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‘Life is one thing after another’: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety
Posted in Health & Wellness, In the news on March 23, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused stress, anxiety and hardship for millions of people. COVID-19 is affecting 183 countries and territories around the world, with the number of confirmed cases growing each day. Social distancing, isolation, quarantine and economic uncertainty—these are scary and unsettling times. Simran Sethi of The New York Times interviewed noted psychologist and...
Drivers Beware: It’s Pothole Season
Posted in Accident & Injury, Automobile, Car Accident, In the news on March 4, 2020
"You know the potholes on a road are bad when they assign lifeguards to them, in case anybody falls inside." -Anonymous From 2011 – 2016, pothole damage cost U.S. drivers $15 billion in vehicle repairs. According to a AAA survey, middle- and lower-income individuals worry most about potholes. Pothole damage can lead to pricey...
Ohio looks to crack down on distracted driving
Posted in Accident & Injury, Car Accident, In the news, Motorcycle Accident on February 21, 2020
New legislation – the Hands-Free Ohio Bill – seeks to ban handheld electronic devices while driving. “Distracted driving hurts and kills innocent people. It devastates families,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, an ardent supporter of the bill. Under the proposed bill, motorists would be prohibited from activities like watching videos, taking pictures or videos,...
Lawsuit: Juul targeted kids with online ads
Posted in Class Action, Health & Wellness, In the news, Product Liability on February 20, 2020
[video width="600" height="350" mp4="https://www.elkandelk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/In_a_new_lawsuit_Ju-1.mp4"][/video] The Lawsuit In a new lawsuit, Juul is accused of targeting underage customers in its advertising campaigns. On February 12, the state of Massachusetts filed suit against the e-cigarette manufacturer and its former parent company – Pax Labs – claiming that the organization aimed its early advertising at children. Citing...
Don’t get scammed by fake love
Posted in In the news on February 13, 2020
It's Valentine's Day season. Love is in the air. According to a news release from Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, so too are online scams. “A fake online romance can break your heart and the bank,” Yost said. “Knowing how to spot the red flags can keep bad love from getting worse.” (more…)