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Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate.
"I think it represents action, I think it represents energy, I think it's reflect ... (full story)


Foreign ETFs

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 69 and expect to retire this summer with a good pension and a sizable rollover from my company 401(k) to an individual retirement account. My IRA is invested in a combination of blue chip stocks and "pale blues," as you call them. I recently exercised some stock options, and after paying off the remain ... (full story)


Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl

Session beers: More flavor, but less buzz for the Super Bowl

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When it comes to beer, Super Bowl Sunday is a marathon, not a sprint.
So if you're hoping to sip craft brews throughout the game, you might consider more "sessionable" beers to keep yourself from passing out before halftime. These naturally lower-alcohol brews also get extra points for their a ... (full story)


Local


Ankle & Foot Care Centers collects footwear for needy families

BOARDMAN, Ohio – More than 500 pairs of shoes will be distributed to needy Mahoning Valley families this February thanks to a recent shoe drive led by Ankle & Foot Care Centers.
Ankle & Foot Care Centers, which operates 19 local foot care offices in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania, provided the footwear ... (full story)


Reminger adds new talent to its Youngstown office

With 11 locations, including seven in Ohio, Reminger Co., L.P.A. recently added fresh legal talent to its Youngstown office with the addition of associate Joseph McCoy.
McCoy joined the firm after receiving his juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2014. He focuses on professional, products and long ... (full story)


Kulinski caps a 40-year career with United Way organizations

Bob Kulinski has spent nearly 40 years working as a United Way CEO with 15 of those years at the United Way of Summit County. But his quest for a career in giving back began with several detours, including an undergraduate degree in history, a year studying Russian and four years studying to be a Catholic priest.
“After se ... (full story)


State


Democratic Cincinnati councilman seeks Portman's Senate seat

Democratic Cincinnati councilman seeks Portman's Senate seat

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 30-year-old Cincinnati city councilman who says Ohio needs new leaders launched a 2016 Democratic bid on Thursday for Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman's seat in the swing state.
P.G. Sittenfeld said he'll work to help the middle class and support key initiatives of President Barack Obama such as his heal ... (full story)


Teen charged in fatal Ohio mall shooting, robbery attempt

Teen charged in fatal Ohio mall shooting, robbery attempt

CINCINNATI (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of trying to steal Nike sneakers from a mall shopper who fatally shot another teen who was with him was charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter and robbery.
Montgomery County prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said his office approved the charges in the case stemming from a Dec. 20 f ... (full story)


Man loses appeal filed 11 years after his murder conviction

A man convicted of murder in January 2000 recently lost his bid for postconviction relief when the 10th District Court of Appeals found his petition untimely.
Gregory Netter argued before the three-judge appellate panel that the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas erroneously rejection his motion to overturn his conviction and ... (full story)


Man sentenced to death for killing girlfriend, her kids, will get another hearing

A 10th District Court of Appeals panel recently ruled that a man sentenced to die for killing his girlfriend and her two children was entitled to a hearing on his petition for postconviction relief.
Caron Montgomery appealed the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas decision denying his petition without an evidentiary hearing.
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