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Daily Court Reporter - News Auditors issued 414 citations for public records violations in 2016


Auditors issued 414 citations for public records violations in 2016

(Columbus) State auditors issued 414 public records-related citations to 357 public entities in calendar year 2016, Auditor of State Dave Yost announced last week.

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Date Published: March 22, 2017


Ohio Auditor of State


Clark County man sentenced for possessing carfentanil with intent to distribute

DAYTON – Alandre J. Gilbreath, Jr., 34, of Springfield, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 months in prison for possessing carfentanil with intent to distribute.

Ohio Notary Public Modernization Act passes

Recorder McClain believes more should be done to protect senior citizens

Member of Dayton carjacking conspiracy pleads guilty

Carlos Raymond Alvarez, aka “Rico Finessegod”, 25, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit carjacking and gun charges for his role in a scheme that lured a victim through a dating app and stole his car when he showed up for his expected date.

UD’s Jake Gilkison finishes in top five at Rutherford Intercollegiate

Jake Gilkison continued to play strong as the Flyers finished strong at the Rutherford Open. Dayton finished in 9th place. The team as a whole shot a 298 + 301 + 289 = 888 (+36). The team was led by Jake Gilkison, who shot a 72 + 71 + 68 = 211 (-2). His impressive three days included an Eagle on the day. This was the second-best finish in the storied career of the Senior from Springboro, Ohio.

Former judge failed to supervise embezzling private practice employee

A former Belmont County judge and bankruptcy trustee was publicly reprimanded by the Ohio Supreme Court recently for failing to adequately supervise an employee who stole more than $125,000 from the lawyer and nearly $60,000 from the lawyer’s client trust account over a nine-year span.

Ohioans invited to enjoy a weekend of free fishing May 4-5

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife has announced that May 4-5 will be Ohio’s free fishing weekend, when Ohio residents may fish for free in any of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River.

Organic farm group critical of Ohio Smart Agriculture plan

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association characterized a recent report by Ohio Smart Agriculture as falling short in addressing environmental challenges.

Ohio receives federal disaster declaration for February flooding

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced recently that local governments, state agencies and certain private, non-profit organizations in 20 southern Ohio counties impacted by severe weather in February are now eligible for federal funds to help pay for damage repair and extra costs incurred as a result of severe storms, flooding, and landslides.

Supreme Court of Ohio: Appeal denied for man claiming ODOT responsible for damage to his property

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently refused to hear a Waverly man's arguments that the Ohio Department of Transportation is responsible for damage to his home and property resulting from bridge and road work along Turkey Run Road.

State opportunity zone plan would piggyback federal law

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure to further bolster President Donald Trump's plan to direct investment into low-income communities through the Federal Opportunity Zone Law.

Ohio man charged with defrauding investors in $50 million Ponzi scheme

A Jackson, Ohio man has agreed to plead guilty in U.S. District Court to orchestrating a $50 million dollar Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 46 investors.

How a cash-out refinancing loan can turn into a costly mistake

(BPT) After years of making regular mortgage payments, it feels good to watch your net worth make upward progress. That's especially true if your house is also gaining value. With a growing amount of equity comes peace of mind, knowing you have the option of tapping into it when you want.

Ohio man who allegedly pretended to be missing Illinois boy charged with lying to federal officers

An Ohio man who pretended to be a missing Illinois boy has been charged federally with making false statements to federal agents.

National Veterans Memorial and Museum earns construction award

(Columbus) The stunning new National Veterans Memorial and Museum that spirals seemingly out of the west bank of the Scioto River in Franklinton is now the recipient of a prestigious design award.

Governor DeWine forms RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, following a new report by the Ohio Department of Health, recently announced the formation of the RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group to make recommendations on reducing overdose deaths among minority populations. The Ohio Drug Overdose Data: Demographic Summary shows that in 2017, black non-Hispanic males had the highest overdose death rate in Ohio.

Attorney suspended for having sex with client, soliciting prostitution

The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a one-year suspension, with six months stayed, to an Ashland lawyer who was caught in a police sting for soliciting a prostitute and having a sexual relationship with a client.

Ohio 529 top of charts for long-term performance

Every parent has long-term plans for their child, dreams to give them hope and a future. Once you held that precious bundle of joy in your arms, you’ve started your long-term plan from them with an Ohio 529 Plan to cover your child’s future higher education expenses. You opened the college savings account as early as possible as you know how important long-term investment performance is to the growth of the 529 plan.

Ohioans to see multitude of colors from spring wildflowers

Ohioans will soon be treated to a spectacular display of native spring wildflowers. This year’s season began in late March in Ohio’s southern counties and gradually will move northward as the season comes to an end in the middle of May, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Natural Areas and Preserves.

Court-cost-only judgment cannot be appealed

When a trial court decides not to impose a sentence for a minor misdemeanor, it must clearly state in the judgment of conviction that no sentence is imposed before the convicted person can file an appeal, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Student loan debt growth fastest among boomers

(BPT) Student loan debt in the U.S. has been skyrocketing for years, recently topping $1.5 trillion, and now surpassing automobile loans and credit cards to become the largest source of personal debt, aside from mortgages. Millennials bear the brunt of that burden, with 75 percent of the generation carrying some form of college debt. But the problem isn't contained to the younger generation. According to a new white paper from The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America(R) (Guardian), baby boomers are increasingly feeling the strain of student loan debt - and it's having a major impact on their overall well-being.