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First two pediatric flu death reported in Ohio

Ohio Department of Health

New flu-associated hospitalizations rise sharply in Ohio, across U.S.Read More of "First two pediatric flu death reported in Ohio "

Date Published: January 22, 2018

Other retirement savings options exist beside 401(k)s and IRAs

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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One of the largest financial hurdles individuals face is planning for retirement.Read More of "Other retirement savings options exist beside 401(k)s and IRAs "

Date Published: January 22, 2018

Chamber, trial lawyers oppose Republican plan to overhaul Ohio BWC

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Detractors of a Republican lawmaker's proposal to enact fundamental change at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation say provisions of House Bill 269 are overburdensome to employers, financially expose vulnerable workers and leave in layers of bureaucracy.Read More of "Chamber, trial lawyers oppose Republican plan to overhaul Ohio BWC "

Date Published: January 19, 2018

State bar association announces most recent round of certified specialists

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Three area attorneys recently joined the ranks of more than 700 of their peers who are certified by the Ohio State Bar Association in a specialized area of law, according to a press release announcing the latest round of participating attorneys.Read More of "State bar association announces most recent round of certified specialists "

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Ohio awards nearly $90,000 for human trafficking prevention

Ohio Department of Public Safety

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF), in collaboration with the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, will award nearly $90,000 in grant money to fund seven organizations to develop and implement human trafficking prevention programs across Ohio. These projects will identify and assist at-risk youth populations and provide them with information and resources to prevent human trafficking.Read More of "Ohio awards nearly $90,000 for human trafficking prevention "

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Life insurance policies preserve wealth, ease the benefactor's financial burden

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Life insurance death-claim payouts should abate the financial burden of high-net-worth individuals who wish to pass on their assets to their children in light of the estate tax cuts in the landmark tax recently signed into law.Read More of "Life insurance policies preserve wealth, ease the benefactor's financial burden "

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Ohio judge charged with stealing at least $96,200 from former client

The United States Attorneys Office Northern District of Ohio

A Mahoning County judge was charged in federal court with stealing at least $96,200 from a former client, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen D. Anthony.Read More of "Ohio judge charged with stealing at least $96,200 from former client "

Date Published: January 18, 2018

OHFA awards funding for housing assistance program

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has announced that CelebrateOne, a Franklin County-based organization created to reduce infant mortality, will receive funding to implement a pilot program to provide rental assistance, health care, social services and more to low-income households at risk for infant mortality.Read More of "OHFA awards funding for housing assistance program "

Date Published: January 18, 2018

Financial planners advise late-comers to take the retirement-planning plunge

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A 50 year old just getting started in earnest on a retirement savings plan shouldn't preoccupy himself with the circumstance.Read More of "Financial planners advise late-comers to take the retirement-planning plunge "

Date Published: January 18, 2018

Here's how the tax reform plan could affect you

BrandPoint

(BPT) With the newly passed tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you so that you can plan ahead for the outcomes you will start to feel in your paycheck as early as February 2018.Read More of "Here's how the tax reform plan could affect you "

Date Published: January 18, 2018

Public utility rates: Who's in charge?

Ohio State Bar Association

The days may be getting longer but the weather is getting colder and as a result, utility costs can soar this time of year. For the prudent consumer, it is vital to know how, why and by whom utilities are regulated. Retired attorney Stephen M. Howard, formerly with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, provides an overview of utilities and rates in Ohio and explains why a lawyer can come in handy when those services are in dispute.Read More of "Public utility rates: Who's in charge? "

Date Published: January 18, 2018

BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct this month announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.Read More of "BPC certifies new disciplinary cases "

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Retirement readiness: Hitting the retirement preparation sweet spot

BrandPoint

(BPT) A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College suggests an alarming state of awareness about retirement readiness: Of surveyed households, 33 percent realize they are not well prepared, 19 percent are not well prepared but don't know it, and 24 percent are well prepared but don't know it.Read More of "Retirement readiness: Hitting the retirement preparation sweet spot "

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Dem bill attacks sex-based wage disparity in the public sector

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Canton Democrat Rep. Thomas West is going after the state of Ohio's employment and pay practices in a bill that secured a first hearing in the final weeks of 2017 in the Ohio House of Representatives.Read More of "Dem bill attacks sex-based wage disparity in the public sector "

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Proposal would outlaw mandatory overtime for RNs

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A new bill introduced on December 28 aims to outlaw mandatory overtime for registered nurses as a condition of employment.Read More of "Proposal would outlaw mandatory overtime for RNs "

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Ohio seniors: Protect yourself and those around you from the flu

Ohio Department of Aging

Flu is much more than a personal health issueRead More of "Ohio seniors: Protect yourself and those around you from the flu "

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Secretary of State Husted sets special election schedule

Ohio Secretary of State's Office

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently directed county boards of elections within the 12th Congressional District of Ohio to begin preparing for the Special Congressional Primary and General Elections. The Secretary also issued the election calendar for the Special Primary Election, to be held in conjunction with the as-scheduled 2018 Primary Election on May 8, 2018, and the Special General Election, to be held on August 7, 2018. The Central Ohio seat will be vacated by United States Representative Pat Tiberi (R–Ohio) on January 15.Read More of "Secretary of State Husted sets special election schedule "

Date Published: January 16, 2018

Man pleads guilty to cyberstalking local law enforcement officer

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

William E. Young, 54, of Columbus, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today to one count of cyberstalking.Read More of "Man pleads guilty to cyberstalking local law enforcement officer "

Date Published: January 16, 2018

Ohio House proposes counterfeiting legislation at urging of the Secret Service

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Ohio law enforcement agencies have always had to make do and charge offenders involved in counterfeiting crimes with the related offenses of forgery, criminal simulation or theft - the Ohio Revised Code includes no provision for the criminal offense.Read More of "Ohio House proposes counterfeiting legislation at urging of the Secret Service "

Date Published: January 16, 2018

Reverse mortgages can be another source of revenue for retirees

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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There are a multitude of different avenues to save for retirement including traditional 401(k)s or IRA accounts. However, there is one retirement tool that is only recently growing in popularity - a reverse mortgage.Read More of "Reverse mortgages can be another source of revenue for retirees "

Date Published: January 16, 2018

Punitive damages not recoverable in contract breach, Supreme Court of Ohio rules

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Punitive damages are not recoverable in a breach-of-contract lawsuit unless the breach involves a tort, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Punitive damages not recoverable in contract breach, Supreme Court of Ohio rules "

Date Published: January 15, 2018

House legislators want Ohio electorate to make decision on right-to-work measures

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A lawmaker duo in the Ohio House of Representatives believes everyday Ohioans should be the ones to decide whether to join the 28 right-to-work states that curtail certain union activities in both the public and private sectors.Read More of "House legislators want Ohio electorate to make decision on right-to-work measures "

Date Published: January 15, 2018

Don't get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety

BrandPoint

Top tips for locking down your online securityRead More of "Don't get hacked! Time to get serious about password safety "

Date Published: January 15, 2018

Supreme Court of Ohio issues opinions in four cases

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Among the decisions released today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled in four cases involving no-contest pleas, juveniles, or enhanced penalties for fentanyl possession.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio issues opinions in four cases "

Date Published: January 12, 2018

DeWine, 49 attorneys general reach $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with the attorneys general of 48 other states and the District of Columbia, has reached a $45 million settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender and servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation.Read More of "DeWine, 49 attorneys general reach $45 million settlement with PHH Mortgage Corporation "

Date Published: January 12, 2018

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