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Is Your Home Ready for Winter?

(StatePoint) With winter approaching, many Americans miss a few small, but crucial, ways to prepare their homes for the colder season.

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Date Published: November 9, 2012



Guidelines issued for lawyers' use of client testimonials

An advisory opinion recently released by the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct addressed the use of client testimonials in advertisements for legal services.

Lawyer disciplined for misuse of client funds

The Supreme Court of Ohio imposed a stayed suspension on a Columbus attorney recently for misuse of client funds.

Can others contribute to a 529 plan?

You work hard to save money for your child’s future college costs. But did you know that there is more than one way to save in a CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 plan? You can visit the CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 plan website and follow the life stage guide to calculate the best ways to optimize your account. You can also contribute to your tax return as well as add some disappearing expenses (i.e. costs that are in a family’s budget for a limited time span) to the account. Another way to benefit from contributing to a 529 plan is by joining Upromise. With this membership, you’re earning cash back as you shop online, dine out, fill your gas tank, buy groceries, book hotels, and more. By linking your Upromise account to your CollegeAdvantage Direct Plan, your earnings are automatically transferred on a periodic basis, subject to a $25 minimum. If you sign up for automatic recurring contributions, you could transfer money from your bank account to the Ohio 529 plan.

Forget about aging in place, baby boomers want to thrive in place

Baby boomers' disdain for growing older may have led to the undoing of the practice - as it relates to real estate and home renovation - of aging in place.

What you should know about juvenile solitary confinement

Q: What is solitary confinement?

Juvenile must receive credit for days held in confinement pending trial

The 286 days a juvenile offender served in confinement before reaching a plea agreement must be credited toward his two-year commitment to a juvenile detention facility, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

18th Annual Ohio Housing Conference aims to further affordable housing initiatives that strengthen communities and families

The nation's largest statewide housing conference begins Tuesday, November 8 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, and will be hosted by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) and the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH).

Guidelines designed to help courts sort through family law cases involving domestic abuse

Recently, the Supreme Court of Ohio released a guide meant to assist domestic and juvenile courts in sorting out custody and visitation issues in cases involving domestic violence.

State officials provide parents and teens safe driving and insurance tips

State of Ohio officials are reminding parents to talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the roads, including the dangers of distracted driving.

Probate court can consider adoption over objections of children services agency with custody

A probate court may consider a couple’s request to adopt a minor with the mother’s consent after a juvenile court has granted temporary custody to a county children services agency that placed the child with an out-of-state relative, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Boomers' reign as largest voting bloc could end after November

New population studies indicate that baby boomers and prior generations are poised to lose their throne as the largest voting bloc after this November's election.

Attorney General DeWine announces creation of advisory group on unmanned aircraft systems

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today the formation of an advisory group tasked with creating a model law enforcement policy for the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Five people sentenced to prison for defrauding investors out of $17 million

Five people were sentenced to prison for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud about 70 investors out of approximately $17 million, law enforcement officials said.

Appellate court overturns death sentence for man convicted of murder 30 years ago

The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently granted the habeas corpus petition of a death row inmate and ordered a resentencing hearing.

Judicial voter website updated to include county court candidates

Profiles of judicial candidates for county court seats have been added to the Judicial Votes Count website ( Ohio voters will elect 11 judges to county courts in Ashtabula, Belmont, Butler, Fulton, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Muskingum, Trumbull, and Warren counties.

WSU offers hands-on disaster training

Volunteer high school students, scream for help while an injured patient lies motionless near a destroyed home and damaged vehicles.

University of Dayton offers MBA@Dayton starting in October of 2017

The University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration has entered into a partnership with 2U Inc., one of the foremost education technology companies in the U.S., to offer MBA@Dayton, a new online Master of Business Administration program starting October 2017.

Dayton uses big second quarter to beat Jacksonville 36-16

The University of Dayton scored 27 points in the second quarter to take control at Jacksonville, beating the JU Dolphins 36-16 last Saturday.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base’s Wing Cybersecurity Office urges users to ‘Think before you Click’

For the 20-person team assigned to the 88th Air Base Wing Cybersecurity office, cybersecurity is much more than a monthly awareness campaign. It’s a persistent effort in ensuring the 27,000-plus people who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base can accomplish their mission without having personal or government information stolen or compromised in any way.

Supreme Court of Ohio suspends Attorney convicted of sexual battery for two-years

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a central Ohio attorney for two years after he was convicted of sexual battery in March 2015.