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Auditor’s report urges school districts to adopt policies to govern use of online fundraising

Ohio Auditor of State

Across Ohio, hundreds of teachers are using crowdfunding – online fundraising – to generate donations to provide materials to enhance the educational experience of their students. A new report and survey from Auditor of State Dave Yost found that many school districts do not have policies to guide teachers and administrators on how to use crowdfunding properly. The report provides best practices for districts considering these policies.Read More of "Auditor’s report urges school districts to adopt policies to govern use of online fundraising "

Date Published: August 3, 2018

Dayton area attorney receives stayed suspension

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A Dayton area attorney received a six-month stayed suspension from the Ohio Supreme Court recently for his conduct related to the disputed representation of a client.Read More of "Dayton area attorney receives stayed suspension "

Date Published: August 3, 2018

Libertarian Party of Ohio secures minor party status

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

The Ohio Secretary of State’s Office recently announced that a committee seeking minor party status for the Libertarian Party of Ohio has met the necessary requirements.Read More of "Libertarian Party of Ohio secures minor party status "

Date Published: August 3, 2018

Retirement living options should be considered during working years

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Whether to downsize, age in place or buy into a retirement community is an important decision individuals approaching retirement age encounter before parting ways with careers and the daily grind.Read More of "Retirement living options should be considered during working years "

Date Published: August 3, 2018

Ohio man sentenced for defrauding 44 clients out of more than $1.4 million

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

Defendant pretended to be former Navy SEALRead More of "Ohio man sentenced for defrauding 44 clients out of more than $1.4 million "

Date Published: August 2, 2018

Grove City lawmaker wants to rid pet food sources of euthanasia drug

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives recently heard testimony on a bill meant to protect our four-legged friends from a deadly drug that has shown up in commercial dog and cat foods.Read More of "Grove City lawmaker wants to rid pet food sources of euthanasia drug "

Date Published: August 2, 2018

Attorney disbarred for failing to appeal client’s conviction

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently permanently disbarred a Cleveland attorney for violating several professional conduct rules, including failure to file an appeal of his client’s criminal conviction that he had promised to submit.Read More of "Attorney disbarred for failing to appeal client’s conviction "

Date Published: August 2, 2018

Take control of your social media experience in 3 easy steps

BrandPoint

(BPT) Does all this talk about data and sharing on social media have you confused? Is your feed too noisy and you're not seeing posts from the people and brands you care about? Social media should be a fun place for you to have meaningful interactions with friends and family. Here are three simple steps to block the distractions and have more control over your social media experience.Read More of "Take control of your social media experience in 3 easy steps "

Date Published: August 2, 2018

Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether a nursing home can sue widow to pay for her deceased husband’s outstanding bill

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, July 18th, heard three oral arguments, including an argument from Cora Bell whose husband moved into a Carlisle skilled nursing care facility in January 2014 and died in May of that year. Embassy Healthcare, which operates the nursing home, sent a letter to Bell in November about an outstanding bill of $1,678 for her husband’s care without first submit its claim to her husband’s estate.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether a nursing home can sue widow to pay for her deceased husband’s outstanding bill "

Date Published: August 1, 2018

How to reduce college costs while in high school

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Focused on your family’s future, you’ve been dutifully saving for your child’s higher education expenses in Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage. Meanwhile, you keep reading articles showing that college costs are rising. As well as saving in a tax-advantaged 529 plan, your family can take additional steps to reduce higher education expenses before your student heads off to college. In fact, your child can even earn college credits while still in high school.Read More of "How to reduce college costs while in high school "

Date Published: August 1, 2018

PUCO offers tips to prepare for a power outage

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

This summer, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is reminding consumers of important outage preparation information. While the electric distribution system in Ohio is typically safe and reliable, weather conditions such as thunderstorms, high winds or tornados can cause service interruptions. The PUCO offers these tips for being prepared in the event electric customers experience an outage.Read More of "PUCO offers tips to prepare for a power outage "

Date Published: August 1, 2018

Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether jail-time credit can be earned for one crime while the defendant is jailed for another

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 17th, heard four oral arguments, including an appeal from the Geauga County Prosecutor’s Office regarding whether a person can earn jail-time credit from one offense when in jail on a separate charge.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether jail-time credit can be earned for one crime while the defendant is jailed for another "

