While some Ohio employers allowed workers to bring their furry friends to work on the recent Take Your Dog To Work day, others allow it year round.
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“Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye” was the thinking of the Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly the Ohio Board of Regents) and the Ohio General Assembly when they created the Forever Buckeyes program in 2011.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives are deliberating a bipartisan bill that proposes an improved degree-completion rate among Ohio college and university students.
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.
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.
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.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office recently rejected a summary of a petition for a proposed law that would expand background checks for firearm sales.
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Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board.
Six University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference. The awards were received following strong contributions in the field of competition and exemplary work in the classroom.
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.
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.
Former Toledo baseball player Brad Boss was named a Distinguished Scholar Athlete by the Mid-American Conference, the league office announced last Wednesday.
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.
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.
The Toledo women's golf team placed five individuals on the 2018-19 Women's Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar Team.
A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last.
A new analysis shows that Ohio's nursing homes are in the middle of the pack nationally based on the number of complaints per facility.
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.
Auditor of State Keith Faber recently released a performance audit of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s (Ohio EPA) real estate footprint, which recommends potential savings of $2.7 million in the first year.