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Not your grandfather's Sears

Dear Mr. Berko: In 1954, my parents took me to the first Sears store that opened in Oklahoma City. We were impressed with all the merchandise and fantastic displays. Sometimes we'd just drive to Sears to walk around for fun without buying anything. I remember when Dad bought 25 shares of Sears in 1955 and how excited he got when it ... (full story)


New rules cloud future for large-scale wind farms in Ohio

New rules cloud future for large-scale wind farms in Ohio

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The long-range forecast for big wind farms in Ohio is cloudy at best.
About a dozen wind farm projects that have been certified by the state are essentially on hold now and may never get off the ground after Ohio put in a two-year delay on its renewable energy targets last summer.
Backers of wind ener ... (full story)


OSU Wexner Medical Center moving forward with new brain and spine hospital

After gaining the approval of the university’s board of trustees last week, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center plans to expand its Neurological Institute with the addition of a new brain and spine hospital in the former Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
The $14.3 million- ... (full story)


Local


Lorain County Court's diversion program ruled unconstitutional

In keeping with its own established precedent, the 9th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas’ General Division Pretrial Diversion Program is unconstitutional.
The ruling resulted in the reversal of the Lorain County court’s dismissal of charges against Tyrone Price, who ... (full story)


National


High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

High court weighs limits on child abuse evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is considering limits on the type of evidence that can be used in child abuse cases, a move that could hamstring prosecutors in domestic violence trials.
The justices on Monday debated whether out-of-court statements that children make to their teachers about abuse can be used as evidence ... (full story)


State


Lifetime driving ban stands for man who killed motorcyclist

A Dayton man at fault in an accident that killed a motorcyclist recently appealed the lifetime suspension of his driver’s license and lost in the 2nd District Court of Appeals.
The defendant, Dorian Frazier, ran a red light and collided with Eve Brooks-Fletcher, who was riding her motorcycle and died at the scene.
Frazie ... (full story)


Man convicted of attempted murder forced to pay court costs

The 5th District Court of Appeals recently rejected a man’s argument that he should not have to pay court costs in a case convicting him of attempted murder and felonious assault.
The three-judge appellate panel found that the Richland County Court of Common Pleas properly gave Kenneth Hill plenty of time to challenge his a ... (full story)


Court rules statute of limitations had not run out in 1980s child sex abuse case

The 12th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that charges filed against a man 24 years after he allegedly sexually abused his adoptive daughter were not barred by the statute of limitations.
The three-judge appellate panel rejected Walter Bowling’s claim that the Butler County Court of Common Pleas should have dismisse ... (full story)