Beth Harvilla, The Columbus Dispatch

Beth Harvilla

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Research facility for gene therapy research opens in Easton

Sarepta Therapeutics hosted a grand opening Monday for its 85,000-square-foot facility in Easton. → Read More

Ohio's Scioto madtom removed from endangered list due to extinction

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove 23 species from the Endangered Species Act list due to extinction. → Read More

Charitable pharmacy and fresh food market open in South Linden

The Linden Fresh Market and Charitable Pharmacy opened Monday in South Linden. The hope is free healthy food options will lead to healthier lives. → Read More

Columbus program hopes to boost recycling rate in Hilltop

A program has begun in Hilltop neighborhoods to encourage residents to recycle. The neighborhood has a recycling rate 60%, with some areas at 30%. → Read More

Rumpke's Columbus plant seeing more fires because people put batteries in the recycling

Rumpke is making a PSA after an uptick in fires at its recycling processing facility. There have been 44 fires this year so far. → Read More

EPA forecasts more deaths in Ohio as temperatures heat up due to climate change

A recent EPA report on disparities related to climate change shows Ohio cities with a higher mortality rate as temperatures warm. → Read More

New Columbus fire cadet class aimed at boosting diversity begins Monday

A new class of Columbus fire cadets, a two-year internship program focused on improving diversity, will begin Monday. → Read More

One of two Columbus men accused in Polaris shooting is convicted, faces up to 14 years

A man was found guilty felonious assault after he was involved in a March 3 shooting at Polaris Fashion Place. → Read More

Trade organizations for convenience stores and petroleum marketers announce merger

The Ohio Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association and Ohio Association of Convenience Stores are merging. → Read More

Ohio to search for abandoned oil wells at Lake Veto

After a crude oil spill from an orphan well dating to the 1930s, ODNR plans to search Lake Veto for more orphan wells that could cause more spills. → Read More

Ohio population of spotted lanternflies found east of Cleveland

Here's the latest on the invasive insect, which is attracted to tree-of-heaven and is a threat to many food crops and trees. → Read More

Ohio plans to discontinue use of controversial deicer

ODOT has announced they have no plans to purchase anymore AquaSalina to de-ice roadways. → Read More

Ohio investigating after crude oil found emptying into Veto Lake near Marietta

Veto Lake in southeast Ohio is contaminated with crude oil from an unknown source, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. → Read More

Ohio study says water safe despite risk of hydraulic fracturing waste contamination

While the state agency has said it's "unlikely that wastewater will migrate farther — including into underground sources of drinking water," an expert says it's possible. → Read More

Ohio has second most lead water-supply pipes in U.S.; infrastructure plan would replace them

Ohio has the second most lead service lines in the country. Officials don't know exactly how many exist, but they are working on that. A federal plan would replace all lead lines. → Read More

8 things you can do to protect yourself against lead poisoning from water

A list of tips on how to avoid lead exposure in your drinking water. → Read More

Retail, restaurants consider reinstating mask requirements for customers

A reaction to the latest round of CDC recommendations from the business community in central Ohio. → Read More

Tim Ryan pushes for additional safety checks in dismantling Piketon uranium enrichment plant

Congressman Tim Ryan obtained $500,000 and several measures in a spending bill that will benefit Pike County as a former uranium enrichment plant is dismantled. → Read More

Proposed Ohio cracker plant awaits final air permit decision; still no partner for project

PTTGC of America is hoping to get an extension for an expired air permit to possibly construct an ethylene cracker plant in Belmont County. → Read More

Ohio moves fracking waste facility rules forward; legislature asked for rules 8 years ago

ODNR has issued a draft of proposed rules that would regulate how the oil and gas waste facilities manage radioactive fracking waste. → Read More