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Texas man indicted for having nine pounds of heroin

A Texas man was indicted after federal court after being arrested with nearly four kilograms of heroin, law enforcement officials said.

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Date Published: November 8, 2017

 

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Three people charged for their roles in conspiracy to recruit poor and homeless people and file fraudulent tax returns on their behalf

Three people were charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to recruit poor and homeless people to allow them to file fraudulent tax returns on their behalf, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman and IRS Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Korner.

$8 Million available through Ohio’s Community Connectors Program

For the fourth year, community organizations, faith- or values-based groups and businesses are being asked to partner to encourage one-on-one mentorship in Ohio’s schools and help give more students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them.

U.S. Attorneys announce initiative to combat violent crime and drug trafficking

Recently, the three United States Attorneys for the Southern Tristate area: Robert M. Duncan, Jr., of the Eastern District of Kentucky; Michael B. Stuart, of the Southern District of West Virginia; and Benjamin C. Glassman, of the Southern District of Ohio, along with representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state and local law enforcement and prosecutors, and other law enforcement partners announced the formation of a law enforcement working group, to enhance joint efforts to combat violent crime and drug trafficking in the Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio Tri-State area.

Ginseng hunters reminded about upcoming March deadline

American ginseng hunters are being reminded that uncertified root may not be possessed after March 31 without a weight receipt, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Anyone planning to keep uncertified ginseng beyond the deadline must schedule an appointment to get it weighed and documented.

Local government payrolls remain lean since recession

Employment in Ohio's public sector has not returned to pre-recession levels for the final month of each year.

New indictment charges Columbus MS-13 gang members with conspiracy to commit racketeering, including five Ohio murders

Total of 29 defendants charged by indictment or criminal complaint in Columbus

Accountants adjust to changes in tax law as filing season arrives

In the wake of the largest tax overhaul in 30 years that was signed into law last year, some Ohio tax professionals are helping their clients understand the impact on their upcoming tax returns.

Latest amendment to self-defense proposal draws constitutional criticism

Ohio prosecutors and public defenders took aim earlier recently at an amendment to a House bill that would puts the onus on the state to refute self-defense claims in shootings.

Three from the Akron area indicted for their roles in a conspiracy in which they forged the signatures of medical professionals to obtain thousands of Oxycodone pills and other drugs

Three people from the Akron area were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy in which they forged the signatures of medical professionals to illegally obtain thousands of Oxycodone pills and other drugs, law enforcement officials said.

Theory that brake dust led to asbestos-related death does not meet Ohio law

A theory which posits that every nonminimal exposure to asbestos can be a substantial factor in causing asbestos-related disease is inconsistent with Ohio’s test for causation, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled.

Ohio’s 529 plan celebrates new milestone

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the state income tax deduction for contributions made to Ohio’s 529 increased to $4,000 for Ohioans. Passed by the Ohio General Assembly, this expanded tax benefit further encourages current and future CollegeAdvantage 529 Plan account owners to save for their children’s future college costs. Other tax advantages for saving for college in Ohio’s 529 Plan include tax-free earnings, so every dollar is yours to use, and tax-free withdrawals when used for qualified higher education.

IBAHRI open letter calls on President Xi Jinping to end persecution of legal professionals in China

In an open letter to His Excellency Mr Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) has called for the cessation of the persecution of human rights lawyers in China and for adherence to the international legal instruments that safeguard the independence of legal professionals.

Herd of proponents offer testimony in support of legalizing residential livestock

Fans of urban farming and some of the latter-day homesteaders themselves turned up for the most recent hearing of a bill that would legalize some residential livestock throughout the Buckeye State.

Supreme Court of Ohio upholds death sentences of man who Used Craigslist to lure victims

The Ohio Supreme Court has affirmed the convictions and death sentences of an Akron man who used employment ads on Craigslist to lure men who he robbed and murdered.

New Bridges Program to help former foster youth achieve independence

A new program launching this week will help former foster youth more successfully transition to independence, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio announced. The voluntary program, called Bridges, extends housing and other supportive services to eligible young adults who leave foster care on or after their 18th birthday but are not yet 21.

Bill aims to remedy third-party practice of rejecting lawful powers of attorney

Lawyer and small businessman-cum-legislator Democrat Rep. John Rogers of Mentor-on-the-Lake has championed a bill that addresses a growing problem of third-party institutions rejecting lawful Ohio powers of attorney.

Bill designed to increase student safety with stricter system of alerting parents

The Cleveland senator sponsoring a bill that would require all Ohio schools to adhere to a strict absence-phone-call policy expects to get a vote before the Ohio Senate in coming days.

Rockets Notch 11th Win in Last 12 Games with 82-74 Victory over Ohio

Toledo raced out to a 15-0 lead in the game's first five minutes en route to a wire-to-wire 82-74 victory over Mid-American Conference East Division foe Ohio. The victory was the Rockets' fourth in a row and 11th in last 12 outings and kept UT (19-7, 11-2 MAC) in a tie with Buffalo (19-7, 11-2 MAC) for the conference's best record.

Supreme Court of Ohio heard three oral arguments on Wednesday, February 14th, including a dispute over whether a shared parking lot can be included in a stores tax valuation

The Ohio Supreme Court heard three oral arguments on Wednesday, February 14th, including a challenge brought by a grocery store that claims the state tax appeal board inappropriately added the value of a parking lot not owned by the store to its tax valuation.

Attorney General DeWine files lawsuit against DuPont for releasing toxic chemical into Ohio for decades

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently filed a lawsuit against the chemical company DuPont, alleging that for decades, DuPont released a toxic chemical from its plant on the Ohio River, despite knowing the risks it posed to Ohio’s citizens and natural resources.