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Bear market defined

Q: I hear the stock market entered a "bear market" -- how is that determined? -- C.M., Cincinnati
A: It's all a matter of degree. When the stock market's overall value drops (from its high point) by 10%, that's considered a "correction," suggesting that the market had gotten ahead of itself and has self-corre ... (full story)


Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

NEW YORK (AP) — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie "On Golden Pond," broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports.
Julie Dolan, a 65-year-old retiree in Sandwich, ... (full story)


Easton retailer seeks 'modern day Rosies' to stitch handmade mask covers

Easton handbag retailer R.Riveter has put out the call for individuals who know how to sew or have access to the raw materials to make back-up medical face masks and mask covers to join to a national effort to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
Named for Rosie the Riveter - the iconic World War II-era representation of American wom ... (full story)


Local


Accordion-playing judge uses music to overcome personal tragedy

Accordion-playing judge uses music to overcome personal tragedy

Barberton Municipal Court Judge Todd M. McKenney often describes what he does on the bench as improvisational theatre.
“Improv is similar to being a judge because you’re always changing to the facts being presented to you,” he said. “I’ve joked that I’ll stand on my head and look cross-eyed at ... (full story)


Mahoning Judge Beth Smith launches unique text messaging service

When a person fails to appear in court for a hearing or a trial, leading to delays and other issues, it’s not only the parties in the case who are impacted, said Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court Judge Beth Smith.
“Delays cost the court time and money, as staff must reschedule hearings and answer procedural q ... (full story)


7th District appellate court vacates plea in meth case

A defendant was not properly informed of his rights under Crim.R. 11 when he entered a guilty plea in a drug case, the 7th District Court of Appeals recently ruled.
David Joseph Allen appealed his Dec. 5, 2017, conviction in Belmont County Common Pleas Court for aggravated possession of a controlled substance. He argued that th ... (full story)


The new coronavirus emerged from the global wildlife trade – and may be devastating enough to end it

(THE CONVERSATION) COVID-19 is one of countless emerging infectious diseases that are zoonotic, meaning they originate in animals. About 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, accounting for billions of illnesses and millions of deaths annually across the globe.
When these diseases spill over to humans, the cause fre ... (full story)


5 Buddhist teachings that can help you deal with coronavirus anxiety

(THE CONVERSATION) Buddhist meditation centers and temples in coronavirus-hit countries around the world have been closed to the public in order to comply with social distancing measures.
But Buddhist teachers are offering their teachingsfrom a distance in order to remind their communities about key elements of the practice. (full story)


State


School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.
With routers mounted inside, the buses broadcast enoug ... (full story)