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Fitbit and gold

Dear Mr. Berko: Fitbit Inc. makes those wristbands that track your pulse, track your heart rate, count the number of steps you take and measure the distance you go. Several people who are in the stock business tell me that this stock could run to $80 in a year and that I should consider buying 1,000 shares. I'd appreciate your opini ... (full story)


Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.
They have no other choice.
As people in countries such as China, Indi ... (full story)


Local


Father who sold cocaine from his home loses appeal

The 11th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that enough evidence existed to convict Byron Alston on drug charges, including trafficking cocaine.
Alston appealed from the sentencing judgment in a criminal action before the Lake County Court of Common Pleas.
Case summary states that a two-day jury trial resulted in finding ... (full story)


National


In an IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

In an IS training camp, children told: Behead the doll

SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — The children each received a doll and a sword. Then they were lined up, more than 120 of them, and given their next lesson by their Islamic State group instructors: Behead the doll.
A 14-year-old who was among the line of abducted boys from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority said that at first, he cou ... (full story)


State


Guns seized after Cleveland police shootout given to museum

CLEVELAND (AP) — Rifles and other artifacts from a deadly 1968 shootout between black nationalists and Cleveland police officers will become part of a permanent display in the city's police museum.
A retired Cleveland policeman has given the museum at police headquarters 11 rifles along with other artifacts and thousands of ... (full story)


Panel weighs changes to Ohio's alternative energy targets

COLUMBUS (AP) — With months of public testimony concluded, a committee studying the future of Ohio's alternative-energy targets is weighing what changes to recommend to the law.
Chairman Troy Balderson said the Energy Mandates Study Committee, which has been meeting since February, says one thing's for sure: a complete repe ... (full story)


Year-and-a-half jail sentence upheld for underage drinking arsonist

The 12th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed a 540-day jail sentence for a young man caught drinking under age in violation of his community control.
Brent Begley appealed his sentence from the Clermont County Municipal Court, arguing that he was not adequately warned of the possible repercussions if he violated the terms ... (full story)


Bill grants immunity to retailers from consumer misfueling

The Ohio Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Store Association, Ohio Farmers Union and the Associated Food and Petroleum Dealers have joined a Findlay lawmaker in pushing for the passage of a bill that would establish qualified immunity for the use of incompatible motor fuel in an engine or motor.
Senate Bill 150, sponsored by ... (full story)


Court rules Speedway thief knowingly entered guilty plea

A panel of three judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that a defendant’s counsel was not ineffective during the prosecution of a robbery case.
Appealing from the judgment of the Clark County Court of Common Pleas, Danny Storck challenged his conviction on one count of aggravated robbery with a deadly w ... (full story)


Cleveland area senator wants to abolish corporate personhood

A Lakewood senator is calling on legislators at the state and federal level and other communities and jurisdictions to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would abolish corporate personhood and the doctrine of money as speech.
In Senate Resolution 187, Sen. Michael Skindell says government of, by and for the people ... (full story)