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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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DeWine, 54 attorneys general call on Congress to ensure child pornography victims receive meaningful restitution

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with a bipartisan coalition of 54 state and territorial attorneys general, and the National Association of Attorneys General, called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass legislation that establishes guidelines for restitution and helps ensure that child pornography victims receive timely and meaningful restitution.

Date Published: March 23, 2018

Prolific pothole season prompts request for $30M from surplus fund

As Columbus street maintenance crews continue to operate on a near-on call response to the potholes surfacing on city thoroughfares, leaving them pockmarked and, in some cases, unsafe, a northeast Ohio lawmaker has requested a $30 million fix for roads around entire state.

Date Published: March 23, 2018

Save in a 529 plan while your child is in college

Unless your child is graduating from college this spring, it’s never too late to save for college. Even if your child is currently attending a two-year, four-year, graduate, vocational or professional school, you can still save in a 529 plan. Why? The tax benefits are still available to grow the college savings account with Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage.

Date Published: March 23, 2018

UT begins spring practice focusing on fundamentals

The Toledo Rockets began their spring football season with a two-hour morning practice at the Fetterman Training Center on Monday, March 19. The defending MAC Champions will practice for four weeks, culminating with a spring intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, April 14 at the Glass Bowl.

Date Published: March 23, 2018

Making Ohio driver licenses and identification cards more secure

In an effort to ensure greater security and identification protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is introducing a single, central point of production for state driver licenses and identification cards, effective July 2, 2018.

Date Published: March 22, 2018

Rockets fall to Buffalo to close out the weekend

The Toledo men's tennis team (3-11) lost 6-1 to Buffalo (7-5) Sunday, March 18, to close out the opening weekend of Mid-American Conference competition. The loss against the reigning MAC champions came two days after the Rockets fell 6-1 to Western Michigan.

Date Published: March 22, 2018

Attorney General DeWine files lawsuit to #SaveTheCrew, ensure owners follow Ohio law

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with the city of Columbus, recently filed a lawsuit against Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), the operator/investor of Columbus Crew SC, and Major League Soccer (MLS), to protect Ohio taxpayers’ interests and ensure the team’s owners follow Ohio law should they seek to move the team to Austin, Texas.

Date Published: March 21, 2018

BPC certifies new disciplinary cases

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced the certification of 13 new cases for formal disciplinary proceedings.

Date Published: March 21, 2018

Ohio’s system for challenging property values and taxes

This year’s April 2nd deadline for property owners to challenge the county’s assessment of their property values is looming and the process can be more complex than many expect. Patrick J. Heery, a real estate attorney with Columbus-based Bluestone Law Group, provides an overview of why and how property values and taxes may be appealed.

Date Published: March 21, 2018

The secret places pests are hiding in your home

(BPT) Pests can be hiding just about everywhere - whether you can see them or not. When you know where to look, there are preventative measures you can take to help avoid a pest infestation problem in your home. Terminix shares details on the unexpected, "secret" places pests can be hiding.

Date Published: March 21, 2018