Proposed legislation would make it easier to pass down family assets

Published: 05/26/2016

A family’s ability to pass along the assets it holds to subsequent generations currently is hamstrung by state law that treats trust companies — even those solely comprising family members — in the same manner as commercial banks.

Members of an Ohio Senate committee this week considered a measure to correct the oversight and keep millions of dollars’ worth of family assets in the Buckeye State.

House Bill 229 would allow for the creation of the Ohio Family Trust Company Act by eliminating the one-size-fits all approach.

A dozen OSU students help install solar power system at Haitian school

Published: 05/26/2016

A service-learning class of 12 Ohio State students and two advisers spent nine days in Fauge, Haiti to continue the installation of a solar electric system at a grade school.

This experience not only gave students the technical experience of working with renewable energy, but also made them realize the benefits of education and collaborating with peers from a different culture.

Nurses specialty license plate would raise scholarship funds, awareness

Published: 05/26/2016

A reminder of the important work of Ohio’s nurses soon may show up on the back of the cars around the state.

Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week, Senate Bill 233 is a measure amending section 4501.21 and enacting section 4503.529 of the Revised Code to create the Ohio Nurses Association license plate.

Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents

Published: 05/26/2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms.

For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found.

Nearly one-third of millennials live with their parents, slightly more than the proportion who live with a spouse or partner.

Thousands of ice cream lovers to descend on Utica this weekend

Published: 05/26/2016

Ice cream lovers should be looking forward to this weekend. Warm, sunny weather isn’t the same without an ice cream cone in your hand, and the sweet treat is the focus of an annual event in Utica that has been around since the 1970s.

The 42nd annual Utica Sertoma’s Ice Cream Festival kicks off Saturday at the Velvet Ice Cream Company and Ye Olde Mill, proudly carrying the moniker “Ohio’s Ice Cream Capitol.”

Assistant Chairman of the festival Al Shomaker says they host the event in an effort to give back to the community.

Smaller cities across the country are opening high-tech crime centers

Published: 05/26/2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Live video feeds from cameras across Hartford, Connecticut, light up a wall of flat-screen monitors in a high-tech room at the city’s old police department, while computers take in data from license plate readers and a gunshot detection system.

The department’s new Real-Time Crime and Data Intelligence Center, unveiled by city officials in February, helps officers on the streets find suspects and avoid harm by quickly giving them crucial information, police officials say.

New report shows that Americans have a disparate access to retirement plans

Published: 05/26/2016

Americans who want to retire may face very unequal paths to get there depending on where they live.

Workplace retirement plans, such as 401(k) accounts, have become a critical retirement savings tool for most Americans.

Yet about 40 percent of full-time private sector workers in the U.S. lack access to an employer-based retirement saving plan.

And access varies drastically across the country and even within a state, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'

Published: 05/26/2016

ALBANY, N.Y. — The state’s attorney general this week sued Domino’s Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company’s computer system.

Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Published: 05/26/2016

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country.

Most people entered in the “Rap Back” database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in “positions of trust,” such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.

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