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Too far in debt

Dear Mr. Berko: I am 43 and worked 16 years for the same company. I lost my job in January 2010 because the company automated its production and moved jobs overseas to reduce labor costs. I was making over $92,000 during my last five years, and our union negotiated a good severance package. It took me over three years to find a new ... (full story)


Ex-stripper delivers gift bags to support dancers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A stripper for nearly 20 years, Lynn Stevens had had enough.
She remembered the sexual abuse she had endured as a child — followed by unfaithful men, domestic violence, a miscarriage and suicide attempt, drug addiction and jail time.
She was tired and depressed, and she ranked her self-worth ... (full story)


Bill to expand PTs' roles faces opposition

The Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Orthopaedic Society and Ohio Academy of Family Physicians have voiced opposition to a bill that would allow a licensed physical therapist to make a physical therapy diagnosis of a patient’s condition in order to determine if the patient’s condition is within or outside a physical ... (full story)


Local


Conviction upheld for neighbor who raped teenage girl

A panel of three judges in the 9th District Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion affirming the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas which convicted John Howard of raping a 13-year-old girl in his community.
On the afternoon of March 27, 2011, S.L. came home and reported to her mother that she had just been ... (full story)


Two federal circuit courts fail to agree over Obamacare insurance subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to weigh in on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) once again. This time the concern is over the Internal Revenue Service’s decision to extend insurance premium subsidies to all states regardless of whether or not they chose to establish their own insurance exchanges.
... (full story)


State


Ohioan's death unsolved 3 years after she vanished

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — The father of a young southwest Ohio woman who went missing three years ago Thursday has recruited a retired cold-case detective to try to help find out who killed her.
Skeletal remains identified as those of art student Katelyn Markham, who was 21 when she disappeared just days before her birthday, ... (full story)


Lawmaker seeks to increase awareness of multiple chemical sensitivity

Sen. Michael Skindell, D-Lakewood, has introduced a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would designate May as Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month.
“Multiple Chemical Sensitivity is a devastating and isolating illness that has many different triggers and can start at any age,” Skindell said in sponsor ... (full story)


Man who helped son bury a safe in backyard loses appeal

In a recent ruling, the 2nd District Court of Appeals upheld convictions for a father who helped his son bury a stolen safe.
Steven Welch was convicted in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas for obstructing justice and tampering with evidence, then sentenced to community control.
Upon appeal, Welch argued that the low ... (full story)