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The political stock market

Dear Mr. Berko: Please settle an argument that I have with a stockbroker who is a staunch Democrat. He insists that stocks do much better under a Democratic president than a Republican president. How could that be true? And he insists I vote my pocketbook, which my friends tell me is selfish. -- PP, Jonesboro, Ark.
Dear PP: You s ... (full story)


Sale of Ohio-made wines at farmers markets proposed

A bill that would allow certain permit holders to sell Ohio wines at farmers markets has been presented to the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Senate Bill 153, sponsored by Sen. Gayle Manning, would establish the F-10 liquor permit and authorize the Ohio Division of Liquor Control to issue the permit to an A-2 liquor permit holder ... (full story)


Ohio Dominican, Education First Credit Union team up for financial literacy

Ohio Dominican University and Education First Credit Union are teaming up to offer free personal finance seminars to high school students, college students, faculty, staff and even parents.
“I wouldn’t think that, in this day and age, (personal finance) would be an important issue,” said Deb Olbrys, chief sales ... (full story)


State


For Koch group, winning is rising as priority over purity

COLUMBUS (AP) — The head of the Koch brothers' flagship political organization says a Republican winning the presidency is becoming a higher priority for more of its members, suggesting a rift between pragmatists and ideologues.
Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said conservative fatigue after George W. Bush's ... (full story)


Ohio releases report card on Medicaid managed-care plans

COLUMBUS (AP) — All five managed-care plans serving poor and disabled Ohioans on Medicaid have an average score when it comes to how happy patients are with their doctors, according to the state's first report card of managed-care plans.
Officials launched the report card to give those selecting plans data so they can make ... (full story)


Skydivers parachute into funeral of Army skydiver

CINCINNATI (AP) — A solo Army Golden Knight parachutist honored a comrade's dream by landing on the high school football field where hundreds of mourners gathered for his funeral Saturday, a week after he was involved in a deadly accident at a Chicago air show.
The military skydiver, joined by a team of professionals, fulfi ... (full story)


'Rogue' assistant prosecutor not an excuse to dismiss murder case

A recent opinion released by the 8th District Court of Appeals affirmed the murder, felonious assault and kidnapping convictions of a Cleveland man who carried out a shooting at a car wash.
The defendant, Damon Dunn, appealed from the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas arguing that his case should have been dis ... (full story)


Murderer's burglary conviction vacated due to lack of a deadly weapon

A convicted killer was improperly found guilty of aggravated burglary because there was no evidence that he was armed with a deadly weapon at the time of that offense, according to a recent ruling from the 5th District Court of Appeals.
The three-judge appellate panel affirmed a Stark County Court of Common Pleas ruling convictin ... (full story)