Date Published: July 31, 2018

Seven charged in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

A federal indictment unsealed recently charges seven people with engaging in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in the Miami Valley and across southern and central Ohio.Read More of "Seven charged in methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy "

Date Published: July 31, 2018

PUCO seeks comment on AT&T Ohio application to end discount program

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently issued a call for comments regarding AT&T Ohio’s application to discontinue its participation in the federal Lifeline program throughout the majority of its service territory. Comments are due Aug. 31, 2018.Read More of "PUCO seeks comment on AT&T Ohio application to end discount program "

Date Published: July 31, 2018

Ohio man sentenced to 80 months in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

Ordered to remain under court supervision for the rest of his lifeRead More of "Ohio man sentenced to 80 months in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS "

Date Published: July 30, 2018

PUCO encourages safe summer driving practices

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

During the summer season, thousands of travelers visiting family and friends depend on Ohio’s network of highways to get to their destination safely. In fact, Ohio has the nation's fourth largest interstate system with over 8,000 lane miles.Read More of "PUCO encourages safe summer driving practices "

Date Published: July 30, 2018

Lawsuit over workers’ compensation fees must move to court of claims

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A class-action lawsuit filed in 2010 against the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) seeking the return of administration fees collected by a bank was improperly filed and must be pursued in the Ohio Court of Claims, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Lawsuit over workers’ compensation fees must move to court of claims "

Date Published: July 30, 2018

New law to boost hunting, fishing

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Of the bills rushed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature before summer break, Ohio lawmakers approved a Senate measure that supports modernization efforts by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.Read More of "New law to boost hunting, fishing "

Date Published: July 30, 2018

Awards to be presented at ABA annual meeting

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association will honor Sudanese lawyer Abdelrahman Al Gasim with its 2018 ABA International Human Rights Award in recognition of his long record of representing and expanding access to justice for victims of rights violations in Sudan. The award will be presented during the Distinguished Guest Award Dinner (International Law/BOG Program) at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Aug. 2, 6:30 to 11p.m. at the Saddle & Cycle Club, Ballroom, 900 W Foster Avenue.Read More of "Awards to be presented at ABA annual meeting "

Date Published: July 27, 2018

Consumer alert: Be skeptical of “free meal” insurance and financial services seminars

Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is cautioning Ohioans – especially middle-aged and older adults – to be skeptical of insurance and financial products and services seminars that entice people to attend by offering a free meal. Even though pitched as only being informational, attendees can find themselves being encouraged – and even pressured – to make a purchase during or after the event.Read More of "Consumer alert: Be skeptical of “free meal” insurance and financial services seminars "

Date Published: July 27, 2018

OHFA awards over $2 million to provide affordable housing to seniors and veterans

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is providing $2,885,000 to McBride Place, a three-story, affordable housing development in Dayton, Ohio. This development will be located at 4100 West Third Street, which is on the Veterans Affairs (VA) campus, and will provide 59 units of affordable housing to seniors with special preference given to veterans.Read More of "OHFA awards over $2 million to provide affordable housing to seniors and veterans "

Date Published: July 27, 2018

Unsung heroes of the legal profession to be recognized with new IBA Jurist Award

International Bar Association

A new International Bar Association (IBA) award, the IBA Jurist Award, is to celebrate the ‘unsung heroes’ of the legal profession: jurists who exemplify personal sacrifice and commitment to justice. Nominees can include, for example, lawyers undertaking cases pro bono in the pursuit of justice or judges who rule appropriately on landmark cases despite systemic or societal pressures. The IBA’s global search for these individuals is supported by Ashoka, the largest global network of leading social entrepreneurs working towards achieving social justice.Read More of "Unsung heroes of the legal profession to be recognized with new IBA Jurist Award "

Date Published: July 27, 2018

Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of the Village of Portage checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com

Ohio State Treasurer

Momentum grows for statewide government transparency with over 1,390 local government and school districts partnering with OhioCheckbook.comRead More of "Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of the Village of Portage checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com "

Date Published: July 26, 2018

Attorney General DeWine announces Teen Ambassador Board members

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that more than 300 students representing 52 Ohio counties have been named to his office’s Teen Ambassador Board for the upcoming school year.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces Teen Ambassador Board members "

Date Published: July 26, 2018

ODH declares statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A

Ohio Department of Health

Vaccination urged for people with certain risk factors for preventable liver diseaseRead More of "ODH declares statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A "

Date Published: July 26, 2018

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