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Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Poll: Democratic voters not fully tuned in to 2020

WASHINGTON — Nearly two dozen Democratic presidential candidates have crisscrossed the country for six months selling their vision for the United States. But, on the eve of the first debates in the campaign, a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows most Democratic voters haven’t fully tuned in. Only 22 percent of Democrats registered to vote say they know a lot about the candidates’ positions, while 62 percent say they [...]

Westerville spa offers salt therapy

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Westerville spa offers salt therapy

The Serenity Salt Spa uses halotherapy, or salt therapy, to ease and reduce an individual’s respiratory tract disorders. The spa opened as central Ohio’s first salt room in Westerville in November 2015. It typically offers a 45-minute session that involves sitting in a salt room on a lounge chair. “The lights will dim and you will hear relaxing music. The room temperature and humidity is maintained at a comfortable level. Most people like to close [...]

NFL At 100: Evolution of uniforms, from bees to Color Rush

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on NFL At 100: Evolution of uniforms, from bees to Color Rush

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tex Schramm often called Gil Brandt into his office to look at the fabric swatches draped all over his furniture, wanting another opinion on the right jersey and pants combination for the Dallas Cowboys. He sure hit on a winning combination. Decades later, Cowboys’ jerseys remain among the NFL’s top sellers. “The uniform thing was a special project to him,” said Brandt, now historian and player analyst for NFL.com after helping Schramm [...]

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders including President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell aligned against him and Democrats portraying him as a radical, the one-time judge is laying out the argument that [...]

BIA Foundation awards grant to Franklinton nonprofit

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on BIA Foundation awards grant to Franklinton nonprofit

The Building Industry Association Foundation is awarding a grant to a nonprofit company focused on mentoring and training in the building trades. Franklinton Rising will receive a $30,000 from the association to help promote trade jobs in the building industry, including a workshop used for training within facilities owned by the Central Ohio Youth for Christ in the Franklinton neighborhood. “Franklinton Rising is most grateful for being a recipient of BIA Foundation’s grant program,” said [...]

Study finds link between fracking, high home radon levels

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Study finds link between fracking, high home radon levels

A University of Toledo study connected the proximity of fracking to higher household concentrations of radon gas, the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Measuring and geocoding data from 118,421 homes across all 88 counties in Ohio between 2007 and 2014, scientists found that proximity to the 1,162 fracking wells is linked to higher indoor radon concentrations, according to a press release announcing publication of the study in the journal Frontiers in Public [...]

A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on A retail rainbow: Vendors mark LGBTQ Pride on sales racks

NEW YORK — Major retailers have diversified their inventory for Pride month, selling apparel and other goods that celebrate LGBTQ culture to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. In New York City, Macy’s flagship store is adorned with rainbow-colored Pride tribute windows, set in the same space as its famous Christmas displays. Times Square’s digital billboards are splashed with pitches for Pride-linked clothing and cosmetics sold at Sephora, CoverGirl and Levi’s stores nearby. [...]

Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Regional divide opens up in sports betting legislation

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year’s end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and Midwest. But most states in the Deep South and far West — SEC and Pac-12 territory in college sports — are staying on the [...]

Bill proposes felony for assaulting sports officials

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Bill proposes felony for assaulting sports officials

An alarming shortage of high school sports referees has prompted a pair of Ohio lawmakers to go after unruly adults, who are driving away officials with their sideline antics. A former basketball referee, Rep. Joe Miller, D-Amherst, told fellow members of the Ohio House of Representatives that the dwindling pool of qualified officials is due to what the Ohio High School Athletic Association calls “adult behavior.” The numbers don’t lie — four out of five [...]

Legal News

Proposal meant to encourage college students to finish degree

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Proposal meant to encourage college students to finish degree

Lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives are deliberating a bipartisan bill that proposes an improved degree-completion rate among Ohio college and university students. In [...]

17 central Ohio attorneys named state bar foundation fellows

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|Comments Off on 17 central Ohio attorneys named state bar foundation fellows

The Ohio State Bar Foundation recently inducted 17 central Ohio lawyers and foundation members into the organization’s honorary program during a ceremony and reception at [...]

Franklin probate judge recognized by peers for judicial excellence

Friday, June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Franklin probate judge recognized by peers for judicial excellence

Franklin County Probate Judge Robert G. Montgomery was recognized with the Award of Judicial Excellence by his colleagues at the Ohio Association of Probate Judges [...]

Business News

Skin Perfect Spa offers unique skin treatments

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Skin Perfect Spa offers unique skin treatments

Local spa owner Jaclyn Peresetsky continues to grow her company’s brand with the opening of the first advanced esthetics school in the Midwest. Peresetsky opened [...]

Northeast city spa first to offer infrared light therapy

Monday, June 24, 2019|Comments Off on Northeast city spa first to offer infrared light therapy

Situated in northeast Columbus tucked between Gahanna and New Albany, Thrive Massage & Wellness has the distinction of introducing central Ohio to the effects of [...]

Back-and-forth trade moves leave businesses uncertain, wary

Friday, June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Back-and-forth trade moves leave businesses uncertain, wary

NEW YORK — Jeff Schwager is wondering whether it truly makes sense to sell his company’s cheese outside the U.S. Schwager’s company, Sartori, faced potential [...]

Real Estate

Central Ohio home sales up slightly in May

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Central Ohio home sales up slightly in May

Home sales in central Ohio have ticked up slightly this year despite increasingly higher prices and a stubbornly low number of homes for sale. Homes [...]

Columbus renters leasing in September pay more

Friday, June 21, 2019|Comments Off on Columbus renters leasing in September pay more

Renters in central Ohio may want avoid signing a new lease in September, according to a recent study. “The rental market in Columbus doesn’t peak [...]

Eastmoor neighborhood hopes improvement district jump starts revitalization

Tuesday, June 18, 2019|Comments Off on Eastmoor neighborhood hopes improvement district jump starts revitalization

With the help of a special improvement district, stakeholders within the East Main Street corridor of Columbus have taken initial steps to revitalize the area. [...]

Politics

‘Deepfakes’ called new election threat; no easy fix

Tuesday, June 18, 2019|Comments Off on ‘Deepfakes’ called new election threat; no easy fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Deepfake” videos pose a clear and growing threat to America’s national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do [...]

Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital campaign ads

Monday, June 17, 2019|Comments Off on Democrats worry as Trump unleashes money on 2020 digital campaign ads

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Democrats wage a wide open primary, President Donald Trump is blanketing battleground states with online advertising that could help set the [...]

Medicaid vote emerges as key in Virginia’s GOP primaries

Friday, June 14, 2019|Comments Off on Medicaid vote emerges as key in Virginia’s GOP primaries

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A top Virginia Republican who upset much of his party by supporting Medicaid expansion defeated a conservative challenger Tuesday in a [...]