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9th District overturns spousal support award

A Medina County Domestic Relations Court erred by ruling a couple’s lifestyle during their marriage rendered their prenuptial agreement unconscionable at the time of the divorce, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
Case summary indicates Barbara and Shane Vanderbilt married in 1999 after dating for years. The ... (full story)


National


Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

HOUSTON (AP) — Rick Lowe's cellphone wouldn't stop ringing. He ignored the calls from area code 312 and a number he did not recognize.
But finally the artist stepped outside the Epicure Cafe on West Gray, put his cellphone to his ear and received the call of his life.
Lowe, the founder of Project Row Houses in Houston's ... (full story)


Kids taken to adult trauma centers despite rules

Kids taken to adult trauma centers despite rules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One April evening two years ago, 9-year-old Justin Davis dashed into a busy Jacksonville street, headed to a convenience store for snacks.
When paramedics arrived minutes later, they found the boy lying on the road, unconscious. The impact of a car had fractured his skull and his brain was swell ... (full story)


Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on.
Locked inside, alone, for months, Jan Green — a 52-year-old computer technician with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — rocked on a bench for hours, confiding in an imaginary companion.
"I woul ... (full story)


Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law.
Oregonians for Immigration Reform rounded up just enough signatures ... (full story)


Sports


James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

James unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs

BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — LeBron James had some business to take care before rejoining the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp.
He was at Nike's corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the Cavs.
"I would like ... (full story)


Can Cubs win the real estate negotiation game?

When the Ricketts family bought the Cubs in 2009, their goal was to win the World Series. To achieve that, the expansion of Wrigley Field became key, as it would increase ticket, advertising and television revenue to help fund baseball operations.
In any real estate transaction, obstacles need to be addressed. Wrigley Field hol ... (full story)


Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Warner, Seau among 113 Hall nominees

Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Also nominated for the class of 2015 in their first year of eligibility are receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, tackle Orlando Pace, and placekicker Jason Ela ... (full story)


State


Logan County music teacher who had sex with students loses appeal

A former Logan County high school band and choir teacher lost his appeal recently when the 3rd District Court of Appeals affirmed his convictions for sexual battery and gross sexual imposition involving his students.
John Timothy Shook, who taught at Riverside High School in De Graff when the accusations arose, appealed his conv ... (full story)


Ohio adds 2 charter schools to misconduct inquiry

COLUMBUS (AP) — The state said Tuesday its inquiry into alleged misconduct inside an embattled charter school chain has expanded to two additional Ohio cities, even as hundreds of parents and alumni descended on the state capital to share their positive experiences at the schools.
The Ohio Department of Education was alrea ... (full story)