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Attorney General DeWine awards over $357,000 in grants to Boys & Girls Clubs, other organizations

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced that his office has awarded grants totaling $357,435 to the Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and other organizations across the state for new computers and other technology purchases. Read More of "Attorney General DeWine awards over $357,000 in grants to Boys & Girls Clubs, other organizations"

Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether caps on civil lawsuit damages also apply to defamation cases

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 1st, heard three oral arguments, including an appeal from Affinity Medical Center which argues the damages it was required to pay to a former employee they defamed were too high pursuant to Ohio's comprehensive 2004 tort reform. Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether caps on civil lawsuit damages also apply to defamation cases"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Report: Innovation key to Ohio's economic growth

Manufacturing, health care, smart infrastructure and data analytics are four platforms in which Ohio should further invest to address the needs of its innovation ecosystem and accelerate the economy, according to a recently released plan from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation Inc. Read More of "Report: Innovation key to Ohio's economic growth"

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether a suspect’s Miranda rights are observed if suspect “thinks” they want a lawyer

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 31st, heard three oral arguments, including an appeal from James D. Tench of Brunswick, Ohio, who was convicted for the 2013 kidnapping, murder, and aggravated robbery of his mother. Read More of "Supreme Court of Ohio to determine whether a suspect’s Miranda rights are observed if suspect “thinks” they want a lawyer"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Registration for 2018-19 Downtown Coaches Association membership now open

The Downtown Coaches Association (DCA) of the University of Toledo is looking to add members to the organization for the 2018-19 academic year. For a small annual fee ($40 per person, $50 per couple), supporters can join a network of over 200 Toledo supporters while also gaining behind-the-scenes access to UT coaches and student-athletes at the DCA's weekly luncheons. Read More of "Registration for 2018-19 Downtown Coaches Association membership now open"

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Secretary of State announces verified signature totals for proposed constitutional amendments

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted recently certified the number of valid signatures collected by advocates for two separate citizen-initiated constitutional amendments. A proposed amendment concerning drug treatment and rehabilitation has met the necessary requirements and will be on the November General Election Ballot as State Issue 1. The proposed amendment regarding kidney dialysis failed to meet all of the necessary requirements to be placed on the ballot and petitioners have 10 days to address petition deficiencies. Read More of "Secretary of State announces verified signature totals for proposed constitutional amendments"

529 savings strategies with a sales tax holiday and more

With hot days and a new school year fast approaching, now is the perfect time to review your 529 college savings account and your saving strategies. Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, can help you check your progress with online calculators and tools. Use them to verify that you’re on track to reach your college savings goals and to see what would happen if you changed your savings strategy by increasing your 529 contributions. Need ideas on how to boost those contributions? Here are some steps you can take this summer to further fund your 529 account. Read More of "529 savings strategies with a sales tax holiday and more"

Consumer alert: Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives to steal premium funds

Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health Plan insurance. Some consumers have received “premium” invoices in lieu of a call, or have noticed unauthorized charges on their bank accounts. Read More of "Consumer alert: Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives to steal premium funds"

How to get involved

Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words. “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live in a free community,” he wrote. “Their place is under a despotism.” He went on: “The first duty of an American citizen, then, is that he shall work in politics.” Read More of "How to get involved"

Lee Hamilton, Center on Representative Government

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