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Two brothers charged with sex trafficking of children

The United States Department of Justice for the Southern District of Ohio

(Cincinnati) A federal grand jury has charged two brothers, William Pierce Washington, 36, and William Pierce Washington, Jr., 47, both of Cincinnati, with conspiracy to sex traffic children and sex trafficking of children in an indictment returned in Cincinnati that was unsealed recently.Read More of "Two brothers charged with sex trafficking of children "

Date Published: July 12, 2017

Board must reconsider fitness center’s property value

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) will have to consider whether a national fitness chain’s willingness to pay above the market rate to rent space in Hilliard led Franklin County to improperly increase the property’s tax value.Read More of "Board must reconsider fitness center’s property value "

Date Published: July 12, 2017

Lawmaker wants handgun license as viable form of voter identification

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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In an effort to improve the Ohio electorate's access to the democratic process, a suburban Cleveland lawmaker has proposed another viable form of voter ID: A concealed handgun license.Read More of "Lawmaker wants handgun license as viable form of voter identification "

Date Published: July 12, 2017

Enhanced driver license for international crossings is proposed

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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The Ohio House of Representatives recently voted to authorize the issuance of an enhanced driver's license, enhanced commercial driver's license, and enhanced identification card to facilitate border crossings between the United States and Canada and Mexico as a means of bolstering commerce and easing travel.Read More of "Enhanced driver license for international crossings is proposed "

Date Published: July 12, 2017

The lowdown on leasing

BrandPoint

(BPT) If you're in the market for a new car, you might be thinking about leasing. After all, it seems very attractive on the surface - so attractive that leases accounted for one-third of all vehicles sales nationally in 2016. Taking a closer look though, you may be surprised to see there's more than meets the eye in some lease offers. So, here are a few need-to-know nuggets about leasing a car.Read More of "The lowdown on leasing "

Date Published: July 12, 2017

Lawyer who misled investigators about past insurance crime has license revoked

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Ohio Supreme Court recently revoked the license of a Macedonia lawyer who concealed information from state bar exam admission officials about being under investigation for insurance fraud, which led him to plead guilty to an insurance-related crime.Read More of "Lawyer who misled investigators about past insurance crime has license revoked "

Date Published: July 11, 2017

Stricter penalties sought for distracted driving

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A bill that would tack an additional $100 fine onto a traffic violation for texting while driving, as long as the activity lent itself to the moving violation, cleared the Ohio House of Representatives late recently.Read More of "Stricter penalties sought for distracted driving "

Date Published: July 11, 2017

ODNR joins Operation Dry Water to raise awareness about dangers of boating under the influence

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Parks and Watercraft will be participating in Operation Dry Water as part of a nationally coordinated effort to increase knowledge about the dangers of boating under the influence (BUI). The goal is to reduce the number of accidents and deaths associated with alcohol and drug use on our waterways.Read More of "ODNR joins Operation Dry Water to raise awareness about dangers of boating under the influence "

Date Published: July 11, 2017

$9.9 million in New Community Connectors Mentoring Grants awarded

Ohio Department of Education

One hundred sixteen community partnerships will share $9.9 million to mentor approximately 33,000 Ohio students in the latest round of grants in the Community Connectors school mentorship program. Since July 2015, 342 community partnerships have been awarded $29.2 million for programs that give more Ohio students access to role models who can motivate and inspire them and help them develop skills that lead to success in school and the workplace.Read More of "$9.9 million in New Community Connectors Mentoring Grants awarded "

Date Published: July 11, 2017

PUCO provides pricing protections to submetered customers

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently ruled that it will assert jurisdiction to stop submetering companies from charging submetered residential customers more than what the PUCO-regulated local public utility charges a customer with equivalent usage through default service rates.Read More of "PUCO provides pricing protections to submetered customers "

Date Published: July 11, 2017

Attorney convicted of child pornography charges suspended

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Child Pornography, Suspension, Andrew O Martyniuk

A Kent attorney who pleaded guilty to 20 fourth-degree felony counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor was suspended indefinitely by the Ohio Supreme Court recently.Read More of "Attorney convicted of child pornography charges suspended "

