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Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes.
The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Hallo ... (full story)


Coal giant Murray Energy out of bankruptcy under new name

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A major U.S. coal mining company has emerged from federal bankruptcy protection under a new name and ownership group.
Murray Energy Holdings said its Chapter 11 plan was approved last month in U.S. bankruptcy court in Ohio and became effective Wednesday. The company said in a statement that it has ... (full story)


(Over) night moves

Q. How can a stock suddenly start trading at a very different price than where it closed the day before? -- V.B., Winona, Minnesota
A. It means that something happened overnight while the market was closed. Imagine that shares of Help Depot (ticker: RUOK) are trading around $75 per share when the market closes. If the company th ... (full story)


Local


Timing, signatures and huge demand make mail-in voting difficult

(THE CONVERSATION) More than 8 in 10 Americans – all voters in 43 states – will be able to vote by mail in the 2020 presidential election, the most ever. And more than 1 in 3 voters plan to actually do so.
Voting by mail can help citizens limit their exposure to the coronavirus pandemic, while still exercising their ... (full story)


Harmony House opens 1st shared living home for young women

Harmony House opens 1st shared living home for young women

A dilapidated East Akron home has been converted into a shared housing facility for Harmony House.
Located at 828 E. Exchange St., the newly renovated structure is the nonprofit organization’s first home for young women.
It’s all due to a unique partnership between Harmony House, OASIS Outreach Opportunity Inc. a ... (full story)


State


Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

Infection rates soar in college towns as students return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last month, the surrounding county had become Indiana's coronavirus epicenter.
Out of nearly 600 students tested for the virus, more than half have been positive. Dozens of infections have been blamed on off-campus parties, prompti ... (full story)


1 in 6 Ohio districts ask to add extra seating for sports

1 in 6 Ohio districts ask to add extra seating for sports

COLUMBUS (AP) — About one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events, exceeding the limits set by Gov. Mike DeWine in last month's sports order, records show.
The Health Department approved all requests quickly, often the same day it received them, alth ... (full story)


Put-in-Bay’s tax on rental vehicles constitutional

The island village of Put-in-Bay’s fee on rental vehicles ranging from bicycles to trolleys does not violate the Ohio Constitution, and businesses that offer vehicle rentals must pay the city fee, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
The Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which found ... (full story)