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Experts advise craft breweries on avoiding legal pitfalls

It’s been over two years since Sean Kennedy and several other family members first decided to start a craft brewery.
“My brother and two cousins had been talking about opening a family business and some vacant space became available because my other business (Technology Recovery Group) moved to a larger space,” ... (full story)


One dud and two good investments



Dear Mr. Berko: Because the 401(k) where I work has a lousy choice of funds (list enclosed), I am moving $30,000 of the $91,000 into an individual retirement account to seek a better return. The stockbroker recommended $10,000 each in Macquarie Infrastructure, the Fidelity Select Banking Portfolio and American Electric Power. Please ... (full story)


State


GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Republican and Democratic governors are echoing President Donald Trump's criticism of a House GOP health care bill, saying it threatens coverage for the most vulnerable. Instead, they're asking Senate leaders to work together on an overhaul of Democrat Barack Obama's health care law.
In a ... (full story)


To North Korea and back: Otto Warmbier's strange, sad trip

WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Over and over, Otto Warmbier apologized and begged — at first calmly, then choking up and finally in tears — to be reunited with his family.
North Korean officials seated at long tables watched impassively, with cameras rolling and journalists taking notes, as the adventuresome, accomplished ... (full story)


Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision

Mother: Son tried to save Navy shipmates after collision

YOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The mother of a U.S. Navy sailor said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates after a collision at sea until their flooded sleeping berth began running out of air pockets, while other survivors — believing their ship was under attack — hurried to man the guns.
Mia Sykes of Raleigh ... (full story)


US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash

US sailors who died in destroyer-container ship crash

Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohioan expecting to retire soon and a Connecticut man described by his sister as "selfless."
Here are snapshots of them taken from interviews of family and friends wit ... (full story)


Ohio woman reunited with lost tortoise after two-week search

Ohio woman reunited with lost tortoise after two-week search

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wayward tortoise's surprising trek around Ohio has ended happily for its owner, whose two-week search, in a twist of fate, might have saved her sister's life.
Otis the California desert tortoise managed to push open a sliding glass door and escape from Kathie Heisinger's home in Sebring in Mahoning County ... (full story)


Beloved plaintiff-side PI attorney remembered

Beloved plaintiff-side PI attorney remembered<BR><BR>

He was one of the earlier winners of the Akron Bar Association’s Professionalism Award, but there was much more to attorney Bradford M. (Buck) Gearinger than the high ethical standards that he adhered to when practicing law.
“Buck was about justice in and outside the courtroom,” said Stark & Knoll partner Or ... (full story)