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Ohio uranium site cleanup may lay off 675 workers

COLUMBUS (AP) — The contractor leading decontamination and decommissioning work at a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio anticipates up to 675 layoffs beginning in October because of funding-related problems, which could be a blow to the project's momentum and a pocket of the state with high unemployment rates.
Flu ... (full story)

Stansberry and IBM

Dear Mr. Berko: Please tell me your opinion of Porter Stansberry, whose newsletter predicts the immediate collapse of the dollar and the stock market and recommends gold and silver. Should I buy this letter and follow his other advice, which is available only from this publication? Also, tell me your opinion of IBM. I am thinking o ... (full story)

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're wrong.
They're hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and museum will help clear misconceptions abo ... (full story)

Bill lets tow firms file for vehicles titles

The Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the Towing and Recovery Association of Ohio and the Automotive Service Association of Ohio have each expressed support for a bill that would revise the state’s towing motor vehicle laws.
Senate Bill 274, sponsored by Rep. Jim Hughes, R-Columbus, would authorize the owner ... (full story)


Woman loses appeal of vehicular homicide conviction in death of fiance

The 9th District Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas recently, convicting defendant Jessica Thomas of aggravated vehicular homicide and three counts of OVI.
The case stemmed from a fatal traffic accident involving Thomas and her fiancé, Jeffrey Spencer that occurred during the ... (full story)


A full-circle moment for Bolshoi's American star

A full-circle moment for Bolshoi's American star

NEW YORK (AP) — "Spasiba, Katya," David Hallberg calls out, thanking a colleague in what sounds like a pretty convincing Russian accent. We're on our way upstairs to his dressing room at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, where his name is emblazoned on the door — in Cyrillic letters.
Talk abo ... (full story)

Julia Stiles goes 'back to my roots' _ the stage

Julia Stiles goes 'back to my roots' _ the stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Moving to a new home is said to be one of the most stressful events you can endure — up there with death and divorce — but Julia Stiles has just done it and looks radiant.
The Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-nominee sat down before rehearsals of her new play only hours after moving from her longtim ... (full story)


Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

Iraq vet cited for owning 14 therapeutic pet ducks

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio (AP) — An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic.
Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on Jun ... (full story)

Ohio rakes in $45 million in online taxes

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this budget year, reaching $45 million, a 68 percent increase over the past five years.
The money continues to pour in this year after Ohio officially joined a multi-state effort to streamline sales tax for online purchases in January. The O ... (full story)

New raffle devices this fall for Ohio vets' posts

COLUMBUS (AP) — Lottery officials say 700 next-generation electronic raffle machines will be installed at Ohio veterans' posts and fraternal organizations in September and probably be in opeartion by the following month.
About 200 facilities will get the charitable games that the Ohio Lottery Commission was cleared to buy ... (full story)

Woman's injuries show cars' vulnerability to rocks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rock-throwing attack that left an Ohio woman with serious injuries is a reminder of how vulnerable motorists are when someone decides to target random victims from a highway bridge or overpass.
As 52-year-old middle school language arts teacher Sharon Budd recovers at a central Pennsylvania hospita ... (full story)

FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

FDA: Powdered caffeine can be lethal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen.
Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consu ... (full story)

Court rules delayed indictment did not violate speedy trial rights

The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas properly dismissed a man’s robbery charges due to a speedy trial violation but must still consider two counts of the indictment, according to a recent ruling from the 10th District Court of Appeals.
The state appealed to the three-judge appellate panel and argued that the trial cou ... (full story)

Proposal would stiffen penalties for selling illegal drugs to pregnant women

State Reps. Wes Retherford and Margaret Conditt have partnered to sponsor a bill focused on stiffening criminal penalties for those who knowingly sell narcotics to pregnant women.
“The number of pregnant women who consume or abuse illegal drugs, like many other narcotic statistics in Ohio, is rapidly increasing,” sai ... (full story)