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Injured worker must appeal to higher court to regain preexisting condition benefits

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

When a pre-existing condition is aggravated by a workplace injury, the state will provide benefits until the condition returns to the level before the on-the-job injury. An injured workers’ right to appeal the elimination of the benefits are limited, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Injured worker must appeal to higher court to regain preexisting condition benefits "

Date Published: June 1, 2017

Secretary Husted issues post-2016 general election report on voter fraud

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today released the post-general election voter fraud report based on a review of cases by Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections and the Secretary of State’s Office following the 2016 Presidential Election. The report identified 153 irregularities with 52 individuals being referred for additional investigation or prosecution. Of those cases referred, 22 were identified by the Secretary of State’s Office as having voted in Ohio and another state.Read More of "Secretary Husted issues post-2016 general election report on voter fraud "

Date Published: June 1, 2017

Proposal would divert some oil, gas revenue to local municipalities

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill championed by a pair of lawmakers from the state's shale region would invest some of the money currently diverted to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Oil and Gas Well Fund into the coffers of the perennially cash strapped communities of the region.Read More of "Proposal would divert some oil, gas revenue to local municipalities "

Date Published: June 1, 2017

BWC investigative unit closes 7 fraud cases in April

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Office manager gets diversion program for fudging payroll reportsRead More of "BWC investigative unit closes 7 fraud cases in April "

Date Published: June 1, 2017

Proposal would exempt fantasy sports contests from Ohio's gambling law

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill that exempts fantasy sports contests from state gambling law continues to advance through a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives.Read More of "Proposal would exempt fantasy sports contests from Ohio's gambling law "

Date Published: June 1, 2017

Unless prohibited by contract, arbitrator free to set penalty for workplace rule violation

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently reinstated an arbitrator’s decision that a Findlay Police sergeant deserved a long suspension rather than termination for behavior unbecoming a police officer.Read More of "Unless prohibited by contract, arbitrator free to set penalty for workplace rule violation "

Date Published: May 31, 2017

OCLC, Wikipedia link citations to library materials

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Dublin based Online Computer Library Center, more commonly known as OCLC, announced recently a partnership with Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Library that would result in access to millions of additional library materials for wiki editors.Read More of "OCLC, Wikipedia link citations to library materials "

Date Published: May 31, 2017

Former state trooper charged with cyberstalking, deprivation of rights under color of law

US Attorney for the Southern Distict of Ohio

(Columbus) A former law enforcement officer has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with cyberstalking and deprivation of rights under color of law.Read More of "Former state trooper charged with cyberstalking, deprivation of rights under color of law "

Date Published: May 31, 2017

Treasurer Josh Mandel and Ohio’s public university leaders announce launch of first public university checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com

Ohio State Treasurer

Bowling Green State University and Central State University become first public universities in Ohio to post checkbook level expenditures onlineRead More of "Treasurer Josh Mandel and Ohio’s public university leaders announce launch of first public university checkbooks on OhioCheckbook.com "

Date Published: May 30, 2017

Proposal designed to clarify property value challenges

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio House of Representatives recently passed a bill codifying recent Ohio Supreme Court rulings that determined it is counter to state law to dismiss a property owner's challenge to property valuation on the basis of the misidentification of the property owner.Read More of "Proposal designed to clarify property value challenges "

Date Published: May 30, 2017

Woman sentenced to 10 years in prison, son to seven years for $8 million home healthcare fraud

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

A Cleveland Heights woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for leading a $8 million healthcare fraud conspiracy in which participants provided forged documents and fraudulent forms to bill for services that were not provided, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Woman sentenced to 10 years in prison, son to seven years for $8 million home healthcare fraud "

Date Published: May 30, 2017

‘Significant acts of dishonesty” lead to indefinite suspension of attorney

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently indefinitely suspended a Columbus attorney who deliberately made false statements during legal proceedings, disobeyed rules in multiple courts, and engaged in dishonest conduct throughout his disciplinary proceedings.Read More of "‘Significant acts of dishonesty” lead to indefinite suspension of attorney "

Date Published: May 29, 2017

Ohio exports fell 3.9 percent last year

RICK ADAMCZAK, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Exports from Ohio slipped slightly last year due in no small part to an 8.1 percent drop in exports of automobiles and auto parts.Read More of "Ohio exports fell 3.9 percent last year "

