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Man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegal demolition of former factory

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

A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolishing a former factory in Cleveland, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegal demolition of former factory "

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Seven indicted following drug trafficking investigation

Ohio Attorney General's Office

(McConnelsville, OH) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, and members of the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force announced recently the indictments of seven individuals suspected of operating and/or participating in a large-scale drug trafficking organization with ties to Morgan, Washington, Muskingum, and Franklin counties.Read More of "Seven indicted following drug trafficking investigation "

Date Published: October 16, 2017

State must prove charter school building operators intended to profit from lease deals

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently overturned denials of property tax exemptions sought by the building manager of two Horizon Science Academy charter schools in Columbus. The Court found that state taxing authorities used the wrong standard to conclude the corporation attempted to profit from leasing educational space.Read More of "State must prove charter school building operators intended to profit from lease deals "

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Battelle reveals new anti-drone device

Rick Adamczak, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Battelle introduced a new version of the DroneDefender device at the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber Conference's Technology Symposium on recently.Read More of "Battelle reveals new anti-drone device "

Date Published: October 16, 2017

Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of the Ohio University Checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com

Ohio Treasurer of State

Ohio University posts largest amount of checkbook level spending online of any public university in stateRead More of "Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of the Ohio University Checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com "

Date Published: October 12, 2017

Pro teams back fantasy sports bill

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Ohio appears to be well on its way to joining 16 other states that have eased gambling laws to permit fantasy sports contests.Read More of "Pro teams back fantasy sports bill "

Date Published: October 12, 2017

Survey: Social Security causing concerns for future retirees

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In a new survey, retirees are voicing their concerns over quality of life in retirement.Read More of "Survey: Social Security causing concerns for future retirees "

Date Published: October 12, 2017

OSU researchers discover molecular 'add-ons' that customize protein interfaces

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Researchers from Ohio State University, in conjunction with a research team from the University of Regensburg in Germany, have discovered a previously overlooked part of protein molecules that could be key to how proteins interact inside living cells.Read More of "OSU researchers discover molecular 'add-ons' that customize protein interfaces "

Date Published: October 12, 2017

Court had authority to return Akron police officer to prison for wife’s murder

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Summit County Prosecuting Attorney had the right to appeal a judgment declaring a former Akron police captain innocent of murdering his wife, and a common pleas court judge had the right to send him back to prison, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Court had authority to return Akron police officer to prison for wife’s murder "

Date Published: October 11, 2017

Bill gives PUCO submetering oversight

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A Republican lawmaker from Worthington believes high-rise residents and those in other residential settings throughout the state are getting a bad deal when it comes to having a say in their utilities.Read More of "Bill gives PUCO submetering oversight "

Date Published: October 11, 2017

Bill focuses on vision care practices

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Members of the House Insurance Committee are mulling a bill that would eliminate the seemingly arbitrary limitations health insurers impose on vision care services for Ohio consumers.Read More of "Bill focuses on vision care practices "

Date Published: October 11, 2017

Trucking industry braces as e-log mandate approaches

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Luke Roy said he expects to seem some "headbutting" when most trucking companies must use electronic logging devices by the December deadline.Read More of "Trucking industry braces as e-log mandate approaches "

Date Published: October 11, 2017

West Nile Virus confirmed in Ohio horses

Ohio Department of Agriculture

The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently confirmed the first positive cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses for 2017. Multiple cases in different parts of the state have been reported. The horses confirmed to have contracted WNV had not been vaccinated. The spread of WNV in horses is preventable with proper vaccination and horse owners are urged to ensure their animal’s vaccine and boosters are up to date.Read More of "West Nile Virus confirmed in Ohio horses "

Date Published: October 11, 2017

Attorney General DeWine offers updated information regarding the Equifax breach

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently offered updated information for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax of a major data breach affecting over 5 million Ohioans. Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting bureaus, has stated that their system was compromised between May and July of this year and includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine offers updated information regarding the Equifax breach "

Date Published: October 10, 2017

Public records reboot

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Last September, legislation took effect that launched a new way for people who think they’ve been wrongfully denied a public record to challenge their lack of access. The law aims to offer “an expeditious and economical procedure that attempts to resolve disputes” about public records. The appeals are heard in the Ohio Court of Claims, which handles most civil lawsuits against the state, including public agencies and state universities.Read More of "Public records reboot "

Date Published: October 10, 2017

PUCO issues Winter Reconnect Order for 2017–2018

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved the Winter Reconnect Order to help Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 16, 2017 and April 13, 2018. Any customer of a PUCO-regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than 228,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order.Read More of "PUCO issues Winter Reconnect Order for 2017–2018 "

Date Published: October 10, 2017

3 reasons to go cashless

BrandPoint

(BPT) The dollar, the euro, the pound, the yen... the currency people use around the world has many different names, but it all shares something in common. Paper forms of currency are out and digital payments are in. The security and convenience of card based electronic payments and digital payments are driving a global shift away from cash. As consumers and merchants around the world become more and more digitally connected this shift will continue to accelerate.Read More of "3 reasons to go cashless "

Date Published: October 10, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments last month, including an appeal of a death penalty sentence for a murderer who found victims through Craigslist

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard three oral arguments Tuesday, September 26th, including an appeal from Richard Beasley, an Ohio death-row prisoner who placed ads on Craigslist to lure potential murder victims. He claims that the media coverage surrounding his actions ensured that he did not receive a fair and impartial trial.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments last month, including an appeal of a death penalty sentence for a murderer who found victims through Craigslist "

Date Published: October 9, 2017

Ohio companies tackle health insurers' PA requests

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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(Columbus) Local companies are seeking to disrupt a practice by health insurers that has been criticized for delaying doctor-prescribed medications for patients.Read More of "Ohio companies tackle health insurers' PA requests "

Date Published: October 9, 2017

Defendants charged with intent to distribute 720 kilos of cocaine in first of its kind case in southern Ohio

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

(Columbus) Four defendants are being transported to Columbus, Ohio today for federal prosecution in the Southern District of Ohio after being charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 720 kilograms of cocaine. The more than 1,584 pounds of cocaine has an approximate street value of $25 million in total.Read More of "Defendants charged with intent to distribute 720 kilos of cocaine in first of its kind case in southern Ohio "

Date Published: October 9, 2017

AEP honored for economic development efforts

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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American Electric Power has been recognized by Site Selection Magazine as one of the country's top 10 utilities for economic development.Read More of "AEP honored for economic development efforts "

Date Published: October 9, 2017

New toolkits help juvenile courts’ work with children & families

Carol Taylor, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Two new resource toolkits intended to help juvenile courts assess current practices were released recently by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Children & Families Section.Read More of "New toolkits help juvenile courts’ work with children & families "

Date Published: October 6, 2017

2017 Ohio School Report Cards released

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has released the annual Ohio School Report Cards.Read More of "2017 Ohio School Report Cards released "

Date Published: October 6, 2017

Ohio companies collaborate through company

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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(Columbus) What do Equifax, JP Morgan Chase, Yahoo, Target and Sony Pictures Entertainment have in common?Read More of "Ohio companies collaborate through company "

Date Published: October 6, 2017

Now a billion-dollar business in Ohio, state's grape, wine industry continues to grow

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Diana and Pete Hooverman almost knew what to do when they saw, what would become, their Granville property for the first time in 2005.Read More of "Now a billion-dollar business in Ohio, state's grape, wine industry continues to grow "

Date Published: October 6, 2017

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