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Wave of 'Nutcracker' cancellations hits dance companies hard

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COLUMBUS (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and, of course, the Nutcracker Prince.
But this year the coronavirus pandemic has canceled performances of "The Nutcracker" around the U.S. and Canada, eliminating a major and reliable ... (full story)


Court clarifies process for terminating shared-parent plans

The Ohio Supreme Court recently clarified that when parents terminate a shared-parenting plan and seek to designate one parent as the residential parent and child’s legal custodian, a trial court need only to determine the child’s best interest when selecting the parent.
A Supreme Court majority resolved a conflict a ... (full story)


Attorney fees denied for Wendy’s owner who won Licking Cty. highway access dispute

Owners of a Licking County Wendy’s restaurant who successfully sued to have the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) compensate them for cutting off highway access to State Route 16 are not entitled to received attorney fees and court costs from the state, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
In a per curiam opinion, ... (full story)


With Americans anxious to go out, walking tours pick up pace

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CINCINNATI (AP) — With an eerily quiet and empty stadium plaza behind him, the tour guide tried to help people picture what they would have seen there more than 160 years earlier.
His audience of eight, all on foot, peered over masks at maps as he described hundreds of groceries, saloons, blacksmiths and 100,000 people liv ... (full story)


Plot puts focus on governors' safety amid threats, protests

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A plot to kidnap Michigan's governor has put a focus on the security of governors who have faced protests and threats over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
While the alleged plot against Gretchen Whitmer is the most specific and highest-profile to come to light, it's far from the first threat against state officials, ... (full story)