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Equipment used to crush ‘Slag Mountain’ entitled to tax exemption

The company that chops up a more than 90-year-old “slag mountain” near Youngstown into road-building material is entitled to a reduction in the state taxes paid for the operation’s equipment repair and fuel costs, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Equipment used to crush ‘Slag Mountain’ entitled to tax exemption"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio man pleads guilty to buying gun for convicted felon who killed police officers

Gerald A. Lawson III, 31, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to acting as a straw purchaser for Quentin L. Smith, a convicted felon who shot and killed two Westerville Police Officers on February 10, 2018. Read More of "Ohio man pleads guilty to buying gun for convicted felon who killed police officers"

Shooting near courthouse sparks bill to allow some judges to carry sidearm

A Beavercreek lawmaker recounted the shooting attempt on a Jefferson County Common Pleas Court judge last summer during a recent hearing before members of the Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee in the Ohio House of Representatives. Read More of "Shooting near courthouse sparks bill to allow some judges to carry sidearm"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Former state trooper pleads guilty to drug-trafficking, witness-tampering, firearms charges; 3 others plead guilty to related charges

Former Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Jason J. Delcol and co-defendants Stevedore Crawford, Jr., Carlos Carvalho and Benjamin J. Owings pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court recently for their roles in a drug-trafficking ring. Read More of "Former state trooper pleads guilty to drug-trafficking, witness-tampering, firearms charges; 3 others plead guilty to related charges"

How to handle rising interest rates in 2018

(BPT) The nation's central bank - the Federal Reserve - just raised interest rates by a quarter point. The Fed is expected to raise rates at least two more times this year by the same amount. That's going to affect a lot of your finances, including your credit card bill, car payment and home equity line of credit. But don't panic. Rates will still be below historical averages, and you can eliminate the impact of higher rates, or lessen them, with some careful planning. Plus, you can take advantage of higher interest rates on savings accounts. Read More of "How to handle rising interest rates in 2018"

Rockets to travel to eight states as part of challenging 2018-19 schedule

Toledo will undertake a challenging schedule in 2018-19 that features stiff competition against the nation's top programs on some of the best courses in the country, head coach Jeff Roope recently announced. The Rockets will be playing in eight different states, including a pair of trips to California, during their upcoming season. Read More of "Rockets to travel to eight states as part of challenging 2018-19 schedule"

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The most common causes of homeowners insurance claims

(BPT) The value of homeowners insurance is often thrust into the national spotlight when natural disasters happen. The devastation and financial loss they can cause reinforces the importance of making sure you have adequate insurance coverage to rebuild if disaster strikes your home. In 2017 alone, the U.S. was struck by 16 separate billion-dollar disaster events, resulting in a record-breaking $300 billion in damage, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More of "The most common causes of homeowners insurance claims"

Four people sentenced to prison for taking job training money from Toledo-based nonprofit and using it to fund lavish lifestyles

Four people were sentenced to prison for taking federal money earmarked for job training and instead using the money to pay for personal expenses, including vacations, investments, real estate purchases and salaries for people who did not work at the company. Read More of "Four people sentenced to prison for taking job training money from Toledo-based nonprofit and using it to fund lavish lifestyles"

IBAHRI report emphasizes global need for juvenile justice systems that comply with international norms

In a report published last month, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) asserts that, in order to protect the rights of children alleged as, accused of or recognized as having infringed penal law, specialized juvenile justice systems must be established or improved to conform with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC). Titled The Role of the Universal Periodic Review in Advancing Children’s Rights in Juvenile Justice, the report will be launched during the World Congress on Justice for Children, being held at UNESCO House in Paris. Read More of "IBAHRI report emphasizes global need for juvenile justice systems that comply with international norms"

State Education Dept. awards grants in excess of $33 million

(Columbus) Columbus City and South-Western City schools and the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio are among the 46 recipients awarded grants totaling more than $33 million to improve language and literacy development of the state's schoolchildren, the Ohio Department of Education announced recently. Read More of "State Education Dept. awards grants in excess of $33 million"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Hawaii man sentenced to more than six years in prison for conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits

A Hawaii man was sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits, law enforcement officials said. Read More of "Hawaii man sentenced to more than six years in prison for conspiracy to ship a ton of marijuana to Ohio from Hawaii, California and Oregon, and then launder the drug profits"

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