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Americans adjust to new life, hunker down amid coronavirus

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Workers lost their jobs, parents came up with impromptu home lesson plans for children kept home from shuttered schools. Families fretted over dwindling retirements accounts, the health of elderly parents, and every cough and sneeze in their midst.
Millions of people settled into new and disrupted routines last Thursday as the c ... (full story)

Bill would ban trans athletes from girls school sports

Fairness to female athletes is the reasoning behind a recently introduced bill in the Ohio House of Representatives, sponsors of the measure contend.
The end result, however, is likely to rile advocates of the state's transgender population.
The Save Women's Sports Act would ensure that women are not forced to compete agains ... (full story)

Payment for deposition transcripts cannot be recouped as court costs

A prevailing party in a civil lawsuit is not entitled to collect from the losing party the costs of acquiring the transcript of a deposition that it uses in support of a motion for summary judgment, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
R.C. 2303.21 allows a prevailing party in a lawsuit to recover the costs associated with pro ... (full story)

Impact of pandemic stretches from schools to world's leaders

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NEW YORK (AP) — Schools shut down across much of Europe. Gatherings were canceled or banned from California to Germany. And the coronavirus reached directly into the world's centers of power Thursday, with politicians in Canada, Brazil, Spain and elsewhere either testing positive for the new virus or putting themselves in quar ... (full story)

State lawmaker wants employers to stop asking jobseekers about felonies

A Cleveland lawmaker says it's time for Ohio's private-sector employers to stop asking prospective employees about felony convictions.
Sen. Sandra Williams, a Democrat, has proposed a bill that, as she puts it, would "ban the box" included on most job applications that seeks to inform an employer whether an applicant e ... (full story)