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Looking to find a house for sale in central Ohio? Good luck with that

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Looking to find a house for sale in central Ohio? Good luck with that

Easter is still a few weeks away, but for anyone looking to buy a home in central Ohio, it may already feel like an Easter egg hunt. That’s because the number of houses for sale in the region is about as low as it’s ever been. “If you thought inventory couldn’t possibly get any lower, it definitely did,” says Columbus Realtors President Mic Gordon. Last month the number of homes for sale in central Ohio [...]

Battelle to consider pot’s role in staving off opioid crisis

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Battelle to consider pot’s role in staving off opioid crisis

Non-profit applied sciences research giant Battelle announced this week it plans to take on the opioid addiction crisis plaguing Ohio and much of the country with research into marijuana use — both medical and recreational — and the crippling effects of heroin use. Battelle named Scott Novak senior research scientist and research director for Substance Abuse in its Health and Consumer Solutions to lead a transdisciplinary and translational team of data scientists, policy and evaluation [...]

Life sentence upheld for child porn user

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Life sentence upheld for child porn user

A federal appeals court this week affirmed the life sentence of a Virginia man convicted of traveling interstate with the intention of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor. The defendant, David Vickers, appealed the sentence he received in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio arguing that he was unfairly targeted as part of an undercover sting operation and “outrageous government conduct” that induced him to commit his crimes, in [...]

Local company sets up and operates corporate team building events

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Local company sets up and operates corporate team building events

Most companies don’t have an event coordinator on staff, so one business in central Ohio is capitalizing on that need to create, set up and run corporate team building events. Columbus Team Building prides themselves on quick response times to questions, meeting specific needs and budgets and being flexible on locations. The company states that those visiting their website are typically looking for one of three things: fun corporate group activities— including over 40 options [...]

OSU study focuses on brain activity associated with 3D sight

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on OSU study focuses on brain activity associated with 3D sight

An Ohio State University study has found how the human brain employs different parts to gauge a viewed object’s depth relative to its two dimensional location — a first step in understanding how human beings perceive a three dimensional world. University researchers had volunteers view simple images with 3-D glasses while they were in a functional magnetic resonance imaging scanner. The MRI showed what was happening in the participants’ brains while they looked at the [...]

Safe bike passing distance law starts

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Safe bike passing distance law starts

Motorists are now required to give bicyclists at least three feet of passing clearance through a new law— House Bill 154, signed by Gov. Kasich in December and effective this week. In order to improve safety, drivers should watch for bicyclists and know that in Ohio it is now illegal to squeeze past them. When drivers are unable to move across the center line or merge to another lane to the left, motorists must slow [...]

Business melted away: This year’s warmer winter hurt small companies

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Business melted away: This year’s warmer winter hurt small companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or snow shovels have had fewer customers this season. Plumbers who expected to fix frozen pipes have had less work, and people who make money [...]

Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges

SAN FRANCISCO — Arguing a case before a panel of federal appeals-court judges can be daunting even for experienced lawyers. Their clients often have much at stake, and the judges can be relentless, interrupting with questions to point out weaknesses and even occasionally to scold. So Helen Andrews was understandably anxious when, as a third-year Pepperdine University law student, she stepped before three judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year in [...]

Sears has ‘substantial doubt’ about its future as cash evaporates

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Sears has ‘substantial doubt’ about its future as cash evaporates

NEW YORK — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Sears has been a member of the retail dead pool for years, but until this week the company had not openly acknowledged its tenuous existence, said Ken Perkins, who heads the research firm Retail Metrics LLC. Sears has long maintained that by balancing the sale of key assets while [...]

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Legal News

Proposed bill would allow Ohio townships to expand their snow, ice removal policies

Thursday, March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed bill would allow Ohio townships to expand their snow, ice removal policies

Possibly the only remaining trace of winter in the Buckeye State this week was discussion of a bill posed by a Port Clinton lawmaker interested [...]

Ohio Supreme Court orders explanation of low appraisal of two senior housing complexes

Thursday, March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court orders explanation of low appraisal of two senior housing complexes

A recent decision from the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals to explain its tax valuations for two Grove City senior [...]

Supreme Court of Ohio: Justices will hear strip club case as high court hits the road

Wednesday, March 22, 2017|Comments Off on Supreme Court of Ohio: Justices will hear strip club case as high court hits the road

The Ohio Supreme Court will take its show on the road next month as it hears oral arguments in three cases in Morgan County on [...]

Business News

Riddles help employees escape mundane morale building exercises

Thursday, March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Riddles help employees escape mundane morale building exercises

To escape ordinary, sometimes bland team building exercises, many companies are looking for ideas to create a more exciting way to raise morale in the [...]

Central Ohio has several out-of-the-box options for team building experiences

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Central Ohio has several out-of-the-box options for team building experiences

The phrase “team building” often inspires sighs, eye rolls and maybe even a mild sense of dread among members of corporate teams. These days, smart [...]

Columbus startups award grant to Franklinton Gardens

Friday, March 17, 2017|Comments Off on Columbus startups award grant to Franklinton Gardens

This week, START, a community-supported fund powered by Columbus startups, announced it has awarded its first grant to help Franklinton Gardens launch its new educational [...]

Real Estate

‘Ghost Tower’ haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis struck

Wednesday, March 15, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Ghost Tower’ haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis struck

BANGKOK — The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when [...]

Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood shares ‘Moonlight’ Oscar success

Monday, March 6, 2017|Comments Off on Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood shares ‘Moonlight’ Oscar success

MIAMI — Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, “Moonlight” presents a view of Miami that [...]

Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

Friday, March 3, 2017|Comments Off on Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian property developer Tiah Joo Kim got way more than he bargained for when he signed a licensing deal to use [...]

Politics

Proposed legislation designed to make it easier to cast in-person absentee votes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed legislation designed to make it easier to cast in-person absentee votes

Prompted by a working relationship with the Ohio Association of Elections Officials, a Marysville lawmaker has sponsored legislation to update a variety of voter laws [...]

Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A two-term Oklahoma Republican state senator’s fall from political power following his arrest on child prostitution charges has been stunningly fast. [...]

President Trump helps fuel surge in number of Mexicans traveling to Canada

Thursday, March 16, 2017|Comments Off on President Trump helps fuel surge in number of Mexicans traveling to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — President Donald Trump loomed large in the mind of Mexico City plastic surgeon Rodrigo Munoz as he was deciding where to go [...]