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Ohio receives $8.5 million employment and training grant to help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery

Ohio will receive an $8.5 million federal Employment Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant to help reemploy individuals who lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to help employers rebuild their workforces, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced recently. The agency will work collaboratively with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to assist Ohioans whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19 as they prepare for the next step in their careers. Read More of "Ohio receives $8.5 million employment and training grant to help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery"

After a 40-year decline, the marriage rate has remained stable since 2010

The U.S. marriage rate has been stable since 2010 after declining nearly 60 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to a new report from the Marriage Strengthening Research and Dissemination Center (MAST Center). Trends in Relationship Formation and Stability in the United States provides a review of recent research on trends in marriage, cohabitation and divorce for heterosexual couples, and offers important implications for future research and for relationship education efforts, including federally funded healthy marriage and relationship education programs. Read More of "After a 40-year decline, the marriage rate has remained stable since 2010"

Former Bumble Bee CEO sentenced to prison for fixing prices of canned tuna

Christopher Lischewski, former Chief Executive Officer and President of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, was sentenced to serve 40 months in jail and pay a $100,000 criminal fine for his leadership role in a three-year antitrust conspiracy to fix prices of canned tuna, the Department of Justice announced. Read More of "Former Bumble Bee CEO sentenced to prison for fixing prices of canned tuna"

Laser speed-detector results admissible without expert witness verification

The results of radar or laser speed-measuring devices can be admitted in court to convict speeders without an expert witness testifying to, or noting, any prior Ohio court ruling affirming, the scientific principles of the technology, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Laser speed-detector results admissible without expert witness verification"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Error in jury selection did not automatically require a new trial

Allowing a prosecutor to remove a juror after the prosecution waived its final juror challenge is an error, but does not violate a criminal defendant’s constitutional rights. If the error occurs and the defendant objects to it in the trial court, the state must prove the error did not affect the outcome of the trial , the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Error in jury selection did not automatically require a new trial"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

ABA launches new racial justice resources website

The American Bar Association recently announced the launch of the ABA Racial Equity in the Justice System website, which is a central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society. Read More of "ABA launches new racial justice resources website"

Attorney suspended for illegally thwarting client’s prosecution

The Ohio Supreme Court recently indefinitely suspended a Portage County attorney for committing a felony with the intent of thwarting the domestic-violence prosecution of one of his clients, and for several serious ethical violations made while representing other clients. Read More of "Attorney suspended for illegally thwarting client’s prosecution"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Former interim president of The University of Louisville appointed special advisor to UT Board of Trustees

The University of Toledo Board of Trustees has announced the appointment by unanimous vote of Dr. Gregory Postel as the Special Advisor to the Board of Trustees, effective June 17, 2020. Postel will then become the Interim President upon President Sharon L. Gaber’s departure from the University. Read More of "Former interim president of The University of Louisville appointed special advisor to UT Board of Trustees"

Meghan Cunningham, University of Toledo

Yost takes action against generic drug manufacturers who conspired to inflate, manipulate prices

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has joined a coalition of 51 states and territories in filing a lawsuit involving a widespread conspiracy by drug manufacturers to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce competition and unreasonably restrain trade for generic topical drugs sold across the United States. Read More of "Yost takes action against generic drug manufacturers who conspired to inflate, manipulate prices"

AG Dave Yost leads national coalition to create “tip of the spear” against robocalls

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, along with 51 other attorneys general, recently encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to facilitate continued collaboration between states and telecom companies to help trace illegal robocalls to their source. Read More of "AG Dave Yost leads national coalition to create “tip of the spear” against robocalls"

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