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Surprising volunteers with awards is one way to keep them on board

Surprising volunteers with awards is one way to keep them on board

(THE CONVERSATION) The United States has a long tradition of volunteering. Back in 1737, for instance, Benjamin Franklin co-founded the nation’s first volunteer fire brigade in Philadelphia.
And this custom is still going strong. About 77.4 million Americans volunteered 6.9 billion hours in 2017 – the equivalent of U ... (full story)


9th District reverses dram shop wrongful death ruling

9th District reverses dram shop wrongful death ruling<BR>

A Lorain County trial court erred by granting summary judgment in favor of a Wellington bar accused of selling alcohol to a noticeably intoxicated man who was the driver in a fatal crash, the 9th District Court of Appeals has ruled.
Timothy Weeks, administrator of the estate of Christine Weeks, filed dram shop wrongful death and ... (full story)


Sports


Body fat facts

Body fat facts

Body fat: Like it, hate it, feel indifferent towards it, it’s still essential to our health, in the right amount.
Now believe it or not, before the 20th century, a little excess body fat wasn’t viewed as a bad thing. It was actually kind of “in.” But remember, that was a time when men and woman expended a ... (full story)


Group for "mediocre" golfers focuses on fun, not talent

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Approaching Hole 14 at Royal American Links golf course in Galena, Joe Milacek was feeling good about his round, thinking he just might be in contention.
Then the 31-year-old Northwest Side resident hit his ball into the pond off the tee. Then he did it again.
"Is it dry?" fellow golfer Da ... (full story)


Collecting easy for football hall, challenge is displaying

Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history.
Hall of Fame officials had been monitoring Brees' chase of Peyton Manning's record, hoping the quarterback would set the mark Oc ... (full story)


Collecting easy for football hall, challenge is displaying

Collecting easy for football hall, challenge is displaying

Visitors to the Pro Football Hall of Fame can see both the football Drew Brees threw in becoming the NFL's all-time passing yards leader and the uniform the Saints quarterback wore while making history.
Hall of Fame officials had been monitoring Brees' chase of Peyton Manning's record, hoping the quarterback would set the mark Oc ... (full story)


State


Former Lorain County judge suspended from practicing law

Former Lorain County judge suspended from practicing law

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended former Lorain County Common Pleas Court Judge James M. Burge from practicing law. The suspension was based on his criminal convictions related to his failure to disclose his interest in an office building on his financial disclosure forms, assigning paid legal work to attorneys who rented of ... (full story)


Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

Feds: Friend of Ohio gunman bought body armor, ammo magazine

A longtime friend of the Dayton gunman bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a key part of the gun used in the attack, but there's no indication the man knew his friend was planning a massacre, federal agents said last week.
Ethan Kollie told investigators that he also helped Connor Betts assemble the AR-15-style weapon ... (full story)


Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, reinforcing the importance of preventing the invasive fish from gaining a foothold, scientists said in a paper released Monday.
A study led by University of Michigan researchers fo ... (full story)