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Lucas County Grand Jury tours Lucas County Jail

Last month, the Grand Jury toured the Lucas County Jail. The tour was reported as being fairly extensive and the Grand Jury heard from several officers who had been working at the facility for some time. The Grand Jury’s overall impression was that the officers and staff appear to be greatly concerned for inmates’ welfare. However, the Grand Jury found plenty of room for improvement. They also found that, “a new facility is necessary to maintain any standards for inmates, particularly those with complex medical or psychological treatment requirements.” Read More of "Lucas County Grand Jury tours Lucas County Jail"

College professors endorse revised bill seeking to improve quality of education

First launched as an overhaul of current tenure practices at Ohio public universities, a legislative measure before House Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee has morphed into a study of the state's undergraduate instruction. Read More of "College professors endorse revised bill seeking to improve quality of education"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Southern District of Ohio to be Awarded $2.9 Million in Grant Funding Focused on Fighting Opioid Scourge

The Department of Justice announced recently $58.8 million will be designated to strengthen drug court programs and address the opioid epidemic nationwide. United States Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman announced this includes $2.9 million in grant awards for the Southern District of Ohio. Read More of "Southern District of Ohio to be Awarded $2.9 Million in Grant Funding Focused on Fighting Opioid Scourge"

Township can contest use of spent lime to fill quarry in local court

An Ottawa County judge can consider some claims brought by a township against owners attempting to fill their rock quarry, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. However, some of the township’s contentions must be addressed by a state environmental agency. Read More of "Township can contest use of spent lime to fill quarry in local court"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegal demolition of former factory

A Cleveland man was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for violating the Clean Air Act by failing to remove asbestos prior to demolishing a former factory in Cleveland, law enforcement officials said. Read More of "Man sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegal demolition of former factory"

Seven indicted following drug trafficking investigation

(McConnelsville, OH) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Morgan County Prosecutor Mark Howdyshell, Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks, and members of the Washington Morgan Noble Major Crimes Task Force announced recently the indictments of seven individuals suspected of operating and/or participating in a large-scale drug trafficking organization with ties to Morgan, Washington, Muskingum, and Franklin counties. Read More of "Seven indicted following drug trafficking investigation"

State must prove charter school building operators intended to profit from lease deals

The Ohio Supreme Court recently overturned denials of property tax exemptions sought by the building manager of two Horizon Science Academy charter schools in Columbus. The Court found that state taxing authorities used the wrong standard to conclude the corporation attempted to profit from leasing educational space. Read More of "State must prove charter school building operators intended to profit from lease deals"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Toledo places fifth at Fighting Irish Classic

Senior Stephen Watts fired a season-low two-under par 68 on Monday to help Toledo to a fifth-place showing at Notre Dame's Fighting Irish Classic on Sunday, October 8. The Rockets finished with a team score of seven-over par 847 after carding a team score two-over par 282 today at the par-70, 6,925-yard Warren Golf Course. Read More of "Toledo places fifth at Fighting Irish Classic"

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Nine arrested in undercover operation

(Youngstown) Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene announced recently that an undercover operation aimed at reducing demand for sex trafficking has led to the arrests of nine men, including one suspect who is accused of arranging a sexual encounter with a person he allegedly believed was a juvenile. Read More of "Nine arrested in undercover operation"

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