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Ohio Natural Resources promotes safe boating in lead up to Memorial Day

Ohio Natural Resources promotes safe boating in lead up to Memorial Day

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the National Safe Boating Council encourage safe boating practices during National Safe Boating Week, which gets under way this weekend ahead of the Memorial Day holiday and the start of the season.
"Don't just have your life jacket close by, wear it," ODNR Director Mary Mert ... (full story)


Green Scoop not only collects pet waste, but turns it into energy

Green Scoop not only collects pet waste, but turns it into energy

It wasn't the company founder's original plan, but pet waste removal company The Green Scoop has evolved into a firm that helps generate energy.
"My business model was nothing like it was when I first started," says company founder and owner Jendell Duffner.
Six years ago Duffner worked as medical secretary for an Oh ... (full story)


China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.
U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or ... (full story)


Marriott investors sleep easy

Dear Mr. Berko: I know that Marriott International franchises most of its hotels, like the Courtyard or the Ritz-Carlton, to third parties. What is your opinion of Marriott, and do you know what it would cost me to buy a Courtyard franchise? -- S.L., Oklahoma City
Dear S.L.: Most folks aren't aware Marriott franchises 53% of its ... (full story)


Local


Roetzel & Andress continues to beef up its legal force

Roetzel & Andress continues to beef up its legal force<BR>

With multiple offices in Ohio as well as locations in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Florida, Roetzel & Andress continues to grow its legal team, recently adding seven attorneys in Ohio and Florida.
In Akron, associate Michelle R. Reese joined the real estate practice group earlier this year, where she focuses on a wide variet ... (full story)


There is more than one religious view on abortion - here's what Jewish texts say

(THE CONVERSATION) Alabama’s governor signed a bill last week that criminalizes nearly all abortions, threatening providers with a felony conviction and up to 99 years in prison.
It is one of numerous efforts across the United States to restrict access to abortion and challenge the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Ro ... (full story)


State


APNewsBreak: Sharp increase in US states' use of drones

APNewsBreak: Sharp increase in US states' use of drones

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures.
Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a ... (full story)


Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led House on Friday passed sweeping legislation designed to survive court challenges, which would ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy.
If enacted, the ban would be among the most restrictive in the U.S. It includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnan ... (full story)


Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused

COLUMBUS (AP) — An attorney preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who claim they were sexually abused by a team physician told The Associated Press on Saturday that most of those clients were football players from the school's storied program, including some who went on to ... (full story)


Bill would bar death penalty if 'serious mental illness'

COLUMBUS (AP) — A bill now in Ohio's Legislature would prevent people convicted of aggravated murder from being sentenced to the death penalty, if they are found to have had a "serious mental illness" at the time of the offense.
Republican Rep. Brett Hudson Hillyer, a primary sponsor of House Bill 136, testified l ... (full story)


Technology


The Akron Muni Court was hacked, too

When the city of Akron was hacked and their computer system was shut down at the end of January, one little-reported effect of the cyberattack was on the municipal court’s system. The court’s computers are a part of the city’s system, and the attack affected the court in the same way that it affected the rest of th ... (full story)