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Beware of these overhyped financial strategies

A good rule of thumb when you're trying to eat healthy is to beware of any food you see advertised. The most beneficial fare — whole grains, fruits, vegetables — tends not to have a marketing budget.
Similarly, investments that are enthusiastically pushed by commission-earning salespeople may not be the best for your ... (full story)

Ohio family tackles challenge of large-scale dairy farming

SUGARCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Go big or go out of business. That was Sonny Perdue's message to dairy farmers last fall at the World Dairy Expo in Wisconsin. Or at least that's how the message was perceived. The U.S. agriculture secretary was asked by a reporter if the loss of small farms is inevitable, or if there's something that c ... (full story)

A diminished Victoria's Secret is sold

NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria's Secret, beset by falling sales and uncomfortable questions about a billionaire founder who has run the company for five decades, is being sold.
The company's owner, L Brands, said that the private-equity firm Sycamore Brands will buy 55% of Victoria's Secret for about $525 million. The Columbus, ... (full story)


Cosmetology inspector charged with submitting fraudulent timesheets

An inspector employed by the Ohio State Cosmetology and Barber Board may face charges associated with fraudulently completing work timesheets and receiving pay for hours she had not worked during 2019.
A recent Ohio Inspector General's report noted that the results of the investigation of cosmetology inspector and scheduler Paul ... (full story)

State to use artificial intelligence in reforming regulations

The state's Common Sense Initiative, or CSI, which reviews rules and works to improve the state's regulatory climate, is incorporating artificial intelligence into the initiative's efforts to reform the regulatory landscape of the Buckeye State.
The Common Sense Initiative has partnered with InnovateOhio to launch the project, a ... (full story)

Adult may prove ‘reasonable parental discipline’ to avoid child-injury conviction

When a parent or caretaker is charged with a crime for injuring a child, the accused adult may prove their actions were a form of “reasonable parental discipline” as an affirmative defense to avoid a conviction , the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the conviction of a Delawar ... (full story)

Former star SS Fernandez dies at 57; Blue Jays hits leader

TORONTO (AP) — Tony Fernández, a stylish shortstop who made five All-Star teams during his 17 seasons in the major leagues and helped the Toronto Blue Jays win the 1993 World Series, died Sunday, Feb. 16, after complications from a kidney disease. He was 57.
Fernández was taken off a life support system in th ... (full story)

Supreme Court hires new chief legal counsel

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor announced the selection of John S. VanNorman as the Court’s next chief legal counsel.
“John’s experience as a member of the Court’s legal department for the past 14 years positions him to be our chief legal counsel. He has the knowledge, experience, ... (full story)