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Toledo Legal News - News Bill would nix felony conviction queries on job applications


A Senate Democrat wants to make it unlawful for private employers to know up front whether a prospective hire has been convicted of or pleaded guilty to a felony offense.

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KEITH ARNOLD, Daily Reporter Staff Writer

Door tag notification of disconnected gas service adequate for vacant property

The Ohio Supreme Court recently rejected a Columbus design firm’s argument that a gas company had given inadequate notice that gas service to the firm’s property had been disconnected. After the service was disconnected, the firm’s pipes froze and burst, damaging the property.

Date Published: July 20, 2018

Millennial men and women have different financial habits

(StatePoint) As the saying goes, “men are from Mars, women are from Venus.” But when it comes to how each gender approaches their finances, the two groups might as well be from different universes, according to findings from the recent PNC Investments Millennials & Investing Survey.

Date Published: July 20, 2018

Ohio man sentenced to 16 years in prison for providing support to ISIS

Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi, 41, aka Robert C. McCollum, of Sheffield Lake, Ohio, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for one count of providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, as well as two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms.

Date Published: July 20, 2018

The power of an attorney

Many people will encounter a legal situation at some point in their lives and family matters are among the most common cases to make it through the justice system. According to the Ohio Courts Statistical Report, more than 140,000 cases made it to Ohio domestic relations courts in 2016. Divorce, dissolutions and custody matters are just a few legal matters in which having a dedicated attorney could make a world of difference.

Date Published: July 20, 2018

UT’s Jared Hoying named KBO All-Star

Former University of Toledo baseball player Jared Hoying has enjoyed a tremendous first half playing for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO).

Date Published: July 20, 2018

Lawyer suspended after settlement dispute

The Ohio Supreme Court recently suspended a Solon attorney for two years, with one year conditionally stayed, for failing to promptly deliver client funds from a personal-injury lawsuit settlement, and several other violations of professional conduct rules.

Date Published: July 19, 2018

Rocket football single-game tickets now on sale

Single-game tickets for the 2018 University of Toledo football season for all games except Miami (Sept. 15) and Bowling Green (Oct. 6) went on sale on Tuesday, July 17.

Date Published: July 19, 2018

Ten indicted on methamphetamine charges following "Operation Crystal Clear"

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Fairfield County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kyle Witt, and members of the Fairfield-Hocking-Athens Major Crimes Unit and Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force announced recently the takedown of a major methamphetamine trafficking organization that is believed to have been among the largest suppliers of methamphetamine in Fairfield County.

Date Published: July 19, 2018

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