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Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

WASHINGTON — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a growing recognition that simple help at home can have a meaningful impact on patients’ well-being — and reduce some costs for taxpayers. A couple of hundred dollars to install grab [...]

Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority approved financing for energy efficiency upgrades proposed for a 1960-era Clintonville office building situated along a busy stretch of North High Street just north of the Henderson Road. The authority, which assists Ohio businesses in clean-air compliance, approved an amount up to $950,000 in financing for significant energy-saving improvements of the building at 4400 North High Street, which is owned by real estate company Henderson Partners, an affiliate of [...]

White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on White House braces for Mueller’s next steps

WASHINGTON — The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump’s advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who’s been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report. Trump abruptly altered the chain of command above Mueller last week, putting his work under the supervision of a Republican [...]

OSU study: Drug shows promise in treatment of vet illness

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on OSU study: Drug shows promise in treatment of vet illness

An experimental drug is showing some promise in stopping mood abnormalities and cognitive disorders similar to those seen in people with Gulf War illness, according to the results of an Ohio State University-led animal study. Gulf War illness is characterized by a cluster of central nervous symptoms believed to have been caused by a combination of wartime exposures that are not well-understood, researchers said in a press release announcing the development. There currently is no [...]

Coalition formed to back ticket fee for arts

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Coalition formed to back ticket fee for arts

Some small business owners in central Ohio have helped form a new coalition to support a 7 percent ticket fee on admissions to arts, culture and entertainment events, including professional sports. Mark Corna, retired CEO of Corna Kokosing Construction; Larry James, managing partner of Crabbe, Brown, James; Jeff Mathes, owner of Due Amici restaurant; and Peter Yockel, co-founder of the Short North Stage are among the co-chairs of the Protect Art 4 Columbus. The group [...]

Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Central Ohio’s recovery from the housing bust was among the fastest of the 35 largest markets in the country. In Columbus, 88 percent of homes recovered in areas with the fewest foreclosures, while 54.1 percent of homes recovered in areas with the most foreclosures, according to a report from Zillow, an online marketplace for housing and rentals. In addition, median home values in Columbus $184,200, up nearly 23 percent from before the Great Recession. For [...]

Grove City man named to 2018 All-Ohio School Board

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Grove City man named to 2018 All-Ohio School Board

Retired teacher and South-Western City Schools Board President Lee Schreiner was awarded the state school board association’s top honor last weekend. Schreiner was recognized as a 2018 All-Ohio School Board member Sunday during the Ohio School Boards Association’s Capital Conference and Trade Show here. The association’s Chief Executive Officer Richard Lewis introduced the All-Ohio School Board members on the first day of the 63rd annual conference, a three-day convention attended by more than 9,000 Ohio [...]

At a small US factory, Trump’s trade war forces hard changes

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on At a small US factory, Trump’s trade war forces hard changes

PHILADELPHIA — Sitting in his office beside photos of grandchildren decked in Philadelphia Flyers jerseys, Christopher Scott shakes his head. Another email has come in from another supplier. It wants to raise prices to cover the cost of President Donald Trump’s tariffs. For weeks, emails and letters have been arriving in a steady stream at Howard McCray, the small Philadelphia factory Scott runs with about 85 workers. It’s mostly bad news. One supplier is charging [...]

Democrats eye Trump’s tax returns but expect a long fight

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Democrats eye Trump’s tax returns but expect a long fight

WASHINGTON — Getting President Donald Trump’s tax returns is high on the list of Democratic priorities now that they have won the House. By law, the leaders of tax-writing committees in the House and Senate can obtain tax returns and related information from the Internal Revenue Service. Democrats will control the House panel next year. Yet there’s no guarantee that the Trump administration will provide the president’s returns. That sets up the possibility of a [...]

Linebackers are paying the price for NFL’s video-game numbers

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Linebackers are paying the price for NFL’s video-game numbers

DENVER — With the NFL’s volcanic offenses, can’t-hit-them-too-hard rules and bewildered officials, linebackers today aren’t the snarling 250-pound thumpers who used to just give running backs fits. “Now we have to cover well, too,” Denver’s Brandon Marshall said. “We still have to tackle well. So, you can’t be real light and only playing pass or too heavy and only playing run. You’ve got to be able to do all of it, man.” Which means finding [...]

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Legal News

Proposal would make it legal to post a photo of your ballot

Tuesday, November 13, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal would make it legal to post a photo of your ballot

A pair of Republican lawmakers are making an attempt — albeit late in the legislative session — to extend free speech right up to the [...]

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 [...]

Business News

California-based tech firm opens office in Dublin

Tuesday, November 13, 2018|Comments Off on California-based tech firm opens office in Dublin

A San Francisco-based technology company opened its first central Ohio office earlier this month. Veeva Systems, which provides cloud-bases software for the global life sciences [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Midterms offer clues for Trump, Dems in ’20 presidential bid

Tuesday, November 13, 2018|Comments Off on Midterms offer clues for Trump, Dems in ’20 presidential bid

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections offered revealing lessons for both parties as battle lines begin to emerge for the 2020 presidential election. For Democrats, [...]

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 [...]

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