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Toledo Legal News - News Back to school 2017: Top 10 things to know


The 2017-2018 academic year is under way across Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Education has some great resources for families as our children head back to the classroom. Here are the top 10 things to know this year:

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Church exempt from township infrastructure payments

A 2004 law that allows property within a tax-increment financing (TIF) district to qualify for a complete exemption from both property taxes and service payments applies to a Butler County church, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.

Date Published: July 18, 2018

UT men’s and women’s basketball season tickets on sale now

The University of Toledo Athletic Department announced last week that 2018-19 men's and women's basketball season tickets are now on sale. Season ticket plans are available with a variety of pricing options, benefits and new opportunities.

Date Published: July 18, 2018

Ohio men among those charged as part of crackdown on Darknet vendors

Recently, the Department of Justice, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced the results of a year-long, coordinated national operation that used the first nationwide undercover action to target vendors of illicit goods on the Darknet. Special Agents of the HSI New York Field Division, in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, posed as a money launderer on Darknet market sites, exchanging U.S. currency for virtual currency. Through this operation, HSI New York was able to identify numerous vendors of illicit goods, leading to the opening of more than 90 active cases around the country. The Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section (MLARS) of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, working with more than 40 U.S. Attorney’s Offices throughout the country, coordinated the nationwide investigation of over 65 targets, that lead to the arrest and impending prosecution of more than 35 Darknet vendors.

Date Published: July 17, 2018

Ohio Supreme Court releases new annual report

Noteworthy decisions from the bench and civic education accomplishments took center stage last year at the Ohio Supreme Court, according to the Court’s newly released annual report.

Date Published: July 17, 2018

Toledo announces 2018-19 swimming and diving schedule

The Toledo women's swimming and diving program will host eight opponents and see competition from Rutgers and Ohio State as part of its 2018-19 schedule, head coach Jonas Persson recently announced.

Date Published: July 17, 2018

Attorney General DeWine announces new school safety efforts

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced increased efforts by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) to aid educators and law enforcement in preparing for and reacting to a potentially violent school incident.

Date Published: July 16, 2018

Movie night coming to the Glass Bowl on August 17

The University of Toledo will be hosting a free movie night for the community in the Glass Bowl on Friday, Aug. 17. The movie selection will be determined by fan voting at the Facebook poll below. Fans may vote through noon on July 16. The winning movie will be announced on July 16.

Date Published: July 16, 2018

Victims of attorney theft awarded money from Lawyers' Fund

The Board of Commissioners of the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection has awarded $141,440 to 22 victims of attorney theft at its most recent meeting. Eight former or suspended Ohio attorneys were found to have misappropriated client funds. Cases involving three deceased attorneys were also among the claims presented to the Board of Commissioners.

Date Published: July 16, 2018

16 Rockets named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes

Sixteen University of Toledo student-athletes were named Distinguished Scholar-Athletes from the spring season by the Mid-American Conference. The awards were voted on by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the 'best of the best' from each sport's Academic All-MAC team.

Date Published: July 13, 2018

Lawmakers seek $25 million for rural industrial park fund

Repealed in 2015, the Rural Industrial Park Loan Fund, which had not received appropriations for some four years at the time, would again fund loans for industrial park development in rural Ohio if the sponsors of House Bill 695 successfully champion the measure.

Date Published: July 13, 2018

Smucker to partner with Rev1 on food innovations

Rev1 Ventures and the J.M. Smucker Co. have announced a collaboration to connect with emerging technologies and startups across several areas of the food industry, including ingredient and process technology, snacking, commodity and supply chain.