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Money for college?

Dear Mr. Berko: Our 20-year-old son will finish high school this December when he completes his online courses. He broke his arm playing varsity football three years ago and can't qualify for a football scholarship. He is a fair student, with minor problems in reading and math, and had to repeat several courses. He needs a challenge ... (full story)

UAW leaders make push for Ford contract

DEARBORN, Michigan (AP) — The United Auto Workers union is making a last-ditch push for the union's proposed contract with Ford, which is heading for defeat in votes at Ford's plants.
The union's chief Ford negotiator, Jimmy Settles, said Wednesday that with 75 percent of workers voting, the contract is failing by a 52-48 p ... (full story)

Proposed changes spark debate in Ohio's cosmetology industry

COLUMBUS (AP) — Two bills pending in Ohio's House and Senate are pitting big hair salons against cosmetology schools as lawmakers propose eliminating the state's mandate requiring someone with a manager's license on salon premises at all times.
The identical bills seek a variety of regulatory changes, but the manager's lice ... (full story)

Yodeling kept alive by few dedicated practitioners

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When someone says hello to Herb Albinus between sets at Hofbrauhaus, the passer-by typically receives an unusual response.
"It puts a smile on someone's face when you yodel," said Albinus, entertainment director for the German restaurant at Grandview Yard who yodels during ... (full story)


Local firms mark holidays with charitable events

It’s that time of year again, when shoppers hit the malls in search of perfect gifts and those at some northeast Ohio law firms put their giving feet forward, participating in a series of charitable events.
 On Thanksgiving, at least five people from the personal injury law firm Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) will ... (full story)


Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in US

Consumers behind accelerated shift to cage-free eggs in US

WAUKON, Iowa (AP) — Alert and curious, hundreds of hens with bright red crowns and faces strolled out of a large chicken house midmorning into the fresh air and a fenced pasture amid rolling fields of alfalfa, clover, corn and soybeans. They cluck and coo, peck and scratch at the ground.
"They're obviously much more co ... (full story)

More face sanctions since Vermont decriminalized pot

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — What Vermont has lost in arrests since decriminalizing marijuana in 2013 it's more than made up for by issuing tickets for pot possession.
Last year, law enforcement around the state filed paperwork with the court for 1,366 adult civil marijuana complaints, more than double the amount of arrests on fi ... (full story)


Mock trial provides unique seminar setting

The Central Ohio Association for Justice and the Columbus Bar Association are joining forces to offer a different spin on the traditional lecture seminar — by taking attendees into the court room.
The sixth annual Trial Skills Institute is a complete mock trial that serves as an interactive seminar for the local legal commu ... (full story)

Lawmaker makes another attempt to end death penalty in Ohio

Rep. Nickie Antonio has once more presented her case to eliminate capital punishment in Ohio to state lawmakers.
“In the previous General Assembly I stood before this committee to advocate for the abolishment of the death penalty and to replace it with a life sentence without the chance for parole,” the Lakewood Democ ... (full story)

APNewsBreak: Kasich aides helped craft abortion restrictions

COLUMBUS (AP)––Believing state legislators were solely responsible for abortion restrictions added to the 2013 budget bill, activists and editorialists across Ohio called on Gov. John Kasich to veto the provisions. What they didn't know at the time was that Kasich's office had a hand in developing some of the language.(full story)