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Neighbors vow to fight access to gated California beach that charges annual fee

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Neighbors vow to fight access to gated California beach that charges annual fee

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A neighborhood group in California rejected a potential compromise that would have allowed public access to a gated beach popular with surfers and nudists that it charges a fee to use, saying it is willing to take the fight to court instead. Santa Cruz County officials first allowed the Opal Cliffs Recreation District to manage the beach that leads to a sandy cove in Opal Cliffs Park 69 years ago, [...]

Many state lawmakers who have been accused of sexual misconduct run again

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Many state lawmakers who have been accused of sexual misconduct run again

ATLANTA (AP) — Allegations of sexual misconduct against Kentucky lawmakers have become so common that the statehouse has seemed more like a frat house: Seven have faced accusations, including four who settled secretly with a female legislative aide. Voters’ response? Mostly, keep them in office. Of the five lawmakers up for re-election this year, three easily made it through their party primaries and will be favored to retain their seats in November. The other two [...]

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 Plan B came along — his son Chandler decided to join and eventually take over the family business instead of becoming an architect. Goodman, now 54, is focusing on building his Alta Mere franchise in Oklahoma City rather than getting it ready for sale. He’s also mentoring his son, although [...]

Local podcaster’s latest effort focuses on impact of Ohio State Fair on people

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Local podcaster’s latest effort focuses on impact of Ohio State Fair on people

Earlier this week, a local media professional offered a figurative tip of the hat to the Ohio State Fair with the launch of “A Fair to Remember,” a new 10-episode podcast that explores the many stories of people whose lives have been touched by the 167-year-old institution throughout its run. “When you have a treasured event like the fair that’s been around this long, there are so many stories that have built this great tradition,” [...]

Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention centers

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention centers

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken. It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say. They were hungry, after being given what they say were frozen sandwiches and smelly food. Younger children cried in caged areas where [...]

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 campaign will run through September to feature local small businesses and how the social network supports their operations. "This is an integrated marketing campaign that celebrates the local businesses which make their cities special. We're launching 'Keep It Local' in Columbus, Ohio and three other markets," said Doug Frisbie, Facebook’s [...]

Lessons for next American financial crisis from three key ex-officials

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Lessons for next American financial crisis from three key ex-officials

WASHINGTON — Three officials who played vital roles in combating the 2008 financial crisis say they worry that the painful lessons from the banking system’s near-collapse a decade ago may be forgotten. “It is important that people focus on the lessons,” said former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. “We are not sure people remember everything they need to remember.” Paulson, who was at the Treasury’s helm when the crisis erupted in the fall of 2008, and [...]

Buyers worry they’ll lose tax credit while waiting on Tesla

Friday, July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Buyers worry they’ll lose tax credit while waiting on Tesla

DETROIT — In March 2016, Keith Reynolds flew from California to Atlanta so he could claim his spot in line at 4 a.m., and get a three-hour head start on his West Coast competitors. Tesla was taking $1,000 deposits for its new electric car, the Model 3, priced starting at $35,000. And Reynolds had to have one. He managed to land near the top of the waiting list. Flash forward more than two years, through [...]

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 a year saving for a 3.5 percent down payment and five years and four months at 20 percent, according to rental search platform Hotpads, a trademark of online real estate company Zillow. The report’s findings are based on a scenario where the median rent value in Columbus was at $1,395 [...]

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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

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 [...]

Local investment firm ranked as the highest-paying company in the state

Monday, July 16, 2018|Comments Off on Local investment firm ranked as the highest-paying company in the state

A central Ohio company is ranked as the highest-paying publicly traded company in the state. Diamond Hill Investment Group employs more than 100 workers with [...]

Is the ‘organic’ seal worth the extra price, given disputes on standards?

Friday, July 13, 2018|Comments Off on Is the ‘organic’ seal worth the extra price, given disputes on standards?

NEW YORK (AP) — Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it? The “USDA Organic” label generally signifies a [...]

Real Estate

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 [...]

Library trustees OK proceeding with four additional building projects

Tuesday, July 3, 2018|Comments Off on Library trustees OK proceeding with four additional building projects

An expanded Hilltop branch and the potential for three new library buildings in other neighborhoods served by Columbus Metropolitan Library are the latest projects to [...]

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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