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Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

Ohio adds 244K jobs under Kasich; recovery slow

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ask politician, pundit and voter alike and they will tell you the same thing: The November election is about jobs.
Job growth is both a key economic indicator and an easy issue for politicians to talk about when campaigning. Yet when the claims of Republican Gov. John Kasich and Democratic challenger Ed Fit ... (full story)

A good prospect

Dear Mr. Berko: In June 2010, you advised me to buy 2,000 shares of Prospect Capital, which paid 13.3 percent, at $10.47 for "speculative income," and I did. Well, in the past four years, the stock hasn't done anything, and now the company is being sued by a bunch of (expletive deleted) lawyers who claim that management h ... (full story)


State and local tax conference provides a comprehensive update to practitioners

For the second year in a row, The University of Akron’s George W. Daverio School of Accountancy and The Ohio Society of CPAs are joining hands to offer a full day’s event designed to update lawyers, accountants, bankers, business owners and others who deal with state and local tax matters on impending and current change ... (full story)

Longtime local attorney takes reins at OSBA Board of Governors

It’s been less than two months since Youngtown attorney Stephen T. Bolton took over as District 13 Representative on the Board of Governors of the Ohio State Bar Association, but he’s already laid out some challenging goals.
“One of my biggest concerns is contributing to a potential solution that addresses the ... (full story)

Area High School Students Honored by Law & Leadership Institute

Area High School Students Honored by Law & Leadership Institute

AKRON––Twenty local high school students were honored at the Akron Bar Association recently for graduating from the Law and Leadership Institute, a statewide initiative that collaborates with the legal community to prepare high school students from under-served communities for post-secondary and professional success. (full story)

7th District remands OVI case over field sobriety tests

East Liverpool police improperly administered field sobriety tests in a Columbiana County OVI case, the 7th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
Mark R. Smith II, 28, of New Cumberland, W. Va., was arrested Oct. 25, 2012 after officials arrived at a fight on Gardendale Street.
According to case summary:
Smith was at t ... (full story)


US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

US companies increasingly fish for growth overseas

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home.
Technology trendsetters Apple Inc., Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Netflix Inc. all mined foreign countries to produce earnings or revenue that exceeded analysts' projections in their latest ... (full story)

A double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after playing Jackie Robinson in "42," Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training.
To become James Brown for the film "Get on Up," Boseman needed to rely on an entirely different skill set. But the preparation necessary to transform into a tireless performer like Brown &m ... (full story)

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.
In ... (full story)


Ohio cities cleared of negligence in murder case

A federal appeals court has cleared two Ohio cities of negligence related to the death of one of 11 women killed by a Cleveland serial murderer.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio which dismissed federal and state-law claims of neglige ... (full story)

Man who killed victim in pot deal gone awry loses appeal

In the 6th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel recently ruled that Tyler Watson was properly convicted of murder in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.
Watson appealed his conviction for murder with a firearm specification after entering an Alford plea to the charges against him.
The charges stemmed from the Se ... (full story)