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Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

SALT LAKE CITY — A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century. The group known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or FLDS, now has nowhere to gather for worship services after the [...]

Democrats cautious about the ‘I’ word

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Democrats cautious about the ‘I’ word

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses. But that doesn’t mean they will try to impeach him — at least not yet. For several reasons, Democrats have been extremely cautious about the “I” word. They know it could backfire politically, and many of them were in office during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment 20 years ago. New [...]

New tax break promises could add 750 jobs to region

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on New tax break promises could add 750 jobs to region

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has reviewed and signed off on tax breaks for central Ohio projects expected to result in more than $28 million in new payroll. The three projects are set to create 750 new jobs in Franklin, Delaware, Logan and Ross counties Trinity Health Corp. in Columbus is expected to create the lion’s share of those full-time jobs at 450, generating $14.4 million in new annual payroll and retaining $8.2 million in [...]

Administration proposes major rollback of water rules

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Administration proposes major rollback of water rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration proposed withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands across the country Tuesday, making good on President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to weaken landmark Obama-era water rules long opposed by some developers, farmers and oil, gas, and mining executives. The Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said the proposed rule would reverse what he called the federal government’s usurping of the rights of private landowners and local governments. The water-rule [...]

Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans

Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said this week it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has 3 million members in the U.S. It’s the latest place consumers will find biometric technology, which has migrated over [...]

Proposal would give out-of-state military members reduced rates on college tuition

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Proposal would give out-of-state military members reduced rates on college tuition

A measure that would allow active military service members and their families to study at Ohio colleges and universities at in-state tuition rates without the obligation of permanently residing in the Buckeye State recently cleared the Ohio House of Representatives by unanimous vote. With Wright-Patterson Air Force Base practically in his backyard, Beavercreek Rep. Rick Perales, a Republican, championed House Bill 603 to grant residency status to all active-duty military service members and to their [...]

Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Christmas tree farmers combat popularity of artificial trees

TUALATIN, Ore. (AP) — Rosa Villarreal’s three young sons jumped and ran around the field of Christmas trees like jackrabbits, their excitement palpable as they raced from evergreen to evergreen. The boys, ages 2, 4 and 6, were picking out a real tree this year — a new tradition their young parents hope will create lasting memories. “I saw this video where the big tree, the mom decorates it, and the little tree, the kids [...]

Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election chances

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on Republicans beginning to worry about Trump re-election chances

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s intensifying legal troubles are unnerving some of his fellow Republicans. Despite his brash stance, they believe the turmoil has left him increasingly vulnerable as he gears up for what is sure to be a nasty fight for re-election. Trump, ever confident of his ability to bend story lines to his will, mocks the investigations into his conduct as candidate and president as a “witch hunt” and insists he will survive [...]

New digital mortgage company launches in New Albany

Thursday, December 13, 2018|Comments Off on New digital mortgage company launches in New Albany

A veteran of the mortgage and home refinance industry has started a technology company aimed to make it easier and faster for homebuyers or people refinancing their homes to complete the process. The New Albany-based company’s proprietary artificial intelligence tech, LOAi, uses artificial intelligence to analyze thousands of data points and past loans to instantly provide loan advisers with personalized loan selections. Dan Snyder, the CEO and founder of Lower.com., joined the mortgage industry in [...]

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Legal News

Bill adopting state flag retirement protocol advances

Wednesday, December 12, 2018|Comments Off on Bill adopting state flag retirement protocol advances

The Ohio burgee — the Buckeye State’s distinctive state flag — soon may have an official retirement ceremony. A bill to adopt such a policy [...]

New legislative report on education, poverty offers recommendations

Friday, December 7, 2018|Comments Off on New legislative report on education, poverty offers recommendations

A legislative task force charged with taking a deep look at poverty’s impact on the education of Ohio’s children and any resultant achievement gap between [...]

Several fraternities and sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on Several fraternities and sororities sue Harvard over single-sex rule

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Several national fraternities and sororities sued Harvard University on Monday over a 2016 rule that discourages students from joining single-gender social [...]

Business News

General Motors fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

Wednesday, December 12, 2018|Comments Off on General Motors fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker contends with the political [...]

Central Ohio entrepreneur nuts about his new buckeye product

Wednesday, December 12, 2018|Comments Off on Central Ohio entrepreneur nuts about his new buckeye product

Ohio is the heart of Geoffrey Lawson’s ecommerce business. “Legacy” is how the founder of Curio Cubes would describe his business in a single word. [...]

Columbus materials firm awarded Third Frontier grant

Tuesday, December 11, 2018|Comments Off on Columbus materials firm awarded Third Frontier grant

Columbus-based Agile Ultrasonics Corp. was awarded $100,000 in development grant funding for the purchase of additional ultrasonic equipment, according to an announcement from the Ohio [...]

Real Estate

Awaiting Amazon, two quiet real estate markets suddenly become white-hot

Tuesday, November 20, 2018|Comments Off on Awaiting Amazon, two quiet real estate markets suddenly become white-hot

WASHINGTON — Amazon has just sparked a real estate frenzy to rival Cyber Monday. A three-bedroom condo with Manhattan views that had sat on the [...]

Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Clintonville office building approved for energy efficiency upgrades up to $950K

The Ohio Air Quality Development Authority approved financing for energy efficiency upgrades proposed for a 1960-era Clintonville office building situated along a busy stretch of [...]

Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Wednesday, November 14, 2018|Comments Off on Report: Columbus quickest market to recover from housing crisis

Central Ohio’s recovery from the housing bust was among the fastest of the 35 largest markets in the country. In Columbus, 88 percent of homes [...]

Politics

Feds to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

Monday, December 10, 2018|Comments Off on Feds to ease oil drilling controls protecting imperiled bird

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration moved forward Thursday with plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other activities across [...]

Arizona agency wrestles with bias amid post-Arpaio overhaul

Thursday, December 6, 2018|Comments Off on Arizona agency wrestles with bias amid post-Arpaio overhaul

PHOENIX (AP) — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered [...]

California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities

Wednesday, December 5, 2018|Comments Off on California Democrats thank Trump for legislative majorities

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers began their new legislative session Monday with crushing Democratic supermajorities in both chambers to go with their sweep of [...]

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