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Cutting them off: Owners ponder limits on alcohol at parties

NEW YORK (AP) — The alcohol will flow less freely, and sometimes not at all, at some small business parties this holiday season. Owners concerned about sexual misconduct and the safety of staffers and guests are eliminating or limiting the open bar, making their events alcohol-free or switching from a traditional cocktail party to activities [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:43:17+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Investigation launched into abuse claims by South Korea’s ‘Garlic Girls’

SEOUL, South Korea — The so-called Garlic Girls who swept to fame during their stirring run to an Olympic curling silver medal have alleged they were verbally abused by a South Korean official and subjected to unreasonable orders from coaches. South Korea’s sports ministry this week announced a joint investigation with the national Olympic committee [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:35:59+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

The big question for Amazon’s two chosen cities: Will it pay off?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Va., and the Long Island City section of New York a combined 50,000 jobs [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:42:13+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Settlement expected to improve Ohio’s special education system

An organization championing the rights of Ohio special education students announced last week that it had arrived at a settlement with the state in a 25-year-old class action lawsuit seeking sufficient resources for the public instruction of disabled students. Disability Rights Ohio said the settlement in the long-standing special education class-action lawsuit should improve the [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:44:33+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Authorities: Prosecuting Pike County massacre case could last several years

WAVERLY, Ohio — Prosecuting an Ohio family of four arrested in the gruesome slayings of eight people from another family could take years to conclude, a county prosecutor said as the first break in the more than two-year-old case was announced. This week’s announcement marked the culmination of a massive investigative effort that began after [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:40:05+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Local startup uses new technology to improve pathology work

Columbus-based Deep Lens is a digital pathology startup company featuring a technology that been in the works for more than a decade. Dave Billiter co-founded the company more than a year ago and invented Virtual Imaging for Pathology Education and Research, or VIPER, technology more than a decade ago. The company obtained $3.2 million in [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:43:57+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Hazelnut harvest falls short of expectations

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Hazelnut growers in Oregon were anticipating a record-high crop in 2018, although it appears the harvest is coming in short of expectations. The Capital Press reported that the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service predicted 52,000 tons of hazelnuts in August, which would have beaten the previous record of 49,500 tons in [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:39:10+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|

Amazon’s NYC home in ‘opportunity zone’ for Trump capital gains tax break

NEW YORK — Much of the New York City neighborhood selected by Amazon for one of its new headquarters is in a federal “opportunity zone,” a designation created by President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul that offers developers potentially millions of dollars in capital gains tax breaks to invest in high-poverty, low-income areas. Critics question whether [...]

By | 2018-11-14T16:37:45+00:00 Friday, November 16, 2018|