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Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on Shootings raise level of alarm at small businesses

NEW YORK — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow's staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement officers gave Abdow's 23 staffers active shooter training — explaining what could happen and what they could do to remain safe during a shooting at their company, public relations firm Market Mentors. The visitors acted [...]

New poll shows 62% disapprove of how Trump’s handling his job

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on New poll shows 62% disapprove of how Trump’s handling his job

NEW YORK (AP) — About 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump's overall job performance, according to a new poll released Thursday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which finds some support for the president's handling of the U.S. economy but gives him weak marks on other major issues. Just 36 percent of Americans approve of the way Trump is handling his job as president; 62 percent disapprove. The numbers [...]

McCain’s family fights to define his legacy of civility and service

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on McCain’s family fights to define his legacy of civility and service

WASHINGTON — Cindy McCain stood on a knoll in Tempe, Ariz., last year and looked out over the Rio Salado. The spot where she stood, on 26 acres, is where she and her ailing husband, Sen. John McCain, had discussed building a "gathering place" for his archives, hiking and perhaps candidate debates — but especially for listening. "We had planned a library," the senator's widow said in a telephone interview last week. "But it will [...]

In digital age, unique local map company is growing

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on In digital age, unique local map company is growing

Ross Worden couldn’t find the map he wanted to give his wife as her birthday present, so he decided to make one, but didn’t stop there. The founder of Conquest Maps now runs a small operation with eight people on the east side of town off of Taylor Station Road creating pin board travel maps of varying sizes to help travelers mark previous and anticipated destinations. “It’s more than just map,” Worden said. “It’s a [...]

Science academy awards science, engineering students with scholarships

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on Science academy awards science, engineering students with scholarships

Six central Ohio college science and engineering students each have been awarded a $2,500 scholarship through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education Fund. Awarded to the students for the 2019-20 school year, the scholarships recognized recipients’ research and environmental work experience in the following fields: Methane leak detection from natural gas production, the effects of turbidity and Harmful Algal Blooms on fish ability to detect predators, West Nile Virus transmission between mosquito vectors and [...]

Retailers’ results show a sharp divide between the losers and winners

Monday, August 26, 2019|Comments Off on Retailers’ results show a sharp divide between the losers and winners

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A tiny community near Philadelphia that managed to save the oldest surviving quarantine station in the Western Hemisphere from the wrecking ball is now transforming the 18th-century structure into township offices. For Tinicum Township, renovating the Lazaretto Quarantine Station was part of a broader plan to draw visitors to the community, to connect it to other historic waterfront sites and create a destination for both locals and tourists. For historians, saving the [...]

Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in a wrongful death suit, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the man’s second motion. A cursory review of Dennis Stiner’s motion filed July 2 reveals what must have made the difference in justices’ consideration the second time round — a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Fox v. Amazon.com, [...]

Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in a wrongful death suit, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the man’s second motion. A cursory review of Dennis Stiner’s motion filed July 2 reveals what must have made the difference in justices’ consideration the second time round — a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Fox v. Amazon.com, [...]

Columbus area unemployment at 3.9 percent

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Columbus area unemployment at 3.9 percent

Central Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent last month, down from 4 percent in July 2018, according to data the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Tuesday. The rate is not seasonally adjusted. The 10-county metropolitan statistical area’s civilian labor force had nearly 1.12 million workers last month — 21,300 more than July 2018. There were 43,900 unemployed in July compared with 43,600 the same month last year. Among the counties in the [...]

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals. Mat Staver, president of the legal advocacy organization Liberty Counsel, said Trump has fulfilled about 90 percent of the goals on a list [...]

Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in [...]

Ohio Democrats introduce legislation in response to Dayton mass shooting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Democrats introduce legislation in response to Dayton mass shooting

By the end of last week, Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives had introduced a series of bills proposing background checks on all gun [...]

Bribe or donation? Parent’s defense questions the difference

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|Comments Off on Bribe or donation? Parent’s defense questions the difference

BOSTON — Robert Zangrillo is accused of paying $250,000 to get his daughter into college as a fake athlete. Prosecutors call it a bribe. But [...]

Business News

Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China

NEW YORK (AP) — Lance Ruttenberg knows too well how fast President Donald Trump’s China trade policies can change. As president and CEO of American [...]

Japanese firm to start road tech initiative in Dublin

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Japanese firm to start road tech initiative in Dublin

Japanese automobile technology manufacturer Denso has announced a $1.42-million investment to launch a smart mobility ecosystem in Dublin. Denso aims to be part of the [...]

Retail sales rise strongly in sign of consumer optimism

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Retail sales rise strongly in sign of consumer optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade [...]

Real Estate

Demand for homes in central Ohio continues to grow to record levels

Thursday, July 25, 2019|Comments Off on Demand for homes in central Ohio continues to grow to record levels

The scorching hot Columbus housing market is not only not showing any signs of slowing down, it might be getting even hotter. A home sold [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Politics

Dem candidates weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Friday, August 16, 2019|Comments Off on Dem candidates weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nev., with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: “He’s taking hate groups mainstream [...]

Analysis shows 12 percent could vote without paper backup in 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019|Comments Off on Analysis shows 12 percent could vote without paper backup in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new [...]

Sentries, not ‘squad’: Moderate Dems ones to watch for presidential race

Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Comments Off on Sentries, not ‘squad’: Moderate Dems ones to watch for presidential race

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the [...]