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Daily Court Reporter - News ACLU critical of Ohio lawmakers' 'every problem is a crime' mentality

 

ACLU critical of Ohio lawmakers' 'every problem is a crime' mentality

ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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Date Published: March 20, 2017

 

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Supreme Court of Court affirms death sentence for teen’s murderer

The Ohio Supreme Court took into account the fact that a man who plotted to rob and kill a childhood friend had just turned 19 years old at the time of the murder, but that was not enough to reverse the death penalty he received from a Warren County court.

Lawmakers mull local self-defense statutes

House lawmakers recently considered further testimony both for and against a bill that would codify an affirmative claim of self defense for Ohioans who own and use guns.

State hires law firm to remove sealed records faster for background checks

The state of Ohio has hired a law firm to remove former offenders' sealed criminal records from background check company databases faster.

If it can rain, it can flood: Why flood insurance is a wise bet for homeowners

(BPT) The federal government considers floods the nation's most common natural disaster. They strike every state and leave homeowners with huge repair costs. Why? Because typical homeowners insurance doesn't cover flood damage.

Common Good: Mental health and criminal justice

More than 383,000 adults with serious mental illnesses are being held in a U.S. jail or prison, according to the nonprofit Treatment Advocacy Center. Of the 64,000 people jailed or imprisoned in Ohio in 2005, more than 10,000 were estimated to have serious mental illnesses.

SBA partners with veterans employment program

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced this week a partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to give service members access to self-employment assistance to kickstart any untapped entrepreneurial spirit in the ranks of American heroes.

State lawmakers move to make 'spoofing' phone numbers illegal

Lawmakers keen on quashing the practice of manipulating parts of or entire phone numbers to obfuscate the caller's identity for purposes of defrauding the call recipient are expected to consider a bill that would make the trick a criminal offense.

Bond issue proposed to attack toxic algae blooms

A pair of state lawmakers whose districts abut Lake Erie recently proposed a solution to the dangerous algae blooms that take over swaths of the state's Great Lake each summer.

Trucker and 10 others convicted for cheating BWC

Agency owed more than $500,000 in restitution

Ohio Wildlife Council approves 2018-2019 hunting regulations

The 2018-2019 hunting and trapping seasons were among the regulations approved by the Ohio Wildlife Council at its scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Prevention and self-management can ensure healthy lives with chronic conditions

The Ohio Department of Aging works every day to provide resources for individuals and communities to help our elders live as independently as possible, for as long as possible, in the settings they prefer. As we age, many of us will develop chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or arthritis, and with the right supports, we can continue to thrive.

Report finds nearly 60,000 ohioans homeless in 2016

The Ohio Human Services Data Warehouse (OHSDW) has released the first in a series of groundbreaking reports exposing the troubling extent of Ohio's homelessness crisis. It finds that 58,484 Ohioans received homeless services in 2016 from seven of Ohio's nine Continuum of Care (CoCs) organizations; that's more than the entire population of Vinton, Monroe, Noble and Morgan counties combined.

Columbus gets contradictory reports on people moving there

Recent studies offer a mix perspective on central Ohio migration.

CAANE Elder Celebration - June 7, 2018

Local seniors are invited to attend a day of workshops and gain information about healthy lifestyles and how to protect themselves against abuse, neglect and exploitation. The CAANE Elder Celebration will be held Thursday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Trotwood YMCA (506 E. Main St., Trotwood OH 45426).

County Commissioners to appoint Michael Colbert as County Administrator

Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Dan Foley and Debbie Lieberman have announced the selection of Michael Colbert as the next Montgomery County Administrator. Colbert is currently Assistant County Administrator – Development Services and oversees Workforce and Economic Development. He will replace Joe Tuss who is retiring at the end of August.

Progress report - Justice Committee for the Montgomery County jail

Thirteen months ago, in response to numerous lawsuits brought against Montgomery County for alleged abuses, the Montgomery County Commissioners and the County Sheriff jointly selected citizens to form a non-partisan Justice Committee charged over two years to review and analyze the strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the jail, and to provide the Sheriff and County Commissioners with recommendations for improvements. The committee is acutely aware that the community is waiting impatiently for its report. This process required a great deal of education about the jail for the committee members. The committee is now offering this progress report after its first year of work.

The Cincinnati Zoo Academy

The Cincinnati Zoo Academy has been a part of the public school system in Cincinnati since 1975. In 1995, the program underwent a substantial change from a strictly vocational program with an emphasis on natural resources and wildlife management to a four year college preparatory program where the students earn vocational degrees by working with zoo keepers for two hours a day. During the 2008 – 2009 school year we initiated a transition and became a Tech Prep program with articulation agreements with UC Blue Ash and Cincinnati State. Students spend their ninth and tenth grade years at the Hughes High School. During their eleventh and twelfth grade years they will spend part of each day at the Zoo Academy on zoo grounds.

University of Dayton to host Antioch writers’ summer workshop

Sharpen your writing and leadership skills at the Antioch Writers Summer Workshop and Center for Leadership events.

WSU softball falls in semi-finals

The Wright State softball team fell in the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament last weekend, losing 2-1 at the hands of Oakland University.

Cleveland man pleads guilty to stealing $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans

A Cleveland man pleaded guilty to stealing more than $77,000 in federal grants designed to help Native Americans.