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Akron company features new ways to ‘get lit’

Akron company features new ways to ‘get lit’

Three years ago Akron resident Aaron Novak was working on an air conditioning and heating system at a jobsite when he came across a piece of exposed spiral ductwork that would ultimately change his life and that of his longtime friend Glenn Miller.
“I thought it was very cool and wondered if I could make a light fixture out ... (full story)


Edmunds: How to make your car's safety features work for you

Edmunds: How to make your car's safety features work for you

Drivers are used to traditional passive safety features, such as airbags and seat belts, that help limit injury in case of an accident. But vehicle safety is changing dramatically. The latest vehicles have safety features that can help prevent an accident in the first place. A potential problem, however, is that drivers aren't fully ... (full story)


3 unknown stocks explained

Dear Mr. Berko: When our father passed away about a year ago, he left my sister and me eight stocks. We have decided to keep the five utility stocks and continue reinvesting the dividends each quarter. Please give us advice on keeping or selling the other three -- Cincinnati Financial, Zogenix and Medtronic -- which we know nothing ... (full story)


Local


Who keeps marital home in divorce can be most contentious of questions

Deciding what happens to the marital home can be one of the most contentious aspects of divorce as it is often the most valuable asset. In addition, this is where the family lived together, so the decision of what to do with the home can be emotionally charged.
The first question for many divorcing couples is: What should we do w ... (full story)


State


Guam Catholic church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Guam Catholic church to file bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam's Catholic church will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements.
Archbishop Michael Byrnes announced recently that mediation efforts that began in September led the chur ... (full story)


Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest

Michigan voters bring legal recreational pot to the Midwest

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan voters last Tuesday made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, passing a ballot measure that will allow people 21 or older to buy and use the drug and putting conservative neighboring states on notice.
Three other states had marijuana-related measures on their ballo ... (full story)


Legal Aid receives $1.2M in grants to help local DV victims

AKRON -- Community Legal Aid has been awarded more than $1 million in grant funding to help local domestic violence victims.
Specifically, Legal Aid was awarded a shared grant of nearly $635,000 for its Justice for Victimized Families project in Trumbull County. Legal Aid also received $600,000 from the Office on Violence Ag ... (full story)


Northern Ohio gasoline distributor’s tax refund claim rejected

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Sunoco gasoline middleman’s argument that the company was entitled to a $417,000 commercial activities tax (CAT) refund. The Court found the company is not exempt from paying state tax on the more than 11 billion gallons of fuel it sold to northern Ohio retail stations annually.
The Supreme ... (full story)