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Bill proposing buy-back program for foreclosed properties progresses

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Legislation that would authorize the creation of the D.O.L.L.A.R. Deed Program, which would provide a foreclosure alternative for a borrower who is in default on a mortgage encumbering real property, unanimously cleared the Ohio Senate recently.Read More of "Bill proposing buy-back program for foreclosed properties progresses "

Date Published: June 7, 2016

Bill would provide immunity for first responders who assist injured pets

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A measure that would allow first responders and emergency medical personnel to assist an injured pet or service animal at the site of an emergency without fear of losing a professional license, or worse, is a step closer to becoming law.Read More of "Bill would provide immunity for first responders who assist injured pets "

Date Published: June 7, 2016

Valid Ohio concealed handgun license holders no longer required to submit to additional background checks for gun purchases

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that Ohioans who have a valid concealed handgun license have now had background checks sufficient to purchase firearms without the red tape of another background check.Read More of "Valid Ohio concealed handgun license holders no longer required to submit to additional background checks for gun purchases "

Date Published: June 7, 2016

Bill designed to reduce regulatory burdens on dental hygienists

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Senate Bill 330 would bring dental practitioners and oral health care to underserved communities, according to Sen. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering.Read More of "Bill designed to reduce regulatory burdens on dental hygienists "

Date Published: June 7, 2016

The law of riding a bicycle in Ohio

Ohio State Bar Association

Q: I often see people riding bicycles on the road. Is that really legal?Read More of "The law of riding a bicycle in Ohio "

Date Published: June 7, 2016

Woman who scammed $360,000 from unemployment agencies loses appeal

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The federal 6th Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected arguments from a woman who challenged the prison sentence she received after she pleaded guilty to numerous charges of mail and wire fraud, identity theft and money laundering.Read More of "Woman who scammed $360,000 from unemployment agencies loses appeal "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Legislature mulls new conditions to extend polling hours

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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House committee members recently heard further testimony in support of a Senate bill, requiring any Ohio elector who desires a polling place remain open beyond the standard 7:30 p.m. closing must file a petition with a county court and post bond, among other requirements.Read More of "Legislature mulls new conditions to extend polling hours "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Ohio awards $1.6 million to juvenile courts for detention alternatives and security enhancements

Supreme Court of Ohio

In an effort to reserve detention placement for certain youth, address challenges of troubled youth early, and improve detention services and conditions of confinement, the Ohio Department of Youth Services recently announced $1,628,804 in funding to assist 23 counties through the agency’s new Detention Alternatives and Enhancements Initiative.Read More of "Ohio awards $1.6 million to juvenile courts for detention alternatives and security enhancements "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Bill would expand cancer care coverage for low income women

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A Senate measure introduced late in its current session secured a first hearing before members of the Health and Human Services Committee recently.Read More of "Bill would expand cancer care coverage for low income women "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Fight the bite: Take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases

Ohio Department of Health

With the arrival of mosquito and tick season in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) urges Ohioans to “fight the bite” and take precautions to prevent mosquito bites and tick bites to avoid diseases they may carry, such as Zika virus, West Nile virus and Lyme disease.Read More of "Fight the bite: Take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne and tick-borne diseases "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Attorney General DeWine releases annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently released the 2015 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, which documents that 18,688 children were reported missing in Ohio in 2015. Authorities reported that 97 percent of those children were recovered safely.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine releases annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report "

Date Published: June 6, 2016

Attorney General DeWine sues man accused of illegally placing over 1 million robocalls to consumers

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a lawsuit against a man accused of placing illegal robocalls to consumers in Ohio and other states.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine sues man accused of illegally placing over 1 million robocalls to consumers "

Date Published: June 3, 2016

Phone stalking bill ready for Kasich to sign

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill that expands a menacing offense by stalking and harassment by phone or other telecommunications device was sent to Gov. John Kasich for his signature earlier in mid May.Read More of "Phone stalking bill ready for Kasich to sign "

