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Psychological harm can be considered in kidnapping sentence

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently in kidnapping cases, when considering whether the victim was released in a safe place unharmed—a factor that reduces the level of the offense—a jury can consider both physical and psychological harm to the victim. The opinion today affirmed a Cleveland taxi driver’s first-degree felony kidnapping conviction.Read More of "Psychological harm can be considered in kidnapping sentence "

Date Published: September 28, 2017

Grandparents target of phone scams, DeWine warns

Ohio Attorney General's Office

In recognition of National Grandparent's Day this Sunday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families to beware of phone scams targeting grandparents.Read More of "Grandparents target of phone scams, DeWine warns "

Date Published: September 28, 2017

Attorney General DeWine offers consumer tips Following Equifax breach announcement

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax, one of the country's three main credit reporting bureaus, of a data breach affecting some 143 million United States consumers.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine offers consumer tips Following Equifax breach announcement "

Date Published: September 28, 2017

Ohioans encouraged to attend Medicare check-up day events

Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is encouraging those on Medicare to review their drug and insurance coverage options for 2018 and select a plan that fits their needs and budget. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP), a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will host Medicare Check-Up Day events throughout the state to help consumers compare and select the best plan that meets their unique needs. Medicare Open Enrollment for 2018 runs from October 15 through December 7.Read More of "Ohioans encouraged to attend Medicare check-up day events "

Date Published: September 28, 2017

Seventeen indicted in federal court for conspiracy to cook and sell crack cocaine

The United States Department of Justice for the Northern District of Ohio

Seventeen people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to purchase large amounts of powder cocaine, cook the drug into crack cocaine and then sell it in and around Medina County, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Seventeen indicted in federal court for conspiracy to cook and sell crack cocaine "

Date Published: September 27, 2017

International Criminal Court to receive 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award

International Bar Association

The 2017 recipient of the Stockholm Human Rights Award has been announced recently as the International Criminal Court (‘ICC’ or the ‘Court’). Given in recognition of work advancing international justice and strengthening respect for human rights, the Award is bestowed annually by the Swedish Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the International Legal Assistance Consortium.Read More of "International Criminal Court to receive 2017 Stockholm Human Rights Award "

Date Published: September 27, 2017

First 2017 Ohio death in a Human West Nile Virus case reported

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio Department of Health urges continued precautions to prevent mosquito-borne diseasesRead More of "First 2017 Ohio death in a Human West Nile Virus case reported "

Date Published: September 27, 2017

Strip club not liable for auto accident injuries caused by intoxicated dancer

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio’s “Dram Shop Act” limits the legal responsibility of liquor permit holders not only for acts of an intoxicated customer who causes an accident after leaving the establishment where drinks are sold, but also for acts of any intoxicated worker or person after they leave, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Strip club not liable for auto accident injuries caused by intoxicated dancer "

Date Published: September 26, 2017

IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the extrajudicial killings associated with the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ and urges him to ensure due process of law and protect the human rights of all in the Philippines. Further, amid reports of threatening remarks by the President to shoot human rights officials and kill judges and lawyers, whom he perceives to be conspiring with drug offenders, the IBAHRI calls for President Duterte to respect and uphold the independence of the legal profession.Read More of "IBAHRI urges President Duterte to ensure due process of law in the Philippines "

Date Published: September 26, 2017

New ABA book explores concept of emotional intelligence to improve lawyer performance, well-being

American Bar Association

Amid a growing concern about substance use and mental health disorders in the legal profession, a new book from the American Bar Association explores how improving an attorney’s emotional intelligence can assist lawyers to be smarter, more productive and physically and mentally healthier.Read More of "New ABA book explores concept of emotional intelligence to improve lawyer performance, well-being "

Date Published: September 26, 2017

Ohio's Fallen Workers Memorial honors those lost to workplace injury and illness

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Scholarships available for families impacted by workplace injuries and fatalitiesRead More of "Ohio's Fallen Workers Memorial honors those lost to workplace injury and illness "

Date Published: September 26, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments this month, including one examining if the usual dosage range for morphine can be applied to fentanyl

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard four oral arguments Wednesday, September 13th, including an abortion law dispute involving a statute that requires certain medical facilities to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital for emergencies or medical complication.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments this month, including one examining if the usual dosage range for morphine can be applied to fentanyl "

Date Published: September 25, 2017

Man sentenced to more than three years in prison for dumping wastewater in Tuscarawas River

