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Does most of your paycheck go to rent? That may be hurting your health

(THE CONVERSATION) New data on health across the U.S. shows that high housing costs are harming Americans’ health – and that some communities are affected more than others.
The 2019 County Health Rankings, an annual collaborative report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood ... (full story)


Stow law director is new clerk of courts

Stow law director is new clerk of courts<BR>

Amber Zibritoski, who has been Stowe law director since 2015, has been sworn in as the new Stow Municipal Court clerk. She takes the place of Diana Colavecchio, who has moved on to become the director of community development for the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
Zibritoski said she expects her transition to her new position to be rela ... (full story)


Legal Aid Update: Two years...three kids...one mission

I recently celebrated two years of being Community Legal Aid’s Executive Director, and it’s been starting to feel like the third year of marriage. You’re over the honeymoon phase, the surprise is gone, and those quirky traits about your partner are becoming less and less cute.
And just like marriage, it’s ... (full story)


State


With goal of reducing opioid use, Medicaid coverage of chiropractic care proposed

A bill before a committee of lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives could help Ohioans kick their opioid habit by expanding chiropractic care to Medicaid beneficiaries.
The Health Committee last week heard testimony from the Republican sponsor of the bill, Rep. Scott Lipps of Franklin.
"Chiropractic care is widely ... (full story)


Equality Ohio opens free legal clinic specializing in LGBTQ issues

Maya Simek, managing legal director for Equality Ohio, a group that advocates and educates on behalf of the state's gay and transgender population, said it's common to pick up the phone and hear from a member of the LGBTQ community who is in a legal bind - just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
"Because ... (full story)


Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.
The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming se ... (full story)


Cincinnati-area teens combat suicide, mental health issues

SHARONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Jennifer Wright-Berryman looked over a room packed with Southwest Ohio teenagers sharing stories about the tough business of personifying hope in high school.
"Have people made fun of you for being on Hope Squad?" Wright-Berryman asked, and a wave of assent rolled arose. She nodded. " ... (full story)


After years of writing, woman publishes 1st novel at 95

After years of writing, woman publishes 1st novel at 95

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Delana Jensen Close was recently honored for a book that she finished last year at age 95.
In 1955, Delana Jensen Close began to write a book.
It's finished now; it just took 63 years.
Close, who turned 96 in February, published her debut novel, "The Rock House," last year, complete wit ... (full story)


Technology


Implement these privacy protections now

Data privacy and data security aren’t exactly the same thing, but they certainly go hand-in-hand in the law office environment.
The folks at Attorney at Work have compiled a useful list of actions you can take right this minute to create some more online/data privacy for yourself and your office.
First, get a browser ext ... (full story)