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Ohio city one of 10 sites selected for National Public Safety Partnership initiative to combat violent crime

As the Department of Justice continues its efforts to fulfill President Donald J. Trump’s commitment to reducing violent crime in America, Attorney General William P. Barr today announced that Cleveland was selected to join the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) initiative. PSP provides a framework for enhancing federal support of state, local and tribal law enforcement officials and prosecutors as they aggressively investigate and pursue violent criminals, specifically those involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence. Read More of "Ohio city one of 10 sites selected for National Public Safety Partnership initiative to combat violent crime"

Florida man arrested in Ohio, and charged in federal court with attempting to hire someone to murder a social worker

The FBI, Bryan Police Department and U.S. Attorney’s Office announced recently that a Florida man was arrested and charged in federal court with attempting to hire someone to murder a social worker. Read More of "Florida man arrested in Ohio, and charged in federal court with attempting to hire someone to murder a social worker"

Woman’s speedy-trial rights not violated by documentation deficiencies

A criminal defendant’s right to a speedy trial is not violated when requests for continuances are not specifically identified in a court’s written entries or the entries do not explain the precise reason for delays, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently. Read More of "Woman’s speedy-trial rights not violated by documentation deficiencies"

Dan Trevas, Supreme Court of Ohio

FDA approves gene therapy developed at Nationwide Children's

The Food and Drug Administration approved gene therapy treatment for young children with spinal muscular atrophy. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital led first phase of clinical trials for the treatment. Read More of "FDA approves gene therapy developed at Nationwide Children's"

BRANDON KLEIN, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Federal and local law enforcement announce cases as part of initiative to hold accountable domestic abusers with guns

U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman announced recently a new initiative in which federal and local prosecutors are working with law enforcement and domestic violence victim services agencies to hold accountable domestic abusers who illegally possess firearms. Read More of "Federal and local law enforcement announce cases as part of initiative to hold accountable domestic abusers with guns"

ABA Legal Check: Holding an attorney general in contempt of Congress

On May 8, two legal developments in the nation’s capital intersected. The House Judiciary Committee voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress; shortly afterward, a contempt of Congress citation in the House, which dated back to 2012 against then-Attorney General Eric Holder, was settled. Read More of "ABA Legal Check: Holding an attorney general in contempt of Congress"

Ohio man with domestic violence conviction indicted for having components used to turn firearms into fully automatic machine guns

A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging a Wooster man with firearms violations, including having two illegal components used to turn firearms into fully automatic machine guns. Read More of "Ohio man with domestic violence conviction indicted for having components used to turn firearms into fully automatic machine guns"

5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels

(BPT) With more Americans "going green" than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more Energy Star appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you also may be thinking about using solar energy to power your home, but don't know where to start. Read More of "5 simple steps to getting started with solar panels"

Across global elections, social media spreads political propaganda and disinformation

Election season is just now behind us us. Not here in the United States, where we haven’t even begun winnowing the massive field of presidential contenders, but over on the other side of the world, where India just wrapped up its national elections after six weeks of voting. It takes a while when you’ve got 900 million people participating. Closer to home, European Union (E.U.) parliamentary elections ran May 23-26. Read More of "Across global elections, social media spreads political propaganda and disinformation"

Lata Nott, Freedom Forum Institute

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