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Supreme Court of Ohio reverses itself — approves state’s mandatory bindover for older juveniles

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The constitutional rights of older juveniles charged with certain serious crimes are not violated when they are automatically sent to trial in adult court, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio reverses itself — approves state’s mandatory bindover for older juveniles "

Date Published: June 8, 2017

Statewide investments to create $6.8 million in new payroll

Ohio State Governor's Office

Recently, Governor John R. Kasich announced the approval of assistance for three projects set to create 105 new jobs and retain 221 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 $6.8 million in new payroll and spur $11.8 million in investments across Ohio.Read More of "Statewide investments to create $6.8 million in new payroll "

Date Published: June 8, 2017

Eight people indicted in federal court for firearms crimes

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

Eight people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations, said David A. Sierleja, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Trevor Velinor, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Columbus Field Division.Read More of "Eight people indicted in federal court for firearms crimes "

Date Published: June 8, 2017

Marine Corps veteran launches site for helping Americans find jobs overseas

PR_Newswire

(Lynchburg, VA) Watchdog Jobs, a brand-new, American company job board-based platform that features contracts, private, and federal work abroad available to any American today, was this week officially opened by founder and Marine Corps Veteran, Nathan Schweikart.Read More of "Marine Corps veteran launches site for helping Americans find jobs overseas "

Date Published: June 8, 2017

Terms of postrelease control need not be repeated verbatim in sentencing entry

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

When a judge imposes postrelease control on an offender, the judge is required to provide all of the statutorily required notifications at a sentencing hearing. But the court’s follow-up written entry of the sentence can be a summary and does not have to quote the judge verbatim, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Terms of postrelease control need not be repeated verbatim in sentencing entry "

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Ohio crew called for Georgia wildfire assistance

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

An Ohio wildfire crew consisting of six people and one wildfire engine from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) departed recently to travel to Georgia, where they were dispatched to the West Mims Fire in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) near Kingsland, Georgia, to help fight the wildfire.Read More of "Ohio crew called for Georgia wildfire assistance "

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Attorney General DeWine releases annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report

Ohio Attorney General's Office

More than 600 children are currently listed as missing in OhioRead More of "Attorney General DeWine releases annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report "

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Change at work linked to employee stress, distrust and intent to quit, new survey finds

American Psychological Association

Almost one-third of U.S. workers cynical about organizational changes, management's motivesRead More of "Change at work linked to employee stress, distrust and intent to quit, new survey finds "

Date Published: June 7, 2017

Attorney who impersonated colleague disbarred

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently permanently disbarred a Cincinnati attorney for multiple professional conduct violations, including impersonating a former colleague during his suspension so that he could continue to represent a client in court.Read More of "Attorney who impersonated colleague disbarred "

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Attorney General DeWine announces multistate settlement with Target over 2013 data breach

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that Ohio has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in a settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve a multistate investigation into the company’s 2013 data breach.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces multistate settlement with Target over 2013 data breach "

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Proposal would require court hearing before a cause of death can be changed

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill currently before a committee in the Ohio House of Representatives would require any substantial editing of a death certificate to occur only after a hearing in the court of common pleas.Read More of "Proposal would require court hearing before a cause of death can be changed "

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Former director of Cleveland Job Corps sentenced to more than three years in prison, ordered to pay $1.5 million for embezzlement and tax violations

US Attorney for the Northern Distict of Ohio

The former director of the Cleveland Job Corps Center was sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzling retirement funds from employees and failing to pay taxes, law enforcement officials said.Read More of "Former director of Cleveland Job Corps sentenced to more than three years in prison, ordered to pay $1.5 million for embezzlement and tax violations "

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Full Circle aspires to be Ohio's soup-to-nuts hops producer

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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To feed Ohio's craft beer appetite, Frank Rogers Jr. estimates it would take between 4,000 and 6,000 acres of hops production.Read More of "Full Circle aspires to be Ohio's soup-to-nuts hops producer "

Date Published: June 6, 2017

Canadian men to plead guilty to cocaine charge

US Attorney for the Southern Distict of Ohio

Sylvain Desjardins, 48, and David Ayotte, 46, both of Maribel, Canada, agreed to plead guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.Read More of "Canadian men to plead guilty to cocaine charge "

Date Published: June 5, 2017

It’s never too late to save in Ohio's 529 plan

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Little ones grow up in a blink of an eye. One day, they’re graduating from preschool and the next, high school. No matter where a child is in their schooling, it’s never too late to save and invest in a 529 plan for their future training and education costs. Every dollar saved is a dollar that doesn’t have to be borrowed which makes a 529 college savings plan an excellent alternative to student loan debt. No matter when an account is started, Ohio’s 529 savings plan, CollegeAdvantage, is there with information, tools, and calculators to help parents develop their post-secondary savings strategy.Read More of "It’s never too late to save in Ohio's 529 plan "

Date Published: June 5, 2017

Ohio STEM students design solutions to opioid abuse

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio is facing a major opioid overdose crisis. And as many Ohio families fight opioid abuse, the impact cascades into the learning environments in Ohio schools. Last fall, Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria and the Ohio STEM Learning Network challenged Ohio’s students to design solutions to help end the opioid crisis. Throughout this school year, more than 1,200 students accepted the challenge and developed hundreds of ideas to fight opioid abuse.Read More of "Ohio STEM students design solutions to opioid abuse "

Date Published: June 5, 2017

Grand jury indicts Ohio man with hate crimes charges

US Attorney for the Southern Distict of Ohio

Defendant allegedly destroyed home after being evictedRead More of "Grand jury indicts Ohio man with hate crimes charges "

Date Published: June 2, 2017

Plea deal barred attempted ethnic intimidation prosecution

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

When two Portsmouth men accused of felony ethnic intimidation agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor aggravated menacing crimes, the constitutional protection against double jeopardy barred the state from subsequently pursuing ethnic intimidation convictions, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Plea deal barred attempted ethnic intimidation prosecution "

Date Published: June 2, 2017

Lawmakers seek end to fireworks license moratorium, expand sales

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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As the unofficial start of summer begins, members of an Ohio House of Representatives committee have taken up consideration of a bill that would review the state's fireworks law.Read More of "Lawmakers seek end to fireworks license moratorium, expand sales "

Date Published: June 2, 2017

Rogue retirement account? Expert advice to reduce rollover stress

BrandPoint

(BPT) It's happened to almost everyone: you leave a job and have a retirement account that you are no longer actively contributing to. It sits there for months - maybe years - because you're not sure exactly where to move it or what the process is like to roll it over. You know that money could probably be better invested, but moving accounts is intimidating, so it sits.Read More of "Rogue retirement account? Expert advice to reduce rollover stress "

Date Published: June 2, 2017

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

Copyright © 2017 The Daily Reporter - All Rights Reserved

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

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