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Rutgers coaches know Ohio State culture well, but will it help?

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Rutgers coaches know Ohio State culture well, but will it help?

COLUMBUS — The coaching staff at Rutgers knows the culture of the Ohio State football program as well as any opponent can. First-year Rutgers coach Chris Ash was co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for the Buckeyes for the past two seasons, including the 2014 national championship team. When he went to New Jersey, he snapped up seven staffers with Ohio State ties, all former graduate assistants or lower-level coaches under Urban Meyer. So the Scarlet [...]

Help sought for townships to cover burial expenses for deceased indigent residents

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Help sought for townships to cover burial expenses for deceased indigent residents

A Bexley lawmaker last week offered testimony on behalf of cash-strapped townships that must shoulder the expense of funeral services for residents who receive public assistance. Assistant Minority Leader of the Ohio Senate Charleta Tavares told her colleagues seated on the Senate Finance Committee that the legislation she is sponsoring would recreate an indigent burial program allowing for the Department of Jobs and Family Services to assist in the payment of funeral, cremation, cemetery and [...]

Proposed changes would end experience requirement to be appointed a magistrate

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Proposed changes would end experience requirement to be appointed a magistrate

The Ohio Supreme Court is seeking public comment to the Rules of Superintendence affecting magistrates. The amendments would create a registration requirement for magistrates along with an oath of office that would be taken upon appointment and filed with the local clerk of court. The new rule would also affect the duties of administrative judges. Rule 4.01 currently outlines the powers and duties of an administrative judge. The existing language states that an administrative judge [...]

Second Amendment is under the microscope this election

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Second Amendment is under the microscope this election

ATLANTA (AP) — The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year’s elections. Do Americans have the right to have AR-style firearms, the long guns with a military look used in the past year in several mass shootings? [...]

Marijuana measures on the ballot in nine states in November

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Marijuana measures on the ballot in nine states in November

Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in nine states that would expand legal access to marijuana. Here’s a rundown: ——— RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA In five states, the ballot measures propose to legalize recreational marijuana use for anyone 21 and over. ——— ARIZONA: Proposition 205 would allow adults to buy and possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants at home. The initiative would establish a new department that would [...]

Across the nation, police officers misuse confidential databases

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Across the nation, police officers misuse confidential databases

DENVER (AP) — Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found. Criminal-history and driver databases legitimately give officers critical information about people they encounter on the job. But those systems can also be exploited by officers, motivated by romantic quarrels, personal conflicts or voyeuristic curiosity, who sidestep policies and [...]

SpaceX chief Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars within next century

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on SpaceX chief Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars within next century

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, “Battlestar Galactica” style. Musk outlined his zealous plan this week to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars, complete with iron foundries and even pizzerias. He wants to make humans a multiplanetary species, and says the best way to do that is to colonize the [...]

Obstacles abound as Cleveland looks to absorb impoverished neighbor East Cleveland

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Obstacles abound as Cleveland looks to absorb impoverished neighbor East Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Two of the country’s poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both. But Cleveland could need a sizeable boost in taxpayer dollars to absorb East Cleveland, a place so impoverished that some residents fill their own potholes. Cleveland officials are looking at development possibilities that exist in its struggling neighbor East Cleveland. But Cleveland has its own problems. The warm glow of positive publicity after its successful turn hosting [...]

Tie-up of world’s biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

Friday, September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Tie-up of world’s biggest beer makers clears final hurdle

LONDON — A deal worth over $100 billion to combine the world’s two biggest beer companies cleared its last major hurdle this week when the shareholders of SABMiller approved the takeover by Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch InBev. SABMiller shareholders approved the $103 billion deal — dubbed Megabrew — despite opposition from some investors who saw their share of the payout shrink when the pound plunged following Britain’s vote to the leave the European Union. AB InBev [...]

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Legal News

Cleveland officers lose appeal of discrimination claim in wake of shooting incident

Thursday, September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Cleveland officers lose appeal of discrimination claim in wake of shooting incident

The federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a ruling that Cleveland police officers were not discriminated against in 2012 after a deadly car [...]

Poll shows local attorneys prefer incumbent judges in common pleas court races

Wednesday, September 28, 2016|Comments Off on Poll shows local attorneys prefer incumbent judges in common pleas court races

The results of the Columbus Bar Association’s annual Judicial Preference Poll have been released and reveal some tight races for seats on the Franklin County [...]

Supreme Court of Ohio: Marijuana ballot proposal for Cincinnati neighborhood stuck down by justices

Tuesday, September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Supreme Court of Ohio: Marijuana ballot proposal for Cincinnati neighborhood stuck down by justices

The Supreme Court of Ohio has definitively quashed a marijuana initiative that proponents were seeking to place on November’s ballot in the Cincinnati neighborhood of [...]

Business News

Feds accuse Silicon Valley firm of hiring bias

Thursday, September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Feds accuse Silicon Valley firm of hiring bias

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a fast-growing Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job [...]

Harrah’s spending $30M on Atlantic City hotel renovations

Wednesday, September 28, 2016|Comments Off on Harrah’s spending $30M on Atlantic City hotel renovations

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — One of Atlantic City’s top casinos is getting a $30 million makeover. Harrah’s is redoing 450 rooms and suites in the [...]

Finance Fund Capital Corp. awarded SBA grant funding

Monday, September 26, 2016|Comments Off on Finance Fund Capital Corp. awarded SBA grant funding

A Columbus non-profit organization that works to connect underserved communities with private and public capital was included in the latest round of U.S. Small Business [...]

Real Estate

August was a record-setting month for local home sales

Monday, September 26, 2016|Comments Off on August was a record-setting month for local home sales

More homes were sold central Ohio in August than any other previous August on record, according to figures from according to the Columbus Realtors Multiple [...]

Small mining town emerging from Superfund cleanup with optimism

Wednesday, September 21, 2016|Comments Off on Small mining town emerging from Superfund cleanup with optimism

IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. — For decades, a creek in the mountains west of Denver sometimes ran yellow from toxic waste gurgling out of abandoned mines [...]

Report: Growing craft beer market boosts local commercial real estate

Friday, September 2, 2016|Comments Off on Report: Growing craft beer market boosts local commercial real estate

Central Ohioans’ love for craft beer is having a dramatic effect on the commercial real estate market, according to a new report by commercial real [...]

Politics

Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages

Thursday, September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Portman quietly deploys web tools as Ohio Senate race rages

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Much of the work of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s re-election campaign in Ohio is happening under the fingertips of voters. Google [...]

Use of body cameras questioned after fatal shooting by Charlotte police

Thursday, September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Use of body cameras questioned after fatal shooting by Charlotte police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions [...]

Presidential campaign: Seven years after Great Recession, jobs, economy remain concerns

Wednesday, September 28, 2016|Comments Off on Presidential campaign: Seven years after Great Recession, jobs, economy remain concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after [...]