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Last of four sentences handed down in explosives and firearms case

The United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Ohio

Four Trumbull County men convicted in an ATF investigation have been sentenced in federal court.Read More of "Last of four sentences handed down in explosives and firearms case "

Date Published: February 17, 2020

ODI Director Froment chosen for national leadership roles

Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment announced that Ohio is maintaining a leadership role at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), an organization that provides insurance regulation guidance to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.Read More of "ODI Director Froment chosen for national leadership roles "

Date Published: February 17, 2020

BWC offering $2 million in trenching safety grants

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced a new $2 million safety grant program recently to assist employers in purchasing equipment to protect their workers while working in trenching and excavating situations.Read More of "BWC offering $2 million in trenching safety grants "

Date Published: February 17, 2020

Two lawyers suspend for attempting to collect excessive fee

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Two Cuyahoga County attorneys were suspended for one year after they attempted to secure a more than $1 million fee from a wrongful death case settlement, admitting they only provided an estimated 15 hours of legal work and preparation of basic court documents.Read More of "Two lawyers suspend for attempting to collect excessive fee "

Date Published: February 17, 2020

DOJ releases $500 million for hiring law enforcement officers, improving school safety and combating distribution of illicit drugs

US Department of Justice

The Justice Department announced that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released over $500 million in grant solicitations under the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and several other grant programs that advance community policing, keep school students safe and promote the health and safety of our nation’s law enforcement officers.Read More of "DOJ releases $500 million for hiring law enforcement officers, improving school safety and combating distribution of illicit drugs "

Date Published: February 14, 2020

How to fight back against thieves this tax season

Ohio Attorney General's Office

As Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week gets underway, Attorney General Dave Yost is sharing important tips to help Ohioans guard their personal information and refund dollars during tax season.Read More of "How to fight back against thieves this tax season "

Date Published: February 14, 2020

Governor DeWine releases Children Services Transformation initial findings

Ohio Governor's Office

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently released the Children’s Services Transformation Advisory Council’s Initial Findings Report. This report summarizes the state’s efforts regarding foster care reform since Governor DeWine took office, along with common themes the council heard during their recent forums held throughout the state.Read More of "Governor DeWine releases Children Services Transformation initial findings "

Date Published: February 14, 2020

529 funds can be used to pay student loans and apprenticeships

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 has been signed into law and allows account owners and beneficiaries to withdraw 529 funds to pay on qualified education loan payments and apprenticeship programs.Read More of "529 funds can be used to pay student loans and apprenticeships "

Date Published: February 14, 2020

Supreme Court of Ohio upholds extension of Ohio Power rate plan

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court has again denied a challenge to an Ohio Power Company’s plan to charge customers more or give discounts for its use of power plants constructed in the 1950s to supply electricity to federal uranium enrichment facilities near Portsmouth.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio upholds extension of Ohio Power rate plan "

Date Published: February 13, 2020

Help discover all of Ohio’s bald eagle nests

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

For the first time in eight years, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife is attempting to find every bald eagle nest in the Buckeye State and is asking citizen scientists to report their sightings of the national bird.Read More of "Help discover all of Ohio’s bald eagle nests "

Date Published: February 13, 2020

IBAHRI launches ‘Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk’ to advance the protection of lawyers

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) recently launched a toolkit to facilitate the protection of lawyers at risk of persecution for carrying out their professional duties. The Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk is the result of a collaborative project between the IBAHRI, the Bar Human Rights Committee, Human Rights House Foundation, Lawyers for Lawyers and Lawyers Rights Watch Canada. The launch also marks the start of the commemorative year of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers and the IBA Standards for the Independence of the Legal Profession.Read More of "IBAHRI launches ‘Toolkit on Lawyers at Risk’ to advance the protection of lawyers "

Date Published: February 13, 2020

Ohio releases updated domestic action plan draft

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission and the State of Ohio have released an updated draft of the Ohio Domestic Action Plan to reduce phosphorus entering Lake Erie under the binational Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.Read More of "Ohio releases updated domestic action plan draft "

Date Published: February 13, 2020

Additional sanctions placed on previously suspended county prosecutor candidate

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A previously suspended Youngstown attorney involved in Mahoning County’s “Oakhill scandal” received a second suspension from the Ohio Supreme Court recently, but will be allowed to continue practicing law if he abides by conditions imposed on him.Read More of "Additional sanctions placed on previously suspended county prosecutor candidate "

Date Published: February 12, 2020

Bill would rein in EPA water quality overreach, lawmaker argues

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A Wooster lawmaker does not deny the need for water quality rules and adherence to them.Read More of "Bill would rein in EPA water quality overreach, lawmaker argues "

Date Published: February 12, 2020

Ohio Department of Education announces 2020 Summer Food Service Program

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education announced it is seeking local nonprofit agencies to participate as sponsors or meal sites for the 2020 Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that children ages 1-18 continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21.Read More of "Ohio Department of Education announces 2020 Summer Food Service Program "

Date Published: February 12, 2020

Huntington Bank again tops J.D. Power small business study

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Huntington Bank ranked first in customer satisfaction among Midwestern small business owners last year, according to a study from market research firm J.D. Power.Read More of "Huntington Bank again tops J.D. Power small business study "

Date Published: February 12, 2020

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