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Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million

The United States Attorneys Office Northern District of Ohio

A former Broadview Heights man was sentenced to nearly six years in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the Cuyahoga Heights School District out of millions of dollars, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Former Broadview Heights man sentenced to nearly six years in prison for defrauding Cuyahoga Heights School District out of $2.6 million "

Date Published: December 19, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio issues suspensions to three attorneys

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Three Ohio attorneys received partially stayed suspensions from the Ohio Supreme Court recently that suspend their law practice for six months.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio issues suspensions to three attorneys "

Date Published: December 19, 2017

31 victims of attorney theft reimbursed nearly $200,000

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Nearly $200,000 was awarded to 31 victims of attorney theft, following a vote of the Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection on Dec. 1. The compensation was in response to claims made against seven former or suspended attorneys who were found to have misappropriated client funds.Read More of "31 victims of attorney theft reimbursed nearly $200,000 "

Date Published: December 19, 2017

New digital resource launched for preschool learning

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio’s parents and educators have a new resource to help little learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures with the INFOhio Early Learning Portal. The easy-to-navigate site contains more than 50 websites and apps chosen and evaluated by educators and librarians with expertise in early learning and literacy.Read More of "New digital resource launched for preschool learning "

Date Published: December 19, 2017

Children’s charity and its telemarketer accused of bilking over $4.2 million from Ohio donors

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a lawsuit against a purported children’s charity, its operators, and its fundraiser for allegedly defrauding Ohio donors and misleading them about how their money would be spent.Read More of "Children’s charity and its telemarketer accused of bilking over $4.2 million from Ohio donors "

Date Published: December 18, 2017

Disaster relief bill advances in Senate, raises constitutional question

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A House bill devised to make it easier for out-of-state businesses and employees to come to the aid of Ohioans during a disaster landed a first hearing late last month before Senate committee members, who presumably will have to address a constitutional defect.Read More of "Disaster relief bill advances in Senate, raises constitutional question "

Date Published: December 18, 2017

Legislation seeks incentives for more research on incurable diseases

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill advanced by a southwest Ohio lawmaker that proposes a different tack for incentivizing medical research relating to incurable diseases secured a first hearing before House Health Committee members in recent weeks.Read More of "Legislation seeks incentives for more research on incurable diseases "

Date Published: December 18, 2017

Man engaged in unauthorized practice of law

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently decided that a Sidney man engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he told a debt collector for the Ohio attorney general that he was the “authorized representative” of another person and demanded the collector pay his client $100,000.Read More of "Man engaged in unauthorized practice of law "

Date Published: December 18, 2017

Give outdoor enthusiasts the gift of the great outdoors

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

As the hustle and bustle of the holiday season continues in December, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has several opportunities to make gift giving a little easier this year. Why not give the gift of the great outdoors? Consider giving a gift that will encourage family members and friends to spend time outside and enjoy the beauty and fun that nature in Ohio has to offer!Read More of "Give outdoor enthusiasts the gift of the great outdoors "

Date Published: December 18, 2017

Five Ohioans sentenced for insurance fraud after investigation

Ohio Department of Insurance

Five people across Ohio have been sentenced for insurance crimes resulting from investigative work by the Ohio Department of Insurance, department director Jillian Froment announced.Read More of "Five Ohioans sentenced for insurance fraud after investigation "

Date Published: December 15, 2017

ODNR geologic research grants awarded for third year

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has awarded geologic research grants to two Ohio graduate school students from the ODNR Division of Geological Survey’s Ohio Geology License Plate Fund. The student research will broaden understanding of the state’s natural history and may assist in future development of resources.Read More of "ODNR geologic research grants awarded for third year "

Date Published: December 15, 2017

New projects expected to create more than $477 million in investments

State of Ohio Govenor's Office

Recently Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for 15 projects set to create 2,338 new jobs and retain 1,857 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $107 million in new payroll, and spur more than $477 million in investments across Ohio.Read More of "New projects expected to create more than $477 million in investments "

Date Published: December 15, 2017

Fashion maven's group donates designer dresses to girls who can't afford them

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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School dresses aren't cheap, and many dresses today are far out of reach for low-income girls and their families.Read More of "Fashion maven's group donates designer dresses to girls who can't afford them "

