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CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare

CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare

CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly.
The acquisition announced last Thursday will give one of the biggest U.S. pharmacy benefits managers national reach in di ... (full story)


Proposed program designed to increase Ohio's exports

In pushing for the passage of House Bill 175, Rep. John Barnes Jr. said lawmakers must continuously work to build on the economic successes of the past by creating new paths of opportunity for the future.
“Ohio is the seventh largest economy in the United States and 22nd largest in the world,” he said.
“It is ... (full story)


Net neutrality and stocks

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a shareholder of Charter Communications, CenturyLink and Comcast. I have big profits in Charter Communications and Comcast and a small loss in CenturyLink. I don't understand this new "net neutrality" regulation thing. It seems that this industry has gotten along for decades without government regulatio ... (full story)


Local


OSBF presents Community Service Award to Judge Corrigall Jones

A judge can sentence a defendant to community service but in the case of Judge Amy Corrigall Jones, her own community service was recently recognized with an award by the Ohio State Bar Foundation.
Jones, who sits on the Summit County Common Pleas Court bench, received the foundation’s Community Service Award for Attorney& ... (full story)


Maximum sentence upheld for unremorseful rapist

In the 9th District Court of appeals, a unanimous panel of three judges recently found that a Summit County man who pleaded guilty to first-degree felony rape was properly sentenced to a maximum 11-year prison term.
The defendant, Larry McGowan, appealed from the Summit County Court of Common Pleas’ sentencing entry in a re ... (full story)


State


2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam

2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested last Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals.
A U.S. Army Corps ... (full story)


Court: Private college police subject to open records law

Court: Private college police subject to open records law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Private colleges' police departments are subject to the state open records law, a divided state Supreme Court ruled last Thursday in a case involving a lawsuit brought by a student journalist.
The court's 4-3 decision said the police department at Otterbein University, in suburban Columbus, is a public ... (full story)


Mandatory CPR training sought for Ohio high school students

Before future classes of Ohioans receive their high school diplomas, a Grove City lawmaker wants them to know CPR.
For the second time, Rep. Cheryl Grossman has filed a bill into the Ohio General Assembly that would require students in grades 9-12 undergo instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated ex ... (full story)


Divided appellate court remands perjury case in which judge’s testimony 'sealed fate' of defendant

A divided 8th District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas erred when it allowed the testimony of Judge Michael Donnelly during the perjury trial of defendant Adrienne Smith.
Smith was found guilty in 2014 of giving false testimony in the trial of her former boyfriend, whom she accused o ... (full story)