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New Trump hotels face political fights, ethics questions

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office.
It's hitting the accelerator instead.
The company owned by President Donald Trump is launching a chain of new hotels wit ... (full story)


Costco and Wal-Mart



Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 56, and both my wife and I work in real estate. We have about $285,000 in stocks plus a $122,000 annuity we just bought from our stockbroker. We hope to retire in 10 years and then work just part time. Now we are looking for income and growth. We own 146 shares of Costco, which we bought at $43 in 2005, and have ... (full story)


Local


Pursuing restitution order when all else fails

Defendants in criminal prosecutions are sometimes ordered to pay restitution to the victims of their crimes.
Restitution orders are pursued by the county state’s attorney as part of the criminal prosecution. The orders usually require the defendants to pay restitution to the state’s attorney’s office which then ... (full story)


State


Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

COLUMBUS (AP) — Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date.
Death row inmate Romell Broom was sentenced to die for abducting, raping and killing 14-year-old Tryna Middleton in Cleveland in 1984.
The state stopped Broom's execut ... (full story)


Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

Bengals' Adam 'Pacman' Jones faces 3 misdemeanor charges

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones faces three misdemeanor charges, including assault, but no longer is being charged with a felony for a January confrontation with hotel security guards, police and a nurse.
A felony charge of harassment with a bodily substance, for allegedly spitt ... (full story)


Ohio attorney general program to help children of addicts

Ohio attorney general program to help children of addicts

COLUMBUS (AP) — Children hurt by their parents' addictions to painkillers and heroin will get help under a pilot program announced last Wednesday targeting 14 southern Ohio counties hit hard by the state's opiate epidemic.
The $3.6 million effort will provide intensive trauma counseling and other services to children abused ... (full story)


Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

Ripples from US nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

OAK HARBOR, Ohio (AP) — Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant's cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an oversized lighthouse, brings with it some give-and-take.
On the plus side, it generates tax money that once paid for a high school swimming pool and auditorium. Then there are the ... (full story)


Ohio doctors employ virtual reality to train for trauma care

COLUMBUS (AP) — Dr. Arishi Abdulaziz put on a headset, moved his hands slightly and immersed himself into a virtual world.
But this was no video game. Abdulaziz was "standing" in a trauma bay at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, amid a medical team treating a car crash victim.
He watched the team cut off the pat ... (full story)


Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion.
"The issue is not a partisan issue," Kasich told The Associated Press in an interview. "It's abo ... (full story)


Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.
The bill's withdrawal last Friday left in p ... (full story)