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Acupuncture helps Ohio addicts on road to recovery

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the man with the handful of tiny needles moved closer, Sarah Downs' nervousness grew with his every step. She rocked back and forth in her plastic chair. She fidgeted. She bounced a leg.
She was there in the meeting room of the Pickaway Area Recovery Services (PARS) voluntarily, yet she still was ... (full story)


SBA partners with veterans employment program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to give service members access to self-employment assistance to kickstart any untapped entrepreneurial spirit in the ranks of American heroes.
The agreement with the VA's Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment p ... (full story)


OSU researchers: New pig virus potential threat to humans

A pig virus that in a lab setting can infect the cultured cells of people, in addition to other species, is the subject of a new Ohio State University-Utrecht University study focussing on intraspecial transmission.
Published online in the journal PNAS, the study resulted in a discovery, raising concerns about the potential for o ... (full story)


Is iRobot a good buy?

Dear Mr. Berko: Almost a year ago, we bought our first home, which has an enclosed pool. We never expected that a pool would require so much work. After months of cleaning it, we decided to buy a pool cleaner. We bought one from our neighborhood hardware store, and it works like a charm. We're delighted with it, and it saves my wife ... (full story)


Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

Bill Gates gives $44M to influence state education plans

SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms.
His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape new state education plans req ... (full story)