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Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Children's injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.
Nearly 17,000 young children were hurt by window blinds between 1990 and 2015, and though most injuries were minor, almost 3 ... (full story)


Nonprofit provides teddy bears for kids with cancer

Nonprofit provides teddy bears for kids with cancer<BR>

It’s been more than 20 years since Highland Square resident Ede Bittle first found himself facing a possible cancer diagnosis.
Bittle was 11 at the time and had broken his leg while playing football.
“When his leg was x-rayed they found bone tumors and we thought it was cancer,” said his mother Susan Summerv ... (full story)


Disruptive Stocks

Dear Mr. Berko: Back in the summer of 2009, you told me to buy a company called Universal Display for my individual retirement account. The company has thousands of patents for the development of organic light-emitting diode technology, which is used in various solid-state lighting applications. It sounded good, so I bought 300 shar ... (full story)


Local


Longtime municipal court judge to retire

He started the second veterans treatment court in Ohio, worked to increase security in the courthouse and to get the Youngstown Municipal Court a new home, now after almost 20 years on the bench Judge Robert Milich is retiring at the end of the year.
“The court has come a long way since I took the bench in 1998,” said ... (full story)


Social media has benefits, but take care, opinions can get you in trouble

Although Facebook and other social media sites are useful tools to boost the sole practitioner’s legal profile, casual and unfiltered use of those platforms can lead to disciplinary issues.
Many self-employed attorneys merge their personal and professional postings by maintaining, for example, a single Facebook account. Bec ... (full story)


State


Ohio Supreme Court suspends two northeast Ohio attorneys

Two Ohio lawyers were suspended for two years, with 18 months stayed, by the Ohio Supreme Court recently for violating rules governing the conduct of Ohio attorneys.
The Supreme Court suspended Kenneth A. Nelson II of Avon Lake and Glen F. Buttacavoli of Massillon.
Nelson Mishandles $10,000 Fee
This is Nelson’s second ... (full story)


Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.
The ... (full story)