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The New York Times as an investment

Dear Mr. Berko: Please give me your opinion of The New York Times. I may buy 400 shares. Also, what do you think of The Wall Street Journal? -- CA, Rochester, Minn.
Dear CA: Thanx to the internet, we've been watching the decline of the newspaper industry during the past dozen years. Sadly, too many publishers have passively accep ... (full story)


South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence

South Africa uses new tech to fight vicious gun violence

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police.
South Africa is the first country outside the United States to implement the "shotspotter" audio technology, which is also being used ... (full story)


TinyCircuits gets a boost from eBay pilot program

TinyCircuits gets a boost from eBay pilot program<BR>

The company is called TinyCircuits and while its products might look like toys, these miniature electronic pieces are now being used to create everything from small projects to professional circuit boards.
Located in downtown Akron at Canal Place, the company, which makes tiny open source electronics, was started by northeast Ohi ... (full story)


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Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

Official: Pressure sensors focus of gas explosions probe

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The investigation into the Boston-area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.
NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said th ... (full story)


AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown

CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's hometown, state or country.
Bombings, shootings, floods, fires, tornadoe ... (full story)


Police, fire recruits quizzed about sex lives in application

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police and fire recruits in Cincinnati are being asked about their sexual history as part of an attempt to evaluate character, according to records obtained by The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The police and fire application process in Cincinnati includes questions about applicants' most unusual sex acts a ... (full story)


Ohio, Indiana Volunteers of America groups merge into one organization

The Ohio and Indiana affiliates of Volunteers of America have merged into a new organization.
The new Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana will serve more than 23,000 people from 65 program locations in 16 communities across the region, according to the organization.
"The merger of neighboring affiliates leverages our ... (full story)


Proposed legislation seeks to recognize Latino contributions to the Buckeye State

Rather than having to introduce and pass a resolution every year to recognize the contributions Latin Americans have made to Ohio, a pair of Latino lawmakers has championed a bill that would codify a Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month.
State Reps. George Lang, R-West Chester, and Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, have proposed the bipartisan ... (full story)


Central Ohio millennials carry some of the highest debt in the country

Central Ohio was among the top 10 largest cities where millennials carried the most debt.
Columbus ranked 10th among the largest 50 cities in the nation with the average debt balance of $37,118 and the median balance of $25,129, excluding mortgages, according to a study from LendingTree.
The average debt balance for all 50 cit ... (full story)


Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users.
Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed last week by New Mexico's top prosecutor is renewing focus on the public's grow ... (full story)