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Disney unveils new streaming service could debut as early as October

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Disney unveils new streaming service could debut as early as October

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disney raised the curtain on a hotly anticipated video steaming service that’s aiming to topple industry pioneer Netflix, once a valuable ally of the Magic Kingdom. The service, called Disney Plus, has been in the works for more than year, but Thursday marked the first time that the longtime entertainment powerhouse has laid out plans for its attack on Netflix and a formidable cast of competitors, including Amazon, HBO Go and [...]

Journalism or not? WikiLeaks’ status in media world complex

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Journalism or not? WikiLeaks’ status in media world complex

NEW YORK (AP) — After the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London, his lawyer was quick to characterize it as an assault against the rights of journalists all over the world who seek to uncover secrets. But was it quite that clear? Does WikiLeaks do journalism, or is it something else? The answer wasn’t evident when the organization burst into public consciousness at the top of this decade with the release of government [...]

Inside Buttigieg’s ‘complicated’ relationship with Vice President Pence

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Inside Buttigieg’s ‘complicated’ relationship with Vice President Pence

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence’s cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana’s fourth largest city, his tone toward the state’s Republican former governor was more muted. During the four years in which they overlapped in Indiana politics, Buttigieg, the South Bend mayor, had a cordial relationship with Pence. The two collaborated on economic development issues. Buttigieg presented Pence with a [...]

Central Ohio groups snag $17,700 in EPA education grants

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Central Ohio groups snag $17,700 in EPA education grants

Westerville Parks and Recreation was the big winner in the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s awarding of mini-grants for organizations’ environmental education efforts. Of the five central Ohio recipients of the awards, Westerville Parks and Recreation was awarded $5,000 to develop a recreational trail with educational signs through a wooded portion of Heritage Park. The City of Westerville is expected to collaborate with area high school students, science and engineering teachers, The Ohio State University and [...]

Local food truck industry has thrived in the five years since regulations were set

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Local food truck industry has thrived in the five years since regulations were set

Central Ohio’s food truck industry has thrived in the five years since Columbus began to allow such mobile eateries to operate on public streets. The Central Ohio Food Truck Association has grown from about 15 members in 2012 to about 100 now. At the time of its founding, the Central Ohio Food Truck Association realized food trucks faced a a variety of challenges, particularly when it came to the regulatory environment. Most of laws on [...]

Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market, revealing strong growth but an ongoing struggle to overcome huge losses and repair its reputation. Documents released Thursday offered the most detailed view of the world’s largest ride-hailing service since its inception a decade ago. The massive filing shows Uber has been generating the robust revenue growth that [...]

House proposal goes after solicitation

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on House proposal goes after solicitation

A pair of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives are hoping to stanch the rising incidents of prostitution associated with the state’s opioid crisis. Reps. Adam Miller, D-Columbus, and Kyle Koehler, R-Springfield, last week made the case for their bipartisan legislation to strengthen penalties for soliciting prostitution and increase funding for Ohio’s Victims of Human Trafficking Fund. “The link between the opioid crisis and prostitution is clear — and one we cannot ignore,” Miller [...]

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the country where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among some activists and liberal-leaning policymakers who say the practice discriminates against people like Figueroa, who either [...]

Analysis: Safety regulations give homes a better chance of surviving wildfires

Tuesday, April 16, 2019|Comments Off on Analysis: Safety regulations give homes a better chance of surviving wildfires

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The sky was turning orange and the embers were flying from the Camp Fire when Oney and Donna Carrell and Donna’s father sped away from their Paradise home. “I thought, ‘Oh, well, the house is done,’” Oney Carrell said. A few days later, they learned otherwise. The Carrells’ home survived the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history with a couple of warped window frames, a partially charred down spout [...]

Lawmaker wants all employers to provide detailed paystubs to workers

Monday, April 15, 2019|Comments Off on Lawmaker wants all employers to provide detailed paystubs to workers

It’s not uncommon that the typical employee goes weeks, if not months, without examining his paystub or logging on to a payroll service provider’s website to verify his deductions or gross pay. Most employees, however, can do so with relative ease when the mood strikes. That’s not the case for all Ohio workers, though, and a bipartisan lawmaker duo seeks to correct this deficiency in state labor law. Ohio is one of nine states in [...]

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Legal News

Supreme Court of Ohio: Ruling illustrates transparency alone insufficient in public records request

Thursday, April 11, 2019|Comments Off on Supreme Court of Ohio: Ruling illustrates transparency alone insufficient in public records request

The Ohio Supreme Court articulated in a recent ruling of a public records request that timelines or diligence, at least, is just as essential as [...]

State opportunity zone plan would piggyback federal law

Wednesday, April 10, 2019|Comments Off on State opportunity zone plan would piggyback federal law

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure to further bolster President Donald Trump’s plan to direct investment into low-income communities through the Federal Opportunity Zone [...]

Townships commend lawmakers on transportation budget bill

Monday, April 8, 2019|Comments Off on Townships commend lawmakers on transportation budget bill

The centerpiece of the state’s transportation budget, a 10.5 cent per gallon increase in the state’s gasoline tax, appears to have satisfied an overwhelming number [...]

Business News

Local businesses make their products friendlier to the environment

Friday, April 12, 2019|Comments Off on Local businesses make their products friendlier to the environment

According to Jordan Penix, most of the products we use on a daily basis is toxic. That’s why she started her own business, The Tart [...]

Ohio ranks third in Midwest for clean energy jobs

Friday, April 12, 2019|Comments Off on Ohio ranks third in Midwest for clean energy jobs

According to analysis by the Clean Energy Trust and the national, nonpartisan Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2, more than 112,000 Ohioans work in clean energy industries, [...]

Green business practices, healthy food share close association

Thursday, April 11, 2019|Comments Off on Green business practices, healthy food share close association

In the event a friend or associate suggests meeting at Portia’s in Clintonville, make sure to get a little more detail. Portia Yiamouyiannis seemingly has [...]

Real Estate

Indianapolis’ historic downtown White Castle building sells

Thursday, April 4, 2019|Comments Off on Indianapolis’ historic downtown White Castle building sells

INDIANAPOLIS — The visually unavoidable but itty-bitty historic White Castle building at the corner of Fort Wayne Avenue and Delaware Street here finally sold after [...]

Group asks state to spend more money on affordable housing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019|Comments Off on Group asks state to spend more money on affordable housing

The Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, or COHHIO, is calling on state and federal leaders for actionable steps to expand affordable housing in [...]

Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide mandatory rent control

Tuesday, February 26, 2019|Comments Off on Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide mandatory rent control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, [...]

Politics

Dem activists eye a 2020 election focus beyond ‘getting rid of Trump’

Thursday, April 11, 2019|Comments Off on Dem activists eye a 2020 election focus beyond ‘getting rid of Trump’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more [...]

Bill would providing privacy shield to mental health workers

Wednesday, April 3, 2019|Comments Off on Bill would providing privacy shield to mental health workers

A bipartisan effort to expand privacy protections for certain mental health workers cleared the Ohio House of Representatives last week and awaits Senate consideration. By [...]

United States to China: Don’t steal trade secrets the way we used to do

Monday, April 1, 2019|Comments Off on United States to China: Don’t steal trade secrets the way we used to do

WASHINGTON (AP) — The upstart nation was a den of intellectual piracy. One of its top officials urged his countrymen to steal and copy foreign [...]

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