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Legislation would eliminate requirement to notify police about concealed handgun

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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An onerous provision of Ohio's Concealed Carry Law is the target of a freshman lawmaker's bill that would strike from the books a licensed handgun carrier's duty to notify police of a gun in his possession during a lawful stop.Read More of "Legislation would eliminate requirement to notify police about concealed handgun "

Date Published: May 8, 2017

The rising burden of Alzheimer's disease on health costs, caregiver health and 65+ population

BrandPoint

(BPT) Kristen Beatty's 78-year-old father, Ray, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 10 years ago. Since then, he has developed a sense of paranoia, insomnia and the delusion that people are stealing from him. Though Beatty and her brother constantly reassure their father to allay his fears, the daily struggle can take its toll. Beatty's mother, Sue, had previously cared for Ray for about five years. In 2012, Sue died unexpectedly of a heart attack, or as Beatty puts it, she died of a broken heart.Read More of "The rising burden of Alzheimer's disease on health costs, caregiver health and 65+ population "

Date Published: May 8, 2017

BWC nets nine fraud convictions

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation secured nine convictions recently of workers and employers who cheated, or attempted to cheat, the agency out of funds reserved for legitimately injured workers and workplace safety efforts.Read More of "BWC nets nine fraud convictions "

Date Published: May 8, 2017

Fact: Multiple 529 plans work best for multiple kids

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Families with more than one child may wonder if they need more than one 529 plan to save for their children’s future college costs. While it’s not necessary, the benefits of a 529 plan customarily can be amplified best if each child has their own 529 account. Why? Here are a few reasons.Read More of "Fact: Multiple 529 plans work best for multiple kids "

Date Published: May 8, 2017

Small Business Administration, Ohio E.P.A. offer tips to help small businesses go green

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency are highlighting resources and tips to help small businesses earn and save money by going green.Read More of "Small Business Administration, Ohio E.P.A. offer tips to help small businesses go green "

Date Published: May 8, 2017

Get extra money all year: Tips to adjust your tax withholdings

BrandPoint

(BPT) Every year, nearly eight out of 10 taxpayers receive a federal tax refund. Many of them are more than happy to see that "extra" money drop into their bank accounts. In fact, according to a recent TaxAct survey, 61 percent of tax filers said they'd rather receive a big refund than a larger paycheck throughout the year.Read More of "Get extra money all year: Tips to adjust your tax withholdings "

Date Published: May 5, 2017

Special award for Ohio’s military-friendly schools announced

Ohio Department of Education

At an event celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced the creation of the Purple Star Award for military-friendly schools. Ohio now will distinguish schools across the state that show a commitment to serving military-connected students and families.Read More of "Special award for Ohio’s military-friendly schools announced "

Date Published: May 5, 2017

Ohio 529 plan ranks high nationwide in long-term performance

Ohio Tuition Trust Authority

Investing in a child’s future calls for a long-range vision, especially if the one of the objectives includes a college education. 529 college savings plans are a great way to save over time in a tax-advantaged manner. No matter the age of a child, it is never too early and it is never too late to start saving for future college costs. However, the sooner the 529 account is started, the longer there is to reach college savings goals.Read More of "Ohio 529 plan ranks high nationwide in long-term performance "

Date Published: May 5, 2017

Lawmaker wants loophole to meth fire charges closed

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The scourge of methamphetamine has been eclipsed in recent years by the onslaught of Ohio's heroin epidemic.Read More of "Lawmaker wants loophole to meth fire charges closed "

Date Published: May 4, 2017

Statewide investments to create $32 million in new payroll

Ohio State Governor's Office

Governor John R. Kasich recently announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 641 new jobs and retain 846 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 $32 million in new payroll, and spur more than $167 million in investments across Ohio.Read More of "Statewide investments to create $32 million in new payroll "

Date Published: May 4, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio to hear four oral arguments today, including one on a triple murder trial

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in four cases today. Among the cases to be heard today is one which raises questions about whether a crime victim can be unharmed under R.C. 2905.01(C)(1).Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to hear four oral arguments today, including one on a triple murder trial "

Date Published: May 3, 2017

Ohio and U.S. employment situation (seasonally adjusted)

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services has released the unemployment numbers for March. Ohio's unemployment rate was 5.1 percent in March 2017, unchanged from February 2017. Ohio’s nonagricultural wage and salary employment decreased 4,100 over the month, from a revised 5,522,800 in February to 5,518,700 in March 2017.Read More of "Ohio and U.S. employment situation (seasonally adjusted) "

Date Published: May 3, 2017

Bill: Ohio aviation hall would feature learning center, Wright monument

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Not to be outdone by the National Aviation Hall of Fame, situated in the Riverside neighborhood of Dayton, near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a Beavercreek lawmaker has championed a bill that would establish the state's own organization and tribute recognizing Ohio's aviation greats.Read More of "Bill: Ohio aviation hall would feature learning center, Wright monument "

Date Published: May 3, 2017

Flood insurance: Does your excuse hold water?

