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The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has released its Ethics Guide on Succession Planning.

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ANNIE YAMSON, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Chamber, trial lawyers oppose Republican plan to overhaul Ohio BWC

Detractors of a Republican lawmaker's proposal to enact fundamental change at the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation say provisions of House Bill 269 are overburdensome to employers, financially expose vulnerable workers and leave in layers of bureaucracy.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Ohio awards nearly $90,000 for human trafficking prevention

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund (OCTF), in collaboration with the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, will award nearly $90,000 in grant money to fund seven organizations to develop and implement human trafficking prevention programs across Ohio. These projects will identify and assist at-risk youth populations and provide them with information and resources to prevent human trafficking.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Rockets extend win streak to three with 93-82 road win over CMU

Toledo tied its season high with 14 three-point field goals and ran its winning streak to three on Saturday evening with a wire-to-wire 93-82 road triumph over Central Michigan (12-5, 1-3 MAC) in McGuirk Arena. The victory keeps the Rockets (11-6, 3-1 MAC) in a first-place tie with Western Michigan (11-6, 3-1 MAC) in the Mid-American Conference's West Division.

Date Published: January 19, 2018

Here's how the tax reform plan could affect you

(BPT) With the newly passed tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), now is the time to start thinking about how this will affect you so that you can plan ahead for the outcomes you will start to feel in your paycheck as early as February 2018.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

OHFA awards funding for housing assistance program

The Ohio Housing Finance Agency has announced that CelebrateOne, a Franklin County-based organization created to reduce infant mortality, will receive funding to implement a pilot program to provide rental assistance, health care, social services and more to low-income households at risk for infant mortality.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

Public utility rates: Who's in charge?

The days may be getting longer but the weather is getting colder and as a result, utility costs can soar this time of year. For the prudent consumer, it is vital to know how, why and by whom utilities are regulated. Retired attorney Stephen M. Howard, formerly with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, provides an overview of utilities and rates in Ohio and explains why a lawyer can come in handy when those services are in dispute.

Date Published: January 18, 2018

BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct this month announced the certification of 16 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Retirement readiness: Hitting the retirement preparation sweet spot

(BPT) A recent study by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College suggests an alarming state of awareness about retirement readiness: Of surveyed households, 33 percent realize they are not well prepared, 19 percent are not well prepared but don't know it, and 24 percent are well prepared but don't know it.

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Rockets earned school-record 3.290 grade point average in fall semester

University of Toledo student-athletes earned a combined grade point average of 3.290 in the 2017 fall semester, Vice-President and Athletic Director Mike O'Brien announced today. It is the highest department semester GPA in school history, eclipsing the previous mark of 3.270 set last spring. It is also the sixth consecutive semester in which UT student-athletes have earned a semester GPA above 3.2, and the 18th straight semester of at least a 3.1 GPA.

Date Published: January 17, 2018

Reverse mortgages can be another source of revenue for retirees

There are a multitude of different avenues to save for retirement including traditional 401(k)s or IRA accounts. However, there is one retirement tool that is only recently growing in popularity - a reverse mortgage.