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New Orleans Superdome to be renovated before 2024 Super Bowl

BATON ROUGE, La. — New Orleans’ iconic Superdome, home to the Saints football team and a symbol of the city’s revival after Hurricane Katrina, will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved last week that is aimed at keeping the NFL team in Louisiana for decades. The 44-year-old domed stadium, which has [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:38:34+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

Inaugural farm film festival meant to spur discussion

It’s no Cannes or Park City, Utah, but Hillsboro — about 90 minutes southwest of Columbus — joins the ranks of more far-flung locales as host to an international film festival. The inaugural Germinate International Film Fest, with screenings scheduled this past weekend at Southern State Community College, was devised to give the world a [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:45:25+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

Michigan, Nebraska look set to make breakthroughs in Big Ten

The power structure in the Big Ten could be in for a shakeup. Jim Harbaugh enters his fifth year at Michigan overdue for a breakthrough, and two-time defending conference champion Ohio State is transitioning from Urban Meyer to Ryan Day and replacing a first-round NFL draft pick at quarterback. Momentum Nebraska built during the second [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:37:28+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

OSU student loan debt among lowest in Ohio

Ohio State University was among the top 10 private and public higher education institutions with the lowest amount of student debt on average in the state last year. Two other schools in central Ohio — Capital University and Ohio Wesleyan University — ranked among the 36 Ohio institutions listed in LendEDU’s fourth annual Student Loan [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:43:26+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession

WASHINGTON — How fragile is the global economy? The U.S.-China trade war is weakening businesses in both countries, Germany’s economy shrank in the second quarter, and Britain appears headed for a disruptive exit from the European Union this fall. Those trends have hammered American manufacturers and caused global financial markets to plunge on fears that [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:41:29+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

New law boosts local man’s CBD business

When Joe Brennan started selling cannabidiol products, he often met his clients in parking lots and heard remarks about how the transaction felt like a drug deal. Brennan took the feedback and decided to open a CBD retail shop. The owner of Columbus Botanical Depot now operates a retail store, education center and distribution operation [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:44:39+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

Sealed records on Dayton gunman pit safety against privacy

COLUMBUS — Disturbing behavior that the Dayton gunman reportedly exhibited in his youth may be detailed in law enforcement and school files so far off limits to the public, records that could shed light on whether authorities properly handled early warning signs. The measures used to shield 24-year-old shooter Connor Betts’ school records and whatever [...]

By | 2019-08-16T14:39:59+00:00 Tuesday, August 20, 2019|

Trump’s New Hampshire struggle: Voters feeling ‘Trumpgret’

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — When Chad Johansen voted for Donald Trump in 2016, he hoped he was picking someone who could help small-business owners compete with bigger companies. But that hasn’t happened, and now the 26-year-old owner of NH iPhone Repair feels what he calls “Trumpgret.” The Republican president has done little to address health [...]

By | 2019-08-20T08:12:43+00:00 Monday, August 19, 2019|