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Jail-time credit not awarded for time under house arrest

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A criminal defendant is not entitled to jail-time credit while under postconviction house arrest or postconviction electronic monitoring because state law only grants credit to those confined to a public or private facility “intended for penal confinement,” the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Jail-time credit not awarded for time under house arrest "

Date Published: September 30, 2020

Wife sentenced to prison in chop shop conspiracy involving the theft of more than 35 vehicles

The United States Attorney's Office Southern District of Ohio

A Columbus woman was sentenced in U.S. District Court recently for conspiring with her husband and others to steal at least 35 vehicles, earning more than half a million dollars by selling their parts.Read More of "Wife sentenced to prison in chop shop conspiracy involving the theft of more than 35 vehicles "

Date Published: September 30, 2020

Ohio Attorney General set to award grants to help crime victims

Ohio Attorney General's Office

The Ohio Attorney General plans to award an estimated $59 million in grants to groups that provide direct services to crime victims across Ohio, including more than $13 million to help children.Read More of "Ohio Attorney General set to award grants to help crime victims "

Date Published: September 30, 2020

Expect stunning fall colors throughout Ohio this year

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Fall is a special time of year in Ohio because of the stunning spectrum of colors that will soon transform trees around the state. Throughout the season, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here., will be providing regular updates on the best locations to enjoy the unique activities and beautiful tones of autumn.Read More of "Expect stunning fall colors throughout Ohio this year "

Date Published: September 30, 2020

AG Yost's Robocall Enforcement Unit warns of potential scam calls and texts

Ohio Attorney General's Office

An anti-robocall initiative launched six months ago by Attorney General Dave Yost has empowered Ohioans to report 27,931 illegal robocalls in an effort to help the Attorney General fight back against the growing nuisance. In turn, the Robocall Enforcement Unit has analyzed and shared the incoming data to try to put a stop to these illegal calls and texts, including filing a lawsuit to stop this behavior in June.Read More of "AG Yost's Robocall Enforcement Unit warns of potential scam calls and texts "

Date Published: September 29, 2020

Be prepared: 5 steps to build your emergency fund

BrandPoint

(BPT) Many of life's interruptions can't be predicted. Not having funds set aside for unexpected problems can leave you racking up high credit card debt or putting yourself in other difficult financial straits.Read More of "Be prepared: 5 steps to build your emergency fund "

Date Published: September 29, 2020

Julian Assange extradition would threaten freedoms of expression and media, says IBAHRI

International Bar Association

As the landmark trial of the founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange resumes, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) states that a potential extradition of Mr Assange from the United Kingdom to the United States would:Read More of "Julian Assange extradition would threaten freedoms of expression and media, says IBAHRI "

Date Published: September 29, 2020

Man’ false injury claim costs him $33K

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Ohio BWC releases latest fraud convictionsRead More of "Man’ false injury claim costs him $33K "

Date Published: September 29, 2020

Workers cannot claim invasion of privacy after direct-observation urine tests

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

When workers at a private company provide urine samples for drug testing under the “direct-observation method” they cannot sue their employer for invasion of privacy, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Workers cannot claim invasion of privacy after direct-observation urine tests "

Date Published: September 28, 2020

What’s on the Ohio 529 Plan “Top Ten List?”

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

You want to make the smartest decision possible in all aspects of your life. When you start saving for your child’s future higher education in Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, you will need to select which investment options you would like to place your funds.Read More of "What’s on the Ohio 529 Plan “Top Ten List?” "

Date Published: September 28, 2020

Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores

StatePoint

(StatePoint) Along with the fall season comes a range of outdoor chores for homeowners nationwide, from clearing trees and branches after wicked weather strikes to gathering autumn leaves. Here are a few things to consider as you go about fueling your chainsaws, leaf blowers and other lawn care equipment:Read More of "Tips for fueling up for outdoor fall chores "

Date Published: September 28, 2020

Seven charged in multi-state scheme to purchase vehicles and watercrafts using false and stolen identification documents

The United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Ohio

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that seven individuals were charged for using stolen identities of United States citizens from Puerto Rico and falsified identification documents to fraudulently purchase and finance vehicles and watercrafts from dealerships in Northern Ohio. The charges were made public in a forty-count indictment unsealed in a federal court in the Northern District of Ohio.Read More of "Seven charged in multi-state scheme to purchase vehicles and watercrafts using false and stolen identification documents "

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Combatting cybersecurity threats of the COVID-19 era

StatePoint

(StatePoint) New data reveals that in uncertain times, consumers and businesses need even greater vigilance when it comes to their cybersecurity.Read More of "Combatting cybersecurity threats of the COVID-19 era "

Date Published: September 25, 2020

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to host virtual IP Fall Institute

American Bar Association

Judges, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office officials, in-house counsel, professors, private practitioners, and U.S. and global industry experts will come together virtually to discuss the latest in intellectual property developments and emerging issues during the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s IP Fall Institute, Sept. 29 through Oct. 2.Read More of "ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law to host virtual IP Fall Institute "

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Why protecting your skin matters all year long

StatePoint

(StatePoint) As the seasons change and the weather cools, you may be naturally inclined to pay less attention to the health and appearance of your skin. However, experts say that falling temperatures should not coincide with ditching your skin protection routine.Read More of "Why protecting your skin matters all year long "

Date Published: September 25, 2020

Attention police: Stop attacking journalists for doing their jobs

Gene Policinski, Freedom Forum

Freedom Forum

Enough is enough — and too much.Read More of "Attention police: Stop attacking journalists for doing their jobs "

Date Published: September 25, 2020

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