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This Dec. 27, 2012, photo shows the Hesburgh Library featuring the "Word of Life" mural commonly referred to as Touchdown Jesus on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
In this Dec. 27, 2012, photo, a statue of legendary Notre Dame football coach Knute Rockne is displayed outside the football stadium on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
In this Oct. 20, 2012, file photo, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o chases the action during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the BYU in South Bend, Ind. Alabama's Barrett Jones and Notre Dame's Te'o are All-Americans and national award winners. They're also fine students who emphasize faith and postponed big money from the NFL to stay in school.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Opponents of the oil and gas industry in Ohio recently have suffered stinging defeats in the courts. In Medina County, landowners seeking to block the Nexus Pipeline lost a fight to keep surveyors off their property. Meanwhile, charter government initiatives in Meigs, Portage and Athens counties aimed at stopping hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, were blocked from the November ballot.