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Blind-sided: Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson is bankrupt; who led him there is biggest shocker

bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com — On the morning of Oct. 7, two days before the Blue Jackets opened the 2014-15 season, Jack Johnson left his Ferrari parked in the garage of his Dublin apartment and drove his BMW to a federal courthouse Downtown to file for bankruptcy.
Nov 21, 2014

Fascinating glimpse into money management gone terribly wrong for a millionaire hockey player. @Aportzline bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 21, 2014

This story about how an NHL player's parents borrowed his money w/o his knowledge & bankrupted him, is just awful: bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 21, 2014

Thanks, @AntoineGara @ZekeFaux. Young #hockey star fleeced, parents to blame? Sad, fab story by Aaron Portzline: bit.ly/1zFZp7e

Nov 21, 2014

RT @AntoineGara: Great investigation, well written and it involves a congressman, an oil baron and a ballplayer. bluejacketsxtra.dispatch.com/content/storie… shame lots missed it

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Nelsonville Music Festival 2015 lineup includes St. Vincent, Merle Haggard

dispatch.com — The 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival will feature Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled by Turtles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Moon Hooch and My Bubba, as announced by on the festival's website today.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @DanHughes1959: Nelsonville Music Festival 2015 lineup includes St. Vincent, Merle Haggard shar.es/1X6vR3 via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 21, 2014

Nelsonville Music Festival 2015 lineup includes St. Vincent, Merle Haggard... shar.es/1X65ea

Nov 21, 2014

With this lineup, I think I may be due for a pilgrimage back to Southeast Ohio this spring dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @larenschield: The @NelsonvilleFest is one of my faves. St. Vincent & Trampled By Turtles are gonna be there next year! (via @XanaE) htt…

Fracking industry suing over drilling bans

dispatch.com — As fracking spreads in the United States, voters in more and more cities are banning drilling, waste disposal and other practices associated with deep-shale oil and gas wells. But those bans have prompted lawsuits filed by state governments or the oil and gas industry raising a legal question: Who gets to say where fracking can happen?
Nov 21, 2014

RT @larenschield: Oil and gas industry suing cities across the country, including two in Ohio, over #fracking bans: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @larenschield: Oil and gas industry suing cities across the country, including two in Ohio, over #fracking bans: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 21, 2014

Cities passing bans on #fracking are being sued by the drilling industry... shar.es/1XGfjt fb.me/1xZPFon9k

Ohio Politics Now: What people are saying about Obama’s immigration orders

dispatch.com — President Barack Obama laid out his executive order on immigration in a prime time speech last night. Dispatch Washington bureau chief Jack Torry and reporter Jessica Wehrman write, " Obama will allow more than 4 million people to obtain work permits provided they have been in the United States longer than five years, have not been convicted of a crime, and whose children are either American citizens or have permanent residence in the country."
Nov 21, 2014

.@OhioPoliticsNow: What people are saying about Obama’s immigration plan and how Kasich's immigration views evolved. bit.ly/1vvUcA6

Nov 21, 2014

You should follow Ohio Politics Now: What people are saying about Obama’s immigration orders shar.es/1XG6aJ

Nov 21, 2014

Ohio Politics Now: What people are saying about Obama’s immigration orders shar.es/1XGu1B via @DispatchAlerts

Legislators decry failure to widely release 'green jobs' report

dispatch.com — It is an "absolute disgrace" that a state agency did not widely release a study showing the growth of the clean-energy economy, said Ohio Rep. Dan Ramos, D-Lorain, responding to a Dispatch report. Ramos and Rep. Mike Foley, D-Cleveland, spoke about the study this morning during a conference call with reporters.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @larenschield: Legislator says it's an "absolute disgrace" that Ohio hid study showing growth of clean-energy jobs, via @DanGearino: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @DanGearino: Legislators decry failure to widely release 'green jobs' report shar.es/1XGSkD

Ohio unemployment fell to post-recession low in October

dispatch.com — Ohio's unemployment rate dropped to a post-recession low in October, falling to 5.3 percent from 5.6 percent in September, according to state figures released this morning. Before October, the state's jobless rate has been in a range between 5.5 percent and 5.7 percent since April.

Judge throws out case against Hocking County coroner

dispatch.com — LOGAN, Ohio - A judge ended a trial and dismissed a coercion charge against Hocking County Coronor David L. Cummin this afternoon. There was not enough evidence that a crime occurred, said Judge Theresa Liston. The misdemeanor charge related to Cummin's response to a double shooting at a Hocking Hills rental cabin on July 19.

Ohio House approves execution-drug secrecy bill

dispatch.com — The Ohio House approved bills yesterday to keep secret the source of drugs used in executions and reduce state testing time for students. Both bills move to the Senate for consideration as the legislative "lame duck" session rolls toward the end of the year.

