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Nursing home barred from seeking outstanding bill payment from surviving spouse

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A creditor must seek payment of unpaid bills from a deceased spouse’s estate before attempting to collect payment from the surviving spouse, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.Read More of "Nursing home barred from seeking outstanding bill payment from surviving spouse "

Date Published: January 7, 2019

Ohio woman sentenced for committing tax fraud

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

Tawnya Writesel, also known as Tawnya Rutan, 40, of Columbus, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison and was ordered to pay more than $108,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for conspiring to submit false claims for income tax refunds with the IRS.Read More of "Ohio woman sentenced for committing tax fraud "

Date Published: January 7, 2019

Ohio Attorney General's Office now accepting National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest entries

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohio fifth graders and their teachers to take part in the 2019 National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest.Read More of "Ohio Attorney General's Office now accepting National Missing Children's Day Poster Contest entries "

Date Published: January 7, 2019

Trees to Textbooks invests in local schools, communities

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Sixteen rural Ohio school districts and their corresponding counties and townships will share more than $2.3 million from the sale of timber from Ohio’s state forests, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Read More of "Trees to Textbooks invests in local schools, communities "

Date Published: January 7, 2019

Man sentenced to 17 years for sex trafficking women by exploiting their opioid addictions

US Department of Justice

Rashad Sabree, 37, of Boston, Massachusetts, was sentenced recently in federal court in the District of Maine to 17 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution after previously pleading guilty to two count of sex trafficking. In sentencing the defendant, U.S. District Court Judge John D. Levy highlighted the degree of cruelty that the defendant’s crimes involved and its impact on the victims. The sentence was announced by Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank of the District of Maine, Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Boston, and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Boston Division.Read More of "Man sentenced to 17 years for sex trafficking women by exploiting their opioid addictions "

Date Published: January 3, 2019

Drug-trafficking nurse practitioner, other work comp cheats convicted recently

Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Eight Ohioans convicted on workers’ compensation fraud or related charges in November include a Springfield nurse practitioner who pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking and a Cleveland-area man who collected $245,000 in disability benefits while working construction jobs since 2009.Read More of "Drug-trafficking nurse practitioner, other work comp cheats convicted recently "

Date Published: January 3, 2019

Evans Landscaping officials convicted of defrauding city, state 'small business' programs

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

A jury has convicted Evans Landscaping, Inc. and company executives on all counts charged in a fraud case.Read More of "Evans Landscaping officials convicted of defrauding city, state 'small business' programs "

Date Published: January 3, 2019

California lawyer fined for unauthorized practice of law in Ohio

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently fined a California lawyer and his firm $2,000 for representing an Ohioan in a debt collection case in the state without having a license to practice law in Ohio.Read More of "California lawyer fined for unauthorized practice of law in Ohio "

Date Published: January 2, 2019

Ohio man convicted of trying to join ISIS

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

A federal judge has convicted a Jordanian national residing in Dayton of attempting and conspiring to join ISIS, a designated foreign terrorist organization.Read More of "Ohio man convicted of trying to join ISIS "

Date Published: January 2, 2019

Ohio recognized as leader in electric grid modernization

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

Ohio was recently recognized with an "Outstanding Progress Award" by the GridWise Alliance for its accomplishments in rapidly expanding grid modernization efforts. GridWise cited the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)’s PowerForward Roadmap as the major factor for Ohio’s improved ranking in this year’s Gridwise Modernization Index (GMI).Read More of "Ohio recognized as leader in electric grid modernization "

Date Published: January 2, 2019

Ohio’s Superintendent recognizes next round of Purple Star schools

Ohio Department of Education

In celebrations today at Eastwood High School (Wood County) and Whitehouse Primary School (Lucas County), State Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria announced that 57 Ohio schools received the Purple Star designation for their commitment to serving military-connected students and their families.Read More of "Ohio’s Superintendent recognizes next round of Purple Star schools "

Date Published: January 2, 2019

Two Toledo-area residents arrested and charged for preparing separate, unrelated terrorism attacks

The United States Attorneys Office Northern District of Ohio

A Toledo woman was arrested and charged in federal court after she purchased black powder and screws that she believed were going to be used to make a bomb as part of a terrorist attack.Read More of "Two Toledo-area residents arrested and charged for preparing separate, unrelated terrorism attacks "

