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Seventh District: Pedestrian vs. driver rules-of-the-road case turned back to trial court

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

In a Belmont County pedestrian-driver dispute, an appeals court returned to the trial court the case of a pizza delivery man who was struck by a van as he crossed a street to get into his car.Read More of "Seventh District: Pedestrian vs. driver rules-of-the-road case turned back to trial court "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

Two Ohioans receive state's top conservation honor

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently awarded its highest honor to two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the protection and enjoyment of the state's natural resources. Inducted into the Ohio Natural Resources Hall of Fame were Dennis Bigler and John Blakeman.Read More of "Two Ohioans receive state's top conservation honor "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

App aimed at getting young Ohioans to vote

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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To encourage voting by the millennial generation, a new free mobile voting information app has been created for Ohioans.Read More of "App aimed at getting young Ohioans to vote "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

Ohio juvenile courts get tech grants

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Thirteen Ohio juvenile courts have been awarded technology grants by the state’s high court.Read More of "Ohio juvenile courts get tech grants "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

Secretary Husted announces nearly 806,000 absentee ballot applications received

Ohio Secretary of State

Nearly 83,000 more requests received ahead of 2016 Presidential Election than in 2012Read More of "Secretary Husted announces nearly 806,000 absentee ballot applications received "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

What renters should know about keeping pets

Ohio State Bar Association

Q: When I moved into my apartment, pets were allowed, but a new management company is adopting a "no pets" policy. Will I have to get rid of my pet or move?Read More of "What renters should know about keeping pets "

Date Published: October 10, 2016

Ohio Innocence Project lands $15 million donation

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law has received the largest donation ever made to the college and any innocence program in the nation.Read More of "Ohio Innocence Project lands $15 million donation "

Date Published: October 7, 2016

11 cases certified to Attorney Discipline Board

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently announced the certification of 11 cases to the board for formal disciplinary proceedings.Read More of "11 cases certified to Attorney Discipline Board "

Date Published: October 7, 2016

Attorney General DeWine offers consumer tips following Yahoo breach announcement

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Yahoo of a data breach affecting some 500 million user accounts.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine offers consumer tips following Yahoo breach announcement "

Date Published: October 7, 2016

Parents: Apply for FAFSA now

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

You’ve been saving for your child’s future college education in a 529 plan over the years. Now, it’s finally time to start preparing for them to head off to college in 2017. You’ve taken family trips to scout out campuses. You’ve researched where are the best post-secondary educational institutions for your child’s chosen career path. The next step: filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).Read More of "Parents: Apply for FAFSA now "

Date Published: October 7, 2016

Why this Democrat wants a strong republican party

Lee Hamilton, Center on Congress

Center on Congress

No single perspective or ideology has all the answers. We need strong parties to generate solutions to the issues we confront that can get vetted in Congress, and be amended and reshaped to reflect the realities of a divided country.Read More of "Why this Democrat wants a strong republican party "

Date Published: October 7, 2016

Maker of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone accused of conspiring to maintain monopoly profits

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 35 other attorneys general recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices.Read More of "Maker of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone accused of conspiring to maintain monopoly profits "

Date Published: October 6, 2016

47 victims of attorney theft awarded more than $180,000

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection awarded $181,219.54 to 47 victims of attorney theft at its quarterly meeting September 9th.Read More of "47 victims of attorney theft awarded more than $180,000 "

Date Published: October 6, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Heroin and Opioid Task Force recognized with Attorney General's Award

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

The U.S. Attorney’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force will be honored later this year with the Attorney General’s Award, the highest honor given by the Justice Department.Read More of "U.S. Attorney's Heroin and Opioid Task Force recognized with Attorney General's Award "

Date Published: October 6, 2016

New NEA Report Examines Values and Needs of Artists

Ohio Arts Council

(Washington, DC) Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50th anniversary Creativity Connects initiative. Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists was produced in cooperation with the Center for Cultural Innovation. It examines issues familiar to the arts world such as funding and training, but also widens the lens to look at the effect of other forces shaping the work environment for artists including technology, the gig economy, student debt, and the growth of cross-disciplinary work.Read More of "New NEA Report Examines Values and Needs of Artists "

