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New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment

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(BPT) When you're in the process of buying or building a home, you're constantly researching trends and technology that will set your home apart. Fast forward a few years and you probably don't have your finger on the pulse of home advancements like before.Read More of "New home improvement trends that strengthen your property investment "

Date Published: July 5, 2016

Obergefell at One Year

Ohio Courts on the landmark ruling

Supreme Court of Ohio

The U.S. Supreme Court released a momentous ruling on June 26 last year ensuring the rights of same-sex couples to marry across the country. Reporters from television stations, newspapers, and web sites rushed to cover the first nuptial ceremonies of same-sex couples in states, such as Ohio, where gay marriage had been illegal but no longer was. Then the state’s courts braced for an anticipated spike in requests for marriages licenses. And not much happened, court officials report.Read More of "Obergefell at One Year "

Date Published: July 5, 2016

11,000 guardians take Judicial College Course in first year

Jenna Gant, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

As an adult guardian, Sonya Evans cares for her wards like she does her roses – tending to them with the upmost devotion.Read More of "11,000 guardians take Judicial College Course in first year "

Date Published: July 5, 2016

Gov. Kasich appoints M. Howard Petricoff to the PUCO

Governor of Ohio

Recently, Gov. John R. Kasich announced the appointment of M. Howard Petricoff of Columbus (Franklin Co.) to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). Petricoff will serve for a term beginning June 23, 2016 and ending April 10, 2020. This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Ohio Senate.Read More of "Gov. Kasich appoints M. Howard Petricoff to the PUCO "

Date Published: July 5, 2016

Courts may impute income to parents owing child support

Ohio State Bar Association

Q: My ex-wife has a college degree, but has decided to be a stay-at-home mom. She was making a fairly significant salary as a paralegal. How will the court determine her income for child support purposes if she’s not earning anything?Read More of "Courts may impute income to parents owing child support "

Date Published: July 5, 2016

Ohio State Bar Association program helps cultivate leaders in legal profession

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Earlier this year, 20 attorneys from across Ohio graduated from the 2016 Ohio State Bar Association Leadership Academy.Read More of "Ohio State Bar Association program helps cultivate leaders in legal profession "

Date Published: July 4, 2016

When is the best time to invest - or not?

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(BPT) The stock market has ridden a roller coaster this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a stock market index comprised mostly of "blue-chip stock" companies, swung down and then up by 2,000 points between Jan. 1 and mid-April.Read More of "When is the best time to invest - or not? "

Date Published: July 4, 2016

Senate has plan for Ohio to repay unemployment comp debt

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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State Sen. Bob Peterson, R-Washington Court House, applauded the approval of a plan to pay off Ohio’s lingering unemployment-compensation debt accrued during the state’s recession years ago, saving hundreds of millions of dollars that Ohio employers would face in penalties if the debt remained unpaid.Read More of "Senate has plan for Ohio to repay unemployment comp debt "

Date Published: July 4, 2016

More homeowners sprucing up outdoor living spaces

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Whether the backyard deck has seen better days or the fire pit seems disconnected from the rest of the outdoor living space, a hardscape update may be just what landscape architect ordered.Read More of "More homeowners sprucing up outdoor living spaces "

Date Published: July 4, 2016

Following storms, Attorney General DeWine warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state.Read More of "Following storms, Attorney General DeWine warns consumers to beware of home repair scam artists "

Date Published: July 4, 2016

Over 1 million fewer taxpayers asked to take id quiz this filing season

Refined selection criteria better identified questionable returns

Ohio State Tax Commission

More experience fighting tax fraud and better targeting of suspicious income tax returns made for a safer and smoother filing season for Ohio taxpayers this year. About 1 million fewer taxpayers were directed to take the Identity Confirmation Quiz to verify the legitimacy of their tax return before a refund would be issued. Last year, nearly 1.7 million taxpayers were asked to take the ID Quiz; this season that number was reduced by nearly two-thirds, to about 665,000 taxpayers.Read More of "Over 1 million fewer taxpayers asked to take id quiz this filing season "

