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New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism

In the last decade, across 28 countries in Africa, there have been more than 600 reported cases of killings or mutilations of persons with albinism - a rare, non-contagious, congenital condition characterised by a lack of pigmentation in any or all of the hair, skin and eyes. Under international law, countries have a legal obligation to protect persons with albinism from human rights violations, attacks and discrimination. A new report by the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) concludes that current approaches to albinism have fallen short of this obligation, and persons with albinism continue to be victims of human rights abuses. Read More of "New IBAHRI report states nations are failing to protect people with albinism"

Attorney General DeWine files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for fraudulent marketing; fueling opioid epidemic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently filed a lawsuit against five leading prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies in Ross County Court of Common Pleas. The lawsuit alleges that the drug companies engaged in fraudulent marketing regarding the risks and benefits of prescription opioids which fueled Ohio's opioid epidemic. Read More of "Attorney General DeWine files lawsuit against opioid manufacturers for fraudulent marketing; fueling opioid epidemic"

Ohio’s 529 plan ranks first in nation for 5-year performance

SavingForCollege.com, a trusted college-savings industry resource, recently released their nationwide 529 direct plan performances for the first quarter of 2017. CollegeAdvantage Direct 529 Plan has been ranked first overall in the nation at the five-year performance category; fourth overall in three-year performance; and third overall in 10-year performance. Read More of "Ohio’s 529 plan ranks first in nation for 5-year performance"

Push made to roll back Common Core

Ohio lawmakers seated on the House of Representative's Education and Career Readiness Committee got the proverbial earful from concerned citizens, policy makers and education professionals over the much maligned Common Core curriculum implemented in schools throughout the Buckeye State. Read More of "Push made to roll back Common Core"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Attorney General DeWine seeks consumer restitution from Strongsville-based international adoption agency

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced a lawsuit against an international adoption agency based in Strongsville for allegedly misleading clients and taking payment for adoption services it never performed. Read More of "Attorney General DeWine seeks consumer restitution from Strongsville-based international adoption agency"

Ohio sees greater need for CASA volunteers in face of opioid epidemic

The tentacles of Ohio’s opioid epidemic stretch beyond those in the throes of addiction. Not only do the latest statistics show that Ohio leads the nation in opioid overdose deaths, but the Public Children Services Association of Ohio notes an 11 percent increase in children in protective custody between 2000 and 2016. Read More of "Ohio sees greater need for CASA volunteers in face of opioid epidemic"

Bret Crow, Supreme Court of Ohio

Appraisal licensure sought for Ohio

A Cincinnati Republican lawmaker has a plan to conform with federal regulations implemented by the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, also known as Dodd-Frank, before time runs on the requirement for states to adopt uniform real estate appraisal rules. Read More of "Appraisal licensure sought for Ohio"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

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