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Natural gas well owners shorted the Ohio tax department millions of dollars in 2014, but the state lacks the authority to claim it. (External Link: Written by Chris Cotelesse, a former intern for The News Outlet and journalism graduate from Youngstown State University.)

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The News Outlet and The Akron Beacon Journal team up for Columbus Exchange: Politics in Question – a periodic feature that asks Ohio state legislators one question on a topic of current interest. The first question, asking who owns charter school assets, was given to 77 legislators and candidates in Northeast Ohio.

Community A year ago Bishop C. Shawn Tyson, pastor of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, told members of the Idora Neighborhood Association, that his church was ready to build a “Dream Center” on the former amusement park location. By October, he hinted that the project could break ground “as early as spring of 2014.” To date, nothing has been announced or built. Jessica Mowchan/

Since 1985, the owner of the Idora Park property has promised to develop a City of God on the site. After 29 years, the property sits idle. Now, the owner Mount Calvary Pentecostal Church, may ask the community for financial help to kick start the development.

Community Pearl Underwood surveys the community garden on one of the vacant lots in the Oak Hill area. The 84-year-old says the garden supplies fresh fruit and vegetables to some of the senior citizens. The biggest problem for the garden isn’t vandals – it’s groundhogs. Chris Davidson/

People living in the Mahoning Valley are getting older and poorer. Census figures show the area has the fifth highest number of residents 65 and older. Also, the area has the lowest average household income, less than $30,000 a year. This poorer, aging population will need help financially from local agencies and the community.

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