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ABA Center for Human Rights TrialWatch Fairness Report gives C-grade to Ugandan proceedings

The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, in conjunction with the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch initiative, issued a TrialWatch Fairness Report with a grade of “C” after monitoring the criminal proceedings against journalist and filmmaker Moses Bwayo in Uganda. Read More of "ABA Center for Human Rights TrialWatch Fairness Report gives C-grade to Ugandan proceedings"

UTMC among first hospitals participating in national COVID-19 drug study

The University of Toledo Medical Center is one of the first sites in the country to enroll patients in a National Institutes of Health study aimed at identifying promising COVID-19 treatments worthy of larger, more in-depth clinical trials. Read More of "UTMC among first hospitals participating in national COVID-19 drug study"

Tyrel Linkhorn, University of Toledo

DOJ applauds the passage and enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020

On Jan. 5, 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed H.R. 8354, the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020, a bill to permanently establish the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative, or “SVI”, within the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. Read More of "DOJ applauds the passage and enactment of the Servicemembers and Veterans Initiative Act of 2020"

Ohio’s muzzleloader season results

Ohio’s white-tailed deer hunters completed the 2021 muzzleloader season with 9,708 deer checked from Saturday, Jan. 2 to Tuesday, Jan. 5, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Over the last three years, an average of 12,695 deer were taken during the same four-day period. Read More of "Ohio’s muzzleloader season results"

5 do's and don'ts of fire safety

(BPT) A fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds, and a small flame can turn into a major fire rapidly. With Americans spending more time at home than ever before, it is important to be ready before disaster strikes. To ensure your family is prepared for the unexpected, make sure you know these five fire safety do's and don'ts from First Alert: Read More of "5 do's and don'ts of fire safety"

ODNR focused on upgrades with passage of Capital Appropriations Bill

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) welcomes visitors every day to state parks, forests, nature preserves, and wildlife areas in all of Ohio’s 88 counties. Passage of the Capital Appropriations Bill (SB 310) provides the resources necessary for ODNR to manage and maintain those properties for enjoyment by future generations. Read More of "ODNR focused on upgrades with passage of Capital Appropriations Bill"

Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education announce round 2 grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools

Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education have recently announced grants awarded to 29 projects, totaling just over $2.6 million and benefitting approximately 107,516 students across Ohio, through the Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools (the Collaborative Fund) in a second round of funding. In the first round of the grant competition, the Collaborative Fund funded 28 projects totaling $3.1 million and reaching more than 788,000 students. This public-private partnership aims to help schools and districts improve remote education practices and outcomes and to use remote education as a catalyst for re-imagining and re-engineering the delivery of high-quality caring, teaching and learning opportunities for Ohio’s most underserved students. Read More of "Philanthropy Ohio and Ohio Department of Education announce round 2 grants from The Collaborative Fund for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools"

DOJ files statement of interest urging transparency in the compensation of asbestos claims

The Department of Justice recently filed a Statement of Interest in In re Bestwall LLC in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of North Carolina. In this bankruptcy case, the debtor Bestwall LLC seeks to establish a trust to resolve its asbestos liabilities pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 524(g), a provision in the Bankruptcy Code that provides the framework for responding to the unique issues associated with asbestos liability. Read More of "DOJ files statement of interest urging transparency in the compensation of asbestos claims"

Flower shop’s use of competitor’s name on website not deceptive sales practice

Green Thumb Floral & Garden Center did not commit a deceptive trade practice when it used the website name www.woosterfloral.com, the trade name of a competing flower shop, to direct customers to Green Thumb’s website, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Flower shop’s use of competitor’s name on website not deceptive sales practice"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Keep your home network secure with these simple steps

(StatePoint) Working and learning from home is the new norm for millions of American families. They’re engaged in a daily juggling act, making sure everyone has the bandwidth and privacy to complete their work, whether it’s the latest algebra assignment or the monthly all-staff meeting. Add in streaming services, online shopping and an assortment of other digital activities and it’s easy to see why cybersecurity might become an afterthought. Read More of "Keep your home network secure with these simple steps"

Man with history of violence sentenced to 27 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a person with a domestic violence conviction

U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman announced recently that Matthew Paul Slatzer, age 36, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced by Judge Donald C. Nugent to 27 months imprisonment, the maximum possible sentence allowable within the federal sentencing guidelines. Slatzer previously pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a person with domestic violence conviction. Read More of "Man with history of violence sentenced to 27 months imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a person with a domestic violence conviction"

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