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Home bakers in New Jersey stew after state becomes last to allow baked goods for sale

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Home bakers in New Jersey stew after state becomes last to allow baked goods for sale

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — There’s only one thing preventing baker Mandy Coriston from selling the Irish soda bread she makes from her great-grandmother’s recipe inside her old cast-iron skillets: She lives in New Jersey. New Jersey is now the only state in the U.S. where people can’t sell home-baked goods after a Wisconsin court this month invalidated that state’s ban. Wisconsin officials have said they may appeal the judge’s decision, but the state Senate passed [...]

Grange devises new insurance coverage to protect Uber, Lyft drivers

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Grange devises new insurance coverage to protect Uber, Lyft drivers

Columbus based Grange Insurance has developed insurance coverage for motorists who engage in ridesharing or transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. The company realized it was not only important that drivers are fully insured from the time they turn on the ridesharing app until the time they deliver the passenger to the destination, but while the app is on and before they have accepted a fare. To address the shortcoming, Grange now offers [...]

Court ruling pushes Redskins’ name fight back to society

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Court ruling pushes Redskins’ name fight back to society

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Redskins aren’t in the clear with their team name just yet, even after the Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government can’t block trademarks on the basis that they’re offensive. Supreme Court precedent may help the club in its ongoing legal battle, but the fight over the Redskins moniker will continue in social and business realms. The Redskins, Cleveland Indians with their “Chief Wahoo” logo and other professional and college [...]

Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Experts: Takata bankruptcy means air bag victims get less

DETROIT — A bankruptcy filing by Japanese air bag maker Takata will leave little money for dozens of people who sued the company over deaths and injuries caused by its exploding air bag inflators, according to outside legal experts and lawyers suing the company. Takata Corp. and its U.S. operations are likely to seek bankruptcy protection by the end of June in a deal that would sell its assets to competitor Key Safety Systems Inc., [...]

Air conditioner repair workers in hot demand amid heat wave

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Air conditioner repair workers in hot demand amid heat wave

PHOENIX (AP) — Alan Schwandt was rushing to his second job of the day when his phone rang with another desperate Phoenix homeowner calling about a broken air conditioner in the midst of a scorching heat wave. Dressed in gray shorts and navy long-sleeve shirt emblazoned with his company’s bright red logo “Alan’s Air,” Schwandt spent his day quickly crisscrossing the Phoenix metro area to bring relief to flushed residents. He toiled in temperatures close [...]

Turkish bath offers relaxing techniques using the most traditional methods

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Turkish bath offers relaxing techniques using the most traditional methods

No need to travel to another continent to experience an authentic Turkish bath. Northeast Columbus is home to Moroccan Steam Spa and Turkish Bath, which has introduced the traditional practice that has a direct link to the public baths of Rome, to visitors of the business. “It’s something very traditional in my country,” says Naouel Tai, a Moroccan native and owner of the business. “I used to work for a long time in a spa [...]

Black victims of decades-old discrimination fight tax bills

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Black victims of decades-old discrimination fight tax bills

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Black victims of discrimination had to wait decades for a Detroit enclave to replace homes that were demolished in the 1950s and ’60s in the name of urban renewal. Now, only a few years after many finally got keys to their new homes, dozens of Hamtramck residents are back in federal court challenging property tax bills that they can’t afford. “Astronomical,” said Mary Miner, whose taxes rose 63 percent to $2,600 on [...]

Lawmakers seeks to close child support law loopholes

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Lawmakers seeks to close child support law loopholes

A committee in the Ohio Senate is mulling a bill devised to close a number of loopholes in state child support laws. Members of the Judiciary Committee recently heard testimony from child support enforcement agencies throughout the Buckeye State — all supportive of the measure brought before the committee by Sen. William Coley, R-West Chester. According to the lawmaker, Senate Bill 70 seeks to update and streamline the Ohio Child Support Program for the benefit [...]

Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

Thursday, June 22, 2017|Comments Off on Amazon-Whole Foods tie-up could speed grocery transformation

NEW YORK — Grocers trying to compete with the threat of a combined Amazon and Whole Foods will have to make their stores more appealing, leverage their locations to offer delivery and do a better job of collecting shopper data. They may also need to seek innovative partners of their own. Amazon’s planned $13.7 billion acquisition of the organic and natural foods grocer signals a massive bet that people will opt more for the convenience [...]

Google intensifies campaign against online extremism

Wednesday, June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Google intensifies campaign against online extremism

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups. The renewed efforts arrive in the wake of violent attacks in the U.S. and elsewhere. A van struck a crowd of people outside a London mosque Sunday, the second time an automobile was used as a weapon in that city this month, and less than a [...]

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Legal News

Proposed legislation would create registry of violent offenders in Ohio

Monday, June 19, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed legislation would create registry of violent offenders in Ohio

Ohio sex offenders soon may not be the only criminals in the Buckeye State to appear on a registry for the safety and security of [...]

Hurdles expected for Utah’s medical marijuana research law

Monday, June 19, 2017|Comments Off on Hurdles expected for Utah’s medical marijuana research law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all tates and passing a broad medical marijuana [...]

Proposal would provide help to seniors who fall behind on property taxes

Friday, June 16, 2017|Comments Off on Proposal would provide help to seniors who fall behind on property taxes

A Cleveland Democrat earlier this week argued on behalf of a bill he has sponsored to offer housing relief to Ohio seniors. Rep. John Barnes [...]

Business News

Tranquility now: Local spa has variety of relaxing features

Wednesday, June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Tranquility now: Local spa has variety of relaxing features

Every so often, you owe it to yourself to have a relaxing spa experience, especially after working yourself to the bone during the work-week. One [...]

Sears to cut 400 full-time jobs, mostly at corporate office

Thursday, June 15, 2017|Comments Off on Sears to cut 400 full-time jobs, mostly at corporate office

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears Holdings says it will cut about 400 full-time jobs as part of the troubled retailer’s plan to turn its business [...]

New coal mine touted by Trump opens in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 13, 2017|Comments Off on New coal mine touted by Trump opens in Pennsylvania

FRIEDENS, Pa. — President Donald Trump hailed the opening last week of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the [...]

Real Estate

Columbus apartment market remains robust

Friday, June 9, 2017|Comments Off on Columbus apartment market remains robust

Steady job creation in the Columbus region has helped make high-end rental properties more expensive, according to Marcus Millichap’s U.S. Multifamily Investment Forecast for this [...]

Century-old downtown building now home to luxurious apartments

Tuesday, June 6, 2017|Comments Off on Century-old downtown building now home to luxurious apartments

A century-old building on the corner of Long and High streets in downtown Columbus now houses newly renovated luxurious apartments. The Atlas Building, built in [...]

Suburban development deemed top bird-friendly neighborhood

Friday, May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Suburban development deemed top bird-friendly neighborhood

BUCKINGHAM, Pa. — Self-described cheapskate Rich Jaedicke lives by a guiding principle: Never buy it if you can get it free. So it is with [...]

Politics

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Wednesday, June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new [...]

Agencies slow methane rules opposed by oil, gas industry

Tuesday, June 20, 2017|Comments Off on Agencies slow methane rules opposed by oil, gas industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is delaying two Obama-era regulations aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production. The Environmental Protection [...]

Fired by Trump, former US attorney gets political

Tuesday, June 13, 2017|Comments Off on Fired by Trump, former US attorney gets political

NEW YORK — As Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor, Preet Bharara cultivated an image as a lawman above politics. No more. In the three months since [...]

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