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MUA and Leverage

Dear Mr. Berko: For the past few weeks, I have been watching BlackRock MuniAssets Fund trading between $13.46 and $13.85. It seems very steady, and the income has also been very steady over the past five years. It pays 6.25 cents monthly, which is a 5.4 percent tax-free yield, and that's very attractive. How can it get this kind of ... (full story)


The next big thing in banking could be an app on your smartphone

Anywhere people go these days, it seems as though they are bound to see someone walking around thumbing through apps and texts on their smartphone.
As people have become more interested in the hand-held devices, they have also started relying on them to manage all the details of their lives, including their finances.
In fact, ... (full story)


Gamblers' optimism? Casino money misses states' expectations

Gamblers' optimism? Casino money misses states' expectations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — For anyone betting on the Northeast's casino bonanza, the odds are long on projects hitting financial expectations.
In the last several states to open casinos — Ohio, Maryland and Pennsylvania — overall revenue is coming in below baseline forecasts, according to a review of state tax data. ... (full story)


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Some progress, but recession 'poster city' faces uphill road

Some progress, but recession 'poster city' faces uphill road

WILMINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Folks in this little Ohio city are thankful for all the interest and help: the national TV coverage, the attention from politicians of all stripes, the visits by celebrities, the generous donations to feed families facing hunger for the first time.
Now they'd like to be known for something more than ... (full story)


Anti-abortion advocate Dr. John Willke dies at 89 in Ohio

Anti-abortion advocate Dr. John Willke dies at 89 in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — Dr. John Willke, an obstetrician who helped shape the modern anti-abortion movement with ideas including a belief that a woman can resist conception from a sexual assault, has died, his daughter said Saturday. He was 89.
Willke, who founded the International Right to Life Federation, died Friday at his hom ... (full story)


Ohio school to give Honduras cardinal human rights award

Ohio school to give Honduras cardinal human rights award

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Vatican official who leads a global Catholic Church aid network will be honored next month at the University of Dayton.
The Catholic school in southwest Ohio said Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga of Honduras will receive the Archbishop Oscar Romero Human Rights Award. The March 10 evening pres ... (full story)


Man who stabbed victim to death loses evidence tampering appeal

A panel of three judges in Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Christopher Dowen, who fatally stabbed Prentice Dietrich-Smith over a Facebook feud.
Dowen was charged in July 2013 with two counts of murder, two counts of felonious ass ... (full story)


Appeals court rules in favor of defendant in dog bite civil suit

In a civil appeal from the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, the 8th District Court of Appeals recently found that a lower court was correct when it found in favor of a defendant in a dog bite case.
The plaintiff, Tiffany Krzywicki, brought a lawsuit against her boyfriend, Paul Galletti Jr., and the business he owned, Divers ... (full story)


Registry of elder abuse sought

State Reps. Mike Dovilla and Wes Retherford have resumed their efforts to get the Ohio Elder Justice Act signed into law.
Last week, Dovilla, R-Berea, and Retherford, R-Hamilton, introduced House Bill 24 into the Ohio General Assembly.
The bill would adjust state laws governing the provision of adult protective services.
In ... (full story)