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Higher education efficiency bill approved by General Assembly

Legislation granting the Auditor of State’s office authority to conduct performance audits of higher education institutions received Senate approval, passed through the Ohio House of Representatives and now awaits Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

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Date Published: December 20, 2016

 

Ohio Auditor of State

 

Convicted felon sentenced to 42 months in prison for illegal gun possession

DAYTON – Christopher Watson, 29, of Dayton, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 42 months in prison followed by three years of court supervision for illegally possessing a firearm.

Crafted in Cincinnati, Ohio: Brewmania announced for October

CINCINNATI, OHIO --- BREWMANIA, a brand new three-day event crafted in Cincinnati, Ohio will be a celebration of the Queen City’s craft beer industry and take place October 1-3, 2019. BREWMANIA will take place at various locations throughout Cincinnati as outlined and explained below, for a full list of participating locations please visit: www.brewmania.com/venues.php. Also, attendees of Brandemonium will be able to access Brewmania at no charge.

Current city official, former Dayton City Commissioner among those charged with fraud

DAYTON – A federal grand jury here has returned indictments against a former Dayton city commissioner, a current city official and two Dayton businessmen, charging them with fraud and public corruption.

Current City Official, Former Dayton City Commissioner among those charged with fraud

A federal grand jury here has returned indictments against a former Dayton city commissioner, a current city official and two Dayton businessmen, charging them with fraud and public corruption.

Women's suffrage movement was widespread in Ohio

The Ohio Woman Suffrage Association helped unified the movement to support women's right to vote in the 19th Century and early 20th century.

Medicaid project manager fired, reprimanded for soliciting employment with vendor

A state Medicaid worker who sought employment for both himself and his wife from a vendor faulted insufficient ethics violation notices posted in the workplace when approached by investigators, a new Ohio Inspector General's report detailed.

Woman uses fledgling technology training program to jump start her new career

After losing her hospital job more than a year ago, Adrianne Clark started the next chapter of her technology career recently at Huntington National Bank after completing three months of technical training through the Apprenti program.

Two Canadian men indicted for selling opioids over the Internet and shipping the drugs to Ohio

Two Canadian men were indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to sell carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin and other drugs over the Internet and ship the drugs to locations in Europe, Canada and the United States, including Northern Ohio.

New projects expected to create more than $91 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for four projects set to create 380 new jobs and retain 455 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $23 million in new payroll and spur more than $91 million in investments across Ohio.

Proposal designed to encourage young Ohioans to take up farming

A bipartisan proposal in the Ohio House of Representatives would help ensure a new crop of farmers succeeds the state's aging agricultural population, sponsors of the bill say.

529 Facts for the financially curious

With summer upon excited parents and even more excited students, it’s time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about 529 college savings plans. There’s much to consider when you’re thinking of saving for your children’s future higher education costs. Here are some facts about 529s.

Ohio State Bar Association to recognize excellence in the profession at its Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon

On Friday, May 10, 2019 the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) recognized excellence in the legal profession at its 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon at the Grand Event Center in Grandview, Ohio.

Timely Ohio State study finds tech not the answer to disinformation campaigns

A new Ohio State University study prescribes a healthy dose of psychological analysis when it comes to undoing the effects of disinformation campaigns.

Ohio man charged for allegedly defrauding companies, churches and schools for work on playground renovations he never completed

A Strongsville man was charged in federal court after he allegedly defrauded companies, churches, schools and others out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Collaboration at state level promotes disabled Ohioans' savings, investment

Ohio's savings and investment program for disabled individuals has hit an important milestone since its inception in 2016, state Treasurer Robert Sprague recently announced.

Twenty people indicted in a conspiracy to obtain large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogues

Twenty people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to obtain large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogues and sell the drugs to customers on the west side of Cleveland.

Spring clean your Ohio 529 Plan

Springtime! The weather improves, flowers start to bloom, and tax season is over! As the outside world warms up, your thoughts might turn to spring cleaning. As you start improvement projects around and outside your house, take the time to review your children’s 529 account as well. Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, can help.

TrialWatch launched to monitor trials worldwide

The American Bar Association officially announced its groundbreaking TrialWatch® initiative, a partnership with the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ), recently at Columbia Law School, another partner.

New Distracted Driving Council announced

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently announced the formation of a permanent Distracted Driving Advisory Council that will develop a longstanding plan to change the culture surrounding distracted driving in Ohio.

Four charged in ongoing investigation of widespread identity fraud in Ohio

Four additional defendants have been arrested and charged with using false or stolen Social Security numbers. Five other defendants were charged in March with illegally using Social Security numbers to lease cars and apartments and get approximately $200,000 of credit.