Proposal would put animal abusers on statewide registry

Published: 11/26/2014

Rep. Nicholas Celebrezze, D-Parma, has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that create a registry of people who are convicted of cruelty to animals.

The proposed legislation, House Bill 641, would require violators of specified statutes to register with the Ohio Attorney General and charges the attorney general to create a registry of those offenders.

Man who helped steal drugs from pharmacy loses appeal

Published: 11/26/2014

The 11th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas this week ruling that Joshua Moore was properly sentenced following his guilty pleas to aggravated robbery and obstructing justice.

On Aug. 23, 2013, Moore was charged in a five-count indictment with complicity to commit aggravated robbery, complicity to commit kidnapping, two counts of obstructing justice and complicity to commit theft of drugs.

The charges included firearm specifications and forfeiture specifications for two guns and a pickup truck.

Felon with firearm has appeal denied

Published: 11/26/2014

A man found guilty of being an armed career criminal recently lost his bid to suppress evidence when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that police found a gun on his person during a lawful search.

Defendant Terrance Pettis appealed his conviction and sentence, arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio wrongfully denied his motion to suppress evidence against him.

Does bad behavior hurt business?

Published: 11/26/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly.

Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations.

But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?

Last week, Uber sparked controversy after a top executive suggested spending $1 million to dig up dirt on a journalist critical of the driver-on-demand company.

Skiing can strain middle class budgets, but there are affordable options

Published: 11/26/2014

DENVER (AP) — In 2010, the price of walk-up, single-day lift ticket at Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts topped $100.

Aspen quickly followed suit, and ticket prices at resorts across the country have consistently increased in the years since.

The trend has raised a question that has dogged the ski industry for years: Is the sport becoming unaffordable for the middle class?

Merry marijuana: Pot sellers woo holiday shoppers

Published: 11/26/2014

DENVER — That’s not mistletoe.

From new marijuana strains for the holidays to gift sets and pot-and-pumpkin pies, the burgeoning marijuana industry in Colorado is scrambling to get a piece of the holiday shopping dollar. Dispensaries in many states have been offering holiday specials for medical customers for years — but this first season of open-to-all-adults marijuana sales in some states means pot shops are using more of the tricks used by traditional retailers to attract holiday shoppers.

Fort Drum powered by wood in renewable energy push

Published: 11/26/2014

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Bulldozers rumble up and down steaming mountains of wood chips 24 hours a day, stoking the boilers that provide electricity to all 168 square miles of Fort Drum, home of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

Published: 11/26/2014

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan’s surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not celebration, for many young Japanese.

This generation, barely aware of their country’s economic heyday, frets that putting off tough decisions now could make the future even worse.

Despite Abe’s unprecedented stimulus efforts — almost everything short of dropping money from helicopters — Japan has slipped into recession less than two years after the last one.

Security agents train to stop the next Benghazi attack

Published: 11/26/2014

AT A MILITARY BASE IN VIRGINA — In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. Arabic music rings from the market. A bicyclist waves as he rides toward a stone church and a mosque with a green minaret in the distance.

All appears placid in the imaginary world of Erehwon, “nowhere” spelled backward, a $79 million fantasy city at a U.S. military base in Virginia. But it won’t be quiet for long. This is where the State Department trains agents for its most dangerous diplomatic posts.

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