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Missouri utility regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Missouri utility regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators last week rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation’s longest transmission lines. The decision marked the second time in a little over two years that the Missouri Public Service Commission has denied a request from Clean Line Energy Partners to build its power line through the state. [...]

Science Says: DNA test results may not change people’s health habits

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Science Says: DNA test results may not change people’s health habits

NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right? The scientific evidence says: Don’t bet on it. DNA testing for disease risk has recently expanded in the U.S. The company 23andMe [...]

Interns make century-old building ‘like original’

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Interns make century-old building ‘like original’

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A century-old building is starting to look like new on the Sheldon Jackson College campus in Sitka, Alaska, as volunteers neared the end of the Historic Restoration internship program. But it would be more accurate to say Fraser Hall is looking "like the original." Fraser Hall is the building located closest to the Sheldon Jackson Museum. It's part of the original campus quad, designed by the New York architecture firm Ludlow [...]

German Village travel agency owner enjoys the best of both worlds

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on German Village travel agency owner enjoys the best of both worlds

A German Village travel agency owner says the entrepreneurial spirit and love of travel run in her family. UNIGLOBE Travel Designers is owned by Elizabeth Blount McCormick, who specializes in corporate and leisure travel. “We can book any destination around the world,” she said. Located on the corner of Third Street and Livingston Avenue in German Village, UNIGLOBE prides itself on being one of the most dependable travel management companies in the world. The company [...]

Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

COLUMBUS (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pa., grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a woman who crashed her car just before a highway entrance. The next day in Cleveland, a rescue squad found an unconscious 43-year-old man who [...]

Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Judge blocks 176-million ton coal mine expansion in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a proposed 176-million ton expansion of a central Montana coal mine in a ruling that criticized U.S. officials for downplaying the climate change impacts of the project and inflating its economic benefits. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy issued an order Monday barring Signal Peak Energy from mining in the 11-square mile expansion area at the Bull Mountain coal mine pending a new round of environmental studies. [...]

Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. Critics said the same thing two years ago after an avowed white supremacist killed black worshippers in South Carolina, and nothing changed. The same leaders who control Mississippi flag legislation remain in office, with the Republican governor and lieutenant governor still saying flag design should be determined [...]

Tense days for business owners without legal status in the United States

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Tense days for business owners without legal status in the United States

MIAMI (AP) — Maribel Resendiz and her husband came to the U.S. from Mexico, sold cool drinks to workers in the tomato fields of South Florida and eventually opened a bustling shop in a strip mall offering fruit smoothies and tacos. Now she is preparing for the possibility she’ll have to leave it all behind. Resendiz, who is not a legal U.S. resident, recently turned over control of the business in Florida City to her [...]

Bill on service animals would align Ohio law with federal law

Monday, August 21, 2017|Comments Off on Bill on service animals would align Ohio law with federal law

As service animals proliferate and become more of a fixture in everyday settings, ranging from commercial airlines to the office, a pair of Ohio lawmakers have introduced legislation to align state law with federal and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Succinctly, House Bill 303, prohibits places of public accommodation from disallowing individuals who require the use of a service animal from entering. “The bill would clarify definitions regarding the prohibition of public places of accommodation [...]

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Legal News

Proposal would shift burden of proof in self-defense cases

Friday, August 18, 2017|Comments Off on Proposal would shift burden of proof in self-defense cases

A lawmaker duo looks to update Ohio firearms laws in a measure introduced in the Ohio Senate this week. Republican Sens. Joe Uecker and Jay [...]

Proposed Senate bill would protect Ohio businesses from fraud

Friday, August 18, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed Senate bill would protect Ohio businesses from fraud

A northeast Ohio lawmaker recently introduced legislation that would make it easier for businesses to identify and combat fraud. Senate Bill 179 would allow businesses [...]

Cultural training sought for Ohio health care professionals

Thursday, August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Cultural training sought for Ohio health care professionals

A bill calling for cultural competency training among Ohio’s healthcare professionals in order to maintain proper licensure remains stuck in a Senate committee as lawmakers [...]

Business News

Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land

Wednesday, August 16, 2017|Comments Off on Detroit luring manufacturers to industrial park, vacant land

DETROIT (AP) — Inside a fenced construction site on Detroit’s east side, heavy machines are digging, shoving and hauling away tons of dirt in preparations [...]

Report shows new businesses want to grow, but struggle to borrow

Wednesday, August 16, 2017|Comments Off on Report shows new businesses want to grow, but struggle to borrow

While startup businesses are more likely to add jobs than older, more established companies, more than half struggle to get credit that will help them [...]

For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017|Comments Off on For electric cars to take off, they’ll need place to charge

DETROIT — Around the world, support is growing for electric cars. Automakers are delivering more electric models with longer range and lower prices, such as [...]

Real Estate

Childhood home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Connecticut for sale on eBay

Thursday, August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Childhood home of Harriet Beecher Stowe in Connecticut for sale on eBay

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The birthplace of abolitionist writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was disassembled and stored in trailers 20 years ago, has been put [...]

Dallas-based Sealy acquires 600K-plus square-foot distribution facility to re-enter Columbus market

Wednesday, August 2, 2017|Comments Off on Dallas-based Sealy acquires 600K-plus square-foot distribution facility to re-enter Columbus market

Dallas based Sealy & Company, a fully-integrated commercial real estate investment and operating company, has announced acquisition of Creekside IX, a 652,195 square-foot Class A [...]

California solar farm shrinks in deal with environmentalists

Tuesday, August 1, 2017|Comments Off on California solar farm shrinks in deal with environmentalists

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A solar project that would have erected 1.2 million shiny solar panels over four square miles of remote Central California [...]

Politics

Tensions with North Korea bring back nuclear fears

Friday, August 18, 2017|Comments Off on Tensions with North Korea bring back nuclear fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares — of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb [...]

Asked to serve, some CEOs say no more to Trump

Thursday, August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Asked to serve, some CEOs say no more to Trump

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — First it was the leader of a major pharmaceutical, then the CEO of an athletic gear company, and before the day [...]

Daunting budget deadlines loom for government

Tuesday, August 15, 2017|Comments Off on Daunting budget deadlines loom for government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration and Congress face a daunting set of budget-related deadlines in the coming weeks. Blowing them could upend global financial [...]

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