The United States Department of Justice for the Northern District of Ohio

A North Lawrence man was sentenced to more than three years in prison for dumping wastewater into tributaries of the Tuscarawas River.Read More of "Man sentenced to more than three years in prison for dumping wastewater in Tuscarawas River "

Date Published: September 25, 2017

EHD virus confirmed in Ohio deer and cattle

Ohio Department of Agriculture

Illness is not infectious to peopleRead More of "EHD virus confirmed in Ohio deer and cattle "

Date Published: September 25, 2017

'Blind' man who drives, directs traffic, guilty of theft from workers' comp agency

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

A Toledo-area man who claimed he was too visually impaired to work must pay the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation nearly $15,000 in restitution after investigators found him driving, parking cars and directing traffic at a parking facility he owns in downtown Toledo.Read More of "'Blind' man who drives, directs traffic, guilty of theft from workers' comp agency "

Date Published: September 25, 2017

Cleveland man indicted for stealing $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans

The United States Department of Justice for the Northern District of Ohio

A Cleveland man was indicted on charges that he stole more than $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and Lamont Pugh III, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General.Read More of "Cleveland man indicted for stealing $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans "

Date Published: September 22, 2017

A+ advice for a successful school year

BrandPoint

(BPT) The first days of school are filled with excitement and pangs of anxiety, but it doesn't take long for high school and college students to fall into a routine. Adjusting to the new reality of school can be difficult, but it's the steps students take now that determine their success throughout the school year.Read More of "A+ advice for a successful school year "

Date Published: September 22, 2017

Bill to streamline building-inspection process opposed by municipalities

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A northeast Ohio lawmaker's plan to smooth out the resulting wrinkles sometimes created by the state's building-inspection process has been called out by the state's municipalities and related associations as pro special interest.Read More of "Bill to streamline building-inspection process opposed by municipalities "

Date Published: September 22, 2017

Statewide investments to create more than $115 million in new payroll

Ohio Governor's Office

Governor John R. Kasich recently announced the approval of assistance for 8 projects set to create 3,792 new jobs and retain 459 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $115 million in new payroll, and spur more than $377 million in investments across Ohio.Read More of "Statewide investments to create more than $115 million in new payroll "

Date Published: September 22, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments this month, including one examining a state Law which mandates transfer agreements with hospitals

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard four oral arguments Tuesday, September 12th, including an abortion law dispute involving a statute that requires certain medical facilities to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital for emergencies or medical complication.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments this month, including one examining a state Law which mandates transfer agreements with hospitals "

Date Published: September 21, 2017

Bill designed to protect public from pyramid schemes

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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As state lawmakers make their return to the Ohio Statehouse at the conclusion of the summer recess, members of the Ohio House of Representatives are expected to consider a bill designed to strengthen consumer protection and protect the public from pyramid schemes.Read More of "Bill designed to protect public from pyramid schemes "

Date Published: September 21, 2017

Proposed bill would take a second look at development of chancery court

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A northeast Ohio lawmaker doesn't want the state to miss out on an opportunity as the business climate throughout the Buckeye State improves and the overall economy continues to grow.Read More of "Proposed bill would take a second look at development of chancery court "

Date Published: September 21, 2017

Former IRS official Karen L. Hawkins named chair of ABA Section of Taxation

American Bar Association

Karen L. Hawkins of Yachats, Ore., has been selected to chair the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the nation’s largest organization of tax lawyers. Hawkins will serve a one-year term to end August 2018Read More of "Former IRS official Karen L. Hawkins named chair of ABA Section of Taxation "

Date Published: September 21, 2017

Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Cocaine drive increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016

Ohio Department of Health

Ohio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 with stronger drugs driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The report shows a sharp rise in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more deadly fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and indications that cocaine is now being used with fentanyl and other opiates. The report also contains some promising news – the fewest prescription opioid overdose deaths since 2009.Read More of "Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Cocaine drive increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016 "

Date Published: September 20, 2017

New Holocaust-related book examines law and ethics in current battles over Nazi art

American Bar Association

The dogged quest of Maria Altmann to retrieve her family’s collection of Gustav Klimpt art seized in Austria during the Nazi era is well known, celebrated in the 2015 highly acclaimed film, “Woman in Gold.”Read More of "New Holocaust-related book examines law and ethics in current battles over Nazi art "

Date Published: September 20, 2017

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