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Internet companies winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Internet companies winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

NEW YORK — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. Under rules enacted during the Obama administration, the likes of Comcast and Verizon — which offer their own video services they’d very much like subscribers to use — can’t [...]

Dutch architecture students turn Detroit blight into affordable green home

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Dutch architecture students turn Detroit blight into affordable green home

DETROIT — Three architecture students from the Netherlands are on a mission to fight climate change, and they plan to do so by rehabbing a blighted, vacant home in the heart of the city. The 23-year-olds graduated from the Technological University of Delft last year and decided to put their knowledge to use by designing an affordable, energy-efficient home that serves as a teaching tool and supports a family. They finalized their design after purchasing [...]

Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Old car, new tricks: Adding safety tech to an older car

DETROIT (AP) — Old cars can learn new tricks. For a few hundred dollars, drivers can add new safety technology — like forward collision warning systems or backup cameras — to older cars. Cars are lasting longer than ever thanks to improving quality. The average U.S. vehicle is now 11.6 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Markit. But that means millions of car owners are missing out on technology that could potentially save [...]

Legislation would eliminate requirement to notify police about concealed handgun

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Legislation would eliminate requirement to notify police about concealed handgun

An onerous provision of Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law is the target of a freshman lawmaker’s bill that would strike from the books a licensed handgun carrier’s duty to notify police of a gun in his possession during a lawful stop. Republican Rep. Scott Wiggam of Wooster told members of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee that it’s time concealed handgun licensees are treated like every other category of citizen of the state, who have [...]

Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in Louisiana

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Bad beasts, good treats: Feral hog slaughterhouse takes off in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a region that takes food seriously, feral hogs are despised as destructive, but their rich, dark meat is winning fans among Louisiana chefs. A small slaughterhouse is butchering the wild pigs, which cause the state $76 million-plus in annual damage, and selling sausage to grocery stores and meat to restaurants, where chefs are turning it into savory prosciutto, chorizo and meatballs. “To me, it is the most interesting thing I [...]

Boston police make little progress on race gap

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Boston police make little progress on race gap

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in its tactics. At least 71 percent of all street level, police-civilian encounters from 2015 through early 2016 involved persons of color, while whites comprised about 22 percent, an Associated Press review of the most recently available data shows. [...]

Colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

Friday, April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Colleges confront a new era of sometimes-violent protest

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Fearing a return to violent protests that roiled campuses in the 1970s, colleges and universities are re-examining how to protect free speech while keeping students and employees safe in a time of political polarization. Campus police are trying new tactics to try to keep events peaceful, while other schools have abruptly canceled controversial speakers over safety concerns, as UC Berkeley did with conservative writer Ann Coulter’s appearance, originally scheduled for Thursday. [...]

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

Monday, April 24, 2017|Comments Off on How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

LAS VEGAS — A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado’s trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator in an otherwise minor crash in Las Vegas on March 3. She was rushed to a trauma center, where surgeons removed [...]

Cincinnati train station, home to museums, undergoes renewal

Monday, April 24, 2017|Comments Off on Cincinnati train station, home to museums, undergoes renewal

CINCINNATI (AP) — It was already old the morning it was born. There were mutterings about the Union Terminal’s closure the day it opened. A reporter congratulated a railroad president at the crowded ceremony. People from all over the country would come to Cincinnati just to see the majestic train station, the newspaperman added. They’ll come all right, the president agreed. But they will come by automobile. That’s how Scott Gampfer, director of history collections [...]

Grants proposed for not-for-profit cemeteries in Ohio

Monday, April 24, 2017|Comments Off on Grants proposed for not-for-profit cemeteries in Ohio

A freshman lawmaker has taken up a cause begun late in the last session of the Ohio Legislature that would implement the Cemetery Grant Program recommended by a 2014 task force. Rep. Dick Stein, R-Norwalk, proposed House Bill 168 primarily “to assure we honor and respect all those interred in over 2,400 not for profit cemeteries across Ohio,” he told fellow members of the House of Representatives in a cosponsor request. “Local government funds have [...]

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Legal News

Lawmaker wants loophole to meth fire charges closed

Thursday, April 27, 2017|Comments Off on Lawmaker wants loophole to meth fire charges closed

The scourge of methamphetamine has been eclipsed in recent years by the onslaught of Ohio’s heroin epidemic. The development, however, has not dissuaded a Cincinnati [...]

Bill: Ohio aviation hall would feature learning center, Wright monument

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Bill: Ohio aviation hall would feature learning center, Wright monument

Not to be outdone by the National Aviation Hall of Fame, situated in the Riverside neighborhood of Dayton, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a Beavercreek [...]

State senator revives push for modern voting equipment

Tuesday, April 25, 2017|Comments Off on State senator revives push for modern voting equipment

Not unlike the durable goods most folks install in their homes, the lifespan of the electronic voting machine and related tabulating equipment gets shorter by [...]

Business News

Growth prompts commercial contractor’s move downtown

Thursday, April 27, 2017|Comments Off on Growth prompts commercial contractor’s move downtown

Gilbane Building Company has traded in its suburban Westerville offices for a historic, four-story commercial building downtown. The construction company’s move was motivated by continued [...]

Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Trump sons seek to extend family brand into domestic markets

NEW YORK — Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality [...]

New position helps Ohio State hire, retain employees with disabilities

Tuesday, April 25, 2017|Comments Off on New position helps Ohio State hire, retain employees with disabilities

The Ohio State University has created a position to be filled by an employee who will work closely with human resource professionals and university leaders [...]

Real Estate

Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market

Wednesday, April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Ontario brings in foreign housing tax to cool Toronto market

TORONTO — Foreign nationals who don’t live in Canada’s biggest city and its surrounding communities will pay an additional 15 percent tax on home purchases [...]

Average home sale price in central Ohio eclipses $200,000 as inventory remains tight

Tuesday, April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Average home sale price in central Ohio eclipses $200,000 as inventory remains tight

The average price for a home sold in the Columbus region has surpassed the $200,000 barrier, according to a new report from Columbus Realtors. The [...]

Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy

Monday, April 10, 2017|Comments Off on Mission nearly impossible this spring: Finding a home to buy

Anyone eager to buy a home this spring probably has reasons to feel good. Job growth has been solid. Average pay is rising. And mortgage [...]

Politics

Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

Thursday, April 27, 2017|Comments Off on Is attacking Trump the ticket? Democrats are trying it out

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor [...]

Ag Dept. names former lawmaker assistant director

Tuesday, April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Ag Dept. names former lawmaker assistant director

Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels has appointed former Rep. Tim Derickson, R-Oxford, as the department’s assistant director. One of Derickson’s many accomplishments in [...]

Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

Monday, April 24, 2017|Comments Off on Under Trump, states may demand work for Medicaid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Work requirements for Medicaid could lead to major changes in the social safety net under President Donald Trump. It sounds like a [...]

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