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A 29-count federal indictment was unsealed charging the former president of the Steelworkers Local 5000 with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the labor union.
The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced recently that this year’s winner of the Judicial Administration and Legal Reform Committee Innovative Court Practices Award is the Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court, for its Girls’ Craft Group project, now known as the GIRLS (Gaining Invaluable Relationships & Learning coping Skills) Group. The purpose of the Innovative Court Practices Award is to bring greater visibility to exemplary programs in Ohio’s courts and facilitate the transfer of those programs to other courts in the state.
Four attempts to try a man accused of murdering a Mahoning County woman have ended in a series of mistrials and hung juries over 14 years. A fifth attempt at prosecution does not violate his constitutional rights, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
A 70th minute goal by junior Isa Echeverri was enough to lift Toledo to its first Mid-American Conference victory of the season, 2-1, over Ohio on Sunday afternoon at Scott Park. Echeverri has scored a goal in three straight matches for the Rockets.
The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit recently ruled that a federal district court in Cincinnati did not have the power to extend polling hours in four counties during this year’s primary election.
The Ohio Supreme Court recently issued a former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor a one-year stayed suspension from the practice of law for falsifying his work timesheets while serving as a county board of revision hearing officer.
The Ohio Center for Law-Related Education (OCLRE) presented its two highest honors—the Eiler Award for Mock Trial Coaching Excellence and the Founders’ Award—at the 26th annual Law & Citizenship Conference on Monday, September 19 in Columbus.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) recently approved the Winter Reconnect Order to help Ohioans reconnect or maintain electric and natural gas service during the winter heating season between Oct. 17, 2016 and April 14, 2017. Any customer of a PUCO regulated electric or natural gas utility may take advantage of the order. Last winter heating season, more than 246,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s Winter Reconnect Order.
Toledo finished in 10th place at the Inverness Intercollegiate last Tuesday. The 12th-annual tournament was played at the historic Inverness Club (Par-71, 7,323 Yards). The Rockets posted a team score of 35-over par 887 (295-295-297).
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced the critical subjects required for peace officer and trooper Continued Professional Training (CPT) reimbursement in 2017.
A recent ruling handed down by the 7th District Court of Appeals found that a township could be held liable for the design and operation of a haunted house ride that injured a woman.
The Ohio Supreme Court recently affirmed the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and his friend who helped him dispose of the girlfriend’s body.
Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) President Ronald S. Kopp has appointed 44 lawyers to be chairpersons of OSBA committees and sections for 2016-2017. The OSBA maintains 32 (30 public and two non-public) standing committees, as well as 11 sections, each of which monitors a particular area of law. Committees and sections work to improve the justice system by keeping Ohio lawyers informed about the latest court decisions and regulatory changes. In addition, they comment on bills before the Ohio General Assembly and draft their own legislative proposals to improve existing laws.
Toledo will hold its fifth-annual Cake, Rattle & Roll on Monday, Oct. 24 in Savage Arena, a musical squares fundraiser hosted by the Rockets from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The cost is $45.00 per person, $85.00 per couple and $10.00 per child age 12 and under with all proceeds going to the UT women's basketball program.
How can African-American men stay cool, calm, and collected when they are constantly being killed by white law enforcement officers? The list continues with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castille, July 5 and 6th. These killings are just another piece of racial disharmony in America. When I think of how blacks were brought over on slaves ships, hearing stories of black bodies hanging from trees in the south, Martin L. King’s assassination, Emmett Till’s gruesome death, little black girls bombed in church, Medgar Evers death, should we stay calm?
Along with its recent public reprimand of three Ohio attorneys, the state Supreme Court imposed a one-year stayed suspension on a Cincinnati attorney who mishandled several client matters.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that an Ohio man has been sentenced to serve time in prison for firing a shotgun at law enforcement in Marion County earlier this year.
Legislation introduced in the Ohio Senate ahead of the Labor Day weekend would amend sections of the Ohio Revised Code to require health plan issuers to release certain claim information to group plan policyholders.
An Avon Lake man’s attempt to prove he hand-delivered a public records request to the city police department through the use of cellphone video was rejected by the Ohio Supreme Court recently.