Date Published: June 3, 2016

Woman accused of endangering her teenage son wins appeal

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In the case of a mother who was found guilty of endangering her teenage son, the 1st District Court of Appeals recently ruled there was not enough evidence to sustain the conviction.Read More of "Woman accused of endangering her teenage son wins appeal "

Date Published: June 3, 2016

Ohio lakes will be more crowded this summer as number of boaters grows

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Boaters are gearing up for a warm summer, and the number of boaters in Ohio is on the rise.Read More of "Ohio lakes will be more crowded this summer as number of boaters grows "

Date Published: June 3, 2016

Supreme Court heard four cases this week, including death-row inmate objection to appeals process for DNA testing requests

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

Earlier this week the Supreme Court of Ohio heard oral arguments in four cases; three cases on Tuesday, May 31 and one cases on Wednesday, June 1 at the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus.Read More of "Supreme Court heard four cases this week, including death-row inmate objection to appeals process for DNA testing requests "

Date Published: June 2, 2016

OSU study finds big pay gap between men, women in science fields

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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According to a new Ohio State University study using previously unavailable data, women with Ph.D.s in science and engineering fields earn 31 percent less than man.Read More of "OSU study finds big pay gap between men, women in science fields "

Date Published: June 2, 2016

Retired lawyers may be a solution to getting legal help for low-income Ohioans

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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This year, the Supreme Court of Ohio’s new emeritus pro bono attorney registration status will mark yet another turning point in Ohio’s quest to increase access to justice in the state.Read More of "Retired lawyers may be a solution to getting legal help for low-income Ohioans "

Date Published: June 2, 2016

Senate ag leaders want science emphasized in regulations

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Senate Agriculture Committee got its first look at a resolution that takes aim at regulatory actions with less-than-scientific basis.Read More of "Senate ag leaders want science emphasized in regulations "

Date Published: June 2, 2016

Ohioans facing issues with cemeteries can file complaint

Ohio Department of Commerce, Memorial Day, Cemeteries, Complaints

Memorial Day was just here and many Ohioans spent the day visiting cemeteries to pay their respects to loved ones and our nation’s veterans. Visits to cemeteries sometimes lead to unwanted family frustrations when the cemetery is not well kept, and often people do not know where to turn for help. That is where the Ohio Department of Commerce gets involved.Read More of "Ohioans facing issues with cemeteries can file complaint "

Date Published: June 2, 2016

Attorney General DeWine announces settlement with professional solicitor over charitable filings

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a settlement with a Virginia-based professional solicitor that conducted phone and mail solicitations in Ohio on behalf of charities.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces settlement with professional solicitor over charitable filings "

Date Published: June 1, 2016

Townships oppose plan to change taxing system

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Multiple townships and the association representing Ohio townships recently spoke out against a planned fix for a 2001 law that appeared at the time to appease cash-strapped townships and the municipalities interested in incorporating greater land area through annexation.Read More of "Townships oppose plan to change taxing system "

Date Published: June 1, 2016

Second ‘surprise’ head count of schools shows progress; improvements still needed

Ohio Auditor Of State

A second unannounced statewide head count of community school attendance found that attendance among non-Dropout Recovery and Prevention schools has improved, according to a report released last month by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.Read More of "Second ‘surprise’ head count of schools shows progress; improvements still needed "

Date Published: June 1, 2016

Ohio pediatricians launch new app offering advice for parents

ELISSA COLLOPY, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, announced a new app for parents.Read More of "Ohio pediatricians launch new app offering advice for parents "

Date Published: June 1, 2016

Are no-injury class action lawsuits permitted in Ohio?

Ohio State Bar Association

In a class action lawsuit, one or more individual plaintiffs bring claims on behalf of other individuals who say they have suffered the same or a similar injury. Recently, the Supreme Court of Ohio made a decision about a case involving a class action lawsuit where some members of the proposed class were not actually injured as a result of alleged wrongful conduct.Read More of "Are no-injury class action lawsuits permitted in Ohio? "

Date Published: June 1, 2016

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