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Three tax savings strategies for a secure retirement to try right now

(BPT) Individuals who rushed to prepay property taxes after the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act may have saved some money in 2018 - but that's pennies compared to the long-term tax savings taxpayers should take advantage of before the TCJA's individual tax provisions are expected to expire in 2026, according to Robert Fishbein, vice president and corporate counsel at Prudential Financial.

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Date Published: November 28, 2018

 

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Arizona man sentenced to prison for attempting to steal Greene County company client information

Christopher Paul Murphy, 68, of Golden Valley, Ariz., was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison for intentionally accessing a protected computer without authorization.

Wright State women’s basketball wins on senior day against Penguins

The Wright State women's basketball team won against the Youngstown State Penguins by a score of 70-65. The win moves the Raiders' record to 22-6 and 14-2 in the Horizon League.

Former judge suspended for attempt to influence daughter’s speeding ticket

A former Scioto County Common Pleas Court judge was suspended from the practice of law for six months by the Ohio Supreme Court recently for attempting to influence an Ohio State Highway patrolman and juvenile court to drop a speeding charge against his daughter.

Many small retailers going cashless

(Columbus) While still fresh from its December opening, a bagel shop in the Short North has already modified its payment policy.

New grants from AG Yost to address visible reminders for trafficking survivors

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced that his office will begin a new program to help survivors of human trafficking eliminate a visible reminder that many live with: tattoos and similar markings that once served to “brand” them as the property of pimps, drug dealers or gangs.

Supreme Court of Ohio considers whether a five-year or three-year prison sentence applies to an illegal drug maker

The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 6th, heard four oral arguments, including one asking whether a trial court followed the correct sentencing guideline when punishing an illicit drug manufacturer.

BWC drops painkiller Oxycontin from formulary

Safer alternative cited in agency’s latest move in opioid battle

New Assistant Superintendent of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation name

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost recently announced that Dublin Police Chief Heinz von Eckartsberg will serve as the assistant superintendent of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) beginning on Monday, March 25.

ODNR provides more than $23,000 to support prescribed fire in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is a leader in promoting and using prescribed fire as a resource management tool in Ohio. Through the Prescribed Fire Supplies, Tools, Education, and Personal Protective Equipment (STEP) grant program, the ODNR Division of Forestry recently approved grant funding for 11 projects totaling $23,855 for land management agencies in Ohio.

ISIS supporter sentenced to almost 16 years for attempting to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization and identity theft

Defendant admitted creating Twitter and Facebook accounts for people he believed were supporters of ISIS

Couple agree to plead guilty to health care fraud scheme that targeted first responders

A Columbus couple have agreed to plead guilty to charges related to a health-care fraud scheme that involved compound creams prescribed to city employees and first responders.

Columbus Arts Festival draws artists from across the country

The Columbus Arts Festival returns for its 58th year this summer.

6 fun ideas to save as a family

Meeting financial goals as a family can be challenging. But inspiring your family to helpAmerica-Saves-Week-2019-participant-badge and contribute to a financial goal doesn’t have to be a painful process, especially when the result is an exciting family vacation, a new family car, or college savings. In the spirit of America Saves Week, I’ll share some ideas on how to save as a family for all those items and bucket-list experiences.

Men charged in stolen baby formula conspiracy

Three Butler County men have been arrested and charged in a conspiracy to ship stolen baby formula and other goods.

New projects expected to create more than $100 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for seven projects set to create 1,430 new jobs and retain 1,970 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 $96 million in new payroll and spur more than $100 million in investments across Ohio. Projects approved by the TCA include:

Are your children gaming? Then they may be gambling, too!

Videogaming has been expanding its reach into an area that has traditionally been off limits for children – gambling. In recent years, researchers have been looking into how gaming has been weaving gambling into the virtual stories. Unfortunately, while the situations are virtual, the money spent to participate is real.

ABA Service Center earns award for exceptional customer service

The American Bar Association is proud to be recognized with the 2019 Customer Experience Excellence Award from Fonolo, which honors the association’s service center for its superior customer service using Fonolo’s call-back technology.

Department of Veterans Affairs official sentenced to 11 years in prison for $2 million bribery scheme involving program for disabled military veterans

A former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official was sentenced recently for demanding and receiving bribes from three for-profit schools in exchange for enrolling disabled military veterans in those schools and facilitating over $2 million in payments from the VA using the veterans’ federal benefits.

Watchdog report leads to theft, forgery indictments for two BWC workers

A pair of medical claims workers at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Medical Claims have been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on a count each of theft in office and three counts each of forgery, the Ohio Inspector General reported last week.

Flu activity in Ohio increasing again after initial decline

Flu season runs through May—it’s not too late to get a flu shot