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In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on In end of 20th Century Fox, a new era dawns for Hollywood

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Century City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres. Shirley Temple’s bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John Williams composed, among other things, the score to “Star Wars.” A waiter in the commissary [...]

Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Goodbye console? Google launches game-streaming platform

NEW YORK — Google this week unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business. The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Google didn’t say how much its new service will cost, whether it will offer subscriptions or other options, or what games will be [...]

Meuller’s most devoted fans anxiously await his Russian report

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Meuller’s most devoted fans anxiously await his Russian report

Her family wanted a puppy, so Alicia Barnett dreamed they would find one that was smart, steady and a bit mysterious. She hoped their new addition could share a personality — and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol. And so, the Barnetts’ new chocolate Lab was christened Mueller — an homage to the stoic special prosecutor appointed to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether members [...]

Lawsuit claims Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Lawsuit claims Harvard ‘shamelessly’ profits from photos of slaves

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has “shamelessly” turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves’ descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut., is suing the Ivy League school for “wrongful seizure, possession and expropriation” of images she says depict two of her ancestors. Her suit, filed in Massachusetts state court, demands that Harvard immediately turn over the photos, [...]

Congress’ inaction endangers black lung fund

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Congress’ inaction endangers black lung fund

COEBURN, Va. — Former coal miner John Robinson’s bills for black lung treatments run $4,000 a month, but the federal fund he depends on to help cover them is being drained of money because of inaction by Congress and the Trump administration. Amid the turmoil of the government shutdown this winter, a tax on coal that helps pay for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund was cut sharply Jan. 1 and never restored, potentially saving [...]

Clintonville doctor uses unique business model that includes membership fees

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Clintonville doctor uses unique business model that includes membership fees

Dr. Heather Bartlett in Clintonville has helped fill a gap for patients who struggle to pay for their health care. The Bartlett Medical Clinic & Wellness Center follows the direct primary care, or DPC, business model, where patients can purchase a membership to access Barlett’s services of basic primary care. “I don’t personally know if this clinic is a game changer for the entire health care industry. But I will say I have tried very [...]

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina’s muck in New Orleans through art projects

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina’s muck in New Orleans through art projects

NEW ORLEANS — Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck. The busted floodwall behind the long-abandoned house in New Orleans’ Gentilly neighborhood was mended over a decade ago but the house looks, again, as though head-high floodwaters had only just receded. It’s just an illusion, however, created by volunteers and theater artists who’ve turned [...]

Ohio wildlife officials hoping for more bald eagle nests this year

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio wildlife officials hoping for more bald eagle nests this year

As the state’s bald eagle population begins its nesting season in earnest, Ohio wildlife officials are hoping for a banner year, aiming for a dozen or more nests this year over previous years. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife biologists estimate there were 286 eagle nests in the state with mature eagles raising approximately 445 young eaglets during the 2018 nesting season. Although eagle sightings in the Buckeye State are more common today, [...]

Shifting hopes as Republicans and Democrats await Mueller report

Friday, March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Shifting hopes as Republicans and Democrats await Mueller report

WASHINGTON — It’s a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That’s what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel’s Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity. With Robert Mueller’s findings expected any day, the president has grown increasingly confident the report will produce what he insisted all along: no [...]

Legal News

Pike County murder cases expected to cost the county more than $4 million

Thursday, March 21, 2019|Comments Off on Pike County murder cases expected to cost the county more than $4 million

Justice comes at a cost. For the surviving members of the Rhoden family and all of Pike County, for that matter, lawmakers and the Ohio [...]

Nevada considers law to allow technology to scan cellphones after crashes

Wednesday, March 20, 2019|Comments Off on Nevada considers law to allow technology to scan cellphones after crashes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to [...]

With goal of reducing opioid use, Medicaid coverage of chiropractic care proposed

Tuesday, March 19, 2019|Comments Off on With goal of reducing opioid use, Medicaid coverage of chiropractic care proposed

A bill before a committee of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives could help Ohioans kick their opioid habit by expanding chiropractic care to [...]

Business News

Starbucks CEO sees more stores, faster innovation as key

Thursday, March 21, 2019|Comments Off on Starbucks CEO sees more stores, faster innovation as key

Starbucks President and CEO Kevin Johnson wants his company to move faster. In China, Starbucks is opening a store every 15 hours as it tries [...]

Startup Weekend: A 54-hour event at which ideas are born, cultivated

Thursday, March 21, 2019|Comments Off on Startup Weekend: A 54-hour event at which ideas are born, cultivated

The Techstars Startup Weekend Columbus kicks off tomorrow, bringing entrepreneurs, designers, coders and others to create viable ventures in one weekend. The event will be [...]

Poll finds losing Amazon second headquarters deal was bad for New York City

Thursday, March 21, 2019|Comments Off on Poll finds losing Amazon second headquarters deal was bad for New York City

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Most voters in New York think it was bad for the state when Amazon dropped plans to put a second headquarters [...]

Real Estate

Group asks state to spend more money on affordable housing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019|Comments Off on Group asks state to spend more money on affordable housing

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, or COHHIO, is calling on state and federal leaders for actionable steps to expand affordable housing in [...]

Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide mandatory rent control

Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Comments Off on Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide mandatory rent control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, [...]

Number of homes for sale in central Ohio is gradually increasing, but market remains tight

Monday, February 25, 2019|Comments Off on Number of homes for sale in central Ohio is gradually increasing, but market remains tight

There could be a glimmer of hope for central Ohio homebuyers. The number of homes available for sale crept up slightly in January, according to [...]

Politics

New Mexico weighs America’s first government-run pot shops

Friday, March 15, 2019|Comments Off on New Mexico weighs America’s first government-run pot shops

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for [...]

Trump’s national monument changes return to spotlight

Friday, March 15, 2019|Comments Off on Trump’s national monument changes return to spotlight

SALT LAKE CITY — As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump’s review of 27 national monuments, most of the recommendations made by [...]

In Dems’ ‘Medicare for All’ battle cry, GOP sees ’20 weapon

Thursday, March 14, 2019|Comments Off on In Dems’ ‘Medicare for All’ battle cry, GOP sees ’20 weapon

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Medicare for All” has become catnip for Democratic presidential candidates and many lawmakers, yet Republicans prepping for next year’s congressional races are [...]