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Poll: Tracking asteroids, not return to moon, a favored focus for space program

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back to the moon or on to Mars, a poll shows. The poll by The Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, released Thursday, [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:44:54+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

More travelers shunning planes because of environment concerns

NYKOPING, Sweden (AP) — School’s out for summer and Swedish lawyer Pia Bjorstrand, her husband and their two sons are shouldering backpacks, ready to board the first of many trains on a whistle-stop vacation around northern Europe. The family is part of a small but growing movement in Europe and North America that’s shunning air [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:43:33+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Uncertainty can follow grief when small business owner dies without succession plan

NEW YORK — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He’d made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there was no employee who could step in and take his place. But as McLaughlin’s son-in-law, [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:43:05+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Central Ohio above average for tech salaries

Central Ohio was among the top metropolitan areas with the highest salaries for technology workers last year. The region ranks No. 26 among 100 metro areas with the average salary of $89,085 for tech workers in 2018, a 1.1 percent increase from 2017, according to Business.org. "Columbus is Ohio's top city for tech workers — [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:47:56+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Police use of DNA leads to privacy backlash, changes to big database

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — After California detectives used a popular online DNA database to track down a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer slayings, other police agencies quickly adopted the same technique. Since that case was cracked last year, at least 50 other killings and rapes have been solved nationwide by using partial DNA [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:41:19+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Northeast city spa first to offer infrared light therapy

Situated in northeast Columbus tucked between Gahanna and New Albany, Thrive Massage & Wellness has the distinction of introducing central Ohio to the effects of infrared light therapy. The full service spa offers a complete line of therapeutic massage and wellness extras in addition to the new light therapy. Thrive describes infrared light therapy as [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:47:09+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Study: 1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers a ‘surprise’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roughly one in every six times someone is taken to an emergency room or checks in to the hospital, the treatment is followed by a “surprise” medical bill, according to a study released Thursday. And depending on where you live, the odds can be much higher. The report from the nonpartisan Kaiser [...]

By | 2019-06-21T11:46:40+00:00 Monday, June 24, 2019|

Columbus renters leasing in September pay more

Renters in central Ohio may want avoid signing a new lease in September, according to a recent study. “The rental market in Columbus doesn’t peak until September, but renters in Columbus pay the highest seasonal premium,” stated HotPads, a rental search platform, in a release. “The median asking rent in Columbus is 7 percent higher [...]

By | 2019-06-24T10:06:25+00:00 Friday, June 21, 2019|