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Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Why a lack of education raises death risk for some Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. They are more likely [...]

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers who find parents’ drugs

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers who find parents’ drugs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother’s purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers. No matter how it happens, if a 35-pound toddler grabs just one opioid pill, chews it and releases the full concentration of a time-released adult drug into their small bodies, death can come swiftly. These are some of the youngest victims of the [...]

Tourist destinations Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Tourist destinations Disney, Universal battle tax bill for Florida theme parks

ORLANDO, Fla. — It takes a lot of land to accommodate Cinderella’s castle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Epcot’s 11-country World Showcase — and a hefty purse to pay the property taxes on it. To cut tax bills in the tens of millions of dollars, the specialists at Orlando’s famous theme parks have employed methods from the creative — placing cows on undeveloped land and claiming an agricultural exemption — to the traditional [...]

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with ‘Obamacare’ repeal

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Retirement dreams fizzle for some with ‘Obamacare’ repeal

CHICAGO — Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. The uncertainty over the cost of coverage in the individual market has caused some in their 50s and early 60s to put plans on hold. Others who already left jobs with health benefits before reaching Medicare age are second-guessing their move [...]

Dublin sees future as hub for financial firms fleeing Brexit

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Dublin sees future as hub for financial firms fleeing Brexit

DUBLIN — Britain’s plans to leave the European Union threaten to cause Ireland all kinds of economic and security headaches. But a silver lining is expanding daily along the crane-filled banks of the River Liffey, a likely post-Brexit refuge for British banking operations. Dublin’s financial district barely existed three decades ago but today stretches for nearly a mile on both banks of the river. More than 60 construction cranes are erecting future high-rise offices, hotels [...]

Ohio State student law group earns prestigious honor

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Ohio State student law group earns prestigious honor

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Federalist Society Student Chapter has been awarded the 2016-17 James Madison Award for Student Chapter of the Year at the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies national student symposium. Each year, the Federalist Society grants the award to one student chapter out of the more than 200 chapters that exist around the country. Other finalists for the award this year included the student chapters at [...]

Inmate barred from appealing docket transfer

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Inmate barred from appealing docket transfer

In the 10th District Court of Appeals, a panel of three judges recently ruled that a Marion Correctional Institution inmate could not appeal the transfer of his case to a different docket. The inmate, Jeffrey Woods, appealed from the entry of the Ohio Court of Claims which transferred to the administrative docket the case that he filed against the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Woods’ action against the ODRC alleged that five department employees [...]

Pilot describes challenges of bombing IS in Iraq, Syria

Monday, March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Pilot describes challenges of bombing IS in Iraq, Syria

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH (AP) — The crowded skies over Islamic State-held territory have complicated U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the extremists, though military planners are working to keep fliers safe, an American pilot involved in the bombing campaign has told The Associated Press. Lt. Cmdr. William Vuillet also described the efforts American forces use to try to minimize civilian casualties from strikes on major cities like Mosul, where allied forces are trying to sweep [...]

Survey finds exchange students think U.S. high schools easier

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Survey finds exchange students think U.S. high schools easier

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S. Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday. “You get this feeling — the kids from abroad come [...]

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Legal News

Life sentence upheld for child porn user

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Life sentence upheld for child porn user

A federal appeals court this week affirmed the life sentence of a Virginia man convicted of traveling interstate with the intention of engaging in sexual [...]

Safe bike passing distance law starts

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Safe bike passing distance law starts

Motorists are now required to give bicyclists at least three feet of passing clearance through a new law— House Bill 154, signed by Gov. Kasich [...]

Proposed bill would allow Ohio townships to expand their snow, ice removal policies

Thursday, March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed bill would allow Ohio townships to expand their snow, ice removal policies

Possibly the only remaining trace of winter in the Buckeye State this week was discussion of a bill posed by a Port Clinton lawmaker interested [...]

Business News

Local company sets up and operates corporate team building events

Friday, March 24, 2017|Comments Off on Local company sets up and operates corporate team building events

Most companies don’t have an event coordinator on staff, so one business in central Ohio is capitalizing on that need to create, set up and [...]

Riddles help employees escape mundane morale building exercises

Thursday, March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Riddles help employees escape mundane morale building exercises

To escape ordinary, sometimes bland team building exercises, many companies are looking for ideas to create a more exciting way to raise morale in the [...]

Central Ohio has several out-of-the-box options for team building experiences

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Central Ohio has several out-of-the-box options for team building experiences

The phrase “team building” often inspires sighs, eye rolls and maybe even a mild sense of dread among members of corporate teams. These days, smart [...]

Real Estate

‘Ghost Tower’ haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis struck

Wednesday, March 15, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Ghost Tower’ haunts Bangkok 20 years after financial crisis struck

BANGKOK — The 49-story Bangkok high-rise was supposed to feature luxury condos for hundreds of newly affluent Thai families, but it was abandoned unfinished when [...]

Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood shares ‘Moonlight’ Oscar success

Monday, March 6, 2017|Comments Off on Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood shares ‘Moonlight’ Oscar success

MIAMI — Far from the sun and glamour of South Beach or the artists and hipsters of Wynwood, “Moonlight” presents a view of Miami that [...]

Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

Friday, March 3, 2017|Comments Off on Malaysian tycoon stresses over Vancouver project with Trump

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian property developer Tiah Joo Kim got way more than he bargained for when he signed a licensing deal to use [...]

Politics

Proposed legislation designed to make it easier to cast in-person absentee votes

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Proposed legislation designed to make it easier to cast in-person absentee votes

Prompted by a working relationship with the Ohio Association of Elections Officials, a Marysville lawmaker has sponsored legislation to update a variety of voter laws [...]

Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

Tuesday, March 21, 2017|Comments Off on Oklahoma GOP senator’s fall from power is stunningly fast

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A two-term Oklahoma Republican state senator’s fall from political power following his arrest on child prostitution charges has been stunningly fast. [...]

President Trump helps fuel surge in number of Mexicans traveling to Canada

Thursday, March 16, 2017|Comments Off on President Trump helps fuel surge in number of Mexicans traveling to Canada

TORONTO (AP) — President Donald Trump loomed large in the mind of Mexico City plastic surgeon Rodrigo Munoz as he was deciding where to go [...]

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