Date Published: May 29, 2017

Sustainable Farm Tour allows participants to see, taste, experience farm life

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has announced its line up for its 2017 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series.Read More of "Sustainable Farm Tour allows participants to see, taste, experience farm life "

Date Published: May 29, 2017

Give grads the gift of college with Ohio's 529 plan

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Congratulations to the Class of 2017! If you are invited to graduation parties, you may be wondering what you should give the recent high school grad. A gift card to some restaurant or online store that you hope they like? Something practical like sheets, towels, or a shower caddy to take to college? Something expensive like a laptop?Read More of "Give grads the gift of college with Ohio's 529 plan "

Date Published: May 29, 2017

Hardest Hit Funds allows Ohio Housing Finance Agency to continue the fight against foreclosure and blight

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) recently announced that several milestones have been met under the Hardest Hit Fund Save the Dream Ohio (SDO) programs.Read More of "Hardest Hit Funds allows Ohio Housing Finance Agency to continue the fight against foreclosure and blight "

Date Published: May 26, 2017

5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers

BrandPoint

(BPT) Times have changed. It's no longer enough to protect your physical home, it's also vital you stay safe from cybercrimes. It has become increasingly easier for criminals to gain access to financial accounts, email and even hack internet-connected devices in the home.Read More of "5 tips to keep your home secure from hackers "

Date Published: May 26, 2017

Proposed program aims to improve water quality in Ohio

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Finding the balance between robust agricultural production, clean water and a tax base to support local institutions is the aim of the proposed Ohio Water Quality Improvement Program, championed in a bill before members of the House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.Read More of "Proposed program aims to improve water quality in Ohio "

Date Published: May 26, 2017

Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements

BrandPoint

(BPT) If you're planning to make some home improvements this year, you're probably thinking about energy-efficient options, knowing they can save you money in the long run. However, many eco-friendly home improvements that help lower your energy bills can also pay off right away in the form of rebates and tax credits.Read More of "Where to find rebates, tax credits and rewards for energy-efficient home improvements "

Date Published: May 26, 2017

Juvenile justice: Courts, counsel and kids

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

This month marks the 50th anniversary of a watershed ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court for the treatment of juveniles in the nation’s courts. The 1967 In re Gault decision held that youth are entitled to many of the same rights adults have when encountering the judicial system – the right to an attorney, the right to have an attorney appointed if not able to afford one, the right to remain silent, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to confront witnesses against them.Read More of "Juvenile justice: Courts, counsel and kids "

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Rainy spring has dampened many Ohio farmers' corn, soybean planting plans

RICK ADAMCZAK, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Spring around Ohio so far has been, well, quite springlike.Read More of "Rainy spring has dampened many Ohio farmers' corn, soybean planting plans "

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Changing weather patterns leave homeowners underinsured

BrandPoint

(BPT) The U.S. has experienced significant shifts in the frequency, severity and locations of natural disasters - including floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and wildfires - during the past decade.Read More of "Changing weather patterns leave homeowners underinsured "

Date Published: May 25, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments, including one whether gross sexual imposition charges can be brought against to minors under the age of 13

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard four oral arguments on last week on Wednesday, May 17th, including one that considered whether Ohio’s gross sexual imposition law can be applied to minors if both parties are under the age of 13.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments, including one whether gross sexual imposition charges can be brought against to minors under the age of 13 "

Date Published: May 24, 2017

Fight the Bite: Mosquito and Tick Season Begins in Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

ODH offers tips on how to prevent mosquito- and tick-borne diseasesRead More of "Fight the Bite: Mosquito and Tick Season Begins in Ohio "

Date Published: May 24, 2017

Attorney General DeWine announces settlement in principle to recover $446,800 for Ohio Medicaid Program

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recentlyannounced that Ohio and several other states have reached an agreement in principle to join the federal government in a settlement with CareCore National LLC, a benefits management company, to resolve allegations that it improperly authorized medical procedures paid for with Medicare and Medicaid funds.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces settlement in principle to recover $446,800 for Ohio Medicaid Program "

Date Published: May 24, 2017

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