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Penske buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway, IndyCar Series

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Roger Penske was a car-loving, 14-year-old who regularly listened to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio when his father landed tickets to the 1951 race. They made the trek from Cleveland, and Penske fell in love when he saw the cars zipping around Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Now he owns the iconic speedway, its hallowed grounds, ... (full story)


In owners' divorces, businesses can become part of the fight

NEW YORK (AP) — When one of Zach Hendrix's three business partners said he was getting divorced, sympathy turned into shock as everyone realized that a soon-to-be ex-wife could become a co-owner.
"Because we failed to forecast this life event happening we were now scrambling for our best solution," says Hendrix, ... (full story)


Rural businesses in Ohio face limited broadband access

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PLEASANT CITY, Ohio (AP) — If you walk into a retail store in southern Ohio, you might see a "cash only" sign sitting in the window. Cash, unlike credit card machines, does not rely on internet access to work. In an area with limited options for high speed internet access, some businesses struggle with credit card ma ... (full story)


Local


9th District reverses domestic violence CPO ruling

A Medina County trial court erred by issuing a full civil protection order after insufficient evidence was presented at a hearing, the 9th District Court of Appeals ruled recently.
On July 27, 2017, J.D. filed a petition for a domestic violence civil protection order against his brother, G.D., with the trial court entering an ex ... (full story)


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Disability Rights Ohio executive director to retire

COLUMBUS––After more than twelve years as Executive Director of Disability Rights Ohio(DRO), Michael Kirkman is announcing his decision to retire, effective early 2020. Kirkman’s roots with the organization run deep, as he was Legal Director for its predecessor, Ohio Legal Rights Service, for 20 years before a ... (full story)


Congress approves bill expanding animal cruelty law

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony.
The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called "animal crushing" videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts of cruelty a federal crime.
The Senate unanimousl ... (full story)


Blade of glory: The mystery around a late president's sword

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CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio sheriff says an investigation to determine the owner of sword wielded in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 is widening.
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil showed the sword at a press conference last Wednesday. It was carried in battle by President William Henry Harrison and Continental Arm ... (full story)