Appeal denied for man in road rage shooting death

Published: 11/21/2014

A man convicted of shooting and killing a woman after an auto accident lost his appeal this week when the 10th District Court of Appeals ruled that there was sufficient evidence against him.

Marvin Clinton appealed his conviction for murder with firearm and repeat violent offender specifications from the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.

Among other things, Clinton argued that his convictions were against the manifest weight and sufficiency of the evidence.

Man who injured three in shooting spree loses appeal

Published: 11/21/2014

The Ninth District Court of Appeals released an opinion this week in which it vacated its own prior judgment and affirmed the judgment of the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas.

The defendant, Miguel Lopez, was indicted in 2003 on four counts of felonious assault with attendant firearm specifications for his role in a shooting.

In 2005, on the morning that Lopez’s trial was set to begin, Lopez entered a plea of no contest and the matter was set for sentencing.

Appeal denied for man sentenced to 13 years for his 6th OVI

Published: 11/21/2014

A three-judge panel in the 12th District Court of Appeals recently denied postconviction relief for a man sentenced to 13 years in prison for his sixth drunk driving offense.

Defendant Isome Sturgill Jr. appealed the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas decision denying his multiple petitions for postconviction relief.

In his appeal before the district judges, Sturgill argued he was denied the effective assistance of counsel when his trial attorney failed to retain a toxicology expert.

Holidays a time for an array of volunteering opportunities

Published: 11/21/2014

For those who volunteer regularly or but once a year, central Ohio has plenty of inspiring opportunities to get people in the giving mood this holiday season.

Perhaps the most recognizable presence throughout the holidays is The Salvation Army of Central of Ohio and their Red Kettle bell ringers.

“We do still need volunteers to ring at the kettles,” said Dinah O’Dell, volunteer coordinator for The Salvation Army. “That is our biggest fundraiser for the year.”

Corporate volunteering builds teamwork, helps nonprofits

Published: 11/21/2014

Work days drag and productivity can lag in awkward silence when coworkers don’t mesh.

That’s why companies often seek team-building exercises to encourage employee cohesiveness.

In Columbus, a city that’s home to thousands of nonprofit organizations, companies can find ample opportunities to improve coworker relations while also giving back to the community.

Vast movie poster collection going to auction next month

Published: 11/21/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive single-owner collection of vintage movie posters covering nearly the entire history of feature films — from 1907 to the present — is going on the auction block as one lot next month.

It belongs to Morris Everett Jr., who began collecting posters and lobby cards 53 years ago.

He’s parting with them on Dec. 17 at Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif.

Entrepreneurship lessons aim for peace and profit in dangerous countries

Published: 11/21/2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Karina Koper pays for cabs for her employees to keep them safe from gangs when they go to and from her 53 shops in Guatemala.

She also pays extortion money so gangs won’t attack her stores.

But what was on Koper’s mind during a trip to New York last month was learning the nuts and bolts of running a food operation and making her coffee, yogurt and natural foods stores more profitable.

Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

Published: 11/21/2014

PARIS — Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products. Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men.

Dry San Diego to look to sewers as water source solution

Published: 11/21/2014

SAN DIEGO — Acknowledging California’s parched new reality, the city of San Diego has embraced a once-toxic idea: turning sewer water into drinking water.

The City Council this week voted unanimously to advance a $2.5-billion plan to recycle wastewater, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought.

Each of the nine council members effusively praised the effort before the vote as a way to make San Diego less dependent on imported water and insulated from drought.

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