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Toledo Legal News - News Tougher sentences sought for offenders who hurt young children


House committee members recently learned of a legislative proposal that would call for an extended prison sentence for felony violent offenders whose victims are younger than six years old and suffer permanent disabling harm.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

James R. Carnes inducted as Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers

Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that James R. Carnes, partner in the Toledo office, has been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony took place before an audience of 850 at the College’s annual meeting, held in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Date Published: October 22, 2018

Lawyer sentenced for filing false tax returns

Scott W. Atway, 44, of Powell, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison, four months of community confinement and eight months of house arrest for filing a false tax return. Atway was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $600,000.

Date Published: October 22, 2018

Put-in-Bay Village officials indicted

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ottawa County Prosecuting Attorney James VanEerten, and the Ohio Ethics Commission recently announced that two Village of Put-in-Bay officials have been indicted by an Ottawa County Grand Jury on public corruption charges stemming from a joint probe into public corruption allegations within the village. Misdemeanor charges were also recently filed against two other current and former village officials pursuant to this joint investigation.

Date Published: October 22, 2018

Supreme Court of Ohio rejects as moot a challenge to power company’s prior rate plan

The Ohio Supreme Court recently ended a legal challenge to Dayton Power & Light’s (DP&L) prior electricity rate plan because a new rate plan is now in effect. Challengers to the rate plan claimed the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) allowed the company to retain $285 million in payments that the Supreme Court ordered to be returned.

Date Published: October 22, 2018

Public universities, colleges would like help with Clery reporting, Auditor’s survey finds

Ohio’s public universities and colleges face a number of challenges in fulfilling the federal mandate to report campus crime statistics and detail campus security policy and procedures, according to a survey of these institutions conducted by Auditor of State Dave Yost. The survey makes clear that universities and colleges would welcome help from the state in fulfilling their obligations under the law known as the Clery Act.

Date Published: October 19, 2018

Senate takes up student religious liberties bill

A Senate committee is expected to mull a bill intended to allow school students who wish to meet for religious expression the same access to school facilities as other student groups.

Date Published: October 19, 2018

Toledo finishes two strokes shy of MAC Preview title

University of Toledo senior Natcha Daengpiem captured her first collegiate tournament title on Monday after posting a career-best four-under par 212 (71-66-75) at the MAC Preview. Daengpiem's performance propelled the Rockets to a second-place showing in the team standings as UT finished just two strokes behind champion Xavier at 21-over par 885.

Date Published: October 19, 2018

Police search that uncovered marijuana-infused candy legal

A traffic stop of a vehicle led to discovery of sealed envelopes containing 150 individually wrapped marijuana-infused candies by a Cleveland State University police officer. The Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled the search was legal and the evidence can be used in connection with drug trafficking and other offenses.

Date Published: October 18, 2018

UT swimming and diving opens season Friday with tri-meet

The Toledo women's swimming and diving team opens its season this Friday with a tri-meet against Findlay and Indianapolis. The meet starts at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Toledo Student Rec Center and will be televised live on ESPN3.

Date Published: October 18, 2018

5 common behaviors that could be hurting your eyes

(BPT) If you're like many Americans, you're diligent about maintaining your health by eating right, exercising and regularly seeing your doctor. But even the most health-conscious people are often unaware of daily behaviors in their lives that could be straining or even damaging their eyes. That's surprising, given that 21 percent of Americans believe severe vision loss would negatively impact the quality of their lives.

Date Published: October 17, 2018

Rockets rally but fall at EMU, 28-26

Toledo nearly came back from a 25-point deficit at Eastern Michigan, but the Rockets' furious rally came up just short in a 28-26 loss to the Eagles at Rynearson Stadium on Saturday.