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United States deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on United States deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship. But as Republican President Donald Trump’s administration has taken a harder line on immigration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement appears to be stepping up the detention and deportation of people who have applied for the so-called “U visa.” “These cases [...]

Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Tennessee zipper company in crosshairs of buy-American laws

DUNLAP, Tenn. — Robert Kwasnik has a zipper problem — and it has come to the attention of the highest levels of the U.S. government. Kwasnik is president of Dunlap Industries, a small manufacturing company in Appalachia that for more than 15 years made zippers for U.S. military uniforms — until last year, when a competitor complained that not all of the parts the company was using were from the U.S. The irony? It was [...]

Ohio’s shale region sees spike in natural gas production

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio’s shale region sees spike in natural gas production

Natural gas production in Ohio’s shale region was up 42 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the first quarter of last year, but crude oil production was down 4 percent in the same timeframe. Horizontal wells in the state’s Utica/Point Pleasant area, mainly in the eastern portion of the state, produced nearly 4 million barrels of oil and 531.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas compared with nearly 4.1 million barrels [...]

Columbus homeowners’ wish lists include updated kitchens, bathrooms

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus homeowners’ wish lists include updated kitchens, bathrooms

A majority of central Ohio homeowners would be happier if they could renovate their homes. Sixty-two percent of Columbus homeowners would be happier if they could remodel their homes, according to data from the HomeAdvisor’s Homeowners Happiness Survey. HomeAdvisor is an online marketplace for home services. On the other hand, nearly 85 percent of homeowners were at least somewhat happy with their homes. The top completed projects for exterior features that made local homeowners happy [...]

Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Soy ‘milk’ makers may need to find alternative description

NEW YORK — Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as “milk” may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term. The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines “milk” as coming from the “milking of one or more healthy cows.” That would be a change for the agency, which has not aggressively gone after [...]

National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday. Researchers at Iowa State and Cornell universities looked at more than two decades of data on ozone pollution at 33 parks — from Shenandoah to Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. They say visitor numbers dropped almost 2 percent [...]

Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would you want to know if you harbor a gene linked to Alzheimer’s or another incurable disease? A new poll finds most Americans would. Some 17 percent of Americans already have undergone at least one kind of DNA test, and 52 percent of the remainder say they’d like to, according to the poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday. Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason. But [...]

Coffee shop serves hope to people recovering from addiction

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Coffee shop serves hope to people recovering from addiction

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town’s newest coffee shop is offering people recovering from opioid addiction a fresh start, one steaming cup of java at a time. Hope & Coffee began serving customers Thursday morning in Tamaqua, a small coal-region town about 85 miles from Philadelphia. In some ways, Hope & Coffee looks like any other hip cafe with its vintage parquet floors, leather sofas, free wi-fi and gourmet coffee beans. But this is [...]

Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers’ hometown of Dayton rise again

Monday, July 23, 2018|Comments Off on Baseball, beer help Wright Brothers’ hometown of Dayton rise again

DAYTON — When I was growing up in greater Dayton, in the 1960s and ’70s, the city already had been to the top of prosperity hill and was coasting down the other side. Early 20th century Dayton was a metropolis that hummed with innovation and commerce. Population topped out in 1960 at just over 260,000. After that, the city gradually lost families to the suburbs and others left as manufacturing declined and jobs evaporated. Downtown [...]

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Legal News

Ohio courts play important role for immigrant children

Thursday, July 19, 2018|Comments Off on Ohio courts play important role for immigrant children

Starting in 2013, the United States has seen increased numbers of children fleeing Central and South American countries. Some enter the U.S. with family members; [...]

State bar association certifies paralegals

Tuesday, July 17, 2018|Comments Off on State bar association certifies paralegals

The Ohio State Bar Association announced four central Ohio paralegals were among the dozen recently to have earned the OSBA Certified Paralegal designation, joining the [...]

Proposal made to allow governments to deliver certain notices electronically

Friday, July 13, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal made to allow governments to deliver certain notices electronically

In a session earlier this week Ohio senators unanimously approved a measure to authorize some state agencies, local governments and other boards, commissions and officers [...]

Business News

Next generation: Small business owners mentor their heirs apparent

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Next generation: Small business owners mentor their heirs apparent

NEW YORK (AP) — The plan was for Greg Goodman to sell his auto supply store and retire about the time he turned 60. Then [...]

Columbus chosen as one of four cities for Facebook’s small business initiative

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus chosen as one of four cities for Facebook’s small business initiative

“Keep it Local Columbus.” That’s the message Facebook plans to send after launching one of its four market campaigns in central Ohio on Tuesday. The [...]

OhioHealth to expand its partnership with Pennsylvania health-care firm

Tuesday, July 17, 2018|Comments Off on OhioHealth to expand its partnership with Pennsylvania health-care firm

OhioHealth has announced it will expand its joint venture with Pennsylvania-based Select Medical. The local nonprofit health system will combine operations of 38 physical therapy [...]

Real Estate

Columbus renters need less time to save for down payment than average American renter

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus renters need less time to save for down payment than average American renter

Renters in central Ohio can expect to spend less time saving for a house down payment than the average American renter. Columbus renters spend about [...]

Flat fee real estate agents are another option for homesellers

Thursday, July 19, 2018|Comments Off on Flat fee real estate agents are another option for homesellers

Anthony and Jenna Andrews are among the latest real estate agents in central Ohio to a flat fee service for homeowners looking to sell. The [...]

Grove City retirement living complex includes barbershop, library and bistro

Friday, July 13, 2018|Comments Off on Grove City retirement living complex includes barbershop, library and bistro

For residents at Independence Village by Storypoint in Grove City, there’s no excuse to not stay busy — the retirement community offers everything from game [...]

Politics

Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

Thursday, July 19, 2018|Comments Off on Trump embraced Putin, America groaned. What happens next?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington political playbook suggests President Donald Trump should make clear — and fast — that the U.S. isn’t in the pocket [...]

Farm Bureau critical of Kasich executive order

Tuesday, July 17, 2018|Comments Off on Farm Bureau critical of Kasich executive order

The Ohio Farm Bureau wasted no time in criticizing Gov. John Kasich’s executive order last week aimed at aggressively protecting the waters of Lake Erie [...]

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Tuesday, July 17, 2018|Comments Off on Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase [...]

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