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Housing discrimination charges against property owner reversed

An Ashtabula County trial court committed prejudicial error by failing to dismiss all housing discrimination charges against a landlord because the charging documents were not made under oath, according to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
Helen Grybosky appealed an Ohio Civil Rights Commission decision which found she committe ... (full story)


Quebec City getaway

With our trip entering the two-week point up here in Quebec, I’m going to clue you men in on a wonderful little secret I discovered in French Canada years ago: If you really want to woo your significant other, I urge you to take her to Quebec City.
Hands down, it’s my go-to romantic destination, especially if I&rsquo ... (full story)

Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games in domestic case

DALLAS (AP) — The NFL suspended star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games Friday, Aug. 11, concluding after a yearlong investigation that the league's leading rusher injured his former girlfriend in three separate incidents last summer.
According to the letter Elliott received informing him of the suspe ... (full story)


Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

CINCINNATI (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing the issue of school liability in suicides blamed on bullying.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Gabriel Taye against Cincinnati Public Schools and schoo ... (full story)

As the laid-off struggle, high-tech US plants offer jobs

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — Herbie Mays is 3M proud, and it shows — in the 3M shirt he wears; in the 3M ring he earned after three decades at the company's plant in suburban Cincinnati; in the way he shows off a card from a 3M supervisor, praising Mays as "a GREAT employee."
But it's all nostalgia.
Mays' last d ... (full story)

Some Ohioans will head elsewhere for solar eclipse totality

COLUMBUS (AP) — Tom Burns last saw a total eclipse of the sun 26 years ago on a cruise ship off Mexico's Baja peninsula.
Once the moon swallowed the sun, night fell prematurely, temperatures dipped, stars appeared, and the sun's gaseous outer atmosphere revealed itself as a silvery, wispy halo around a hole in the sky where ... (full story)

Cleveland Clinic won't move Mar-a-Lago event despite protest

COLUMBUS (AP) — A leading U.S. hospital has decided it won't move its annual fundraiser away from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort despite pressure from health professionals and others over the president's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act.
The Cleveland Clinic said donors and hospital executives in Ohio and Flo ... (full story)

Columbus lawmaker proposes bill designed to fight wage discrimination

A Democrat senator made use of the observance of the recent Black Women's Equal Pay Day to reintroduce the Fair and Acceptable Income Required, or FAIR, Act to the upper house of the Ohio Legislature.
Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, introduced Senate Bill 174, a facsimile of Senate Bill 218 forwarded during the 131st General A ... (full story)