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Dear Mr. Berko: All the advertisers in the financial media claim to be wizards but either lie or brag only about their successes. Then when you get suckered into their spiels, those stories turn into losses. I'm given up subscribing to stock market investment services, listening to glib financial talk show hosts, attending financia ... (full story)


Steris to spend $1.9B on UK's Synergy Health

Steris Corp. will spend about $1.9 billion to buy a British sterilization services company, as U.S. businesses continue to seek overseas incorporations despite attempts to make such tax-saving maneuvers less lucrative.
The medical products maker said Monday that the new company created by its combination with Synergy Health PLC ... (full story)


Youngstown Business Incubator offers tenants advantages other incubators don’t

In 2009, math teacher Elijah Stambaugh was looking for technology that would allow him to assess how much his students were absorbing in class so that he could adjust his instruction to improve their grasp of the material.
“I couldn’t find what I was looking for,” said Stambaugh, who was teaching seventh and ei ... (full story)


Local


Mahoning Bar to host Night in Monte Carlo fundraiser

Monte Carlo is a long way from Youngstown, but on Nov. 8, the Mahoning County Bar Association will bring the aura of Monte Carlo to the Youngstown Country Club. The event begins at 7 p.m. and is $50 per person. Formal attire is required but black tie is optional.
Kathi McKnabb Welsh, president of the Mahoning County Bar Associa ... (full story)


National


Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.
"It reminds us of the Native American people a long time ago," says a smiling 9-year-old, Arissa Chee.
The ... (full story)


Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race

Kennedy name carries weight in Connecticut race

BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bruce Wilson Jr. finds himself in rarified Republican company that includes Mitt Romney and Richard Nixon. Like those two before him, he is running against a Kennedy.
The school board member and Connecticut state Senate hopeful knew he faced a challenge when he entered the race against Ted Kennedy Jr ... (full story)


Mysteries surround death of Indianapolis teenager

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dominique Allen was a girl some knew as the bubbly teenager with 3,000 Facebook friends, a girl who loved fashion — especially leopard skin patterned pants — and who dreamed of someday being a model.
But she was also a girl struggling to shake off the past. Two years earlier her mother had d ... (full story)


State


OSBA announces Supreme Court of Ohio candidate ratings

COLUMBUS––The Ohio State Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Candidates completed its evaluation of candidates seeking election this year to the Supreme Court of Ohio, and released the following ratings:

​Justice Judith French ​Highly Recommended
​Justice Sharon Kennedy&# ... (full story)


Appeals court finds deputy had reason to search pill bottle found in man's sock

In a recent opinion from the 5th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge appellate panel overruled a lower court’s decision granting a motion to suppress evidence against a man accused of drug offenses.
The state appealed a Richland County Court of Common Pleas decision granting David Wehr II’s motion to suppress.(full story)


Man found passed out in car loses appeal of OVI conviction

A man recently lost his appeal when a three-judge appellate panel held that his Fourth Amendment rights were neither violated nor even implicated when officers approached his car in an apartment complex parking lot.
The 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a Franklin County Municipal Court ruling finding Brian Ridley guilty o ... (full story)


State senator wants to honor Neil Armstrong with memorial highway

A Springboro lawmaker has filed a bill into the Ohio General Assembly to honor Neil Armstrong.
“Mr. Armstrong is arguably one of the greatest Ohioans of a generation,” said Sen. Shannon Jones in a memorandum to lawmakers.
Senate Bill 363 would designate a stretch of State Route 123 within Warren County as the Neil ... (full story)


Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.
His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate.
Then th ... (full story)