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Porter Stansberry

Dear Mr. Berko: What can you tell me about Porter Stansberry's credentials and newsletter? Yahoo Finance has been excerpting his comments. Some sound exciting, but others sound scary. I might subscribe to his newsletter if you think his ideas are worth paying for. -- LD, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Dear LD: Porter is on the move again. A ... (full story)

Toledo Zoo plan calls for more year-round exhibits

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Toledo Zoo is trying to offer a more year-round experience and lessen the effect of northwest Ohio's harsh winters.
The new 10-year master plan calls for conceptual ideas such as covered, climate-controlled exhibits using geodesic domes, greenhouse-type buildings, or a similar design, The Blade newsp ... (full story)

US home rents rose in July as ownership market cooled

US home rents rose in July as ownership market cooled

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home rents jumped in July as house prices showed signs of flagging.
Real estate data firm Zillow said Tuesday that rents rose a seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent from a year ago. The higher rents suggest that demand for apartments is continuing to grow as the share of Americans owning homes has dropped. ... (full story)

Bill would rename part of road to honor Neil Armstrong

Attorney Jack Hedges of the Lebanon City Council has joined Sen. Shannon Jones in pushing for the passage of a bill that would designate a stretch of State Route 123 within Warren County as the Neil Armstrong Memorial Highway.
The proposed legislation, Senate Bill 131, is sponsored by Sen. Shannon Jones.
“Neil Armstrong, ... (full story)


Beloved Mahoning County judge remembered as kind and professional

Attorney Albert J. Ortenzio said retired Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas Judge James C. Evans believed, “there was only one way to do things and that was the right way. If someone did not want to abide by that, he asked whoever it was to leave his office,” said Ortenzio, Judge Evans’ longtime friend, legal co ... (full story)


Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away

Experts: Deleted online information never actually goes away

NEW YORK (AP) — The Ashley Madison hack is a big reminder to all Web users: If you submit private data online, chances are it will never fully be deleted.
The hackers, who stole the data about a month ago and then posted it online this week, claimed in a statement that part of the reason for the theft was Ashley Madison's f ... (full story)

Holland gets toxicology company at MSU Bioeconomy building

Holland gets toxicology company at MSU Bioeconomy building

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Trident Labs, a toxicology company, offers a service that hasn't been available locally.
The lab has the capability to run drug screening tests and confirmation tests for businesses, law enforcement and physicians, according to The Holland Sentinel ( http://bit.ly/1gQNL5m ).
Trident began m ... (full story)


Flood control plan in northwestern Ohio upsets farmers

FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency's plan for reducing repeated river flooding that has caused millions of dollars of damage over the years in northwestern Ohio has upset some area farmers.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed spending more than $60 million to reduce flooding along the Blanchard River. The curre ... (full story)

Self-help center planned for this fall with ease burdens for civil court and litigants

This fall, litigants in the Franklin County Municipal Court civil division will have a resource on which to fall back if they choose to represent themselves.
The FCMC Assisted Civil Self-Help Center will be open to pro se litigants who suffer financial hardship and will decrease barriers to justice and the burden on the civil cou ... (full story)

Incomplete record hinders new DNA testing in 1997 murder case

A divided 8th District Court of Appeals recently denied a request for DNA testing from a man who was convicted for the 1997 murder of his girlfriend.
Appealing from the judgment of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Brent Upton claimed that the lower court abused its discretion when it denied his application for additiona ... (full story)

Backers of pot issue challenge ballot wording in Ohio court

Backers of pot issue challenge ballot wording in Ohio court

COLUMBUS (AP) — Supporters of a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio are challenging the proposal's ballot phrasing and title, arguing in a recent filing to the Ohio Supreme Court that certain words are inaccurate and intentionally misleading to voters.
Two weeks ago, the Ohio Ballot Board approved the ballot language for the ... (full story)

Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison

COLUMBUS (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence for a kickback scheme delivered a public apology before a federal judge on Friday and was sent to begin his time in U.S. prison.
Shackled and in prison khakis, Amer Ahmad appeared before Judge Michael Watson two days ... (full story)