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Housing market in Ohio on rebound post-recession

Housing market in Ohio on rebound post-recession

CLEVELAND (AP) — The housing market in Ohio is on the rebound after a steep drop in prices during the recession that took hold in 2008. That economic decline was the result of Wall Street's bad bets on risky subprime mortgages. The burst of the housing bubble both here and abroad triggered the deepest economic downturn since ... (full story)


Algae at Buckeye Lake could threaten tourism

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) — Those who depend on tourism at a central Ohio lake popular with boaters and fishermen are concerned about the higher levels of toxic blue-green algae this year.
Algae levels at Buckeye Lake east of Columbus were consistently higher this year than in any of the past three years, despite increased p ... (full story)


Tax cut for Ohio small businesses goes unclaimed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A tax cut for small business-owners in Ohio hasn't been claimed as much as expected, leading some to shell out hundreds of millions in taxes that state law didn't require them to pay.
Republicans including Gov. John Kasich have promoted the tax deduction as a way to help small businesses expand. Owner ... (full story)


Search on for survivor ash trees in Ohio, Michigan

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers studying a tree-killing beetle are asking residents in northwestern Ohio and southeastern Michigan to help them with a scavenger hunt of sorts.
Scientists think there are few ash trees in the wild that have been able to withstand the emerald ash borer and are hoping that they could provide s ... (full story)


Don't sell

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm 47, and my $313,000 portfolio has been 85 percent invested in Standard & Poor's 500 index issues since June 2008. My new broker, like other professionals, including many financial magazine articles, thinks the stock market is going to crash soon because the Federal Reserve will unexpectedly raise rates. He w ... (full story)


Local


Ohio officials work to get a handle on the Ebola crisis

As fears about Ebola spread across the country, officials in the United States are stepping up practices to contain its spread and provide care for those few who are infected. But Katharine Van Tassel, a law professor at The University of Akron School of Law and director of the Public Health Law & Science Center and Health Law ... (full story)


Roemer continues to contribute half his council salary to charity

Soon after William “Bill” Roemer was first elected to Summit County Council in 2010, he decided to donate half of his salary, nearly $12,000 in total, to charity each year.
At the time, Roemer said that he would continue to do so until the county balanced its budget. But, whatever the reason, he continues to give hal ... (full story)


State


Court upholds kidnapping, sexual battery convictions

The judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas was recently affirmed by a three-judge appellate panel in Ohio’s 8th District Court of Appeals.
Defendant George Woods appealed his convictions for kidnapping and sexual battery.
He presented a rare argument when he claimed the trial court should not have merged ... (full story)


Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

Ohioan formerly held in North Korea attends church

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub attended services Sunday in his home church in southwest Ohio.
WHIO-TV reported that Jeffrey Fowle attended Sunday School, followed by a church service, at Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon. The 56- ... (full story)