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Door tag notification of disconnected gas service adequate for vacant property

The Ohio Supreme Court recently rejected a Columbus design firm’s argument that a gas company had given inadequate notice that gas service to the firm’s property had been disconnected. After the service was disconnected, the firm’s pipes froze and burst, damaging the property. Read More of "Door tag notification of disconnected gas service adequate for vacant property"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio man sentenced to 16 years in prison for providing support to ISIS

Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 41, aka Robert C. McCollum, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for one count of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, as well as two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. Read More of "Ohio man sentenced to 16 years in prison for providing support to ISIS"

Ohio State Bar Foundation hands out $325,458 worth of grants to 11 projects

The Ohio State Bar Foundation recently announced funding awards totaling $325,458 to multiple projects across the Buckeye State to advance the foundation's mission to promote the pursuit of justice and public understanding of the rule of law. Read More of "Ohio State Bar Foundation hands out $325,458 worth of grants to 11 projects"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

The power of an attorney

Many people will encounter a legal situation at some point in their lives and family matters are among the most common cases to make it through the justice system. According to the Ohio Courts Statistical Report, more than 140,000 cases made it to Ohio domestic relations courts in 2016. Divorce, dissolutions and custody matters are just a few legal matters in which having a dedicated attorney could make a world of difference. Read More of "The power of an attorney"

Diane DePascale, DePascale Law

Study: Medicaid shouldering soaring number of opioid addicts as opioid epidemic continues

A new report by the Ohio Auditor of State’s office shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis (dependence, abuse or overdose) climbed 430 percent between 2010 and 2016, with the state now providing assistance to a soaring number of Ohioans addicted to opioids. Read More of "Study: Medicaid shouldering soaring number of opioid addicts as opioid epidemic continues"

Ten indicted on methamphetamine charges following "Operation Crystal Clear"

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kyle Witt, and members of the Fairfield-Hocking-Athens Major Crimes Unit and Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force announced recently the takedown of a major methamphetamine trafficking organization that is believed to have been among the largest suppliers of methamphetamine in Fairfield County. Read More of "Ten indicted on methamphetamine charges following "Operation Crystal Clear""

Twenty-five people indicted for their roles in conspiracy to traffic drugs in Elyria, including fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl analogues pressed to look like Percoc

Twenty-five people were indicted in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to traffic drugs in Elyria and the surrounding area, including fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl analogues pressed to look like pills of Percocet. Read More of "Twenty-five people indicted for their roles in conspiracy to traffic drugs in Elyria, including fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl analogues pressed to look like Percoc"

Certification-reimbursement funds available to organic farmers, processors

The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association has announced $285,000 in funding available to farmers and producers of organic crops and livestock who wish to participate in the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. Read More of "Certification-reimbursement funds available to organic farmers, processors"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Ohio men among those charged as part of crackdown on Darknet vendors

Recently, the Department of Justice, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced the results of a year-long, coordinated national operation that used the first nationwide undercover action to target vendors of illicit goods on the Darknet. Special Agents of the HSI New York Field Division, in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, posed as a money launderer on Darknet market sites, exchanging U.S. currency for virtual currency. Through this operation, HSI New York was able to identify numerous vendors of illicit goods, leading to the opening of more than 90 active cases around the country. The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, working with more than 40 U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout the country, coordinated the nationwide investigation of over 65 targets, that lead to the arrest and impending prosecution of more than 35 Darknet vendors. Read More of "Ohio men among those charged as part of crackdown on Darknet vendors"

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