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New business filings in Ohio were up for seventh straight year

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on New business filings in Ohio were up for seventh straight year

Last year was another record-breaking year for new businesses forming in Ohio, according to a new report from Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, with a little more than 105,000 new business filings in 2016. It was the seventh consecutive year Ohio saw a record growth in new entities filing to do business, creating a 30.8 percent increase in filings from 2010 to 2016. Last year alone roughly 97,700 new businesses registered with the Secretary [...]

New fertilizer certification requirement in Ohio takes effect this planting season

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on New fertilizer certification requirement in Ohio takes effect this planting season

In an effort to gets its message ahead of the 2017 planting season, a coalition of Ohio agricultural associations and organizations is encouraging Buckeye State farmers to participate in new agricultural fertilizer certification training. The coalition, which includes the Ohio Department of Agriculture and The Ohio State University Extension among others, announced this week that the extension service plans a number of training sessions throughout the state during the winter. The new certification resulted from [...]

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

BOSTON — Imagine you’re behind the wheel when your brakes fail. As you speed toward a crowded crosswalk, you’re confronted with an impossible choice: veer right and mow down a large group of elderly people, or veer left into a woman pushing a stroller. Now imagine you’re riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot [...]

Americans will get the spirited Trump they elected as president

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Americans will get the spirited Trump they elected as president

WASHINGTON — After 10 weeks, dozens of tweets and one rollicking news conference, Donald Trump’s transition into the White House has left little doubt that the man Americans elected in November is the president they’ll get. The immense responsibilities of the office and the daunting decisions that await Trump when he takes office today have not appeared to change the confrontational, divisive Republican. Just days away from his inauguration, Trump was still litigating old campaign [...]

Global warming could steal away postcard-perfect weather days

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Global warming could steal away postcard-perfect weather days

WASHINGTON — Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of [...]

Tax advocate: Use tax breaks you’re entitled to

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Tax advocate: Use tax breaks you’re entitled to

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s acknowledgment last fall that he had not paid federal income tax in years left some questioning why they should have to pay taxes. “I think you pay taxes because it’s the right thing to do,” National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says. But that doesn’t mean you don’t take tax benefits to which you’re entitled. “It’s easy to point to some of the provisions that you may feel are in the law [...]

Blue Jackets’ success renews debate over tradition of morning skates

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Blue Jackets’ success renews debate over tradition of morning skates

After putting on skates for 27 years, Brandon Dubinsky doesn’t mind not having to lace ’em up twice on game days anymore. Coach John Tortorella eyed the age-old hockey tradition of morning skates and eliminated them. His Columbus Blue Jackets are atop the NHL standings, and they may be leading the charge to kill morning skates for good. To skate or not to skate has been a question for several years now , but the [...]

Ohio State Bar Association launches cloud-based library of legal documents

Friday, January 20, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio State Bar Association launches cloud-based library of legal documents

The Ohio State Bar Association announced this week that it has partnered with HotDocs Market to launch OhioDocs. In keeping with the trend of digital disruption in the legal marketplace, the platform is a cloud-based library of hundreds of legal documents that have been automated using the HotDocs system. Attorneys can access a template for the document they need, answer some interview questions and automatically create a customized document based on the answers they gave. [...]

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Legal News

Federal court strikes down Ohio town’s limits on political lawn signs

Thursday, January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Federal court strikes down Ohio town’s limits on political lawn signs

A federal court of appeals recently stopped the city of Garfield Heights from enforcing a municipal ordinance governing political lawn signs. The ruling from the [...]

Attorneys reminded to report pro bono work

Wednesday, January 18, 2017|Comments Off on Attorneys reminded to report pro bono work

Area attorneys are being asked once again to report their pro bono work for the previous year. The Ohio Supreme Court sent its annual email [...]

Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injections if necessary

Wednesday, January 18, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio seeks drug reversing lethal injections if necessary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the [...]

Business News

Car buyers will find good deals this year

Thursday, January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Car buyers will find good deals this year

DETROIT — U.S. car shoppers will find plentiful deals, relatively low interest rates and lots of high-tech choices in the market this year. “It’s a [...]

Safelite advances recycling efforts

Wednesday, January 18, 2017|Comments Off on Safelite advances recycling efforts

Columbus-based Safelite AutoGlass established a new benchmark in recycling in 2016. The company announced last week that it recycled 1.76 million windshields last year, surpassing [...]

In Volkswagen case, American prosecutors take aim at the employees, not just corporation

Tuesday, January 17, 2017|Comments Off on In Volkswagen case, American prosecutors take aim at the employees, not just corporation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany have been indicted in the U.S. in the automaker’s emissions-cheating scandal as prosecutors made good on [...]

Real Estate

Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell ex-Taj Mahal casino

Monday, January 9, 2017|Comments Off on Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell ex-Taj Mahal casino

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Atlantic City’s mayor is calling on billionaire investor Carl Icahn to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, saying his struggling [...]

Construction wrapping up on new home for Pilot Dogs in Franklinton

Friday, January 6, 2017|Comments Off on Construction wrapping up on new home for Pilot Dogs in Franklinton

Pilot Dogs Inc. is little more than a week a way from taking possession of its new $8.5 million dollar kennel and animal care facility [...]

Local home sales ready to wrap up second straight record-setting year

Tuesday, December 27, 2016|Comments Off on Local home sales ready to wrap up second straight record-setting year

Columbus Realtors say November home sales should convince likely sellers to list sooner as buyers appear insatiable. The central Ohio region recorded a nearly 16 [...]

Politics

Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off four years from now

Thursday, January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Poll: Young Americans fear they will be worse off four years from now

NEW YORK — As Donald Trump approaches his inauguration, young Americans have a deeply pessimistic view about his incoming administration, with young blacks, Latinos and [...]

Trump’s America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county

Thursday, January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Trump’s America: Switching sides in struggling Pa. county

PLYMOUTH, Pa. (AP) — Towns along the Susquehanna River are filled with people whose grandparents worked in coal mines, garment factories and small manufacturing companies. [...]

Q&A: How Trump says he’ll break from his business

Tuesday, January 17, 2017|Comments Off on Q&A: How Trump says he’ll break from his business

NEW YORK — Donald Trump says he is leaving his famed business behind. Well, sort of. That is the muddled message from the president-elect’s news [...]

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