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Toledo Legal News - News Rail equipment is focus of bill to bolster crossing safety

 

A pair of northeast Ohio lawmakers want motorists to exercise extra caution on the approach to a crossbuck and rail crossing - not just for trains, but for the track maintenance machinery that also glides along the rails.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

A+ advice for a successful school year

(BPT) The first days of school are filled with excitement and pangs of anxiety, but it doesn't take long for high school and college students to fall into a routine. Adjusting to the new reality of school can be difficult, but it's the steps students take now that determine their success throughout the school year.

Date Published: September 22, 2017

Statewide investments to create more than $115 million in new payroll

Governor John R. Kasich recently announced the approval of assistance for 8 projects set to create 3,792 new jobs and retain 459 jobs statewide. During its monthly meeting, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority (TCA) reviewed economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners. Collectively, the projects are expected to result in more than $115 million in new payroll, and spur more than $377 million in investments across Ohio.

Date Published: September 22, 2017

UT Rockets rally to tame Tulsa, 54-51

On a night in which the University of Toledo honored some of the greatest players in its 100-year history, the Rockets and senior quarterback Logan Woodside came through with a performance worthy of the ages.

Date Published: September 22, 2017

Bill designed to protect public from pyramid schemes

As state lawmakers make their return to the Ohio Statehouse at the conclusion of the summer recess, members of the Ohio House of Representatives are expected to consider a bill designed to strengthen consumer protection and protect the public from pyramid schemes.

Date Published: September 21, 2017

Doctor, wife plead guilty to running pill mill

David Kirkwood, 61, and Beverly Kirkwood, 50, of Dayton, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to health care fraud. David Kirkwood also pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful drug trafficking.

Date Published: September 20, 2017

Fentanyl, Carfentanil and Cocaine drive increase in drug overdose deaths in 2016

Ohio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 with stronger drugs driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The report shows a sharp rise in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more deadly fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and indications that cocaine is now being used with fentanyl and other opiates. The report also contains some promising news – the fewest prescription opioid overdose deaths since 2009.

Date Published: September 20, 2017

7 'little' upgrades that can mean a lot to homebuyers

(BPT) Anyone who's ever bought or sold a home knows how even little things can sway a buyer to feel a particular house is "just right." While major features such as a good location, a big kitchen, and a certain number of bedrooms and bathrooms all drive a home's price and how attractive it is to buyers, small details like fresh paint and new faucets can also help clinch a sale.

Date Published: September 19, 2017

Attorney General DeWine highlights need for more foster families due to opioid crisis; unveils new resources for prospective foster families

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohioans to consider becoming foster parents as the need for foster families has dramatically increased in the face of the opioid epidemic. DeWine's call to action came at a news conference this morning where he also announced several efforts to help becoming a foster parent easier, including expediting background checks.

Date Published: September 19, 2017

Credit union or bank: What's right for you?

(BPT) The banking and credit union worlds are as much the same as they are different. Both are eager to earn your business and to provide you with loans, mortgages, savings and checking accounts. With that said, there are some significant differences between the two financial institutions. In today's world, with cutthroat competition for your money, it's worth understanding the advantages of both, and perhaps making a switch to one or the other to put yourself in a better financial position.

Date Published: September 19, 2017

How the state you live in affects your college savings strategy

(BPT) The cost of a four-year college degree now hovers around the $100,000 mark, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics. While high college costs seem universal these days, college savings strategies are far from a one-size-fits-all. Many factors influence how you'll save for college, including your children's ages when you start saving, what schools they might want to attend, and how old you'll be when they enter college.