Date Published: December 15, 2017

Senate bill striving for transparency in campaign finance advances in House

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The sponsoring lawmaker has pitched his bill to counterparts in the Ohio House of Representatives seated on the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee and the committee was scheduled to have heard testimony in favor of the measure earlier recently.Read More of "Senate bill striving for transparency in campaign finance advances in House "

Date Published: December 14, 2017

Attorney who charged excessive fee indefinitely suspended

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently indefinitely suspended an Urbana attorney who was convicted of a felony because he netted $127,000 by selling the land of his client to pay her legal fee even though he provided only $9,000 in legal services.Read More of "Attorney who charged excessive fee indefinitely suspended "

Date Published: December 14, 2017

Legislation aims to expand broadband access in Ohio

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill that aims to expand broadband's reach throughout the Buckeye State has gained the support of county commissioners and a nonprofit nationwide initiative advancing that very argument.Read More of "Legislation aims to expand broadband access in Ohio "

Date Published: December 14, 2017

Columbus Trust Study shows women's trust in leadership declines with age

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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While sexual harassment cases have swept the nation's attention, the second annual Columbus Trust Study finds that women's trust in an organization's leadership declines with age.Read More of "Columbus Trust Study shows women's trust in leadership declines with age "

Date Published: December 14, 2017

Department of Higher Education announces Northwest Ohio RAPIDS awards

Ohio Department of Higher Education

The state Controlling Board recently approved an Ohio Department of Higher Education request to transfer $3,606,352 in capital funds for the purpose of providing four regional awards for workforce development projects relating to the department’s Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program. The funds will be awarded for projects in Southwest, Northwest, Southeast, and the western portion of Northeast Ohio.Read More of "Department of Higher Education announces Northwest Ohio RAPIDS awards "

Date Published: December 14, 2017

Two arrested and charged after ordering fentanyl from China

The United States Attorneys Office Northern District of Ohio

Two men were arrested and charged with attempted possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Two arrested and charged after ordering fentanyl from China "

Date Published: December 13, 2017

Damaging a rented home would become a criminal offense under proposal

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Criminals who purposefully wreck the rented home in which they live could be charged criminally for the offense if House Bill 282 clears the Ohio Legislature and makes it to Gov. John Kasich's desk.Read More of "Damaging a rented home would become a criminal offense under proposal "

Date Published: December 13, 2017

County must turn over girl’s autopsy records to father who killed her

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office must turn over the autopsy records of an infant to her father, who is serving 15 years to life for the murder of the child, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "County must turn over girl’s autopsy records to father who killed her "

Date Published: December 13, 2017

Ohio State joins effort to promote gay, trans nondiscrimination policies in Ohio business

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Ohio State joins more than 200 businesses, universities and organizations that are part of a coalition that promotes nondiscriminatory business practices that include gay and transgender Ohioans.Read More of "Ohio State joins effort to promote gay, trans nondiscrimination policies in Ohio business "

Date Published: December 13, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments last week, including whether the PUCO can allow a utility provider to withdraw its security plan

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard three oral arguments Wednesday, December 6th, including a one made by the Ohio Office of the Consumers’ Counsel contesting the Public Utility Commission of Ohio’s ability to allow a utility provider to withdraw its second Electric Security Plan.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments last week, including whether the PUCO can allow a utility provider to withdraw its security plan "

Date Published: December 12, 2017

Man sentenced for fentanyl distribution ordered to pay funeral costs for juvenile who overdosed

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

Michael Chandler, 29, of Cincinnati, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 200 months in prison for distributing fentanyl. As part of his sentence, Chandler was also ordered to pay more than $9,000 in restitution to cover the funeral costs for an overdose death that resulted from Chandler’s drug distributing.Read More of "Man sentenced for fentanyl distribution ordered to pay funeral costs for juvenile who overdosed "

Date Published: December 12, 2017

Ohio's injury rate below national average, claims dip to record low

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Results from a national study show nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Ohio took a nine percent tumble last year and fell well below the national average for the fourth consecutive year. Ohio experienced 2.7 injuries per 100 full-time employees in 2016, bettering the national average of 3.2.Read More of "Ohio's injury rate below national average, claims dip to record low "

Date Published: December 12, 2017

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