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Daily Court Reporter - News Attorney General DeWine announces new life-saving training, sex offender tracking technology

 

Attorney General DeWine announces new life-saving training, sex offender tracking technology

(Columbus) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine last week announced several new law enforcement initiatives, including a new training tool that could potentially save lives of law enforcement officers by better preparing them for use-of-force situations and high-speed pursuits.

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Date Published: October 31, 2012

 

 

State can measure e-school attendance with student participation data

The Ohio Department of Education is authorized by state law to base the funding of internet- or computer-based community schools, such as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), on the duration of student participation, and not only on the “learning opportunities offered” to students, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Ohio looks to promote blockchain technology industry in the state

The blockchain industry, in which technology can transmit and store electronic records for a variety of other industries, including financial, supply chain management and health care, is gaining traction in Ohio and Gov. John Kasich recently signed new legislation to support the technology.

ABA House adopts new dues structure, urges government to address family border separation

The ABA House of Delegates wrapped up its two-day meeting in Chicago, after approving a new membership model, updating lawyer-client communication model rules and urging the U.S. government to never again pursue the policy of separating families at the southern U.S. border.

Survey: Phishing, ransomware top list of critical threats to business

As cybersecurity professionals and business leaders continue to bolster their 21st century data security plans, hackers maintain a pace just a few steps ahead of their marks.

U.S. Attorney's Office among numerous community partners to host daylong conference next month on the opioid epidemic

The United States Attorney’s Office and Cleveland Clinic, together with numerous community partners, will be hosting a daylong conference on Sept. 6 focused on solutions to the opioid and narcotics epidemic.

American Bar Association releases report on opioid crisis

A new report about the opioid crisis in America is the outcome of the American Bar Association’s Senior Lawyers Division recent Opioid Summit in Chicago.

New college-enrollment-date 529 option available

Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, recently updated our Advantage Age-Based Portfolios (AABP), a blend of active management and passive-index based portfolios, to adopt new funds based on the your child’s year of college enrollment.

Farmers’ Markets link older Ohioans to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables

August is the month America celebrates our tradition of farmers' markets and the Ohio Department of Aging is no exception. Ohio’s farmers’ markets link older adults to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables that not only help older adults and the people who care for them maintain a delicious, nutritious diet, but provide so much more.

Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed adult-court conviction for teen who participated in trafficker’s murder

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently that the Summit County juvenile court did not follow the law when it allowed a 15-year-old human-trafficking victim to face adult charges for her role in the robbery and murder of the man who trafficked her. However, the Court affirmed the girl’s conviction and 21-years-to-life prison sentence.

Ohio State, Franklin University offer degrees in cybersecurity

From attacks on the personal and financial data of JP Morgan Chase customers and Uber users and drivers to the massive breaches reported by Equifax and the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management, cybersecurity experts expect such failures to become more commonplace.

Canadian man charged after sending scores of messages over social media attempting to coerce 11-year-old in Ohio to engage in sexual activity

A Canadian man was charged in federal court after sending scores of messages over social media attempting to coerce an 11-year-old from Ohio to engage in sexual activity.

Seemingly harmless acts by employees can lead to data breaches

Cyber threats are a very real problem for small businesses.

Two people from Northwest Ohio indicted on firearms charges

Two people from Northwest Ohio were indicted for federal firearms crimes.

Attorney suspended for draining funds during disputed bankruptcy

The Ohio Supreme Court suspended a Hinckley attorney recently for engaging in a pattern of dishonesty to conceal his siphoning of nearly $51,000 entrusted to him pending the resolution of an ownership dispute between his client and his client’s bankruptcy trustee.

New initiative lowers driver's license reinstatement fees

Gov. John Kasich has enacted an initiative that would allow for reinstatement fee reductions for Ohio motorists who have committed certain offenses and resultantly had their driver's licenses suspended.

Ohio State research leads to experimental Zika vaccine

An Ohio State University-led study of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has resulted in an experimental vaccine that has proven promising in mice.

ODNR offers special deer hunts on eight state nature preserves

Permits to participate in controlled hunts will be awarded by lottery

Juvenile offenses can be used to convict adult of illegal firearm possession

The state may criminalize firearm possession by adults who were adjudicated delinquent for committing certain crimes as juveniles, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently, upholding a man’s conviction on that basis.

Parents encouraged to visit ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov to find before- and after-school care

With many children back to school this month, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) remind parents to visit ChildCareSearch.Ohio.gov when searching for before- and after-school care for their children. Families can search for child care providers by county, city, zip code, program type and Step Up To Quality rating. Step Up To Quality is Ohio's five-star tiered quality rating and improvement system, which recognizes programs that exceed minimum health and safety standards and promote children's learning and development.

Attorney General DeWine announces new Ohio law enforcement body armor program with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a plan to create a new program to help Ohio’s local law enforcement agencies purchase body armor vests. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation has agreed to support funding the effort through a recent expansion of its safety grant program.