

    On Wednesday the high court will hear arguments in Munroe Falls vs Beck Energy

    The case began three years ago when Beck began excavating an oil and gas drilling access road through private property in the village of Munroe Falls, near Akron.

    The city halted that operation claiming the company did not a building permit and other paperwork.  The driller argued it didn’t need them because it had a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which under state law regulates drilling in the state.

    A County judge backed the city, and an appeals court backed the drillers.

    Now the Ohio Supreme Court will decide the question of who has authority when local rules are applied to oil and gas drilling.


    Toledo leads Ohio in arson fires
    Statistics show Toledo has more arson fires than other Ohio cities — but relatively few perpetrators are caught and prosecuted.

    The Blade newspaper reports Toledo reported more intentionally set structure and vehicle fires than any other city in the Buckeye State between 2009 and 2012.

    But of the 500 or so arsons reported every year, prosecutors say a small percentage are prosecuted — just 27 last year and 23 the year before.

    The intentional fires are typically set in vacant homes and vehicles, but it was an arson fire at an occupied apartment building that killed two firefighters as they battled the blaze in north Toledo last month.

    The 61-year-old building owner accused of setting the fire is charged with aggravated murder and aggravated arson.


    Ohio State attracts $70 million research collaborative
    A $70 million federal contract is at the center of a new partnership between a central Ohio company and two universities to help research and develop innovations in lightweight metals.

    Ohio State University says it is teaming with a Columbus company, EWI, and the University of Michigan for the project, which could help retain manufacturing jobs and create up to 10,000 jobs in the Midwest.

    The Columbus Dispatch reports that President Barack Obama will formally announce the contract award this week as part of his initiative to establish manufacturing innovation centers. OSU said the money will come from the U.S. Navy's budget.

    The $70 million from the federal government will be distributed over five years. At least $70 million more will be invested by state governments and private companies.

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