Date Published: January 1, 2019

Victims of attorney theft awarded money from lawyers' fund

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $240,000 to 16 victims of attorney theft. Eight former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds. One attorney, since deceased, also was involved in the claims presented to the Board of Commissioners.Read More of "Victims of attorney theft awarded money from lawyers' fund "

Date Published: January 1, 2019

ABA releases new standards for care and representation of unaccompanied child immigrants

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Commission on Immigration has released a new set of standards for the detention, care and legal representation of unaccompanied child immigrants. It is an indispensable guide for immigration authorities, lawyers and advocates.Read More of "ABA releases new standards for care and representation of unaccompanied child immigrants "

Date Published: January 1, 2019

Attorney General DeWine announces multistate consumer protection settlement with one of largest debt buyers

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a multistate consumer protection settlement with one of the nation’s largest debt buyers – Encore Capital Group and its subsidiaries Midland Funding and Midland Credit Management – to require the company to reform its debt buying and collection practices.Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces multistate consumer protection settlement with one of largest debt buyers "

Date Published: January 1, 2019

American priest from Ohio charged with sexually abusing Filipino boys

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

An American priest from Cincinnati has been charged by a federal criminal complaint for allegedly sexually abusing minor boys.Read More of "American priest from Ohio charged with sexually abusing Filipino boys "

Date Published: December 31, 2018

Grange unveils home cyber protection product

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Copyright © 2018 The Daily Reporter - All Rights Reserved

With a greater number of smart devices comes a greater risk of cybercrime.Read More of "Grange unveils home cyber protection product "

Date Published: December 31, 2018

New legislative report on education, poverty offers recommendations

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Copyright © 2018 The Daily Reporter - All Rights Reserved

A legislative task force charged with taking a deep look at poverty's impact on the education of Ohio's children and any resultant achievement gap between rich and poor students has wrapped up its work and filed a report.Read More of "New legislative report on education, poverty offers recommendations "

Date Published: December 31, 2018

House passes bill exempting service dogs of Ohio veterans from some fees

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Copyright © 2018 The Daily Reporter - All Rights Reserved

Pet lovers and armchair political commentators alike confirmed the soft spot Americans have for their canine companions upon observing the late-President George H.W. Bush's service dog lying alongside his flag-draped coffin.Read More of "House passes bill exempting service dogs of Ohio veterans from some fees "

Date Published: December 31, 2018

Ohio law permits adult adoptions

Thomas Taneff, Principal, Thomas Taneff Co., LPA

Ohio State Bar Association

Adopting an adult in OhioRead More of "Ohio law permits adult adoptions "

Date Published: December 31, 2018

New IBA GEI and IOE report aims to provide business with enhanced guidance on ILO International Labour Standards

International Bar Association

The International Bar Association Global Employment Institute (IBA GEI) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have pooled their expertise to provide companies with further guidance and clarity on an area of increasing importance to business: International Labour Standards (ILS). The ILS are legal instruments, set by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and agreed by ILO tripartite constituents, which protect basic worker rights, taking into account, inter alia, the need for sustainable enterprises to create jobs. They are either conventions, which are legally binding international treaties upon ratification, or recommendations, which serve as non-binding guidelines.Read More of "New IBA GEI and IOE report aims to provide business with enhanced guidance on ILO International Labour Standards "

Date Published: December 28, 2018

Man indicted for lying about domestic violence conviction three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm

The United States Attorneys Office Northern District of Ohio

A Cleveland man was indicted for lying about his conviction for domestic violence three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm.Read More of "Man indicted for lying about domestic violence conviction three times this year while trying to purchase a firearm "

Date Published: December 28, 2018

Addiction treatment program owes $11m to Ohio Department of Medicaid

Ohio Auditor of State

Overpayment to Richland County company is largest since Auditor Yost took office in 2011Read More of "Addiction treatment program owes $11m to Ohio Department of Medicaid "

Date Published: December 28, 2018

Ohioan pleads guilty to crimes related to importation of batteries from China

The United States Attorneys Office Southern District of Ohio

The owner of Ready Made RC, a Lewis Center-based company that sells radio-controlled model aircraft and drones as well as parts and supplies for them, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to intentionally understating the value of lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries he imported from China in order to avoid paying the proper import duty/tax on them, and violating safety regulations by improperly labeling, mailing and shipping the batteries.Read More of "Ohioan pleads guilty to crimes related to importation of batteries from China "

Date Published: December 27, 2018

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