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Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms

DENVER — From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife. An astonishing array of animals and habitats flourished on six obsolete weapons complexes — mostly for nuclear or chemical arms — because the sites banned the public and other intrusions for decades. The government converted them into [...]

Businesses have cautious expansion plans as economy weakens

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Businesses have cautious expansion plans as economy weakens

NEW YORK — Ron Pierce has one eye on expanding his information technology business and the other on something he can’t control: the economy. “I’m not afraid to expand my company, but I realize that a recession may be coming and that any expansion could have me reducing my staff,” says Pierce, owner of Trinity Solutions in Greensboro, N.C. But he’s going ahead with his plans. Pierce wants to grow by buying other IT firms; [...]

AG sues contractor over shoddy work

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on AG sues contractor over shoddy work

A Pickaway County contractor is the subject of a lawsuit brought by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on behalf of five consumers who are owed refunds totaling $105,000. The attorney general’s Consumer Protection Section last week filed the complaint against George “Jody” Capps Jr. of South Bloomfield in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. “This guy took huge deposits from trusting clients but deserted the projects without providing refunds or answers,” Yost said. “It’s [...]

‘Miracle house’ in Canton draws pilgrims amid sainthood push

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on ‘Miracle house’ in Canton draws pilgrims amid sainthood push

CANTON — Late in the summer of 1939, crowds of strangers started showing up at Rhoda Wise’s house next to a city dump after she let it be known that miracles were occurring in her room. Eight decades later, people still make pilgrimages to the wood frame bungalow at the edge of Canton, seeking their own miracles. Wise died in 1948, but her legend as a Christian mystic has blossomed with time. And last fall, [...]

Ohio farmers suffer worst planting season

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio farmers suffer worst planting season

Franklin County farmers reported they were not able to plant crops on 641 acres this year as farmers across the country experienced the worst planting season on record, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Farmers in the county were not able to plant crops on 17 acres last year. Nationwide, farmers reported they were not able to plant 19.4 million acres this year, marking the most prevented plant acres since the USDA began releasing [...]

Ohio State’s Dobbins says he’s the best back in the nation

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio State’s Dobbins says he’s the best back in the nation

COLUMBUS — Despite running for 1,053 yards and 10 touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins says last season was a frustrating personal failure. “I didn’t make defenses fear me as I should,” the Ohio State tailback said while vowing to bounce back in 2019. After he set a freshman school rushing record in 2017 with 1,403 yards, his numbers dropped off last season. Platooning with Mike Weber, Dobbins averaged 4.6 yards per carry, compared with 7.2 per carry [...]

Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees ahead of 11th annual ceremony

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame names 2019 inductees ahead of 11th annual ceremony

From a 19th century black educator to an aviation pioneer, the state’s latest roster of inductees into the Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame is replete with individuals whose efforts advanced the civil rights of black Americans. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission, along with sponsors Wright State University, Honda of America and PNC, will host the 11th annual Ohio Civil Rights Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Oct. 10. The Civil Rights Hall of Fame [...]

Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Backers of rural dental care find something to smile about

AUGUSTA, Maine — It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists. Dozens of countries, such as New Zealand, use “dental therapists” — a step below a dentist, similar to a physician’s assistant or a nurse practitioner — to bring basic dental [...]

Where’d all the stocks go? Nasdaq’s CEO says shrinking market is a ‘disservice’ to investors

Wednesday, August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Where’d all the stocks go? Nasdaq’s CEO says shrinking market is a ‘disservice’ to investors

NEW YORK — The stock market is a much less crowded party than it used to be. In the late ’90s, when a bevy of hot dot-com companies were rushing to sell their shares on public markets, investors had more than 7,500 U.S. stocks to choose from. The dot-com bust culled many of those stocks, though, and the number has continued to shrink steadily, now down more than half from its 1998 peak. That’s doing [...]

High court dismisses appeal after docket fee check bounces

Tuesday, August 20, 2019|Comments Off on High court dismisses appeal after docket fee check bounces

The Supreme Court of Ohio was left with no option but to dismiss the appeal of the founder of the now-defunct Fashion Meets Music Festival on the basis of a bounced check used to pay a court fee. In a decision last week, the state’s high court dismissed Bret Adams’ appeal of the Franklin County appellate court’s ruling because of a returned $100 check Adams wrote to pay the docket fee. “This court has been [...]

Legal News

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 [...]

Ohio AG joins coalition to protect young viewers from tobacco, authors letters to major content providers

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio AG joins coalition to protect young viewers from tobacco, authors letters to major content providers

In a move to eliminate kids’ passive exposure to e-cigarettes and smoking, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined a bipartisan coalition of 43 attorneys general [...]

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 [...]