Date Published: October 6, 2016

October is Energy Awareness Month

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Ohio Development Services Agency are partnering during Energy Awareness Month to educate Ohioans on how to better manage their energy use. Throughout October, the agencies will provide ways to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, as well as information on programs to help Ohioans having trouble paying their energy bills.Read More of "October is Energy Awareness Month "

Date Published: October 6, 2016

Belmont County surface owners not entitled to mineral rights under their properties

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Two surface property owners in Belmont County did not follow the notice requirements of the 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA), and are not entitled to the oil and gas rights below, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Belmont County surface owners not entitled to mineral rights under their properties "

Date Published: October 5, 2016

Split appellate court rules against Nationwide in data breach case

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit was divided recently when it ruled that the parties to a class action suit had standing to bring claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company after a data breach resulted in stolen information.Read More of "Split appellate court rules against Nationwide in data breach case "

Date Published: October 5, 2016

Bill would make distribution of sexually explicit, private photos a misdemeanor

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Democrat leadership in the Ohio Senate is backing a measure that would make it a misdemeanor for any individual to circulate otherwise private, sexual images without the consent of the individual depicted.Read More of "Bill would make distribution of sexually explicit, private photos a misdemeanor "

Date Published: October 5, 2016

Proposed legislation would update Ohio's probate and estate laws

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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An Ohio State Bar Association CLE offering recently considered the proposed changes to Ohio’s probate and estate laws among other timely issues.Read More of "Proposed legislation would update Ohio's probate and estate laws "

Date Published: October 5, 2016

Rutgers Organics Corp. agrees to $18 million cleanup and $500,000 restoration of injured natual resources at Nease Superfund site near Salem

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Interior and the state of Ohio announced today that Rutgers Organics Corporation (Rutgers) has agreed to complete the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Superfund Site (site) near Salem, Ohio, estimated to cost $18.75 million. The agreement is memorialized in a consent decree lodged in federal court today in Youngstown, Ohio. Under the consent decree, Rutgers also agrees to restore injured natural resources at the site and nearby areas, at a cost of approximately $500,000. Further, Rutgers will reimburse federal and state agencies their past response and assessment costs of about $1 million.Read More of "Rutgers Organics Corp. agrees to $18 million cleanup and $500,000 restoration of injured natual resources at Nease Superfund site near Salem "

Date Published: October 4, 2016

Noble County mineral rights holder properly preserved oil and gas rights

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A Noble County mineral rights holder properly preserved those rights when a surface owner attempted to have them deemed abandoned under Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA), the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Noble County mineral rights holder properly preserved oil and gas rights "

Date Published: October 4, 2016

Several websites designed to inform voters on judicial candidates at all levels

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Voting for the president is one thing, but come November Ohio ballots will be filled with many judicial candidates and the results of those races will arguably affect life at the local level as much as any president could.Read More of "Several websites designed to inform voters on judicial candidates at all levels "

Date Published: October 4, 2016

More travelers seeking terrorism coverage

InsureMyTrip

A new consumer report from top travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip indicates a growing demand for terrorism-related travel insurance coverage. Licensed travel insurance agents at the company report an estimated 20 percent spike in calls from travelers seeking terrorism coverage for upcoming trips. The concern has led more travelers to purchase a travel insurance policy that will enable a traveler to cancel a trip due to fear or safety concerns. This specific coverage is called Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) protection.Read More of "More travelers seeking terrorism coverage "

Date Published: October 4, 2016

Ohio receives top national rating for digital modernization efforts

Ohio is one of five states in the country to receive an “A” rating

Ohio Department of Administrative Services

For the first time Ohio has received a top grade for its use of technology to increase the efficiency of government operations and provide a better value to Ohio taxpayers. Ohio was recognized for the success of its IT Optimization program that centralizes delivery of information technology (IT) services across all levels of state government.Read More of "Ohio receives top national rating for digital modernization efforts "

Date Published: October 3, 2016

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