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At a cemetery, bones tossed like trash, and families in pain

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on At a cemetery, bones tossed like trash, and families in pain

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Since the 1990s, Cheryl Jansen had noticed junk and tree limbs piling up at the once oasis-like Park Cemetery, just north of downtown Bridgeport, and wondered where the money families had paid for perpetual upkeep was going. What she learned after finally taking her case to a judge shocked the conscience. Gravestones and remains moved without permission to make way for the newly dead. New graves simply stacked on top of old [...]

N.Y.-based orthodontics startup expands into downtown Columbus

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on N.Y.-based orthodontics startup expands into downtown Columbus

A New York-based startup in the orthodontics industry has opened its second headquarters in central Ohio. The Candid Care Co. opened its operations at 107 S. High St. in downtown Columbus in August and employs 50 workers at the location. “We’re super excited to be part of the Columbus market,” said Andy Schultz, the general manager of Candid’s Columbus operations. The company started offering an alternative to braces, which can be more costly and require [...]

More Dem governors, more skepticism of charter schools

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on More Dem governors, more skepticism of charter schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor’s race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country’s highest concentration of for-profit charter schools. Republican Bill Schuette, a DeVos ally and the state’s attorney general, ultimately lost to Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat and former state lawmaker who pledged on the campaign trail to “put an end to the DeVos agenda.” She has promised to [...]

Invest in the company or retirement? More owners are choosing to save

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Invest in the company or retirement? More owners are choosing to save

NEW YORK (AP) — In John Holloway’s early years as an entrepreneur, saving for his own future wasn’t a priority. “I invested a lot of money into one of my first businesses and came out break even at best. I am kicking myself for not setting some of that money aside for retirement,” says Holloway, co-owner of NoExam.com, a life insurance brokerage based in Roswell, Georgia. These days, when his company’s cash flow and profits [...]

Feds to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Feds to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across millions of acres in the American West that were put in place to protect an imperiled bird species. Land management documents released by the U.S. Interior Department show the administration intends to open more public lands to leasing and allow waivers for drilling to encroach into the habitat of greater [...]

Paris riots show difficulty of fighting warming with taxes

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Paris riots show difficulty of fighting warming with taxes

PARIS — The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them last week. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, who met in Poland last week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off of fossil fuels and slow climate change. “The events of the [...]

OhioHealth to open senior medical centers in underserved neighborhoods

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on OhioHealth to open senior medical centers in underserved neighborhoods

OhioHealth announced a new five-year, $60-plus million partnership with ChenMed with plans to open three new senior medical centers in underserved neighborhoods. The new primary care practices will open in Columbus’ north and far east side and the Hilltop area in the early fall next year, providing access for up to 8,000 seniors. “Having seen how ChenMed delivers VIP service to its patients, and how effective its primary care physicians are in detecting and managing [...]

Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Salaried workers beware: GM cuts are a warning for all

DETROIT — For generations, the career path for smart kids around Detroit was to get an engineering or business degree and get hired by an automaker or parts supplier. If you worked hard and didn’t screw up, you had a job for life with enough money to raise a family, take vacations and buy a weekend cottage in northern Michigan. Now that once-reliable route to prosperity appears to be vanishing, as evidenced by General Motors’ [...]

Ohio EPA: Nestlé’s Dublin center good as gold

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio EPA: Nestlé’s Dublin center good as gold

International food and beverage company Nestlé’s quality assurance operations in Dublin last week were recognized for the company’s efforts to protect the environment. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director Craig Butler awarded Nestlé Quality Assurance Center in Dublin with the agency’s gold level environmental stewardship award. The company earned the award for its emphasis on waste diversion from landfills and energy efficiency, according to a press release. “Through its recycling efforts and waste-reduction processes, Nestlé is [...]

Billionaires eyeing White House visit several early primary states

Friday, December 7, 2018|Comments Off on Billionaires eyeing White House visit several early primary states

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in Iowa on Tuesday that he would do everything he can to make climate change the defining issue of the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating campaign, despite resistance in regions of the country that his party would likely need to recapture the White House. More than 1,000 miles away in Charleston, S.C., fellow billionaire Tom Steyer — who, like Bloomberg, is weighing a 2020 [...]

Legal News

Several fraternities and sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on Several fraternities and sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social [...]

Proposal would prohibit police quotas

Monday, December 3, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal would prohibit police quotas

A northeast Ohio lawmaker last week told fellow members of the Ohio House of Representatives that police officer morale and public trust have suffered long [...]

Community, parochial schools in Ohio leave behind school safety training money

Friday, November 30, 2018|Comments Off on Community, parochial schools in Ohio leave behind school safety training money

Despite the extended deadline and a letter from the Ohio attorney general urging participation, nearly $2 million in grants for school safety and training remains [...]

Business News

The Top Steak House is a popular throwback to bygone days

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on The Top Steak House is a popular throwback to bygone days

If you’re looking for a mid-century throwback in dining, The Top Steak House in Bexley is for you. The Top has been virtually unchanged since [...]

Ohio Farm Bureau to hold its 100th annual meeting this week

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio Farm Bureau to hold its 100th annual meeting this week

The Ohio Farm Bureau will have its 100th annual meeting later this week. Nearly 3,000 Bureau members are expected to attend the meeting and a [...]

After decades-long hiatus, Ritzy’s resumes brand as burger, shake joint

Tuesday, December 4, 2018|Comments Off on After decades-long hiatus, Ritzy’s resumes brand as burger, shake joint

A Columbus original — burger-and-shake restaurant G.D. Ritzy’s — is enjoying its status as the latest addition to the many food offerings of Clintonville after [...]

Real Estate

Awaiting Amazon, two quiet real estate markets suddenly become white-hot

Tuesday, November 20, 2018|Comments Off on Awaiting Amazon, two quiet real estate markets suddenly become white-hot

WASHINGTON — Amazon has just sparked a real estate frenzy to rival Cyber Monday. A three-bedroom condo with Manhattan views that had sat on the [...]

Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority approved financing for energy efficiency upgrades proposed for a 1960-era Clintonville office building situated along a busy stretch of [...]

Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Central Ohio’s recovery from the housing bust was among the fastest of the 35 largest markets in the country. In Columbus, 88 percent of homes [...]

Politics

California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers began their new legislative session Monday with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers to go with their sweep of [...]

Impeach Trump? House Democrats saying not so fast

Tuesday, November 27, 2018|Comments Off on Impeach Trump? House Democrats saying not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump? As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that [...]

Once rising Republican star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

Monday, November 26, 2018|Comments Off on Once rising Republican star, Utah’s Mia Love loses seat to Democrat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Mia Love was tabbed as a rising star in the GOP when she became the first black Republican woman [...]