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Yodeling kept alive by few dedicated practitioners

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When someone says hello to Herb Albinus between sets at Hofbrauhaus, the passer-by typically receives an unusual response.
"It puts a smile on someone's face when you yodel," said Albinus, entertainment director for the German restaurant at Grandview Yard who yodels during ... (full story)

UAW leaders make push for Ford contract

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants.
The union's chief Ford negotiator, Jimmy Settles, said Wednesday that with 75 percent of workers voting, the contract is failing by a 52-48 p ... (full story)

Proposed changes spark debate in Ohio's cosmetology industry

COLUMBUS (AP) — Two bills pending in Ohio's House and Senate are pitting big hair salons against cosmetology schools as lawmakers propose eliminating the state's mandate requiring someone with a manager's license on salon premises at all times.
The identical bills seek a variety of regulatory changes, but the manager's lice ... (full story)

Money for college?

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 20-year-old son will finish high school this December when he completes his online courses. He broke his arm playing varsity football three years ago and can't qualify for a football scholarship. He is a fair student, with minor problems in reading and math, and had to repeat several courses. He needs a challenge ... (full story)

Bill would exempt nonprofit gym memberships from sales taxes

Gym membership would have its privileges under House Bill 334.
The proposed legislation, sponsored by Rep. Jim Buchy, would exempt nonprofit gym memberships from sales taxes.
“My interest in this issue began in 1992 when the tax was first implemented, causing Ohioans trying to get healthy at nonprofit gyms increased taxe ... (full story)