Stricter texting while driving law in Ohio is proposed

Published: 10/20/2014

Rep. Rex Damschroder has set his sights on restoring the original aim of Ohio’s texting-while-driving ban.

“Two years ago, the Ohio House of Representatives took the proactive step of making texting while driving a primary offense,” he said. “The Ohio Senate watered it down and chose to make it a secondary offense.”

Gov. John Kasich signed that measure, House Bill 99, which was jointly sponsored by Damschroder, R-Fremont, and former Rep. Nancy Garland, D-New Albany, into law in 2012.

Mercer County teacher to stay behind bars for 20 years for sex with student

Published: 10/20/2014

A former Fort Recovery High School teacher found guilty of sexual battery against a student will be staying in prison after the Third District Court of Appeals recently affirmed his 20-year prison term.

Christopher Summers pleaded guilty to eight counts of sexual battery in the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas after one of his former students spent several days testifying about a sexual relationship that spanned two years.

Appeals court orders new sentencing for murderer

Published: 10/20/2014

A convicted murderer’s sentence was recently reversed after an opinion released by the Ninth District Court of Appeals held that the Summit County Court of Common Pleas failed to make the proper findings before imposing consecutive sentences and ordering the defendant to pay attorney’s fees.

The case stemmed from last spring’s fatal shooting of John Lehman.

Lehman was an Akron McDonald’s employee who was taking out the trash when he was shot six times in a burglary attempt.

Baby boomers brewing up hoppy hobby

Published: 10/20/2014

For baby boomers who celebrate the end of a work day with a cold beer at a local happy hour, making their own brew may be the ideal way to celebrate the end of a career.

As more and more boomers start to retire or consider gearing down their career, some are turning to new hobbies and experiences to fill their time.

For a generation that enjoys doing things for themselves, trying new things and living by the “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere” standard, home brewing can be an ideal way to fuse their passions.

For varying groups, market frenzy may help or hurt

Published: 10/20/2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The turbulence that’s roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U.S. companies and will likely produce even punier returns for savers.

Yet some Americans actually stand to benefit from the forces that are driving the frenzied trading.

Lower oil prices and sinking interest rates are lowering gas prices, keeping inflation low and cutting mortgage rates to levels that, for some, will scream refinance.

Artisanal ciders give growers a new revenue stream

Published: 10/20/2014

GRANVILLE, N.Y. — With hard cider making a hardcore comeback across the country, apple growers are tapping a juicy new revenue stream by establishing farmstead cideries and planting varieties too tart or tannic for the lunchbox but perfect for smashing and fermenting into distinctive artisanal brews.

SC Johnson regains Frank Lloyd Wright desk, chair

Published: 10/20/2014

MILWAUKEE — A desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright have been returned to home products giant SC Johnson as part of a settlement with a California man who had planned to auction the distinctive and valuable furniture, a company spokesman said.

SC Johnson, which is based south of Milwaukee in Racine, sued Sotheby’s auction house and Thomas Figge, of California, after the auction house listed the furniture for sale in 2013.

Up in the sky, it's a mystery space plane - but why?

Published: 10/20/2014

LOS ANGELES — What looks like a mini space shuttle, can fly itself for millions of miles and goes by the name X-37B?

Must be a secret space weapon.

Or something to rocket next-generation spy gear into orbit.

Or maybe a decoy to keep China’s military guessing.

The purpose of the military’s space plane is classified, only fueling speculation about why it has been circling Earth for nearly two years on this, the program’s third mission.

Xfinity has bold plans in NASCAR coverage

Published: 10/20/2014

PHILADELPHIA — High above the city in Philadelphia’s tallest skyscraper, NASCAR’s potential future zooms into focus on a 140-inch screen.

It’s also just as clear on a mobile device.

There could be a channel dedicated to your favorite driver. Want the latest news on Jimmie Johnson? Maybe a replay of old interviews or his winning races? Or how about live scanner traffic between Johnson and his crew chief during a race?

It could all be just a push of a remote control button away.

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