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Disney unveils new streaming service could debut as early as October

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that’s aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the longtime entertainment powerhouse [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:35:51+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

Inside Buttigieg’s ‘complicated’ relationship with Vice President Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence’s cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana’s fourth largest city, his tone toward the state’s Republican former governor was more muted. During the four years in which they overlapped in Indiana politics, Buttigieg, the South [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:29:18+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

Central Ohio groups snag $17,700 in EPA education grants

Westerville Parks and Recreation was the big winner in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s awarding of mini-grants for organizations’ environmental education efforts. Of the five central Ohio recipients of the awards, Westerville Parks and Recreation was awarded $5,000 to develop a recreational trail with educational signs through a wooded portion of Heritage Park. The City [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:33:13+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

Local food truck industry has thrived in the five years since regulations were set

Central Ohio’s food truck industry has thrived in the five years since Columbus began to allow such mobile eateries to operate on public streets. The Central Ohio Food Truck Association has grown from about 15 members in 2012 to about 100 now. At the time of its founding, the Central Ohio Food Truck Association realized [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:37:46+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market, revealing strong growth but an ongoing struggle to overcome huge losses and repair its reputation. Documents released Thursday offered the most detailed view of the world’s largest ride-hailing [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:31:08+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

House proposal goes after solicitation

A pair of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives are hoping to stanch the rising incidents of prostitution associated with the state’s opioid crisis. Reps. Adam Miller, D-Columbus, and Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, last week made the case for their bipartisan legislation to strengthen penalties for soliciting prostitution and increase funding for Ohio’s Victims of [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:37:16+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|

Analysis: Safety regulations give homes a better chance of surviving wildfires

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna’s father sped away from their Paradise home. “I thought, ‘Oh, well, the house is done,’” Oney Carrell said. A few days later, they learned otherwise. The Carrells’ home survived the [...]

By | 2019-04-15T15:30:10+00:00 Tuesday, April 16, 2019|