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Lawmakers OK free alcohol samples bill

Gov. John Kasich's signature on a measure aimed at keeping up with bar and restaurant liquor- and wine-sample practices around the Buckeye State would allow permit holders to dispense with the symbolic 25-cent charge on two ounces of beer or wine. Read More of "Lawmakers OK free alcohol samples bill"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Attorney General DeWine announces 12,000 rape kits tested as part of special initiative

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced recently that forensic scientists with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) have now conducted DNA testing on 12,000 rape kits as part of a special initiative to secure justice for victims of sexual assault in Ohio. Read More of "Attorney General DeWine announces 12,000 rape kits tested as part of special initiative"

Red-light camera dispute scheduled for argument at Supreme Court of Ohio

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently heard oral arguments in six cases at the start of the new year including a challenge by the City of Dayton against legislation passed in 2014 that places limits on how automated traffic cameras can be used to catch people running red lights and speeding through intersections. Read More of "Red-light camera dispute scheduled for argument at Supreme Court of Ohio"

Kathleen Maloney, Supreme Court of Ohio

Man charged with defrauding investors out of $1.2 million

(Mahoning) A Boardman man was charged in federal court with defrauding investors out of nearly $1.2 million and related tax violations, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI and Troy Stemen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the IRS’s Cincinnati Field Office. Read More of "Man charged with defrauding investors out of $1.2 million"

Ohio EPA finalizes 2017 water pollution control loan fund program management plan

Ohio EPA has finalized the 2017 Program Management Plan for the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund (WPCLF). The fund provides financial and technical assistance to projects that improve the quality of Ohio's rivers, streams, lakes and other water bodies. Read More of "Ohio EPA finalizes 2017 water pollution control loan fund program management plan"

Bill allowing township officers to make arrests on local highways gets to Gov.'s desk

A bill initiated in the Ohio House of Representatives to allow small-population township police departments to patrol state and U.S. highways has been sent to Gov. John Kasich for his signature after clearing the Ohio Senate. Read More of "Bill allowing township officers to make arrests on local highways gets to Gov.'s desk"

KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Officers immune from damages bystander suffered during high-speed chase

The Ohio Supreme Court rejected the position that a police officer’s conduct must be “extreme and outrageous” to be held civilly liable for damages caused during high-speed pursuits, but still granted immunity to officers who participated in a 2011 Montgomery County chase that severely injured a bystander. Read More of "Officers immune from damages bystander suffered during high-speed chase"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

Ohio Clean Marinas recognizes newly certified and recertified marinas

Marinas throughout the state have taken steps to keep Ohio’s bodies of water clean and healthy for recreational and environmental purposes. Seventy-one marinas in Ohio have been certified as Ohio Clean Marinas, and an additional 45 marinas have committed to meet the program’s certification standards, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Ohio Sea Grant. The program recognizes 29 marinas as newly certified or recertified for 2016 and anticipates reaching additional marinas and boaters in 2017. Read More of "Ohio Clean Marinas recognizes newly certified and recertified marinas"

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