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Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

DETROIT — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit’s blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford envisions the future of the carmaker’s foray into self-driving vehicles. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office [...]

California advances biggest U.S. change to police use of force

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on California advances biggest U.S. change to police use of force

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California would lead the U.S. in significantly changing the standard for when police can fire their weapons under legislation that cleared its first hurdle this week after an emotionally charged debate over deadly shootings that have roiled the country. It’s time to change a “reasonable force” standard that hasn’t been updated in California since 1872, making it the nation’s oldest unchanged use-of-force law, said Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a San Diego Democrat who [...]

Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Fixing a massive NYC plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions. Hard-hat workers are toiling deep underground, 55 stories beneath the Hudson River, to eliminate gushing leaks in an aging tunnel that carries half the city’s water supply over 85 miles from Catskill Mountain reservoirs. Using a cylindrical, space-rocket-size borer, they are carving through solid rock to create a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel around the worst of the leaks. [...]

Bill seeks to reduce state regulatory restrictions

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Bill seeks to reduce state regulatory restrictions

A legislative proposal making headway in an Ohio Senate committee intends to put the regulatory arm of state government on a strict diet. Senate Bill 293 calls for a reduction by nearly a third the number of regulatory restrictions employed by state agencies by the end of 2022. For the purposes of the bill, a regulatory restriction requires or prohibits an action and commonly contains words and phrases such as shall, must, require, shall not, [...]

Central Ohioans have different reasons for love of goats

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Central Ohioans have different reasons for love of goats

Sarah Taylor never grew up on farm but she runs one now in central Ohio. The Arizona transplant became interested in raising goats because she became a believer in the health benefits of raw milk. Taylor had been “bootlegging” raw cow milk across the border while in Arizona before starting her own herd. Despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations warnings that raw milk poses risks of food-related illness such as E. coli, Taylor said [...]

Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Salary-cap increase makes for ‘more fun’ NHL offseason

Thanks, Vegas. That’s what NHL general managers are saying this offseason after the success of the expansion Golden Knights contributed to what’s expected to be a healthy increase for the salary cap. With elite center John Tavares, No. 1 defenseman John Carlson and a strong group of free agents available soon, the ceiling for player spending will rise to between $78 and $82 million from $75 million. “The higher the better,” Washington Capitals Stanley Cup-winning [...]

Study links health, financial well-being

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Study links health, financial well-being

When your body is out of shape, there’s likelihood that your finances are too. A strong link has been established between poor financial status and high body mass index for both men and women, according to a study from the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. “When individuals consciously choose healthier options in their daily lives, they also tend to make better choices when it comes to making financial decisions,” said Dr. Yoon Lee, [...]

World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on World Cup: No Russian? No Problem. There’s an app for that

SAMARA, Russia — Randall Garcia and his wife were on a bus in the Russian city of Samara when a local resident stared at the couple and pointed his phone at them. The screen read: “Good luck Costa Rica!” Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar may be the stars of the World Cup. But Google Translate has been the Most Valuable Player for many fans to leap over the language barrier in Russia. They have [...]

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

Friday, June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

NEW YORK — If meat is grown in a lab without slaughtering animals, what should it be called? That question has yet to be decided by regulators, but for the moment it’s pitting animal rights advocates and others against cattle ranchers in a war of words. Supporters of the science are embracing “clean meat” to describe meat grown by replicating animal cells. Many in the conventional meat industry are irritated by the term and want [...]

Sip and ship: Tourists can now send distillery whiskey home

Wednesday, June 20, 2018|Comments Off on Sip and ship: Tourists can now send distillery whiskey home

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been allowed to sniff the aromas of bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they couldn’t legally ship bottles home. That modern-day prohibition came to an end earlier this year but was officially celebrated last week, when Gov. Matt Bevin and other state officials presided over the ceremonial first shipments. Kentucky produces about 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, and tourism targeting [...]

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Legal News

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

Thursday, June 21, 2018|Comments Off on High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats hoped a Wisconsin case would be the vehicle the U.S. Supreme Court would use to strike down highly partisan gerrymandering of [...]

Author of state health care transparency law offers revision

Thursday, June 21, 2018|Comments Off on Author of state health care transparency law offers revision

The southwest Ohio lawmaker who devised the Ohio Price Transparency Law in 2015 has proposed a new version of the law, making health insurance companies [...]

Central Ohio lawyers, judges among 32 state bar foundation inductees

Thursday, June 21, 2018|Comments Off on Central Ohio lawyers, judges among 32 state bar foundation inductees

Judges, founding partners and a pair of assistant public defenders comprise central Ohio’s contribution to the latest batch of inductees to the Ohio State Bar [...]

Business News

Men’s suit shop has thrived since moving to the Short North

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Men’s suit shop has thrived since moving to the Short North

A local modern suit store has thrived since it relocated to Short North nearly three years ago. Pursuit opened at 937 N. High St. in [...]

Report shows workers less likely to leave a pet-friendly company

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows workers less likely to leave a pet-friendly company

A new report indicates that employees are less likely to leave their company if that company is pet friendly. Ninety percent of employees in pet-friendly [...]

New apartment complex brings higher level of luxury living to Polaris area

Friday, June 15, 2018|Comments Off on New apartment complex brings higher level of luxury living to Polaris area

Located near the corner of Sancus Boulevard Lazelle Road, a newly built community boasts urban architecture in the apartment market. The Avenue at Polaris brings [...]

Real Estate

Buyers must beware when purchasing a new property

Tuesday, June 5, 2018|Comments Off on Buyers must beware when purchasing a new property

Buying a home is a dream and a milestone for many American individuals and families. It is also one of the biggest financial and legal [...]

Report shows Columbus is good market for affordable housing for vets

Thursday, May 31, 2018|Comments Off on Report shows Columbus is good market for affordable housing for vets

The central Ohio region’s share of affordable homes for veterans placed the region among the top 20 of metropolitan areas. Columbus ranked No. 19 out [...]

Report: Columbus’ industrial real estate market is healthy

Friday, May 18, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Columbus’ industrial real estate market is healthy

The central Ohio industrial property sector started the year strong in the first quarter this year, according to a new report. Columbus’ vacancy rate in [...]

Politics

Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, White House

Tuesday, June 19, 2018|Comments Off on Family separations cause a rift between GOP leaders, White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans have distanced themselves from the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border even as [...]

Poll finds most parents and kids have common ground on Trump, economy

Monday, June 18, 2018|Comments Off on Poll finds most parents and kids have common ground on Trump, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, President Donald Trump has brought Tammy Kennedy and her daughter, Sue Ann, together on politics. They don’t agree on [...]

Bold California initiative to split the state into three states faces hurdles

Monday, June 18, 2018|Comments Off on Bold California initiative to split the state into three states faces hurdles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation’s most populous state into three, an effort that [...]

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