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Car company offering vehicles that read red lights in Las Vegas

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Car company offering vehicles that read red lights in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to “read” traffic signals ahead and tell the motorist how long the wait will be. It’s a simple display for the driver — a dashboard traffic signal icon and a timer next to the digital vehicle speed [...]

A banner day as lawmakers approve bill prohibiting flag display restrictions

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on A banner day as lawmakers approve bill prohibiting flag display restrictions

To counter recent controversies centering on homeowner associations and landlords demanding residents remove the American flag, the Ohio Burgee or U.S. service flags, the Ohio Senate passed House Bill 18 in an effort to satisfy patriotic Ohioans and address concerns of property owners. The bill, presumably to be sent to Gov. John Kasich for his signature in the waning days of the 131st General Assembly’s session, establishes that any such prohibition or provision is void [...]

Former UC students accused of sexual assault lose appeals

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Former UC students accused of sexual assault lose appeals

Two former University of Cincinnati students who alleged bias and a lack of due process in the school’s disciplinary process lost their appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit this week. The unidentified male students, John Doe I and II, were both students at UC in March 2014 when they were charged in unrelated incidents with violating the school’s code of conduct for allegedly sexually assaulting female students. Following investigations [...]

Ohio attorneys warned of email phishing scam

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Ohio attorneys warned of email phishing scam

A new email phishing scam targeting attorneys has been reported in at least 10 states and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel in Ohio has warned lawyers in the state to be on the lookout. The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service reports that the email claims that a grievance has been filed against the attorney and that he or she only has a short time to respond, sometimes within as little as 10 days. The email [...]

Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Survey: Parents binge on media, say they’re good role models

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parents spend more than nine hours a day with TVs, computers and other screen devices while also giving themselves high marks as role models for their children’s media use, according to a survey released Tuesday. Among all those surveyed — nearly 1,800 parents in the U.S. — daily screen time averaged nine hours and 22 minutes, with the bulk of that, seven hours and 43 minutes, categorized as personal screen time [...]

Democratic states wary with Trump on victory tour

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Democratic states wary with Trump on victory tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Donald Trump makes his thank-you tour of states that voted for him, other parts of the country are gearing up to do battle with his administration. Three of the most populous, urban and ethnically diverse states — California, New York and Illinois — voted heavily for Hillary Clinton and are at odds with the incoming administration on such issues as immigration, health care, climate change, abortion rights and gun control. [...]

New wedding trends: Campgrounds, bubbles, pets and food trucks

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on New wedding trends: Campgrounds, bubbles, pets and food trucks

If your idea of a wedding involves throwing rice and eating a slice of white, three-tiered cake, you’ve got some catching up to do. These days, guests blow bubbles or light sparklers instead of throwing rice. Trendy couples are getting married in barns and campgrounds, and they’re hiring food trucks for dinner and serving doughnuts for dessert. And how did anyone get married before the internet? From Pinterest inspiration to emailed invites and hashtagged photos, [...]

Spread by trade and climate, invasive bugs butcher America’s forests

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Spread by trade and climate, invasive bugs butcher America’s forests

PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree. The bug is one in an expanding army of insects draining the life out of forests from New England to the West Coast. Aided by global trade, warming climate and [...]

Time to set limits: Business owners suffer tech overload

Friday, December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Time to set limits: Business owners suffer tech overload

NEW YORK — Three years into being a business owner, Becky Davis knew she needed to break the hold technology had on her. Davis, a marketing and management consultant to other small business owners, was so immersed in emails, texts and social media that she was getting only four or five hours of sleep a night and her husband said he felt invisible. It also hurt her productivity — she’d get distracted reading people’s posts [...]

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Legal News

Supreme Court of Ohio rules dashcam video from police cars is public record

Thursday, December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Supreme Court of Ohio rules dashcam video from police cars is public record

This week the Supreme Court of Ohio concluded that the Ohio Department of Public Safety was not justified in withholding dashcam footage upon a public [...]

Bill would update Ohio property rights law

Thursday, December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Bill would update Ohio property rights law

A bill sent to Gov. John Kasich last week for his signature addresses some of the consequences arising from today’s modern families. DIY divorces and [...]

Court upholds arbitration request denial in dispute between distributor, manufacturer

Wednesday, December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Court upholds arbitration request denial in dispute between distributor, manufacturer

An American tire distributor recently won a small victory in an Ohio federal court against a Chinese tire producer. Horizon Tire Inc. alleged in counterclaims [...]

Business News

Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

Wednesday, December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Report: Company sold turf product after learning of defects

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — The country’s leading maker of artificial sports turf sold more than 1,000 fields to towns, schools and teams nationwide after its [...]

Worthington tech firm purchased

Tuesday, December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Worthington tech firm purchased

A Los Angeles equity investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts closed on a $4 billion deal for the purchase of the former Emerson Network Power [...]

AAA survey: Majority of motorists say repair shops untrustworthy

Tuesday, December 6, 2016|Comments Off on AAA survey: Majority of motorists say repair shops untrustworthy

With the country well into the busiest travel season of the year after a record-setting Thanksgiving weekend, AAA has released a timely survey of motorists’ [...]

Real Estate

Fully recovered, home prices surpass pre-recession peak

Thursday, December 1, 2016|Comments Off on Fully recovered, home prices surpass pre-recession peak

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a private measure. [...]

Central Ohio home sales on pace for a record-setting year

Friday, November 25, 2016|Comments Off on Central Ohio home sales on pace for a record-setting year

The more than 2,500 central Ohio homes and condominiums sold in October reflect steady growth over the past year despite a drop in sales from [...]

Opponents criticize proposed Providence high-rises ‘towers of evil’

Wednesday, November 23, 2016|Comments Off on Opponents criticize proposed Providence high-rises ‘towers of evil’

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A New York City developer who said he wants to transform the skyline of Rhode Island’s capital city is meeting skepticism from [...]

Politics

Democrats’ task: Rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

Thursday, December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Democrats’ task: Rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa — Democrats need to rebuild the political “blue wall” of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump [...]

Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed concerned that race may have played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts [...]

Republican success opens door to amending Constitution

Wednesday, December 7, 2016|Comments Off on Republican success opens door to amending Constitution

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level [...]

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