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Auto stocks in a looming recession

Dear Mr. Berko: I own 300 shares of General Motors and 600 shares of Ford, which I bought in December 2012, and I still have a profit. Back in May of this year, you wrote to sell General Motors and Ford short because you said auto sales would slow down a lot this year or next year. You should be careful what you say about those stoc ... (full story)

Columbus couple using shipping containers to build cabin

COLUMBUS (AP) — After thieves stole everything of value — including the toilet — from their Vinton County weekend camper, Becky Wolff and her husband, Bill Echols, abandoned their dream of building an A-frame cabin on the property.
They wanted something more secure.
They found their answer in a rail yard in O ... (full story)

With the fall of the pound, UK consumers are in for a shock

With the fall of the pound, UK consumers are in for a shock

LONDON (AP) — Family business owners like Stephen Bowles say the timing of the pound's plunge couldn't be worse.
The freight hauler, whose family business operates at Heathrow, Europe's largest airport, says a resulting five-pence per liter increase in the price of fuel for his 40-truck fleet will add as much as 50,000 poun ... (full story)


Chief Justice: Make Your Judicial Vote Count on Nov. 8

Given the amount of media coverage devoted to the presidential election this year, many Ohioans may believe that the race for the Oval Office is the only one on the ballot in November.
Not so.
In fact, I would argue that there are statewide, regional, and local candidates on the ballot that will have a far greater impact on th ... (full story)

Roetzel partner becomes Gathering Place board member

It’s been over 10 years since Roetzel & Andress partner Jayne Juvan got the news that her mother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
At the time, Juvan had only recently graduated from Capital University Law School and was trying to make a name for herself as a first-year associate in the Cleveland o ... (full story)

Probate court can consider adoption over Children Services objections

A probate court may consider a couple’s request to adopt a minor with the mother’s consent after a juvenile court has granted temporary custody to a county children services agency that placed the child with an out-of-state relative, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a 4-2 decision, with one justice not partic ... (full story)

Sexual consent remains legally gray area

Months before Derrick Rose took the stand to defend himself in a lawsuit claiming he and two friends raped an ex-girlfriend while she was intoxicated, the NBA star was asked if he understood the word “consent.”
“No. But can you tell me?” he asked at a deposition in June.
Rose came to court two weeks ago ... (full story)

No arrests, many questions 6 months after 8 killed in Ohio

No arrests, many questions 6 months after 8 killed in Ohio

PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Six months after someone shot eight members of an extended family to death in their homes, surviving relatives are still waiting — for an explanation, for an arrest, for a hint of closure.
"I just want to know why?" said Tajianna Mead, of Waverly, whose 44-year-old father, Kenneth Rhoden ... (full story)