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Procter & Gamble takes calculated risk with 'The Talk' ad

It's a simple message: Beware of racism in the United States.
But Procter & Gamble took a calculated risk with its ad that features black mothers speaking to children about racial bias through the decades. The company says it knew there might be a backlash — and the ad has been criticized as being anti-police or anti-wh ... (full story)

Cyber security insurance essential for 21st century business

With more and more businesses - small and large - operating in the cloud, and marketing campaigns closely tied to online social media, cyber security insurance has never been more of an asset for the business class.
Local insurance giants Nationwide and Grange both offer the coverage to their commercial clients and educate consum ... (full story)

OSU researchers study breast cancer drug's paradoxical effects

Ohio State University researchers examined what they characterize as a cascade of events that lead to metastatic breast cancer in which a leading chemotherapy drug is partly responsible for the further spread of the disease.
Researchers found that the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel sets off a variety of molecular-level changes that ... (full story)

What are the insiders doing?

Dear Mr. Berko: If I knew when insiders -- for example, officers and directors or Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn -- made their purchases, I could do the same and increase my chances of making money. Could you give me the names of some big companies in which insiders have recently taken positions? I'll buy the shares and, I hope, make ... (full story)


NAACP’s travel advisory chilling evidence of the times we live in

In its long history of addressing racism and equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People had never taken the step of issuing a “travel advisory” in the United States or elsewhere.
That changed in early August when the NAACP issued an unprecedented travel advisory for the state of Missouri. ... (full story)


Cultural training sought for Ohio health care professionals

A bill calling for cultural competency training among Ohio's healthcare professionals in order to maintain proper licensure remains stuck in a Senate committee as lawmakers wrap up the final weeks of summer recess.
According to bill sponsor Sen. Charleta Tavares, D-Columbus, healthcare professionals would have to submit evidence ... (full story)

LeBron calls for love, unity before taking swipe at Trump

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Along with getting good grades and listening to their parents, LeBron James has encouraged kids in his foundation's educational program to stand up for their beliefs.
Last Tuesday night, the superstar gave a lesson in how it's done.
Concluding a day of fun and games at an amusement park, James turne ... (full story)

Bill to thwart death penalty sentences for mentally ill has yet to progress

A bipartisan Senate effort that would scuttle death penalty sentences imposed against the mentally ill remains tied up in committee as lawmakers enjoy the final weeks of a summer recess.
Senate Bill 40 would provide that a person convicted of aggravated murder who demonstrates that he had a serious mental illness at the time of c ... (full story)

Remains of Ohio WWII soldier finally come home

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — In what his family believes was his last letter home to Zanesville, Sgt. Harold Davis wrote that his only dream was to see the United States again.
The letter, addressed to his mother and father, came from Australia. He was stationed there for a time as he fought in the Pacific theater in World War I ... (full story)