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Renaissance man: Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Renaissance man: Beilein ready to breathe new life into Cavs

INDEPENDENCE — High on a wall and across the courts from where John Beilein was sitting, the Cavaliers’ basketball history stared the new coach in the face. He wants to make it richer. “Look at all those banners up there,” Beilein said, pointing toward reminders of the 2016 NBA championship, Eastern Conference titles and division crowns won by the Cavs — most of them in the past decade. “It’s been done before. Why can’t it [...]

Sorting out recycling programs: Which ones work best?

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Sorting out recycling programs: Which ones work best?

Changing markets and confusion over what can be thrown in recycling bins has forced some communities to rethink or even suspend their recycling programs. But many more recycling programs are working well, experts say. The difference is partly based on which methods are being used for collection and processing. Are you sorting paper from plastic at the start, for instance, or tossing it all in one bin? Are you certain the items going into the [...]

Sea dragon exhibit dazzles visitors at Southern California aquarium

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Sea dragon exhibit dazzles visitors at Southern California aquarium

LA JOLLA, California (AP) — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale. A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world’s largest habitats for the surreal sea dragons, whose native populations off Australia are threatened [...]

Garages can pull double-duty as gyms, crafting room, party spaces, more

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Garages can pull double-duty as gyms, crafting room, party spaces, more

What if your home had a spare room you’d never noticed before? Your garage, even if it has one or more cars in it, can pull double-duty as a gym, a crafting room and even a place to socialize. Designers and architects tell us that gaining more living space without putting an addition on your house can make the effort worthwhile, even if it means investing in things like upgraded lighting, flooring and heating. We [...]

Columbus veteran finds job success through Boots to Suits program

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Columbus veteran finds job success through Boots to Suits program

After experiencing some hardships, Daniel Moss became one of the hundreds of veterans who has received training for high-tech careers from a nonprofit organization. Moss participated in NS2 Serves’ “Boots to Suits” program, which has secured jobs for almost 300 veterans and hopes to help more than 100 more in the next two years. “It changed my life more than anything else ever,” Moss said. Moss attended a few high schools in the central Ohio, [...]

‘3 strikes’ sentencing reform leaves out Washington inmates

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on ‘3 strikes’ sentencing reform leaves out Washington inmates

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A small group of inmates, disproportionately black, are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life — left out of the latest in a multiyear wave of reforms easing tough-on-crime “three strikes” laws around the U.S. At least 24 states including Washington passed such laws during the 1990s, embracing tough-on-crime rhetoric. But nearly half have since scaled them back amid concern that habitual but less-violent offenders were being stuck behind bars [...]

Some Ohio legislators yell ‘cut’ to Hollywood tax deals

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Some Ohio legislators yell ‘cut’ to Hollywood tax deals

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lights, camera, cut? Some of Hollywood’s biggest hit movies and equally big bombs have something in common: They were shot in Ohio, taking advantage of a 10-year-old tax credit incentive program. Now some Ohio legislators want to dim the lights on a program aimed at luring filmmaking to the Buckeye State that offers up to 30 percent rebates for production cast and crew wages and other in-state spending. Though the tax credit [...]

Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Threat or promise? E-auto boom could cost industry jobs

ZWICKAU, Germany — Over 115 years the auto industry in the east German town of Zwickau has lived through wrenching upheavals including World War II and the collapse of communism. Now the city’s 90,000 people are plunging headlong into another era of change: top employer Volkswagen’s total shift into electric cars at the local plant. The world’s largest carmaker is creating its first all-electric plant and phasing out production of the internal combustion-engine cars built [...]

Locally produced Ben’s Mustard has expanded to other offerings

Friday, May 24, 2019|Comments Off on Locally produced Ben’s Mustard has expanded to other offerings

When the store-bought yellow stuff wasn’t quite cutting the mustard, Bruce and Karen Neff of Kingston started making their own version of the popular condiment. The Neffs said they began making the sweet, hot mustard, now branded as Ben’s Mustard, more than 30 years ago for their personal use. According to the product’s eponymous website, friends would comment on how good the mustard was when trying it for the first time. The compliment often was [...]

Legal News

Second round of Tokes legislation to fix felon monitoring, re-entry

Thursday, May 23, 2019|Comments Off on Second round of Tokes legislation to fix felon monitoring, re-entry

A bipartisan effort in the Ohio House of Representatives is intended to complete a full suite of legislation proposed during the previous session of the [...]

Alternative plan would put Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of sports gaming

Wednesday, May 22, 2019|Comments Off on Alternative plan would put Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of sports gaming

A competing plan to develop legalized sports wagering in the Buckeye State secured a first hearing by lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives last [...]

Ohio ranks 18th in fraud, other consumer crimes

Wednesday, May 22, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio ranks 18th in fraud, other consumer crimes

The Federal Trade Commission ranks Ohio 18th for the number of fraud and other consumer crime reports on a per capita basis last year. With [...]

Business News

OH! Chips growing sales of its unique flavored chips

Thursday, May 23, 2019|Comments Off on OH! Chips growing sales of its unique flavored chips

OH! Chips continues to grow after several years of scaling-up in central Ohio, selling its own niche of potato chip products. The business roots trace [...]

Local branding company focuses on experiences

Wednesday, May 22, 2019|Comments Off on Local branding company focuses on experiences

Shannon Morrison is all about design and production. Owner and chief creative officer of Columbus-based IM Creative, his company is described as an experience design [...]

Trade war with China, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019|Comments Off on Trade war with China, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co.

Deere cut its profit and sales expectations for the year as a trade war between the U.S. and China escalates at the same time that [...]

Real Estate

As Israeli group expands its presence, Palestinian houses face demolition

Monday, May 13, 2019|Comments Off on As Israeli group expands its presence, Palestinian houses face demolition

JERUSALEM — For 20 years, Hala Kashour has lived with her husband in what she called “paradise,” a bucolic meadow that rolls through a Palestinian [...]

Report: Costs for selling a home in central Ohio are below national average

Monday, April 15, 2019|Comments Off on Report: Costs for selling a home in central Ohio are below national average

Central Ohio’s hidden costs for selling a home is below the national average, according to a new report. Local homeowners spend about $16,813 to sell [...]

Indianapolis’ historic downtown White Castle building sells

Thursday, April 4, 2019|Comments Off on Indianapolis’ historic downtown White Castle building sells

INDIANAPOLIS — The visually unavoidable but itty-bitty historic White Castle building at the corner of Fort Wayne Avenue and Delaware Street here finally sold after [...]

Politics

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war

Wednesday, May 22, 2019|Comments Off on Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war

MADRID, Iowa — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing [...]

Europe’s far-right parties are wooing the young in this month’s elections

Monday, May 20, 2019|Comments Off on Europe’s far-right parties are wooing the young in this month’s elections

BOKRIJK, Belgium — They are strikingly young, but emphatic that they should not be considered newcomers. Rather, they are claiming the mantle of Old Europe [...]

Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance

Wednesday, May 15, 2019|Comments Off on Washington to offer first ‘public option’ insurance

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is set to become the first state to enter the private health insurance market with a universally available public option. A [...]