Date Published: July 1, 2016

For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power

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(BPT) Michael Snowden was just 12 and his sister 16 when their mother began to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Although they didn't receive a definitive diagnosis until seven years later, the need to assume caregiving roles while still in their teens profoundly affected their lives.Read More of "For Alzheimer's caregivers, knowledge is power "

Date Published: July 1, 2016

New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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With House Bill 50’s enactment, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently released the updated companion Ohio Guardianship Guide for guardians overseeing adult and minor wards in the state.Read More of "New law to put Ohio Guardianship Guide into the hands of all guardians "

Date Published: July 1, 2016

School prayer amendment petition rejected for technical deficiency

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office recently rejected the petition for the proposed “The Amendment to Return Prayer to Our Public Schools” because the petition contained a technical defect that prevented the submission from being approved.Read More of "School prayer amendment petition rejected for technical deficiency "

Date Published: July 1, 2016

Adding safety features for elderly around the home is a growing trend

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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As baby boomers keep the home remodeling market at a record-beating pace, their spending has resulted in a new renovation trend: accessibility remodels.Read More of "Adding safety features for elderly around the home is a growing trend "

Date Published: July 1, 2016

Aspiring lawyer with multiple felony sex offenses can reapply for the Ohio bar exam in 2018

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio Supreme Court recently affirmed the denial of a candidate’s application for admission to the practice of law in the state, but reversed a recommendation for a lifetime ban.Read More of "Aspiring lawyer with multiple felony sex offenses can reapply for the Ohio bar exam in 2018 "

Date Published: June 30, 2016

Seniors commit suicide twice as often as teens

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(BPT) While teenagers are the age group most associated with suicide risk, the terrible truth is that another group is killing themselves at even higher rates: seniors.Read More of "Seniors commit suicide twice as often as teens "

Date Published: June 30, 2016

Attorney General DeWine announces $1.39 million settlement to resolve kickback allegations

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that Ohio has joined with other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. paid kickbacks to improperly promote various drugs and medical devices.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces $1.39 million settlement to resolve kickback allegations "

Date Published: June 30, 2016

Remodeling projects paying off more for home sellers

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The remodeling industry is always shifting, adapting to local real estate trends, costs, and changing consumer wants and needs.Read More of "Remodeling projects paying off more for home sellers "

Date Published: June 30, 2016

Kasich signs law allowing online voter registration

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Ohio joined 31 other states recently to allow voters in the Buckeye State the option to register to vote online.Read More of "Kasich signs law allowing online voter registration "

Date Published: June 30, 2016

Healthy career outlook for health care professionals with law skills

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(BPT) Career opportunities in the health care industry are expected to continue growing more quickly than in virtually any other industry, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Not only is the health care industry expected to add more than 2 million new jobs by 2024, many existing roles will continue to evolve, creating additional opportunities for professionals currently working in what is a very broad field.Read More of "Healthy career outlook for health care professionals with law skills "

Date Published: June 29, 2016

Secretary Husted: ballots for military & overseas voters available

Secretary Husted outlines key dates and deadlines for upcoming August 2nd Special Election

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced voting for military and overseas voters has begun for the upcoming August 2nd Special Election.Read More of "Secretary Husted: ballots for military & overseas voters available "

Date Published: June 29, 2016

Justice French tapped for federal judiciary advisory committee role

Bret Crow, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French will serve a three-year term on an advisory committee of the federal judiciary’s national policy-making body after her appointment June 13 by U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.Read More of "Justice French tapped for federal judiciary advisory committee role "

Date Published: June 29, 2016

Stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses with these simple tips

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(BPT) Despite recent news that Aedes aegypti, the mosquito that can carry Zika, chikungunya and other viruses has spread to 30 states, the majority of Americans have yet to embrace basic recommendations to help reduce the mosquito population at their own homes.Read More of "Stay safe from mosquito-borne illnesses with these simple tips "

Date Published: June 29, 2016

Considering a remodeling project? There's an app for that

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In a culture accustomed to apps that manage everything from home security to adjusting the thermostat, of course there exist multiple online applications to assists the average homeowner in a renovation or remodel of the home.Read More of "Considering a remodeling project? There's an app for that "

Date Published: June 29, 2016

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