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Supreme Court recently considered two death-penalty appeals

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court heard two separate appeals from death-row inmates in cases from Summit and Medina counties during oral arguments last week.

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Date Published: July 18, 2016


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Federal suit: University threatens Christian professor to act contrary to conscience

A group that advocates on behalf of individuals who wish to freely live out their faith has taken up the cause of a Shawnee State University philosophy professor who faces "corrective actions" by his employer over a transgender student's complaint.

Northern Ohio gasoline distributor’s tax refund claim rejected

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected a Sunoco gasoline middleman’s argument that the company was entitled to a $417,000 commercial activities tax (CAT) refund. The Court found the company is not exempt from paying state tax on the more than 11 billion gallons of fuel it sold to northern Ohio retail stations annually.

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New partnership for OhioLink designed to make textbooks cheaper for students

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No due process violation for defendant required to prove ‘blackout’ defense

A Richland County man affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America was arrested and charged in federal court with production of child pornography after he surreptitiously recorded children changing.

Improving the lives of people with dementia through innovative training

One of the key functions of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to help nursing homes and other long-term care providers in Ohio continuously improve the care and services they provide. Caring for adults with dementia can be especially challenging. To do so most effectively, caregivers should get to know the individual so that they can respond to their needs more directly. Unfortunately, with limited time and resources, nursing homes across the country have relied too heavily on medications as the quickest and most direct way to address difficult behaviors. As a result, anti-psychotic medications have been given to too many residents. This practice has been identified as dangerous or potentially fatal for those with dementia.

Akron woman sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Education out of $1.8 million by enrolling prison inmates and others in Arizona community college

An Akron woman was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for defrauding the U.S. Department of Education out of $1.8 million through a scheme where she and others enrolled prison inmates and people whose identities they stole in an Arizona community college in order to obtain financial aid.

5 ways to prep your home's exterior for cold weather pest problems

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COAT receives grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to fight opioid crisis

The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) has received two grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to help reduce overdose deaths in Montgomery County.

University of Dayton men's basketball hosts North Florida

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Businessman sentenced to two years in prison, ordered to pay $781,000 in restitution for embezzlement and tax crimes

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Three tax savings strategies for a secure retirement to try right now

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Attorney General DeWine extends deadline for school safety training grants

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Panel explores issues in wake of Lucia v. SEC decision

The U.S. Supreme Court recently resolved a circuit split regarding the constitutionality of administrative law judge (ALJ) appointments, holding that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can no longer consider ALJs “employees” exempt from the U.S. Constitution’s Appointments Clause.

Trial judge’s inspection of secret grand jury proceedings cannot be immediately appealed

A court reporter cannot immediately appeal a judge’s demand to privately review sealed grand jury materials, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Manage diabetes to give your body the fuel it needs

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With a strong economy, employers want to hire veterans more than ever

With an hour left to go, RecruitMilitary had about 150 members of the military and veterans community at its job fair in central Ohio earlier this month.

Experts recommend diversity when building a real estate investment portfolio

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Boy Scout official arrested and charged production of child pornography after surreptitiously recording children changing

A Richland County man affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America was arrested and charged in federal court with production of child pornography after he surreptitiously recorded children changing.