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Toledo honored with NABC team academic excellence award

The Toledo men's basketball team has received the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award, the association announced last Thursday. The award is in its seventh year of existence, and the Rockets have received the award in four of the last six years. Toledo was one of just two Mid-American Conference schools to be honored this year and is one of 14 schools to achieve this accomplishment at least four times in the last six years. Read More of "Toledo honored with NABC team academic excellence award"

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Walmart Inc. and Brazil-Based subsidiary agree to pay $137 million to resolve foreign corrupt practices act case

Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.a.r.l. (WMT Brasilia), have agreed to pay a combined criminal penalty of $137 million to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). WMT Brasilia pleaded guilty recently in connection with the resolution. Read More of "Walmart Inc. and Brazil-Based subsidiary agree to pay $137 million to resolve foreign corrupt practices act case"

New projects expected to create more than $139 million in investments

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted recently announced the approval of assistance for 10 projects set to create 1,559 new jobs and retain 1,788 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $105 million in new payroll and spur more than $139 million in investments across Ohio. Read More of "New projects expected to create more than $139 million in investments"

ABA issues new guidance for splitting fees in contingency cases when a lawyer is replaced

The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility released recently Formal Opinion 487 that addresses fee splitting arrangements when a lawyer in a separate firm replaces the first counsel rather than works together on a contingency-fee case. Read More of "ABA issues new guidance for splitting fees in contingency cases when a lawyer is replaced"

Adult Protective Services Database now used statewide

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) announced recently that a data collection and reporting system for capturing reports of elder abuse and neglect is now being used statewide. All 88 counties use the Ohio Database for Adult Protective Services (ODAPS) to record referrals, investigations and case management activities for every adult abuse, neglect and exploitation case reported in the state, greatly improving both data accuracy and availability. Read More of "Adult Protective Services Database now used statewide"

Modification of wind farm permit not subject to stricter location standards

The Ohio Power Siting Board was authorized to allow a proposed 25-turbine wind farm in Huron County to change the model of turbines it will use without subjecting the facility to stricter turbine setback requirements imposed by state lawmakers after the windfarm’s original certification, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Modification of wind farm permit not subject to stricter location standards"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Woman who served on the board of Lucas County Children Services sentenced to nearly two years in prison for making false statements as part of investigation into the sex trafficking of minors

A Toledo woman was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for making false statements as part of investigation into the sex trafficking of minors. Read More of "Woman who served on the board of Lucas County Children Services sentenced to nearly two years in prison for making false statements as part of investigation into the sex trafficking of minors"

Program designates Ohio Clean Marinas and provides education to the marina industry

Thirteen marinas achieved base, gold or platinum certification status as Ohio Clean Marinas within the past year. Since its inception in 2003, the Ohio Clean Marinas Program has worked with state, federal and local agencies, marina owners and marine trades industry associations to achieve a balance between environmental sustainability and economic stability for the marina industry in Ohio. There are currently 79 certified Ohio Clean Marinas, and a recently launched tiered certification program enables marinas to demonstrate further environmental stewardship by achieving a gold or platinum status. A complete list of Ohio Clean Marinas can be found at go.osu.edu/GLCleanMarinasMap. Read More of "Program designates Ohio Clean Marinas and provides education to the marina industry"

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