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Bound to fail: Poor choices can ruin business partnerships

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Bound to fail: Poor choices can ruin business partnerships

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after Courtney Jackson launched her clothing business, she took on a partner to help manage the company’s growth. A month into the partnership, something was wrong. Jackson’s partner was supposed to handle half the company’s workload, but that didn’t happen. So, Jackson began taking on more of the responsibilities. When Jackson tried to discuss the division of work, “she was a little defensive at first, and asked me to [...]

AIA Columbus architecture awards highlight a wide variety of projects

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on AIA Columbus architecture awards highlight a wide variety of projects

The annual American Institute of Architects, Columbus Chapter architecture awards’ typically highlight a diverse group of projects in central Ohio, but this year’s winners may be span the prism of design even more than usual. They range from a parking booth tower to an airplane hangar to a park trailhead. The 2018 winners announced last night include two honor awards and four merit awards and were selected from 54 entries, which included architecture submissions (44 [...]

Democratic House victory could echo from Moscow to Riyadh

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Democratic House victory could echo from Moscow to Riyadh

NEW DELHI — The Democratic victory in the U.S. House of Representatives could echo from Moscow to Beijing to Riyadh, with empowered Democrats now able to launch new investigations into President Donald Trump’s international business empire and his political dealings with the rest of the world. Overturning control of the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections has given the Democrats a powerful weapon to wield against Trump: the subpoena. The Democratic leaders of many House committees [...]

New partnership for OhioLink designed to make textbooks cheaper for students

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on New partnership for OhioLink designed to make textbooks cheaper for students

Ohio’s statewide academic library’s mission to provide the higher education community with access to print and digital resources continues to expand with its latest partnership. The Ohio Library and Information Network, or OhioLink, has partnered with Boston-based education and technology company Cengage, the largest U.S.-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education. The partnership will allow digital course materials more affordable for Ohio’s college students including price reduction of up 80 percent for [...]

Veteran-owned floral shop offers eco-friendly designs

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Veteran-owned floral shop offers eco-friendly designs

Ohio is home to more than 750,000 military veterans and more than 90,000 veteran-owned businesses, according to the Secretary of State. “Hard work, integrity and honesty are the bedrock principles that the men and women who serve in the military build their lives upon,” Secretary Jon Husted said. “When their service to our country ends and those individuals chose to start a business we all benefit because those values will ensure quality products or services [...]

Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Raising the roof on 2020 Tokyo Olympics gymnastics venue

TOKYO — Attention Simone Biles: They’re building a venue in Tokyo where you can add to the four Olympic gold medals you won in Rio de Janeiro. The 2020 Olympic gymnastics venue is halfway completed and should be finished by this time next year. Engineers this week raised a massive timber roof section, one of five curved sections that will top out the $180 million building, which designers describe as being shaped like a wooden [...]

Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest

DETROIT — Michigan voters on Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting conservative neighboring states on notice. Three other states had marijuana-related measures on their ballots. North Dakota voters decided recreational pot wasn’t for them, while voters in Missouri passed one of three unrelated measures to legalize medical marijuana. Utah [...]

Analysis: Older voters, men push DeWine over top

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Analysis: Older voters, men push DeWine over top

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Republican Mike DeWine won Ohio’s governor race with the backing of men and older voters, according to a wide-ranging survey of the American electorate. As voters cast ballots for governor, U.S. Senate and members of Congress in Tuesday’s elections, AP VoteCast found that DeWine also won a big share of the vote in the state’s small towns and rural areas. DeWine’s victory could be tied to a strong showing among men, [...]

Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience

Friday, November 9, 2018|Comments Off on Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience

A group that advocates on behalf of individuals who wish to freely live out their faith has taken up the cause of a Shawnee State University philosophy professor who faces “corrective actions” by his employer over a transgender student’s complaint. Attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit this week against the trustees of the public institution in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, arguing that the university illegally disciplined Nicholas Meriwether [...]

Job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed

Thursday, November 8, 2018|Comments Off on Job openings dip but still exceed number of unemployed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of jobs posted by U.S. employers declined slightly in September but still exceeded the number of unemployed Americans and remained near a two-decade high. The report Tuesday from the Labor Department provided the latest evidence that many U.S. companies are straining to fill jobs in the face of a robust job market with low unemployment. The department said job openings declined 4 percent to roughly 7 million, still close to [...]

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Legal News

Proposed Cyber Reserve would be part of state’s organized militia

Monday, November 5, 2018|Comments Off on Proposed Cyber Reserve would be part of state’s organized militia

A pair of Republican lawmakers has introduced a measure into the Ohio House of Representatives that would create a militia-grade force that would focus on [...]

Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

Monday, November 5, 2018|Comments Off on Long trip: Psychedelic advocate nears goal of legal ecstasy

WASHINGTON — Growing up amid the tumult of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, Rick Doblin says he became convinced that humanity was [...]

Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

Friday, November 2, 2018|Comments Off on Stable premiums, more options as health law sign-ups begin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Affordable Care Act’s sixth sign-up season opened Thursday amid stabilizing premiums and more choice for consumers. Nationally, average premiums are going [...]

Business News

Local dog trainer’s military experience influenced his career move

Wednesday, November 7, 2018|Comments Off on Local dog trainer’s military experience influenced his career move

Working alongside military and law enforcement K-9 units while deployed with his Ohio Army National Guard company only intensified Columbus native Jordan Hickle’s desire to [...]

Jobs in central Ohio are plentiful but rising wages lag behind

Tuesday, November 6, 2018|Comments Off on Jobs in central Ohio are plentiful but rising wages lag behind

In central Ohio, the jobs are plentiful but wage gains have been stagnant. Central Ohio had 1.03 million workers last year compared with 914,370 workers [...]

With a strong economy, employers want to hire veterans more than ever

Tuesday, November 6, 2018|Comments Off on With a strong economy, employers want to hire veterans more than ever

With an hour left to go, RecruitMilitary had about 150 members of the military and veterans community at its job fair in central Ohio last [...]

Real Estate

Zillow predicts central Ohio housing market to remain strong this winter

Friday, November 2, 2018|Comments Off on Zillow predicts central Ohio housing market to remain strong this winter

Winter is not expected to put a big chill on the central Ohio housing market this year — Columbus ranks fifth among the best places [...]

Want to invest in real estate? There’s an app for that

Friday, November 2, 2018|Comments Off on Want to invest in real estate? There’s an app for that

Any adult with a smart phone, $500 and 90 days may dip his toes into the waters of real estate investment without the risk of [...]

Property investment group looks to reinvent itself

Wednesday, October 31, 2018|Comments Off on Property investment group looks to reinvent itself

For more than a decade the Columbus Property Investors Association has been a place for real estate investors and others a space to network, but [...]

Politics

Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third party spoilers

Tuesday, November 6, 2018|Comments Off on Democrats and Republicans rush to avert third party spoilers

PHOENIX (AP) — Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible [...]

In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

Friday, November 2, 2018|Comments Off on In tight race, Ohio governor rivals hedging bets on Trump

COLUMBUS (AP) — Locked in a tight race for governor in the perennial swing state of Ohio, Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are [...]

Saudi ties to U.S. colleges come under mounting scrutiny after journalist death

Thursday, November 1, 2018|Comments Off on Saudi ties to U.S. colleges come under mounting scrutiny after journalist death

BOSTON — U.S. colleges and universities have received more than $350 million from the Saudi government this decade, yet some are rethinking their arrangements in [...]

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