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Mandatory suicide prevention programs recommended for Ohio universities

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined a pair of state lawmakers in calling for the enactment of a piece of proposed legislation that would require each public institution of higher education to have a suicide prevention program.
“According to the CDC, suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people i ... (full story)

Families go online for funds for child illnesses

COLUMBUS (AP) — Glenn O'Neill's daughter has a disease that could steal her speech (likely soon), her mind and her life. Eliza turned 5 on Sunday.
When O'Neill sat down at his computer in his South Carolina home this year, the weight of that knowledge upon him, he felt frustrated. Eliza was getting close to an age where he ... (full story)

Health care push comes to bars, nail salons

COLUMBUS (AP) — The pitch for health care coverage is being made at nail salons, pizzerias, mosques and even bars.
As the second enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law begins, advocates are employing new tactics and expanding old ones to reach people who need insurance. Some groups are targeting p ... (full story)

IBM Is stuck

Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me what you think about buying 100 shares of IBM. Our dentist (also a friend) has been in the market for over 25 years and strongly recommends the stock. He thinks that the new CEO will turn IBM around and that the price could jump 50 percent by late 2015. -- BE, Durham, N.C.
Dear BE: I think your den ... (full story)

Safe or aggressive?

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 63, and my wife is 61. We have $94,000 cash in my individual retirement account from the sale of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners stock that we need to invest. I'd like to gamble with this money and go for broke. But even though we have a very comfortable retirement plan, my wife won't hear of it. She would prefer ... (full story)