Ohio House bill to weaken ‘puppy mill’ provisions

dispatch.com — Provisions buried in catch-all agriculture legislation being considered by the General Assembly would weaken Ohio's "puppy mill" law that took effect only 11 months ago, animal-advocacy groups say. Many topics in House Bill 490, approved on Wednesday by the Ohio House, were debated at length, including letting telephone companies stop servicing traditional landlines and stopping farmers from spreading manure on frozen fields to help fight toxic algae.
Nov 21, 2014

Good morning. Something to get your motor running: Ohio House bill to weaken ‘puppy mill’ law. shar.es/1XGHjS

Brr! Columbus is at the tail end of one of its coldest Nov. stretches ever

dispatch.com — Columbus is coming off the coldest nine-day stretch in recorded history. And local meteorologists warn that people shouldn't be fooled by this weekend's near normal - dare we say, downright balmy - temperatures because cold weather is on its way back.
Nov 21, 2014

Brr! Columbus is at the tail end of coldest November stretch ever... shar.es/1X6sKS fb.me/2zYyEicbn

Study shows financial hardship widows face

dispatch.com — By: Mark Williams No doubt, losing a spouse is tough. But a new report shows just how hard and unprepared widows are financially when they are left alone after the death of their husbands. A New York Life study finds that 68 percent of widows report significant life changes following the loss of their spouse with financial concerns at the top of the list.
Nov 21, 2014

Widows cite lack of savings, insurance that can create financial hardship after loss of spouse. dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

City boarding up troubled North Side motel

dispatch.com — City officials and police are boarding up the Knights Inn at the I-71/Rt. 161 interchange this morning after giving residents 24 hours to clear out of the troubled motel. About 20 rooms were occupied when notices went up yesterday that the city was closing the Knights Inn at 1300 E.
Nov 21, 2014

I feel bad for Tom and Bear, but city officials say the Knights Inn isn't a good place to be dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/QkVXSApbjp

Schools may never learn of bus-driver arrests

dispatch.com — Ohio school districts are supposed to be alerted whenever one of their bus drivers is charged with breaking the law - on the job or away from work. The statewide system set up to make those notifications, however, doesn't always function as intended, according to an analysis by WBNS-TV (Channel 10).
Nov 21, 2014

Ohio schools may never learn of bus-driver arrests... shar.es/1XGffG

Ohio State Insider: Men's basketball: Don’t expect Buckeyes to be tested the rest of the month

buckeyextra.dispatch.com — The Buckeyes started 2-0 for the 11th year in a row under coach Thad Matta, winning at home against Massachusetts-Lowell (92-55) and Marquette (74-63). They are 95-1 at home against unranked nonconference opponents since Matta arrived in 2004, the only loss coming to West Virginia in 2008.
Nov 21, 2014

#Buckeyes shot 60% in each of first 2 games. Shot 60% twice in past two seasons combined. OSU Insider: buckeyextra.dispatch.com/content/storie… #buckbk

Democrats’ lawsuit ends as Mandel gives up records

dispatch.com — After more than three months and an Ohio Supreme Court filing, state Treasurer Josh Mandel turned over public records requested by the Ohio Democratic Party - on Election Day. The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday granted the Democrats' motion to dismiss their lawsuit seeking records from Republican Mandel after his office delivered the documents following sessions with a court-appointed mediator.

Cities balance downtown parking wishes of merchants, visitors, workers

dispatch.com — Cathy Johnson might have the most visible, least popular job in downtown Delaware. The part-time parking-enforcement officer, who earns about $20,000 annually, whips around corners and up and down streets in a buggylike vehicle known as the Interceptor, chalking tires and slapping tickets on windshields with a military efficiency if people park for more than two hours.
Nov 21, 2014

How much is a parking ticket in central Ohio cities, and how do cities set the fines?... shar.es/1XGfRV

Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance, will remain open

dispatch.com — By: Michelle Everhart-Sullivan Cincinnati's only remaining abortion clinic was granted a variance by the Ohio Department of Health allowing it to remain open, according to Ohio Right to Life. The Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio's Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center did not have a transfer agreement with a private hospital, a requirement put into the state budget signed by Gov.
Nov 21, 2014

Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance, will remain open shar.es/1XG3uc via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 20, 2014

Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance by Ohio Department of Health. Will remain open. dispatch.com/content/blogs/…

Men more likely to help women in heels

dispatch.com — We probably already know that women in high heels are generally perceived as more attractive than their counterparts in ballet flats. Women who choose high heels might be more likely to get a helping hand, too - from men, anyway - according to a French study.
Nov 21, 2014

Sigh. Ugh. Barf. RT @XanaE: That's cool, guys: "Men more likely to help women in heels" bit.ly/1xJWXyI

Nov 21, 2014

That's cool, guys: "Men more likely to help women in heels" bit.ly/1xJWXyI

Former President George W. Bush's book signing draws hundreds to Costco

dispatch.com — Spending a few hours in a warehouse store was not an issue for Tim Diersing, a New Albany resident who lined up alongside hundreds of others for former President George W. Bush's visit to Columbus for his book signing tour.
Nov 20, 2014

Former President George W. Bush's book signing draws hundreds to Columbus Costco... shar.es/1X5zkT

Nov 20, 2014

Former President George W. Bush's book signing draws hundreds to Costco shar.es/1X5vHH via @DispatchAlerts

Nov 20, 2014

Former President George W. Bush's book signing draws hundreds to Costco bit.ly/1xSGpCi via @DanielleRose84