Date Published: July 10, 2017

Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to promote a variety of causes and programs

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has recently awarded grants to a number of different causes and programs in hopes of promoting awareness and involvement in Ohio’s natural spaces.Read More of "Ohio EPA Awards Environmental Education Grant to promote a variety of causes and programs "

Date Published: July 10, 2017

Proposal would reduce penalty for no front license plate

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A committee in the Ohio House of Representatives heard arguments recently against the latest attempt by lawmakers to finally dispatch the front license plate from cars registered in the state.Read More of "Proposal would reduce penalty for no front license plate "

Date Published: July 10, 2017

BioOhio marks 30th anniversary

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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BioOhio, the state's bioscience membership organization, recently celebrated its 30th year in business with a special campaign recognizing the life changing work being done in Ohio to improve global quality of life.Read More of "BioOhio marks 30th anniversary "

Date Published: July 10, 2017

Home health care agency owner pleads guilty to $2m in fraud

The United States Department of Justice for the Southern District of Ohio

(Athens County) Cheryl McGrath, 49, of Guysville, Ohio, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to health care fraud and willful failure to pay over tax.Read More of "Home health care agency owner pleads guilty to $2m in fraud "

Date Published: July 7, 2017

Collectors would be fined for buying war relics under proposal

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A measure before members of an Ohio House of Representatives committee purposely skirts the recent controversy arising from opponents of memorials or statutes commemorating Confederate war generals and the fallen soldiers they led.Read More of "Collectors would be fined for buying war relics under proposal "

Date Published: July 7, 2017

Lawmakers seeks to close child support law loopholes

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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A committee in the Ohio Senate is mulling a bill devised to close a number of loopholes in state child support laws.Read More of "Lawmakers seeks to close child support law loopholes "

Date Published: July 7, 2017

Board of Professional Conduct: Operation of virtual law offices permissible

Staff Report, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

The Board of Professional Conduct today issued an advisory opinion permitting virtual law offices. The Board also took action to withdraw a superseded advisory opinion.Read More of "Board of Professional Conduct: Operation of virtual law offices permissible "

Date Published: July 7, 2017

Fifth District: Housekeeper didn’t need prosecutor’s approval to receive drug treatment

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Supreme Court of Ohio

A woman accused of stealing drugs from a Newark home she cleaned can undergo treatment even without the prosecutor's approval, an Ohio appeals court ruled recently.Read More of "Fifth District: Housekeeper didn’t need prosecutor’s approval to receive drug treatment "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

Summer storm safety: What you should know

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Summer is here, and while that means fun in the sun, it can also bring the threat of dangerous storms. In recognition of the danger thunder storms and lightning can pose, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region 5 office wants you to learn how to reduce your lightning risk while outdoors.Read More of "Summer storm safety: What you should know "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

Ohio man arrested following major seizure of heroin

Ohio Attorney General's Office

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Major Crimes Task Force of Gallia and Meigs Counties announced recently that a Columbus man is in custody following the seizure of two kilograms of heroin.Read More of "Ohio man arrested following major seizure of heroin "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held in August 2017

Ohio Department of Veterans Services

(Columbus) Registration is now open for the biennial Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University.Read More of "Ohio Women Veterans Conference to be held in August 2017 "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

5 essential soft skills for a job interview

BrandPoint

(BPT) Picture this: After months of networking and polishing your resume, you managed to make the necessary connections, get in front of the right people and land an interview.Read More of "5 essential soft skills for a job interview "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

LGBTQ rights in Ohio: A changing landscape

Ohio State Bar Association

Q: What has happened in Ohio to address LGBTQ rights since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage?Read More of "LGBTQ rights in Ohio: A changing landscape "

Date Published: July 6, 2017

Auditor Yost Announces Audit of Ohio Department of Education’s Disciplinary Process

Auditor of State

Auditor of State Dave Yost has directed auditors to review how the Ohio Department of Education handles disciplinary complaints following an internal review showing more than half of those people identified in a 2012 Columbus City Schools data scrubbing scandal had not been disciplined.Read More of "Auditor Yost Announces Audit of Ohio Department of Education’s Disciplinary Process "

Date Published: July 5, 2017

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