NOAA drought map of Ohio

More than a third of Ohio is now in a “moderate drought,” including all Northeast Ohio counties according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The hot, dry weather that started in June around Northeast Ohio has taken a toll on crops and landscaping. Jacqueline Kowalski is with the Ohio State University extension office in Summit County.


High school seniors can start their college applications Monday.

StateImpact Ohio’s Michelle Faust reports a national online application is now available.

Twenty-seven colleges and universities in Ohio use the Common Application system which allows a single application to be sent to multiple schools.

More than 600 intuitions use it nationally.

Brian Williams—Vice President of enrollment at John Carroll University—says it makes the process easier for students and colleges alike.

photo of heroin and syringe

Local police are still investigating the source of a dangerous chemical added to street drugs even after a Franklin county man was indicted Monday for selling carfentanil-laced heroin.

Carfentanil is 10,000 times stronger than morphine and is used as a tranquilizer for elephants and rhinos.


Over a cold beer in a warm kitchen a couple of Cleveland brothers-in-law discovered they were both crazy about sauerkraut.

That’s how Cleveland Kraut got started a couple years ago. Now it’s on store shelves from Chicago to New York.

Luke Visnic is trying something different.  “That’s salt, mustard seed, and caraway seed. We’re going to mix it in with our cabbage and also put some medallions of pickling cucumbers. And that’s an experiment that we’re working on right now.”  

David Pepper

Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine will head out of Philadelphia today And toward the key swing-state of Ohio. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports on the official beginning of the general election campaign.

After a rally in Philadelphia, Clinton is heading to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and then onto Youngstown and Columbus over the weekend.

As the DNC was wrapping up, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper said that the stop in Youngstown is key.