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DuPont

Dear Mr. Berko: In 1996, my father passed away, and one of the three stocks I inherited was E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. At that time, my 110 shares were selling between $70 and $90. I also got two Fidelity mutual funds, which have done well, but DuPont stock does nothing. What's wrong with this company? I know it's in chemica ... (full story)


VA Secretary McDonald: Agency will regain trust

VA Secretary McDonald: Agency will regain trust

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Saturday that the agency plagued by long veterans' waits for health care and other problems is on the road to improvement and committed to winning back veterans' trust.
"We know we have to work harder to earn that trust back one veteran at a time,& ... (full story)


Port ambassadors celebrate milestone in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Polish freighter Mamry steamed in to Cleveland Harbor early on Sept. 10, its captain and crew had been on the water 11 straight days. They left high seas in the North Atlantic for a 26-hour shift through the locks of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Now a city of shiny glass buildings and stately towers ... (full story)


Local


2 local Muni Court supervisors graduate from state court mgmt. program

2 local Muni Court supervisors graduate from state court mgmt. program

YOUNGSTOWN––Two Youngstown Municipal Court supervisors are among 39 Ohio Trial Court professionals to graduate this month from the National Center for State Courts’ Court Management Program.
Angela Frederick and David Thompson were awarded National Certified Court Manager credentials during a program at the Sup ... (full story)


National


Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

Death, hunger stalk Indian tea-estate workers

BUNDAPANI, India (AP) — Death arrived soon after the Bundapani tea estate closed last year.
Deprived of health care and food rations, workers who had been scraping by on $1.50 per day were left with nothing. Bundapani's owner didn't raise the alarm for two months as the workers, abandoned at the feet of the Himalayas, slid ... (full story)


State


Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

DETROIT (AP) — The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt — in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.
And that's even if they can get it.
Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especiall ... (full story)


Murderer who claimed jurors slept loses appeal

A panel of three judges in the 2nd District Court of Appeals recently ruled that the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas properly denied postconviction relief to a defendant who claimed his jury was sleeping during his murder trial.
The defendant, Roderick Montgomery, was convicted in six counts of aggravated murder, six cou ... (full story)


Court program gives prostitutes another chance

Court program gives prostitutes another chance

BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Judge Paul Herbert once dismissed prostitution as "the world's oldest profession," a crime the accused women brought on themselves. Then he began to notice the similarities between domestic violence victims appearing in his courtroom one moment and prostitutes the next.
"Once we started t ... (full story)


Prison term set for man with multiple probation violations

In a recently released opinion, the 3rd District Court of Appeals affirmed a 23-month prison sentence for a man who violated his community control sanctions numerous times.
Cameron Knerr appealed the Auglaize County Court of Common Pleas’ judgment and argued it erred by failing to bifurcate his hearing and by not finding h ... (full story)


Thanks to new federal health-care law CBA will offer individual health coverage

In response to the enactment of federal health-care reform, the Columbus Bar Association has expanded its presence in the insurance market.
“We have been offering insurance benefits to Columbus Bar members since 1989. It’s been a great member benefit, but we’ve struggled to find an affordable option for individ ... (full story)