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Reinstatement of sales tax exemption for coins sales sought

The owner of The Executive Coin Company has joined Reps. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, and Christina Hagan, R-Alliance, in advocating for the passage of a bill that would exempt collectable coins and metal bullion from sales taxes.
“We are currently celebrating our 25th year in business. Perhaps it would be more correct to say that ... (full story)

Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil

Eurozone consumer prices falling once again due to cheap oil

LONDON (AP) — Consumer prices across the 19-country eurozone fell in September for the first time in half a year as energy prices tanked, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that's likely to ratchet up pressure on the European Central Bank to give the region more stimulus.
The 0.1 percent annual decline repo ... (full story)

Extra income

Dear Mr. Berko: My husband and I are in our 70s, and we both retired several years ago from the real estate business. My husband has had four stents in the past five years. I've started losing my eyesight to macular degeneration, so driving my car makes me nervous. We made good money selling homes, but most of it was spent putting o ... (full story)


Communications priorities for your startup client

The short-sighted view for lawyers helping a new business or nonprofit get off the ground is that money is tight, so anything with a substantial cost should wait.
In the arena of public relations and marketing, many costly activities can indeed wait. But a wholesale deferral of PR activity can rob your client of revenue opportuni ... (full story)

Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick and local school reps selected to attend Georgetown University School-Justice Partnership Certificate Program

YOUNGSTOWN––Through funding provided by House Bill 153 and the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Judge Theresa Dellick and community representatives from Youngstown City and Mahoning County High School, have been selected, through a competitive application process, to attend the Georgetown University School-Justice Part ... (full story)


Elderly prostitutes reveal dark side of South Korea's rise

Elderly prostitutes reveal dark side of South Korea's rise

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As about a dozen elderly men loiter in a small plaza near a cinema, mostly chatting or watching people pass by, several deeply wrinkled women stroll among them, trolling for customers willing to pay for sex in nearby motels.
"Hey, do you want to go with me? I can treat you really well," a ... (full story)


More changes sought for legislation designed to reduce rehoming in Ohio

The sponsors of House Bill 63, which is designed to reduce rehoming of children, have amended the proposed legislation following stakeholder meetings, but the Greater Cincinnati Coalition of Care is calling for additional changes.
The bill, a reintroduction from the last General Assembly, would require that school districts, medi ... (full story)

News Guide: Vote to ban monopolies could nix pot issue

News Guide: Vote to ban monopolies could nix pot issue

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio voters will decide this fall whether to prevent monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution, in a vote that sets up an Election Day showdown with a competing ballot question to legalize marijuana in the state.
The GOP-led state Legislature voted to put Issue 2 on the Nov. 3 ballot with th ... (full story)

Supreme Court seeks comments on proposed rule changes

The Ohio Supreme Court is seeking public comment for rule changes requiring legislative approval including allowing for gender neutral wording changes in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s same sex marriage decision and mandating that judges must find factual support for a plea agreement to a felony crime.
The court posted l ... (full story)