BrandPoint

(BPT) We know the old saying: when it rains, it pours... and when it pours, it floods. With winter snow storms coming to an end, the threat of flooding increases as the snow begins to melt and the rivers and creeks begin to swell. It's easy to forget about how powerfully destructive water can be. In fact, nine out of 10 natural disasters include flood, making it the number one disaster in the United States according to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). However, only 15 percent of homeowners have flood insurance. From 2006 to 2015, total flood claims cost more than $1.9 billion per year and the average claim was more than $46,000 during that time.Read More of "Flood insurance: Does your excuse hold water? "

Date Published: May 3, 2017

Supreme Court of Ohio to hear three oral arguments today, including one on a triple murder trial

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases today and four tomorrow Among the cases to be heard today is one which raises questions about the legal proceedings surrounding a man’s death penalty conviction for rape and three murders.Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to hear three oral arguments today, including one on a triple murder trial "

Date Published: May 2, 2017

Youth hunters find success during 2017 youth wild turkey season

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Many young hunters found success during Ohio’s 2017 youth spring wild turkey season after 1,895 birds were harvested, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Read More of "Youth hunters find success during 2017 youth wild turkey season "

Date Published: May 2, 2017

ACLU Of Ohio files lawsuit calling for documents of implementation of Trump Muslim ban

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit recently requesting government documents about the on-the-ground implementation of President Trump’s Muslim bans.Read More of "ACLU Of Ohio files lawsuit calling for documents of implementation of Trump Muslim ban "

Date Published: May 2, 2017

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities partnership will recruit and retain individuals with disabilities for Ohio State University careers

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and The Ohio State University have partnered to place an OOD career specialist exclusively at Ohio State. This will be the first time OOD has embedded an employee within a single organization to focus on enhancing the recruitment and retention of individuals with disabilities and best practices for creating an inclusive workplace environment.Read More of "Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities partnership will recruit and retain individuals with disabilities for Ohio State University careers "

Date Published: May 2, 2017

Schedule released for May disciplinary hearings

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently announced May disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.Read More of "Schedule released for May disciplinary hearings "

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Grants proposed for not-for-profit cemeteries in Ohio

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A freshman lawmaker has taken up a cause begun late in the last session of the Ohio Legislature that would implement the Cemetery Grant Program recommended by a 2014 task force.Read More of "Grants proposed for not-for-profit cemeteries in Ohio "

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Small nest egg, big dreams? Tips for buying your retirement home

BrandPoint

(BPT) Planning for retirement means making a lot of decisions, including when you'll stop working, how much you'll withdraw from your savings each year, and where you'll live. Many Americans view retirement as an opportunity to move into a house they'll love and live in for all their golden years. In fact, 64 percent of retirees either have moved or plan to move, according to a Merrill Lynch survey.Read More of "Small nest egg, big dreams? Tips for buying your retirement home "

Date Published: May 1, 2017

9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace

BrandPoint

(BPT) If you feel like you're working more, but getting less done, you're not alone. Employees are working an average of 44 hours per week, but only think 29 of those are productive, according to a new survey of 1,200 full time office workers.Read More of "9 tips to boost productivity in the workplace "

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Veterans Service Commissions assist veterans and their dependents across Ohio

Ohio State Bar Association

Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a veterans’ service office to help veterans understand what benefits are available to them and their dependents, and to help them apply for these benefits. Each veterans’ service office also has a Veterans Service Commission (VSC), whose members are responsible for overseeing the work of that office. While this article focuses on the work of the Stark County VSC, it provides an overview of the types of services available to veterans and their dependents throughout Ohio.Read More of "Veterans Service Commissions assist veterans and their dependents across Ohio "

Date Published: May 1, 2017

Ohio man sentenced for securities crimes, ordered to reimburse victim and complete community service

Ohio Department of Commerce

Jeremy Moser sentenced to three years of community control after paying restitution of $10,000 to the victim.Read More of "Ohio man sentenced for securities crimes, ordered to reimburse victim and complete community service "

Date Published: April 28, 2017

Americans for Prosperity honors Secretary of State Husted with Taxpayers’ Torch Award

Ohio Secretary of State

The Ohio Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) recently honored Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted with the Taxpayers’ Torch Award at their Path to Prosperity event. The award recognizes those who have shown exceptional stewardship of taxpayer dollars and demonstrated conservative leadership in bringing about a more efficient, more effective government.Read More of "Americans for Prosperity honors Secretary of State Husted with Taxpayers’ Torch Award "

Date Published: April 28, 2017

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