Toledo Legal News - News Stricter controls eyed for sales of used tires

 

A Republican duo in the Ohio House of Representatives are proponents of a bill that would place more stringent requirements on sales of used tires.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Men sentenced for dealing heroin, fentanyl that resulted in user deaths

Antonio J. Spiva, 25, and Charles M. McBeath, 33, both of Dayton, were sentenced in U.S. District Court this week for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the death of at least two individuals. Each defendant pleaded guilty in January.

Date Published: June 28, 2017

Rockets post department-record 3.78 team GPA

Toledo registered another outstanding performance in the classroom with a school-record 3.780 cumulative GPA in the recently completed 2017 spring semester. The Rockets have now posted team grade-point averages above 3.00 in 27 of the 28 semesters under Head Coach Nicole Hollingsworth.

Date Published: June 28, 2017

The art of e-filing

His anxiety never reached panic level, but Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutor Daniel T. Van sweated through some close calls when filing paper documents with the Ohio Supreme Court.

Date Published: June 27, 2017

5 steps to creating happiness in your workplace

(BPT) Each workday, the average American spends 8.8 hours at work or on work-related activities, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's even more time than people spend sleeping. And because we spend so much time at work, it's in your and your employer's best interest to make workplaces the happiest environment it can be. Workplace comfort and happiness is highly impactful in retention and recruitment, as well as an individual's productivity, satisfaction and ultimately, a company's or business's ROI. It's not just free snacks, pizza or bagel Fridays, big windows or colorful conference rooms and ping pong tables. In fact, there's a science behind what drives happiness in the workplace and what can be done to achieve it, through light, furniture, ergonomics and movement.

Date Published: June 26, 2017

It’s never too late to save in Ohio’s 529 plan

Little ones grow up in a blink of an eye. One day, they’re graduating from preschool and the next, high school. No matter where a child is in their schooling, it’s never too late to save and invest in a 529 plan for their future training and education costs. Every dollar saved is a dollar that doesn’t have to be borrowed which makes a 529 college savings plan an excellent alternative to student loan debt. No matter when an account is started, Ohio’s 529 savings plan, CollegeAdvantage, is there with information, tools, and calculators to help parents develop their post-secondary savings strategy.

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Man indicted for defrauding people out of nearly $1.3 million

A two-count indictment was filed charging a Cuyahoga Falls financial advisor with defrauding people out of nearly $1.3 million related to a fraudulent hotel project in Florida, said Acting U.S. Attorney David A. Sierleja.

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Paddle Ohio offers summer paddling events

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering a series of Paddle Ohio canoe floats this summer to promote paddling on Ohio’s state-designated wild, scenic and recreational rivers, water trails and select state park lakes.

Date Published: June 26, 2017

Attorney sentenced for wire fraud related to $70 million Ponzi scheme

Steven Scudder, 62, of Centerville, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 14 months in prison and three years of supervised release for his role in a fraudulent investment scheme. Scudder pleaded guilty to wire fraud on January 19, and admitted that he used his position as an attorney to facilitate the fraudulent investment scheme operated by someone else.

Date Published: June 23, 2017

Department of Higher Education announces Innovation Program Awards

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved $5 million in funding for projects that will enhance the quality of higher education throughout the state while making it more affordable for students by stabilizing or reducing tuition rates at colleges and universities. Schools receiving the funds designed collaborative, innovative projects that support academic achievement and economic efficiencies. The funds will be awarded for projects serving students at the community college and university levels.

Date Published: June 23, 2017

Grand jury charges landscaping company with defrauding Cincinnati, State 'small business' & 'minority business' programs

(Cincinnati) A federal grand jury has charged Evans Landscaping, Inc.; the owner of Evans Landscaping, Inc., Doug Evans, 55, of Cincinnati; and the vice president of operations for Evans Landscaping, Jim Bailey, 49, of Cincinnati, with charges related to allegedly defrauding the City of Cincinnati and other public entities through fraudulent small business and minority business contracts.