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Fall Leaves Bring Beauty and Wildfire Season

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans should be aware of the state’s outdoor burning regulations and take necessary precautions if they are planning to burn debris during this time of year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ (ODNR) Division of Forestry.

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Date Published: November 9, 2012



Ohio Innocence Project lands $15 million donation

The Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law has received the largest donation ever made to the college and any innocence program in the nation.

11 cases certified to Attorney Discipline Board

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recently announced the certification of 11 cases to the board for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Attorney General DeWine offers consumer tips following Yahoo breach announcement

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently offered tips for consumers following the recent announcement by Yahoo of a data breach affecting some 500 million user accounts.

Parents: Apply for FAFSA now

You’ve been saving for your child’s future college education in a 529 plan over the years. Now, it’s finally time to start preparing for them to head off to college in 2017. You’ve taken family trips to scout out campuses. You’ve researched where are the best post-secondary educational institutions for your child’s chosen career path. The next step: filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Why this Democrat wants a strong republican party

No single perspective or ideology has all the answers. We need strong parties to generate solutions to the issues we confront that can get vetted in Congress, and be amended and reshaped to reflect the realities of a divided country.

Maker of opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone accused of conspiring to maintain monopoly profits

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and 35 other attorneys general recently filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addiction, over allegations that the companies engaged in a scheme to block generic competitors and cause purchasers to pay artificially high prices.

47 victims of attorney theft awarded more than $180,000

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection awarded $181,219.54 to 47 victims of attorney theft at its quarterly meeting September 9th.

U.S. Attorney's Heroin and Opioid Task Force recognized with Attorney General's Award

The U.S. Attorney’s Heroin and Opioid Task Force will be honored later this year with the Attorney General’s Award, the highest honor given by the Justice Department.

New NEA Report Examines Values and Needs of Artists

(Washington, DC) Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman’s 50th anniversary Creativity Connects initiative. Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists was produced in cooperation with the Center for Cultural Innovation. It examines issues familiar to the arts world such as funding and training, but also widens the lens to look at the effect of other forces shaping the work environment for artists including technology, the gig economy, student debt, and the growth of cross-disciplinary work.

October is Energy Awareness Month

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and the Ohio Development Services Agency are partnering during Energy Awareness Month to educate Ohioans on how to better manage their energy use. Throughout October, the agencies will provide ways to reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency, as well as information on programs to help Ohioans having trouble paying their energy bills.

Belmont County surface owners not entitled to mineral rights under their properties

Two surface property owners in Belmont County did not follow the notice requirements of the 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA), and are not entitled to the oil and gas rights below, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Split appellate court rules against Nationwide in data breach case

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit was divided recently when it ruled that the parties to a class action suit had standing to bring claims against Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company after a data breach resulted in stolen information.

Bill would make distribution of sexually explicit, private photos a misdemeanor

Democrat leadership in the Ohio Senate is backing a measure that would make it a misdemeanor for any individual to circulate otherwise private, sexual images without the consent of the individual depicted.

Proposed legislation would update Ohio's probate and estate laws

An Ohio State Bar Association CLE offering recently considered the proposed changes to Ohio’s probate and estate laws among other timely issues.

20th U.S. Air Force Marathon a success

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- After a 30-minute weather delay, over 15,000 runners, walkers and spectators from all 50 states and many foreign countries gathered Sept. 17 to take part in the 20th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The University of Dayton reaches new research heights

On the cusp of its 60th anniversary, the University of Dayton Research Institute has extra cause for celebration: a record-breaking year in annual sponsored research and significant milestones reached in cumulative sponsored research and employee population.

Rutgers Organics Corp. agrees to $18 million cleanup and $500,000 restoration of injured natual resources at Nease Superfund site near Salem

The Department of Justice, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Interior and the state of Ohio announced today that Rutgers Organics Corporation (Rutgers) has agreed to complete the cleanup of the Nease Chemical Superfund Site (site) near Salem, Ohio, estimated to cost $18.75 million. The agreement is memorialized in a consent decree lodged in federal court today in Youngstown, Ohio. Under the consent decree, Rutgers also agrees to restore injured natural resources at the site and nearby areas, at a cost of approximately $500,000. Further, Rutgers will reimburse federal and state agencies their past response and assessment costs of about $1 million.

Noble County mineral rights holder properly preserved oil and gas rights

A Noble County mineral rights holder properly preserved those rights when a surface owner attempted to have them deemed abandoned under Ohio’s Dormant Mineral Act (ODMA), the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Several websites designed to inform voters on judicial candidates at all levels

Voting for the president is one thing, but come November Ohio ballots will be filled with many judicial candidates and the results of those races will arguably affect life at the local level as much as any president could.

More travelers seeking terrorism coverage

A new consumer report from top travel insurance comparison site InsureMyTrip indicates a growing demand for terrorism-related travel insurance coverage. Licensed travel insurance agents at the company report an estimated 20 percent spike in calls from travelers seeking terrorism coverage for upcoming trips. The concern has led more travelers to purchase a travel insurance policy that will enable a traveler to cancel a trip due to fear or safety concerns. This specific coverage is called Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) protection.