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Lori Borgman: The kid is rolling in the dough

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Despite the cost of everything shooting through the roof, we know someone making money. Even better, we are related to him.

John Grindrod: On an October trip, reflections on unenlightened times

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Memories of my annual fall trip always seem to help sustain me when the weather turns cold, and this year is no different. While ordinarily Lady Jane and I head east for our mid-October trip to admire the autumnal blaze that New England and Mid-Atlantic deciduous trees always provide, this year, we went a different route.

Legal-Ease: Considerations for installment sales, land contracts

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In selling businesses and property, buyers and sellers sometimes discuss “seller financing”. In the context of real estate, these arrangements are sometimes casually called “land contracts”. Generally, in legal contexts, these arrangements are called “installment sales”.

Reghan Winkler: Spotting fake websites, phishing scams

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Cyber criminals will do anything to trick you into giving them access to your personal information, including the use of look-alike websites.

Carl P. Leubsdorf: No surprise that trust in Supreme Court has slipped

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Public trust in the Supreme Court has dropped sharply, a Gallup poll found this fall. It’s hardly surprising, given an array of recent factors involving the justices, their opinions and supporters.

Lisel Petis: Republican-led Ohio poised to create safe, effective bail reform legislation

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Ohioans have seen firsthand some of the devastating outcomes of a cash bail system: Defendants who can afford high-bail amounts are released and subsequently arrested for murder. So it’s not surprising that Ohio voters wildly supported Issue 1 on the ballot to add a safety measure to the Ohio bail system. Now, the baton has been passed to the Ohio legislature to finish making bail safer and fairer during their lame-duck session.

Darby and Vermillion: Crime victims deserve to be heard

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In the wake of the midterm elections, public safety continues to dominate news coverage and political debates. But while some voices have had outsized influence over safety policies, crime victims’ voices should be front and center.

Dr. Jessica Johnson: Lasting lessons from ‘Till’

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The Emmett Till story was told multiple times this year through two ABC television docuseries, “Let the World See” and “Women of the Movement.” It was fitting that a film was finally released on his appalling death in October, especially since President Joe Biden signed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act into law on March 29.

Greg R. Lawson: Cupp should lead universal occupational licensing reform

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As Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, Lima’s Bob Cupp presided over the passage of a school funding plan that has all but secured his reputation as one of Ohio’s premier speakers. But before his term expires at the end of the 134th General Assembly, Speaker Cupp can further his formidable legislative legacy by ensuring the enactment of long-overdue occupational licensing reform.

Jerry Zezima: Cause for alarm

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The most alarming thing about being home alone, aside from being cast in a geezer version of the famous Macaulay Culkin movie, is setting off the house alarm and having to tell my wife, Sue, who left me home alone, that I could have been arrested for being in our own house.