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Friday, March 24, 2017

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Looking to find a house for sale in central Ohio? Good luck with that

Easter is still a few weeks away, but for anyone looking to buy a home in central Ohio, it may already feel like an Easter egg hunt. That’s because the number of houses for sale in the region is about as low as it’s ever been. “If you thought inventory couldn’t possibly get any lower, [...]

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Battelle to consider pot’s role in staving off opioid crisis

Non-profit applied sciences research giant Battelle announced this week it plans to take on the opioid addiction crisis plaguing Ohio and much of the country with research into marijuana use — both medical and recreational — and the crippling effects of heroin use. Battelle named Scott Novak senior research scientist and research director for Substance [...]

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Life sentence upheld for child porn user

A federal appeals court this week affirmed the life sentence of a Virginia man convicted of traveling interstate with the intention of engaging in sexual conduct with a minor. The defendant, David Vickers, appealed the sentence he received in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio arguing that he was unfairly [...]

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Local company sets up and operates corporate team building events

Most companies don’t have an event coordinator on staff, so one business in central Ohio is capitalizing on that need to create, set up and run corporate team building events. Columbus Team Building prides themselves on quick response times to questions, meeting specific needs and budgets and being flexible on locations. The company states that [...]

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OSU study focuses on brain activity associated with 3D sight

An Ohio State University study has found how the human brain employs different parts to gauge a viewed object’s depth relative to its two dimensional location — a first step in understanding how human beings perceive a three dimensional world. University researchers had volunteers view simple images with 3-D glasses while they were in a [...]

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Safe bike passing distance law starts

Motorists are now required to give bicyclists at least three feet of passing clearance through a new law— House Bill 154, signed by Gov. Kasich in December and effective this week. In order to improve safety, drivers should watch for bicyclists and know that in Ohio it is now illegal to squeeze past them. When [...]

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Business melted away: This year’s warmer winter hurt small companies

NEW YORK (AP) — The big snowstorm in the U.S. Midwest and East last week was a respite for some small business owners, after a generally mild winter that has nipped into the revenue of many companies and forced them to rethink their cold-weather strategies. Retailers who sell winter clothing or snow shovels have had [...]

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Federal court gives students chance to parry with judges

SAN FRANCISCO — Arguing a case before a panel of federal appeals-court judges can be daunting even for experienced lawyers. Their clients often have much at stake, and the judges can be relentless, interrupting with questions to point out weaknesses and even occasionally to scold. So Helen Andrews was understandably anxious when, as a third-year [...]

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Sears has ‘substantial doubt’ about its future as cash evaporates

NEW YORK — Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Sears has been a member of the retail dead pool for years, but until this week the company had not openly acknowledged its tenuous existence, said Ken Perkins, who [...]

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