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BP pulls out of Ohio's Utica shale
Other headlines: Three Catholic schools to launch mandatory drug testing; Rare case of diphtheria confirmed in Ohio
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BP has decided not to proceed with the development of Utica shale assets in Ohio.
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  • Three Catholic schools to launch mandatory drug testing
  • Rare case of diphtheria confirmed in Ohio
  • Measles spreads among Ohio Amish
  • BP pulls out of Ohio's Utica shale 
    One of the world’s largest oil company is calling it quits in Ohio’s Utica shale.

    BP announced today that it is pulling out of the region after disappointing results from test wells in Trumbull County.

    The energy giant invested $300 million in the Utica’s northern play, and according to the Youngstown Business Journal, holds leases for 80,000 acres. 

    Last month, Houston-based Halcon Energy also said it’s suspending drilling in the northern Utica.

    Meanwhile, a recent report by state regulators showed highly productive Utica wells in Harrison and Columbian counties.


    Three Catholic schools to launch mandatory drug testing
    Three northeast Ohio Catholic high schools will begin testing students for drugs.

    In a joint announcement today, Gilmour Academy, St. Edward and St. Ignatius high schools said next fall all students will be required to submit hair samples for drug testing.

    The schools describe the mandatory testing as a ‘wellness initiative’ that will serve as a deterrent to teen drug use.


    Rare case of diphtheria confirmed in Ohio
    Health officials say a girl in southwest Ohio has been diagnosed with a case of diphtheria — an illness rarely in the US since the 1920s.

    The Dayton Daily News reports that the adolescent girl was diagnosed after being hospitalized with symptoms similar to strep throat. The girl may have been fully vaccinated.

    Fewer than five cases have been reported in the US in past 10 years.


    Measles spreads among Ohio Amish
    Ohio health officials say a measles outbreak now involves 21 cases in three counties.

    Knox County reports 19 cases among members of the Amish community.

    Nearby Richland and Wayne counties each have one confirmed case of the highly contagious disease.

    Officials say the outbreak began with unvaccinated travelers who visited the Philippines, which has had a measles epidemic.

     

     

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