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Department of Justice issues annual report to Congress on its work to combat elder fraud and abuse

The Department of Justice recently issued its Annual Report to Congress on Department of Justice Activities to Combat Elder Fraud and Abuse. The report summarizes the department’s extensive efforts from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Read More of "Department of Justice issues annual report to Congress on its work to combat elder fraud and abuse"

AG Yost, bipartisan group of prosecutors propose a plan to preserve no-knock warrants

Seeking to preserve the “no-knock” warrant as a police-safety tool, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters recently sought the support of Gov. Mike DeWine and legislative leaders on a compromise: changes in state law that would tighten the requirements for obtaining such a warrant. Read More of "AG Yost, bipartisan group of prosecutors propose a plan to preserve no-knock warrants"

Lawyer’s false and inflammatory accusations leads to suspension

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Lucas County attorney for two years, with six months stayed, for levying false and inflammatory accusations against opposing attorneys, a magistrate, parties in two of his cases, and disciplinary officials hearing the complaints against him. Read More of "Lawyer’s false and inflammatory accusations leads to suspension"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Rooster pheasants released for Ohio’s youth, upland hunting seasons

While the first youth hunt weekend of the rooster pheasant season has already passed, youths will have another opportunity coming up, after which all ring-necked pheasant hunters will have the chance to pursue this popular game bird. More than 14,000 rooster pheasants are scheduled to be released to provide put-and-take hunting opportunities across the state. Read More of "Rooster pheasants released for Ohio’s youth, upland hunting seasons"

Justice Department awards over $54 million to support wellness and safety of law enforcement officers

The Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs recently announced it has awarded funding totaling over $54 million to provide services that protect officers and improve overall public safety. OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance awarded grants to law enforcement departments, local jurisdictions, and training and technical assistance organizations throughout the United States. Read More of "Justice Department awards over $54 million to support wellness and safety of law enforcement officers"

Find a new way to experience fall in Ohio during wild turkey hunting season

The arrival of cooler weather and changing tree leaves means Ohio’s fall wild turkey hunting season is underway, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The fall wild turkey hunting season is open until Sunday, Nov. 29. Both gobblers and hens are legal game during the fall hunting season. Read More of "Find a new way to experience fall in Ohio during wild turkey hunting season"

Heart attacks and cholesterol: What you need to know

(StatePoint) Sponsored by Amgen. Did you know that 25 percent of the 805,000 heart attacks per year in the U.S. are recurrent heart attacks? The American Heart Association reports that once you’ve experienced a heart attack, your chances of having another one is higher. In fact, nearly one in five patients who’ve had a heart attack will have another cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, within one year. Read More of "Heart attacks and cholesterol: What you need to know"

Owens receives excellence in workforce development award from Ohio Economic Development Association

Owens Community College’s Dana Advanced Manufacturing Training Center has been awarded the 2020 Annual Excellence in Workforce Development by the Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA). This award recognizes unique approaches to any aspect of workforce development and acknowledges an organization that has developed innovative practices and programs. Read More of "Owens receives excellence in workforce development award from Ohio Economic Development Association"

Creating working environments for families to thrive

(BPT) No one has escaped the effects of the pandemic, but working parents are struggling. Staring down a lack of childcare, new work-from-home situations, and insufficient support from employers or public resources, these individuals are nearing the end of their rope emotionally, and for many, financially. The start of the school year further complicates matters as parents grapple with difficult decisions and limited options due to school policies or their own financial and employment constraints. While parents navigate this fraught period for their families and bank accounts, the country must understand three things: Where parents stand now, what they need from their employers in the future, and what can be done in the meantime to find relative peace and security. Read More of "Creating working environments for families to thrive"

Early in-person voting in 2020 triples compared to 2016, absentee requests still breaking records

With two weeks until Election Day, Ohioans are showing up to vote early in record numbers – with triple the number of Ohioans voting at early voting centers across Ohio compared to the same point four years ago. 193,021 Ohioans voted early in-person in the first week compared to 64,312 at the same time in 2016. Read More of "Early in-person voting in 2020 triples compared to 2016, absentee requests still breaking records"

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