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Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in a wrongful death suit, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the man’s second motion. A cursory review of Dennis Stiner’s motion filed July 2 reveals what must have made the difference in justices’ consideration the second time round — a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Fox v. Amazon.com, [...]

Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in a wrongful death suit, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted the man’s second motion. A cursory review of Dennis Stiner’s motion filed July 2 reveals what must have made the difference in justices’ consideration the second time round — a Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Fox v. Amazon.com, [...]

Columbus area unemployment at 3.9 percent

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Columbus area unemployment at 3.9 percent

Central Ohio’s unemployment rate was 3.9 percent last month, down from 4 percent in July 2018, according to data the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services released Tuesday. The rate is not seasonally adjusted. The 10-county metropolitan statistical area’s civilian labor force had nearly 1.12 million workers last month — 21,300 more than July 2018. There were 43,900 unemployed in July compared with 43,600 the same month last year. Among the counties in the [...]

Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Trump steadily fulfills goals on religious right wish list

NEW YORK (AP) — When Donald Trump assumed the presidency, conservative religious leaders drew up "wish lists' of steps they hoped he'd take to oppose abortion and rein in the LGBTQ-rights movement. With a flurry of recent actions, Trump's administration is now winning their praise for aggressively fulfilling many of their goals. Mat Staver, president of the legal advocacy organization Liberty Counsel, said Trump has fulfilled about 90 percent of the goals on a list [...]

Textiles evolving to meet demand for sustainable materials

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Textiles evolving to meet demand for sustainable materials

Whether it’s how they’re made or what they’re made of, textiles are evolving to meet consumer demand for sustainability. “There’s a real push for sustainability now, and the home textiles industry is waking up to that consumer call,” says Shannon Maher, chair of Home Products Development at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York. It’s about reducing waste during textile production, she said, and reusing or recycling waste to produce other products. “Zero Waste [...]

Execs starting to worry about tariffs’ effects on consumers

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Execs starting to worry about tariffs’ effects on consumers

Americans continue to shop, vacation and buy cars at a brisk clip. But corporate America is starting to worry out loud that President Donald Trump's tariffs will depress consumer spending and undermine the economy. Home Depot, the nation's largest home improvement chain, said as much on this week, when it reported higher-than-expected profits for the quarter but cut its sales expectations for the year, citing the tumbling price of lumber and the "potential impacts to [...]

Agriculture continues to have significant impact on Ohio’s economy

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Agriculture continues to have significant impact on Ohio’s economy

Agriculture is the number one contributor to Ohio’s economy and of the state’s 74,500 farms, about half have livestock. Ohio is one of the top leading producers for livestock, according to the Ohio Livestock Coalition. According to the coalition, Ohio cattle farmers raise about 296,000 cows with approximately 2,200 dairy farms and 2.95 million hogs being raised. Also, Ohio is one of the largest egg farming states in the nation, producing 9.5 billion eggs a [...]

Rising home prices in central Ohio are not slowing down home sales

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Rising home prices in central Ohio are not slowing down home sales

The number of homes sold in central Ohio through the first seven months of 2019 remains about the same as the number of homes sold through the same period as last year, according to new figures released by Columbus Realtors. However, home prices continue to rise significantly due to an ongoing low inventory of homes for sale. The average price of a home sold this year is 6.2 percent higher than homes sold last year, [...]

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting federal program

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting federal program

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping into financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in the wake of its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over abortion. The fallout is especially intense in Utah, where Planned Parenthood has been the only provider participating in the nearly 50-year-old [...]

Department stores make room for used fashion

Thursday, August 22, 2019|Comments Off on Department stores make room for used fashion

NEW YORK (AP) — Out with the new and in with the old. As department stores watch their customers flock to second-hand stores, some are trying to bring them back by partnering with online resale sites. Last week, J.C. Penney and Macy’s announced a pilot program to set aside sections inside a few dozen of their stores for used merchandise sold by ThredUP. James Reinhart, co-founder and CEO of ThredUP, says his company has a [...]

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Legal News

Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Friday, August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Supreme Court flips on request in wrongful death suit naming Amazon

Less than two months after turning down a Lorain County man’s motion for reconsideration of a decision upholding summary judgment in favor of Amazon in [...]

Ohio Democrats introduce legislation in response to Dayton mass shooting

Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio Democrats introduce legislation in response to Dayton mass shooting

By the end of last week, Democrats in the Ohio House of Representatives had introduced a series of bills proposing background checks on all gun [...]

Bribe or donation? Parent’s defense questions the difference

Tuesday, August 13, 2019|Comments Off on Bribe or donation? Parent’s defense questions the difference

BOSTON — Robert Zangrillo is accused of paying $250,000 to get his daughter into college as a fake athlete. Prosecutors call it a bribe. But [...]

Business News

Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Retailers wrestle with a volatile trade policy with China

NEW YORK (AP) — Lance Ruttenberg knows too well how fast President Donald Trump’s China trade policies can change. As president and CEO of American [...]

Japanese firm to start road tech initiative in Dublin

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Japanese firm to start road tech initiative in Dublin

Japanese automobile technology manufacturer Denso has announced a $1.42-million investment to launch a smart mobility ecosystem in Dublin. Denso aims to be part of the [...]

Retail sales rise strongly in sign of consumer optimism

Monday, August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Retail sales rise strongly in sign of consumer optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans spent more at retail stores and restaurants in July, a sign that concerns over weakening economic growth and a persistent trade [...]

Real Estate

Demand for homes in central Ohio continues to grow to record levels

Thursday, July 25, 2019|Comments Off on Demand for homes in central Ohio continues to grow to record levels

The scorching hot Columbus housing market is not only not showing any signs of slowing down, it might be getting even hotter. A home sold [...]

BIA Foundation awards grant to Franklinton nonprofit

Wednesday, June 26, 2019|Comments Off on BIA Foundation awards grant to Franklinton nonprofit

The Building Industry Association Foundation is awarding a grant to a nonprofit company focused on mentoring and training in the building trades. Franklinton Rising will [...]

Central Ohio home sales up slightly in May

Tuesday, June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Central Ohio home sales up slightly in May

Home sales in central Ohio have ticked up slightly this year despite increasingly higher prices and a stubbornly low number of homes for sale. Homes [...]

Politics

Dem candidates weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Friday, August 16, 2019|Comments Off on Dem candidates weigh how tough to hit Trump on racism

Hillary Clinton took the stage in Reno, Nev., with an urgent warning about the consequences of a Donald Trump administration: “He’s taking hate groups mainstream [...]

Analysis shows 12 percent could vote without paper backup in 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019|Comments Off on Analysis shows 12 percent could vote without paper backup in 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than one in 10 voters could cast ballots on paperless voting machines in the 2020 general election, according to a new [...]

Sentries, not ‘squad’: Moderate Dems ones to watch for presidential race

Wednesday, August 14, 2019|Comments Off on Sentries, not ‘squad’: Moderate Dems ones to watch for presidential race

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Abigail Spanberger talked about rural broadband. She held court on health care, solar energy and the border crisis. But as the [...]

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