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Daily Court Reporter - News Meigs County charter issue must be placed on ballot

 

Meigs County charter issue must be placed on ballot

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

The Meigs County Board of Commissioners must place a proposed county charter amendment on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

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Date Published: September 16, 2016

 

Supreme Court of Ohio

 

Health care CEO pleads guilty to $150 million health care fraud scheme involving harmful injections and unnecessary prescription of millions of opioids

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Ohio ranks 9th in the nation in aerospace manufacturing

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Ohio State spinoff company targeting China for its robotics technologies

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Man indicted for robbing five banks in August and September

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Convicted felon sentenced to 52 months in prison for illegal gun possession

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New ABA tool offers lawyers, health practitioners guidelines to create improved advance directives

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UD comeback falls short at San Diego in 36-34 loss

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Attorney General DeWine offers charitable giving tips after Hurricane Michael

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Attorney suspended after federal fraud conviction

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Michigan man indicted for having 36 counterfeit credit cards, nearly 500 credit card account numbers and a machine for making counterfeit cards

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