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A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolishing a former factory in Cleveland, law enforcement officials said.
(McConnelsville, OH) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, and members of the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force announced recently the indictments of seven individuals suspected of operating and/or participating in a large-scale drug trafficking organization with ties to Morgan, Washington, Muskingum, and Franklin counties.
The Ohio Supreme Court recently overturned denials of property tax exemptions sought by the building manager of two Horizon Science Academy charter schools in Columbus. The Court found that state taxing authorities used the wrong standard to conclude the corporation attempted to profit from leasing educational space.
Battelle introduced a new version of the DroneDefender device at the Air Force Association's Air, Space & Cyber Conference's Technology Symposium on recently.
The Ohio Supreme Court heard three oral arguments Tuesday, September 26th, including an appeal from Richard Beasley, an Ohio death-row prisoner who placed ads on Craigslist to lure potential murder victims. He claims that the media coverage surrounding his actions ensured that he did not receive a fair and impartial trial.
(Columbus) Local companies are seeking to disrupt a practice by health insurers that has been criticized for delaying doctor-prescribed medications for patients.
(Columbus) Four defendants are being transported to Columbus, Ohio today for federal prosecution in the Southern District of Ohio after being charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute approximately 720 kilograms of cocaine. The more than 1,584 pounds of cocaine has an approximate street value of $25 million in total.
American Electric Power has been recognized by Site Selection Magazine as one of the country's top 10 utilities for economic development.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently offered updated information for consumers following the recent announcement by Equifax of a major data breach affecting over 5 million Ohioans. Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting bureaus, has stated that their system was compromised between May and July of this year and includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers.
Last September, legislation took effect that launched a new way for people who think they’ve been wrongfully denied a public record to challenge their lack of access. The law aims to offer “an expeditious and economical procedure that attempts to resolve disputes” about public records. The appeals are heard in the Ohio Court of Claims, which handles most civil lawsuits against the state, including public agencies and state universities.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved the Winter Reconnect Order to help Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 16, 2017 and April 13, 2018. Any customer of a PUCO-regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than 228,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order.
(BPT) The dollar, the euro, the pound, the yen... the currency people use around the world has many different names, but it all shares something in common. Paper forms of currency are out and digital payments are in. The security and convenience of card based electronic payments and digital payments are driving a global shift away from cash. As consumers and merchants around the world become more and more digitally connected this shift will continue to accelerate.
The Summit County Prosecuting Attorney had the right to appeal a judgment declaring a former Akron police captain innocent of murdering his wife, and a common pleas court judge had the right to send him back to prison, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
A Republican lawmaker from Worthington believes high-rise residents and those in other residential settings throughout the state are getting a bad deal when it comes to having a say in their utilities.
Members of the House Insurance Committee are mulling a bill that would eliminate the seemingly arbitrary limitations health insurers impose on vision care services for Ohio consumers.
Luke Roy said he expects to seem some "headbutting" when most trucking companies must use electronic logging devices by the December deadline.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently confirmed the first positive cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Ohio horses for 2017. Multiple cases in different parts of the state have been reported. The horses confirmed to have contracted WNV had not been vaccinated. The spread of WNV in horses is preventable with proper vaccination and horse owners are urged to ensure their animal’s vaccine and boosters are up to date.
Ohio University posts largest amount of checkbook level spending online of any public university in state
Ohio appears to be well on its way to joining 16 other states that have eased gambling laws to permit fantasy sports contests.
In a new survey, retirees are voicing their concerns over quality of life in retirement.