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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

 

 

Montgomery County and City of Dayton Collaborate on Local Water/Sewer Issues

Montgomery County and the City of Dayton have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining cooperative efforts to address vital water and sewer issues in the region, including the following:

Proposal aims to eliminate villages' money-making speed traps

The Senate committee assignment of a bill recently may signal the end of notorious speed traps and self-serving mayor’s courts throughout the Buckeye State.

Attorney involved in Calabrese conviction receives stayed suspension

Willoughby Attorney Hector G. Martinez Jr., who admitted to participating in an attempted bribery scheme connected with Cleveland Attorney Anthony O. Calabrese III, received a six-month stayed suspension from the practice of law from the Ohio Supreme Court recently.

Ohio reaches settlement with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to protect rights of local blind vendor

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a settlement with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to protect the rights of the blind vendor that operates the dining facility at the base.

Hydrogen-fueled bus starts service near OSU

Transportation officials are celebrating a new era in public transit with the use of new buses that run on hydrogen.

Capital Law School interns gain real-life experience through clinic

Many law schools offer clinics for their students, but often the programs are more of a simulation.

Women-owned businesses recognized during May’s Ohio Business Profile Program

The Ohio Business Profile Program is featuring “Women-Owned Businesses” throughout the month of May.

Wright State University President David R. Hopkins to retire in June 2017

David R. Hopkins — who led Wright State University during a campus expansion, record levels of enrollment and fundraising and national recognition for community service and being disability and military friendly — will retire as president when his contract expires June 30, 2017.

University of Dayton & Sinclair Community College Collaborate to assist students toward a UD degree

The University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College today announced an innovative new collaboration to help increase accessibility of a University of Dayton degree for students who start their education at Sinclair.

UD Soft Ball Sweeps Fordham In A-10 Clash by University of Dayton Athletics

DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton rallied for an important sweep of Fordham University on Sunday afternoon, winning Game One by a 4-1 final and finishing off the sweep with a 2-1, walk-off win at UD Softball Stadium.

WS Softball Falls in Series Finale at UIC

The Wright State softball team tried to rally with two outs in the seventh, but came up short as UIC scored an unearned run in the sixth for a 1-0 Horizon League decision Sunday afternoon at Flames Field.

Judge can impose jointly recommended consecutive sentences without independent review

A trial court judge is not required to make a separate consecutive-sentence finding if presented with a jointly recommended sentence that contains consecutive sentences, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Attorney General DeWine announces $24.9 million settlement for Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that Ohio has reached an agreement in principle to settle allegations against Wyeth and Pfizer Inc., that will result in a combined state and federal settlement amount of nearly $25 million for Ohio.

Another drop in mortgage rates results in ‘mini-boom’ of refinancing

A mini-refinance boom has begun as homeowners take advantage of today’s still-low mortgage rates.

The PUCO highlights the benefits of energy efficiency and conservation

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds Ohioans that energy efficiency benefits you, your household and the environment. A few simple steps can help you to save money, help the environment and take better control of the energy used in your home.

May disciplinary hearings announced

The Board of Professional Conduct today announced the disciplinary hearings involving attorneys and judges charged with professional misconduct that are scheduled in May. All hearings take place before a three-member panel of the board and are open to the public.

Law presuming juvenile’s statement in police custody was voluntary ruled unconstitutional

In the context of interrogating juveniles in police custody, a state law that presumes the suspect’s statements are voluntary if electronically recorded is unconstitutional, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Akron attorney named OSBA president

Akron attorney Ronald S. Kopp, administrative partner at Roetzel & Andress LPA, became the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) president on Friday, April 29th, at the OSBA’s All-Ohio Legal Forum in Cincinnati. Kopp will take office as OSBA president on July 1.

AG DeWine sues out-of-state telemarketer for misleading Ohioans about computer virus

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a lawsuit against a telemarketer accused of tricking consumers into thinking their computers were infected with a virus in order to take their money. Dozens of consumers across Ohio are believed to have been affected.

When can a city be sued for personal injury?

An injured person who feels that a city or city employee is responsible for the injury may consider suing for compensation. Chapter 2744 of the Ohio Revised Code contains the Political Subdivision Tort Liability Act (the Act), which governs when a political subdivision or political subdivision employee may be held liable for injuries.